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Paints rope in cash at Marked for Greatness all-breed team roping

The Marked for Greatness all-breed team roping, presented by Classic Truck Sales, LLC, was held in conjunction with the APHA World Championship Show September 22-23. APHA members riding registered Paint Horses had an added incentive to compete—the opportunity to win an additional $2,000 in exclusive Paint Horse cash.

The show offered a 90 percent payback in the Open division and 80 percent payback in the #15, #13, #12, #11, Super #11, #10, #9 and #8 ropings.

Some ropers were able to capture the money, while others fell short. Bobby Weir was the APHA High Money Champion #6 & Above on his horse RW Skipa Challenge, a 2000 sorrel tobiano mare by Wild Fire Man and out of Im A Challenge.

“My horse is 17 and I’ve had her since she was a baby,” Bobby said. “I started and trained her and she has always done her job well. It’s always nice to win on the horse that you trained. There’s a lot of sentimental value to her.”

Overall, Bobby said he was pleased with his run and was looking forward to celebrating his win.

Lynn Roller also got in on the action; he rode Peppys Smart Doc to the APHA High Money Champion Elite #5 & Below and an additional
$1,000 payout. Peppys Smart Doc is a 2003 red roan solid gelding by Color Me Smart and out of Peppys Red Lace (QH).

Roper Colt Miller might not have been in the money during the roping, but he’s hoping to snag a win before he leaves the World Show next Saturday. He still has Amateur Ranch Riding, Amateur Trail, Open Ranch Riding, and Open Trail.

“Overall it all went well,” Colt said. “I’m happy with everything and I don’t have any complaints, it’s just the luck of the draw with the cattle. I had a really good guy helping me and he ended up winning several
things in the Senior [world championship roping classes] as well, so I have no complaints.”

Average winners in the #10, #9 and #8 ropings won Gist Silversmiths custom trophy buckles, courtesy APHA.
Congratulations to the following buckle winners:

#10 Roping: Shannon McCright & Lynn Roller


#9 Roping: Glover Womack & Justin McCright

 #8 Roping: Joe Cuella & Eddie Smallwood




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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. Its mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.