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Non Pro, Intermediate, Limited
The final day of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity saw another set of tough Non Pro competitors competing for class along with high-point championships.

Carlton Crowe topped both the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro classes with a score of 73. Plus, he collected the High Point awards in each division aboard Whizout Chrome.

Whizout Chrome is by Cromed Out Mercedes out of Miss Whiz Biz and was injured at birth when a pack of dogs attacked making her future seem grim. However, Crowe says after 20 surgeries she’s a strong competitor in the show pen.

“This was a mare that was injured at birth. She had her tail and about 1/3 of her left buttocks eaten off by dogs the day she was born,” Crowe explained. “She’s had 20 surgeries to correct all of her problems, she wears a prosthetic tail – she has no tail, there’s nothing to even tie to back there. But, she’s got a huge heart and has always had a big will to survive and thrive and do well.”

Crowe thanked Casey Hinton for his help getting the mare ready for the show and his help through the entire process as Crowe rides with Hinton’s training facility.

“This mare was very, very good to me the entire weekend, today was especially good,” Crowe said. “We tried to fix the mistakes we made on Friday and she came through for me today big time.”

For his wins in both levels he received a total of $814, plus a high-point Skyline buckle sponsored by Ron Thompson Reining for the Non Pro level and a championship Skyline buckle sponsored by Todd Sommers Reining Horses for the Intermediate Non Pro win.

The Limited Non Pro win went to a young lady who’s had a very successful week at the SWRHA Futurity aboard a homebred and raised gelding, My Nu Mercedes Rox. McKinnon Larcombe rode the gelding to the win with a score of 72.

My Nu Mercedes Rox is by Cromed Out Mercedes out of Roxana Chex and also led Larcombe to the Limited Non Pro High Point championship. Larcombe received a championship Skyline buckle sponsored by Twin Cities South Trailer Sales.

“Overall, we improved every time we walked into the show pen, so that was good,” Larcombe said. “And, we came out with a few prizes so I’m very happy!

“I’m excited, because I haven’t been showing this horse for very long, so it’s a pretty good feat,” she continued. “He’s been in our family since he was born, so it’s nice to show something that we’ve bred as a family and raised and trained.”

Paul Miller took second place in the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Limited Non Pro levels riding Lil Barbee Whiz owned by Mark Miller and by Who Whiz It out of Miss Barbwire Bo. The duo marked a score of 71.5.

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