Moms Silverado Cat was piloted to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic Open Championship by longtime trainer and NRCHA $2 Million Dollar Rider Todd Crawford. The pair won a Bob's Custom Saddle as well as a big check for $13,676. Crawfor and Moms Silverado Cat also had the high score of the horse show Open Hackamore, which garnered an additional $3,240.
Owned by Rhodes River Ranch, Moms Silverado Cat, by High Brow Cat out of Moms Stylish Pepto, made his Hackamore Classic debut with the second high herd work score - a 145.5. That was followed by a solid 145 in the rein work, and a 149 in the cow work. "He did well. We had a booboo in the reining but he was really good in the herd work and other than that booboo, he was good in the reining," said Crawford, the current President of the NRCHA. "In the cow work today I drew a really good cow, and he was perfect."
Crawford thanked his wife, Pam Crawford, as well Jean Rhodes, Sean and Jordan McBurney, and his brother Kurt Crawford.
When asked how he liked the new location for the Hackamore Classic, Crawford said, "I think one of the things that was really cool is that we showed outside and it was so different and refreshing - I don't think I've shown outside since I moved from California. The cattle worked better and therefore the horses did, too. This is a really nice Fairgrounds and I think we had a great show."
Zane Davis and Chickarey were the Open Reserve Champions with a composite score of 437.5, and won $10,941. Chickarey, by Dual Rey out of Sonita Lena Chick, is owned by John Semanik.
In the horse show Open Hackamore, Jake Telford and Hes Shinettes CD took the Reserve title and $2,700 with a 292.5 total score. Hes Shinettes CD is by CD Olena out of Sheza Shinette, and is owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association, now in its 62nd year, is the governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the cow horse. Through the support of a Corporate Partner family that includes Bob's Custom Saddles, Cinch, Classic Equine, Gist Silversmiths, John Deere, Markel Insurance Company, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Santa Cruz Biotechnologies, the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino, and Merial products UlcerGard and EQUIOXX, the association works to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today's equine industry. For information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, call 580-759-4949 or visit the NRCHA Official Web Site at www.nrcha.com.
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