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For the second year in a row, Cam Essick and Loveya won the Best Little Derby in the West Derby Levels 4 and 3 Non-Pro championships, along with the Prime Time Non-Pro. • Photo by Caleb Tipton

Cam Essick and Loveya Top Derby Non-Pro in Idaho

Reining competitors traveled north to Nampa, Idaho, to compete in the Best Little Derby in the West, where 58 horse-and-rider teams were slated to show in the Derby Non-Pro. The 19th draw featured Loveya, ridden by owner/breeder Cam Essick, of Clements, California. But the draw nearly went unused. “I wasn’t confident at all going in. […]