At the Barrel Futurity of America Championships, held December 9–14 in Oklahoma City, riders mounted up and raced for the cash during the Juvenile Paint Horse incentive. With a total of $5,000 up for grabs, the BFA marked one of the largest side pots this year for APHA’s new Paint Barrel Race Incentive Program.
Mary Burger and Cash Roll Lineage, a 2010 bay tobiano mare by Judys Lineage and out of JLC Treasured Cash, topped the PBRIP-accredited event with times of 16.14 and 16.26. They took home $1,650 for the win.
Cash Roll Lineage and Mary Burger | Photography by Kenneth Springer
Bred and owned by Debra Richardson of Elmore City, Oklahoma, “Shasta” went into training with Mary earlier this year.
“She’s a really pretty, long-strided mare with a lot of talent,” Mary said. “For a 3-year-old, I’m really pleased with her. She’s a very talented mare, and I hope to get a little more seasoning on her so she’s more comfortable in different arenas.”
The futurity was the mare’s first foray into the PBRIP program. Debra’s husband, Terry, says they already enjoy the extra opportunity for competition.
“I like PBRIP a lot,” he said. “It gives Paints their own thing to run in, and other people get to see them ride and run for it. I think it exposes Paints to people to show that they really can perform. Shasta’s a loud Paint—there’s no question she’s a Paint—and we even had someone try to buy her from us the day of the finals.”
However, Shasta’s lineage means she has a special place in the Richardson’s hearts, and likely won’t be leaving anytime soon.
“Debra’s dad raised some really nice Paint racehorses, and Shasta’s mom was the last horse he raced,” Terry explained. “So her mother had a special place in our hearts; when we lost her foaling this year, Shasta became a little more special for us.”
1. Cash Roll Lineage, ridden by Mary Burger and owned by Debra Richardson; 33.401; $1,650
2. SS Mace, ridden by Nisa Berry and owned by Lee Ann Rust; 35.410; $1,350
3. Country Quick Rocket, ridden by Tandy Meyers and owned by Angelin Flloyd;
4. Divine Chrome, ridden by Bryan Ford and owned by Patricia Perry; 38.377; $650
5. This Deal Is Chrome, ridden and owned by Robin Frankenburg; 47.053; $350