When you walk into the show pen for a finals run you expect that to be the last time your horse does it at that show. When Lloyd Cox rode into the PCCHA Super Futurity Finals at the South Point Equestrian Center he had no idea that Cover Girrl would need enough gas in her tank for two big runs.
The Pacific Coast Cutting Association (PCCHA) hosted their inaugural Super Futurity this year. Tables with hors de o’euvres were sold on the arena floor around the cutting pen for the top-dollar event. In total, the class paid out $306,000 to the 16 finalists.
The first rider of the final, Russ Westfall rode into the pen on Meet Me In Laguna (Dual Smart Rey x Laguna Girl x CD Royal), and left with a 223. The strong start couldn’t hold for long though, draw 6 in the same set marked the same score.
When every rider and horse had gone, they two were still deadlocked.
After a work-off, Cox came out on top.
Cover Girrl and Cox marked a 223.5 besting their previous score by half a point, giving it their all not once but twice in the finals. The pair raked in $80,000 in the Super Futurity and gained the Reyzin The Cash Incentive for another $50,000.
Quarter Horse News
by Amy Olson
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