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.


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