At the Ranch Sorting National Championships World Finals, held June 9–14, in Fort Worth, Texas, the Paint Horse class featured a total of 12 teams, mixing and matching from around the country.
Ray Lermon took a position on the first, second and third placed teams with RR Salty Diablo, a 2004 sorrel tovero gelding by JR Red Diablo and out of Salty Smoke.
Joining Ray on the winning team was Yancy (Matt) Gibbens of Springfield, Missouri. Matt rode PJC Color Me Catty, a 2006 bay tobiano gelding by Color Me Smart and out of Little Cap Nap (QH). They sorted 12 cattle in 68.3 seconds, earning them a buckle courtesy of APHA.
On the second-place team, Ray and Dave Schaffner of Lampasas, Texas, sorted 11 cattle in 99.47 seconds.
The third and only other team to make the second go-round was Ray and Jim Bridwell, who rode Dang Good Candy, a 2006 palomino overo gelding by Ducelena (QH) and out of See My Smoke.
During other portions of the World Finals, Paints dotted the landscape as well. In the Non-Pro Maturity, DeRoy White rode Fanci Painted Dually to the fourth place spot on a team with Danielle Goyer and CEA Chitty Bang Bang. Fanci Painted Dually, a 2005 bay tobiano mare by Duals Cow Smart (QH) and out of Decaturs Cherokee, helped the team win $4,500.
In the Pro Maturity, Kason Wolfe teamed up with Logan Wolfe to win seventh place. Kason rode A Pleasurable Diamond, a 2007 chestnut overo mare by Like A Diamond and out of Sheza Pleasuremachine.