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Shiney Outlaw and Sarah Dawson Claim Open Hackamore Championship

NRCHA  | Published on 10/16/2017
Marking huge scores of 222.5 in the reining and 225.5 in the cow work on Shiney Outlaw, Sarah Dawson took home the Open Hackamore title from the 2017 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Show and a check worth $8,120.

"He's a great little horse. He's easy to show. He's pretty much always good in the rein work and it's just drawing a cow that can let him go score big enough because he's huge down the fence," Dawson said. "It all fell in to place tonight. He was spot on in the reining and he drew a good cow and it just worked."

Throughout the reining, Dawson could feel just how good the horse was so her score didn't surprise her one bit.

"He felt like he was being good and he didn't miss anything so I knew that they were going to like him," Dawson said of the stallion. "He's a huge stopper. You can't hardly get him to not stop. You say whoa and he slides for miles and he does it every single time-you can't teach one to do that, they just do it or they don't."

During the cow work, Shiney Outlaw (Shiners Nickle x Mereyada), owned by Michelle Cannon, didn't disappoint and neither did the cow.

"That cow was good all the way through. He didn't really take a wrong step in the boxing," Dawson said. "He honored my horse and gave us a good feel when he came out of the gate. Then he ran down the fence nice until he threw us a little dirty in that first turn but Outlaw just gathered himself up and went and got it."

Shiney Outlaw, 5, was originally trained by Zane Davis. At 3, that duo made the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals together but had to scratch due to an injury that was sustained during competition.

"Zane did a great job training him because you can just step on him and go," Dawson said. "He's a real good horse and good minded."

The reserve champion, Cashed My CD (CD Lights x Shiney Sushi x Shining Spark) owned by Aaron Ranch and ridden by Jay McLaughlin, marked a 447 to win $6,496.