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Straight Shooter

Straight-shooter Zane Chunn laid down a smoking run at the CMSA Bishop’s Trailer Sales Winter U.S. Championship February 11–15 in Queen Creek, Arizona. In addition to logging the overall fastest time in the Eliminator Showcase, Zane and his Paint Horse, “Jet” also won the Open Cimarron Eliminator final with the 12.092 and topped the Rifle division with a time of 36.400.

“Jet,” registered with APHA as Fancy Me Best, is a 2002 black tobiano gelding by Luckys Best Yet and out of Fancy Lil Me. Owned by Zane Chunn and Brenda Ollie of Fort Smith, Arkansas, the gelding was bred by Robeta nd Laurna Baker of Bokoshe, Oklahoma.

The duo’s victory at the Winter U.S. Championship wasn’t their first big one. Zane took over the gelding’s reins from his mother in early 2014, and they’ve been the team to beat ever since. Their titles last year included winning the Men’s Eliminator Overall Champion at the Central U.S. Championship, the CMSA Texas State Overall Champion, South Central Regional Overall Champion, Oklahoma State Overall Champion, Mid-Central Regional Overall Champion and more—check out their original story on Flash here.

Photo courtesy Mr Quigley Photography

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