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Paint Horse comes out on top at the 2018 NCHA Summer Spectacular

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Kenli Marvin of Barnsdall, Oklahoma and her talented Paint, Cinderella Cat, proved that Paints are a force to be reckoned at the 2018 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular. The pair handled cattle with ease, showing just how athletic Paints truly are.

Cinderella Cat is a 2014 sorrel tobiano mare by Thomas E Hughes (QH) out of Miss Instant Choice. Kenli begged her parents to let her buy “Keeper,” and she says this win helps prove that her parents made the right decision when they added the colorful mare to their barn.

Shortly after scoring an impressive 223 to claim the No. 1 spot in the Non-Pro, Keeper scored a 220 with Kenli’s father, Tommy Marvin, to land fourth place in the Open, as well. The wins tallied paychecks worth more than $45,000 and brought Cinderella Cat’s lifetime earnings to $64,098, per Equi-Stat.

“She’s a really fun horse,” Kenli said in a Quarter Horse News interview about the mare who was bred by Don and Kathy Boone, of West Columbia, Texas. “She has a really big personality. Always in your pocket. I’m so grateful, this means the world to me.”

Read more about their win here.


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