With trainer Mike Wood in the saddle, Little Jackson Cat grabbed the Open World Championship with an exceptional run at the NCHA World Finals. It was Wood's third World championship this year.
For the second year in a row, Little Jackson Cat won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) $25,000 Novice World Finals Show Championship. This time, she and trainer Mike Wood did one better and also won the year-end World Championship.
Before this week, Les Bates had never ridden Little Jackson Cat. A little more than halfway through the week, he and the High Brow Cat mare were National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) $25,000 Novice Horse World Finals Show Champions.