Rancho Murieta, California hosted the annual El Rancho Spring Classic with the addition of the Way Out West Cutting series classes. The Way Out West series boasts $205,000 in added money this year with the first $30,000 paid out on April 27 at the El Rancho Spring Classic.
Going last in the set, it was Morgan Cromer and Betchalou (Bet Hesa Cat x Louella Again x Dual Pep), owned by Clarke Butte Ranch, who took home the Championship in the Way Out West Cutting Series Open finals with a 226.5. They earned a check for $6,513.
Monty Buntin and Kat Play, were a point and a half behind to secure the Reserve Championship. The weekend wasn’t a wash for Buntin who took home $7,274 for winning the El Rancho Open Circuit Championship on Kat Play (Kit Kat Sugar x NQH Shadow Play x Playgun).
In the Non-Pro division of the Way Out West Cutting Series, it was Katherine Whitby and Dual Rider (Flo Rider x Bella Dual x Dual Pep) who secured the Championship with a 222 and took home $7,698 to add to their EquiStat earnings.
Yylee McCann and Flashn (Purdy Boy Flash x Sweet Swingin Melody x Peppys Boy 895), rode out of the arena with a 211, securing the Reserve Champion spot and $5,773.
Kaitlyn Laube and Cowgirlbluz (Once in a Blu Boon x Little Exotic Dancer x Smart Little Lena) stole the spotlight in the Unlimited Amateur division Way Out West Cutting Series Finals marking a 222 to take home the Championship and a paycheck for $4,912.
Scott Roseman and Badgers Candy were the Reserve Champions riding out of the arena with a 219 and $4,035.
The Way Out West Cutting Series $50K Am Bobby Kay Davis Memorial Finals Champion is Ross Hardester and Rey My Belle (Dual Rey x Belle Mate x Smart Mate), who took the win with a 216. Jan Dunham and Cr Third Cuttin Cat (Third Cutting x Lucindas Catolena x High Brow Cat) had a great run marking a 215 to take the reserve slot.