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Quincy Cahill Allen Wins 2011 SWRHA WinStar World Casino Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Championships!
2011-10-21
The Southwest Reining Horse Association WinStar World Casino Non Pro Futurity Championship was decided Friday, October 21. Emerging the victor in both the Non Pro and the Intermediate Non Pro was Quincy Cahill Allen.
Allen piloted Conquistador Chick to a 226.5, winning a custom SWRHA Golf Cart, a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a National Reining Horse Association Lawson trophy as well as an NRHA Morrison trophy, and two Montana Silversmiths buckles. Along with the bevy of prizes, she also took home more than $7,488.
“He was great today. I was able to trust him. He came in and circled really well, and his stops were really good. That’s his big deal – he’s a huge stopper,” Cahill said of Conquistador Chick, by Conquistador Whiz and out of Dun It By Chick.
The Madisonville, Texas, Non Pro didn’t believe that Conquistador Chick would make a reining horse. She purchased the gelding in October of 2010 from Skyline Ranch, although they warned her that “Chavez” was tough. “He had all the talent but was just playful. I finally just got mad and said I couldn’t do it – that it was too frustrating,” she explained. Because of that frustration, Cahill called her friend, Professional team roper Colby Lovell. “He always likes how reiners are broke, so I called him and told him I had one. He came, rode him, and took him home.”
Chavez lived with Lovell for a few months. “Colby was getting ready to rodeo for a couple months. He called me and said that he was a really good horse, and that I should try him again. I told him that if I had wanted to have him I wouldn’t have sold him,” she said laughingly. “He said he’d bring him to my house while he was gone. I think all the stuff Colby did with him changed his attitude – he did real work.”
Allen plans to take Chavez to the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City this winter. “This gives me a confidence boost. We’ve shown two times before, and they both went well. We’ve been able to step it up a little at a time,” she said. “I thank my husband Dustin, as well as Nathan Piper, Ruben Vandorp, Todd Crawford,and of course Colby for selling this horse back to me. Also thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me.”
Earning the Non Pro Reserve title was NRHA Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon and Dun Git A Nicadual with a 223. McCutcheon and Dun Git A Nicadual, by Mister Nicadual out of Gotta Git Ya Dun, took home $3,336. Dun Git A Nicadual is owned by McQuay Stables of Tioga, Texas.
Michael Jeffcoat, of Waurika, Oklahoma, won the Intermediate Non Pro Reserve Championship on Spooks Gotta Run, by Spooks Gotta Run and out of Prettywhizprettydoes. The pair marked a 220.5, winning $1,221. They also won the Limited Non Pro and Non Pro Prime Time Championships.
Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have given it the flexibility to host even more events. Along with the space upgrades that allow the facility to stall 500 horses, the addition of air conditioning provides Hardy Murphy with the competitive ability to attract national and regional events. The renovations have resulted in a premier competitive equine facility.
For more information on the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, or to inquire about the SWRHA, please call 580-759-2929, or visit www.swrha.com.