Photo courtesy Courtney Myers
Chrome equals cash—at least it did for Courtney Myers and Scenic Jetalena at the 2018 World Series of Team Roping finals in Las Vegas. Courtney and “Cisco” paired up with partner Jay Hipp for the #10 Yeti WSTR Finale, capturing second place overall and a paycheck worth $283,000 in the world’s richest team roping that paid out more than $2 million.
The team was the high callback for the final round of the #10, but a single leg catch on the heel side cost them the lead. Still, their 34-second total on four steers securely planted them in the reserve spot and a sweet chunk of cash.
Courtney, a Master’s student in Ag Science at Texas A&M University–Commerce, has owned Cisco for five years. She’s from Refugio, Texas.
“I got him from Joe Braman, and I have won quite a bit on him; Chad Masters had him for some time and started him then went to the Braman family,” Courtney said. “Last year I won about $26,000 on him in Vegas and I also did college rodeo on him. He’s the kindest, most giving horse I’ve ever had. Everyone asks about my Paint! If I could, I’d have about 10 of him in the barn!
“If it wasn’t for this Paint Horse, I would not be where I was today. I owe him the world and then some.”
Cisco is a 1999 red dun overo gelding by Leg O Lena and out of Scenic Angelitta. He was bred by Allen or Kathy Shelton of Trinity, Alabama.
The World Series of Team Roping XIII Finale took place December 9–16 in Las Vegas, paying out $12 million in nine qualifying-based ropings that drew competitors from around the country.
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