Eleise Blake and Jills A Little Blue Win NRCHA Hackamore Classic Non Pro Limited
May 25, 2012, 17:39
Eleise Blake, of Whitesboro, Texas, piloted her horse Jills A Little Blue to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic Non Pro Limited Championship with a 417 composite. Blake collected a check for $819, a CR Morrison Plaque, and a leather notebook from Classic Equine.
Although she has only been showing cow horses for three years, at the 2012 NRCHA Celebration of Champions, she and Jills A Little Blue, by Mecom Blue out of Jills CD, won the Non Pro Limited Championship of the Circle Y Ranch Derby, and then qualified for the World Championship Show finals in both the Non Pro Limited and $5K Non Pro Limited.
Blake noted, "I give a huge thank you to Jay McLaughlin and Carol Rose. I certainly wouldn't be doing this without them. I also thank Dick Pieper for all his help."
Blake, an accountant, owns her own business called Equine Services Unlimited. Her business boasts a full service accounting staff, provides computer technical support and repair, and she also works as a business consultant.
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.