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2016 NCHA World Finals

Shane Crawford Claims Second World Title: $50K Amateur!

December 12th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Shane Crawford from Mount Olive, Ms, brought home his second world championship when he took out the 2016 Mercuria $50,000 Amateur World Title.

Shane and War Dually came into the finals almost $10,000 in the lead. He scored a 195 in the first go, but came back to win the second go with a 218 and take the title.

At just 14 years of age,  Shane and his horse War Dually could be considered experienced haulers, after three years on the road.

The pair also won the $2K Limited Rider in 2014. Shane told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he wants to be a trainer when he grows up.

Karen Bourghnou won the Reserve buckle on Copenhagen Cat and Shannon Lamb came third aboard Torino Ichi.

Eric Schmoyer Dominates 2016 Mercuria $15K Amateur World Finals!

December 10th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Eric Schmoyer proved too dominant at the 2016 Mercuria World Finals, taking out the $15K Amateur Title and the show average.
Eric rode Ms Nita to finish the year with more than $17,600 in earnings. He beat Jim Townsend from Washington on MKMiss Trona Cat, who won the Reserve buckle, while Austin Paddock from California came third on AA Wild Way.

Eric, who began cutting about 5 years ago, made the World Finals in the same event in 2014.

Based in Pennsylvania, Eric told CHTO’s Simone Cobb about the challenges of cutting there and the help he got from his trainer Ben Roberson.

Jill Roth Claims 2016 Mercuria $25K Novice Non Pro World Final!

December 10th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Congratulations to Jill Roth who put in a strong showing at the 2016 Mercuria World Finals to win the $25K Novice/Non Pro Championship.
Jill, who comes from California, came into the finals in second place just $56 behind. After marking a massive 225 in the second go, Jill got just the boost she needed to take the title and the show average.She took home more than $32,500 for the year’s winnings.

Putting up a strong fight for the title was Sherry Graham, Tx, who won the Reserve Buckle on Lil Luigi Long Legs.

Jill spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about what it meant to win her second world championship. Jill was the 2013 $50,000 Amateur World Champion.

Dalton Vicar Grabs 2016 Mercuria $2K Ltd Rider World Title!

December 7th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Dalton Vicar won his first major buckle, the 2016 Mercuria $2K Ltd Rider World Title in Fort Worth, putting him well on his way to a professional career.

Dalton rode Cat In White Nikes over the year of hauling to finish with more than $15,000 in winnings.

After working for Mike Wood, Dalton told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he now plans to go out on his own as a two year old trainer.

RL Chartier Crowned 2016 Mercuria Open World Champion!

December 7th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

RL Chartier checked off one of his major career goals when he claimed the 2016 Mercuria Open World Championship in Fort Worth.

After a competitive year, RL rode A Little Bossy to finish the year on more than $98,000 in winnings and secure the title.

It was a historic finals, with RL’s father Randy and brother Cullen also making the year end event.

Tracy Barton on NRR Cat King Cole was trailing RL by less than $5,000 going into the finals but just couldn’t close the gap, taking out the Reserve Championship, while Gaylon Wells and Rue Du Ichi came in third.

A little Bossy is a gelding by CD Lights and owned by Gary and Karen Fields.
RL told CHTO’s Simone Cobb, his next big goal now is to win the Futurity.

Tom Long Victorious In $5k Novice Mercuria World Final

December 6th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

After a year long dual, Nevada’s Tom Long has taken out the $5,000 Novice Championship at the 2016 Mercuria World Titles in Fort Worth.

Tom and his horse, Hes Gotta Be Good, beat Gavin Jordan and CR Kitty Gotta Gun by just $46 to clinch the title on his last run. Tom, who scored a 219 and 218.5 in both go rounds, won a total of $34,557 over the year.
It’s a remarkable return to form for Tom, who told CHTO’s Simone Cobb, that his last world titles were in 1985 and ’86.


Grant Setnicka and Ichis My Choice Win 2016 Horse Of The Year!

December 6th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

After a hard-fought year of competition, Grant Setnicka and Ichis My Choice won the 2016 Horse of the Year title by the narrowest of margins, one point!

It came down to a nail biter in the last go round of the Mercuria World Finals where Grant and his horse had to wait out a review before the decision came down in their favor.

The pair beat out Matt Miller and Amandas CD for the prestigious title.

Making the win even more noteworthy, Ichis My Choice is just a 4-year-old. The mare is owned by the Jaeggi Family as part of J Five Horse Ranch Mgmt Llc and has now won more than $300,000 in earnings.

Grant told CHTO’s Simone Cobb his win was immensely satisfying and that hauling for the title was an incredible learning experience.

Kaitlyn Wimberly Secures 2016 NCHA Non Pro World Championship!

December 5th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Kaitlyn Wimberly achieved her two biggest goals of the year when she took out the Non Pro World Title at the 2016 NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth.

Kaitlyn and her mare, Light N Lily also won the show average making it two for two. The pair dominated the event, coming into the finals some $23,000 ahead of the next rider.

The pair racked up $131,436 in winnings, almost of $20,000 of it at the finals. Kaitlyn’s scores were 227, 221, 200, 223.4 over the four go rounds.

Kaitlyn, who comes from Texas, told CHTO’s Simone Cobb that lots of planning and being strategic with shows and horses was a large part of her success. Kaitlyn gives some great advice in this interview for anyone thinking of hauling for a title.

Reserve champion was April Widman on Woodys Baby winning $103,000 and third went to Mary Jo Milner aboard Little Pepto Cat with $62,000 in earnings.

Linda Davies Claims 2016 NCHA $35K Non Pro World Title!

December 5th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Canada’s Linda Davies proved unbeatable at the 2016 NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth.

Linda rode Cetas Ahoy Mate to take out the $35,000 Non Pro Championship and the finals average.

The pair scored a 219.5 in the first go round and backed up it with a 222 in the second to end the year on $16,628 in earnings.

Linda, who is based in Alberta, told CHTO”s Simone Cobb she’s had great fun hauling this year and praised her trainer Mike Wood.

The Reserve Championship went to Kim Davis from California and Cary Patteson from Texas came in third.

Erin Bimat Crowned $5K Nov/NonPro World Champion!

December 5th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Elated with her first world title, Erin Bimat praised her horse and husband trainer Todd Bimat for helping her secure the win in the $5,000 Novice Non Pro at the 2016 NCHA World Finals.

Erin rode CT Desireable to end the year on more than $25,000 in earnings. She tied for second in the average, scoring 222 and 208 in both go rounds.

Erin told CHTO’s Simone Cobb she may haul again next year depending on how their horses shape up.

Ed Wold placed second on Simply Bird with more than $25,000 in winnings, while Gilda Jackson and Scoots Lead Free were third.

Gavin Jordan Wins 2016 NCHA $25,000 Novice World Title!

December 5th, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Gavin Jordan is well acquainted with the feeling of being a World Champion after winning his fifth such title at the 2016 NCHA World Finals.

Gavin won the $25,000 Novice buckle convincingly aboard Mercedes Smooth with a total of $43,589 in earnings, some $17,000 ahead of the field.

Mercedes Smooth scored 222.5 and 218 in the two go rounds respectively. The mare, by Smooth As A Cat, is up for sale at the Futurity.

Gavin, who is based in California, placed second in the average for the division and also clinched a reserve title in the $5,000 Novice Division. On top of that, Gavin made the NCHA Futurity semi-finals on A Hollywood Royalty.

Gavin spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his win.

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