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Debbie Honeycutt Wins SWRHA Limited Non Pro Championship
2011-10-23
The final Championship of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show went Debbie Honeycutt, who piloted her horse A Bueno Chic to the Championship of the National Reining Horse Association Limited Non Pro.
Honeycutt won $139, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, and an NRHA trophy.
The Crossett, Arkansas, Non Pro purchased A Bueno Chic, nicknamed Scooter, only a month ago through Casey Deary, after her other horse was sidelined for an injury. “I was actually driving to pick him up from the vet, and I was almost there when they called and said he wasn’t ready to come home. It’s an eight hour trip, so I didn’t know what to do,” she said. Her next call was to Deary, who had coached her at Rookie Day, to see if he had any horses for sale. “This horse was a gift from God. He was not even for sale before I got there. That day his previous owner called Casey and said she had to sell him. I got there and tried him and fell in love. He was the most wonderful thing I had ever ridden.”
Honeycutt thanked her husband Beacher Ferrell, Deary, and Jesus.
Elaine Latimer of Marietta, Oklahoma, won the Limited Non Pro Reserve Championship with a 70 on Electric Getaway. Along with a check for $95, she received a Kyle Tack saddle pad. Electric Getaway is by Jacs Electric Spark out of Getaway Lark.
Complete results can be found on www.swrha.com.
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.