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The horse show world took over Fort Worth for the past three weeks. Living quarter trailers and boots with spurs crowded the streets of Lancaster Ave. as cowboys and cowgirls put their hats in the ring for the 2022 National Reined Cow Horse Snaffle Bit Futurity. From October 6th to October 22nd, contestants competed in the “reined cow horse Superbowl.” 

Cowgirls made a name for themselves. Debbie Crafton rode her way to being named the Non Pro Champion on Biscuits R Smokin with a collective score of 659. The pair were the high score in Non Pro Cow Work with a 224.5. She continued her success on her other mounts. 

She won the Non Pro Futurity Herd Work on SJR Diamond Luna, the Non Pro Hackamore class on Hesa Wee Bit, the Non Pro Two Rein class on Logicality, and was the Non Pro Hackamore Classic Champion on SJR Sumkindarockstar with a score of 660. 

Lannie Jo Lisac and Lookslikelucktome won the Youth Cow Horse class with a 291.5. Talen Barry with Smart Rem N Be won the Intermediate Non Pro Boxing class with a 287. A 290 from Trelyn Hancock and Slyd My Way won the Limited Non Pro Boxing class. 

Vanessa Stevens and All That Shine won the Non Pro Boxing Futurity with a 638. This Cats Shiny ridden by Tara Carter won the Level 1 Non Pro Boxing Futurity with a 632. Deb McCandless and Bet Hesa Cowboy II won the Select Non Pro Boxing Futurity with a 618. 

Sarah Dawson was a force to reckon with! She won the Open Rein Work, Open Herd Work, and Open Cow Work on Vince Von. 

With a score of 288, Kelsey Delaplaine Fulmer and Starlight Driver were the Box Drive class winners! 

A 293 placed Heather Greeson and Hesastylin first to win the Non Pro Boxing class. Cheryl Chown and The Metal Doctor followed the same score to win the Non Pro Select Boxing class. 

Debbie Crafton riding Jefe scored a 219 to win the Non Pro Herd Work. Sophia Butters won the Intermediate and Limited Non Pro Herd Work with a 217.5 while showing Dollar Signs.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and competitors!