Telford & Carollo Lead NRCHA Hackamore Classic

After two days of NRCHA Hackamore Classic action at the Paso Robles Events Center, Jake Telford, from Caldwell, Idaho, and Jo Anne Carollo, of Atascadero, California, are in first going intoAfter two days of NRCHA Hackamore Classic action at the Paso Robles Events Center, Jake Telford, from Caldwell, Idaho, and Jo Anne Carollo, of Atascadero, California, are in first going into

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After two days of NRCHA Hackamore Classic action at the Paso Robles Events Center, Jake Telford, from Caldwell, Idaho, and Jo Anne Carollo, of Atascadero, California, are in first going into the final phase of competition – the cow work. The National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic concludes Sunday, April 30, in Paso Robles, California, with horse show classes in the morning, followed by the Classic cow work.

Jake Telford posted a 149 in the rein work Saturday, April 29, with CD Survivor, by CD Olena and out of Have A Lil Lena, to take over the lead in the Open division. Jake, and the horse owned by Holy Cow Performance Horses, marked a 145 in the herd work Friday for a 294-point composite going into Sunday’s cow work.

Although Red Bluff, California, trainer Smokey Pritchett and Jasons Peptolena fell to a tie for second in the Open division, the pair still leads the Intermediate Open with a 292 composite (150/142). Jasons Peptolena, by Peptoboonsmal and out of Amys Little Date, is owned by Terry Ratto of Los Altos, California.

In the Limited Open, Mark Matson, from Temecula, California, and Smart Little Whizard, owned by Loren and Debi East of Bountiful, Utah, extended their lead to seven points. Smart Little Whizard, by Whizard Jac and out of Smart Blonde Chic, earned a 143 in the herd work and then added a 144.5 in the rein work for a 287.5 composite going into the cow work.

Jo Anne Carollo marked the second high non pro rein score – a 145.5 – to extend her lead to five points in the Non Pro division. Jo Anne and her mare ARC Hollys Chicadee, by Chic Please and out of Hickorys Holly Cee, have a 293.5 going into the cow work.

Laurel Morais and Brooksinics Sis, by Brooksinics Badger and out of Chantillys Sis, added an impressive 146 in the rein work to their 142.5 in the herd for a 288.5 going into the final phase of competition. Laurel, from Pleasanton, California, and her mare lead the Intermediate Non Pro and Amateur divisions and sit in second in the Non Pro.

The Hackamore Classic is a competition designed for horses 5 and under that have never been shown in a bridle down the fence at any judged reined cow horse event. These horses are shown in a traditional hackamore in herd work, rein work and cow work. For a complete schedule of events in Paso Robles, including the Hackamore Classic and a full slate of horse show classes, or for results from the show, please visit the NRCHA’s official website at www.nrcha.com .

The National Reined Cow Horse Association, the governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the cow horse. Through the support of a Corporate Partner family the association works to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry. For information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, call 580-759-4949 or visit www.nrcha.com.