Justin Wright and son Turner, 1, on NRCHA Derby Open Champion Lil Bay Hawk • Photo by Molly Montag

NRCHA Derby Night of Firsts for Wright, Lil Bay Hawk

California horseman Justin Wright and the gritty gelding Lil Bay Hawk each won their first major title at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby on Saturday.

First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby

The Open finals aren’t until Saturday night, but several riders have already secured Championships at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby. Jorge Cid, of Caracas, Venezuela, captured the NRCHA Derby Amateur Championship with his mare, Wright On Hickory. They won the class with a composite score of 640.5 (215 herd/215 rein/210.5 cow), banking $1,620. […]