Two Paints spotted the landscape of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions. Taking place February 14–22 in Fort Worth, Texas, the 2014 event attracted the top horses and riders from NRCHA’s eight geographic regions competing for world championship titles. The teams showcase their talent in herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work.
Lenas Buddy Nic and Brandon Buttars. Photo by Primo Morales/Courtesy National Reined Cow Horse Association
Lenas Buddy Nic, a 2009 bay tobiano gelding by Nic It In The Bud (QH) and out of Dual Lena, was named reserve champion in the Open Hackamore Finals with rider Brandon Buttars. Owned by Judy Siebel and bred by QT Horses, Lenas Buddy Nic earned $7,105 for his final total score of 437.
Bodie Bar Lena and Edith Petaccio. Photo by Primo Morales/Courtesy National Reined Cow Horse Association
In the Non-Pro Limited, Bodie Bar Lena and rider and owner Edith Petaccio won their class with a final score of 431.5. Bodie Bar Lena, a 2002 palomino solid gelding by Bodee Boonsmal (QH) and out of Lenas Candy Bar, was bred by Dan McGrew. The pair won $2,357 for their win and $960 for a 6th place finish in the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Finals.
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