This "One Time" in Augusta
Author: Lauren Middleton
It was a night for the “One Times” as the One Time Pepto’s in the pen made their presence known at the 2018 Augusta Futurity. This show marked the first Mercuria World Series of Cutting event of the year! It is a great show to begin the exciting year for everyone with aspirations of making the NCHA Mercuria World Finals. With two $2,500 added Open and Non-Pro classes followed by the prestigious Mercuria event, there can be a great deal of money won. This historic show has been a staple for the East Coast bringing in a diverse group of cutters each year. Something about the blue walls and red dirt that draw us to the cultural town of Augusta, Georgia.
Non Pro Division
Madalyn Colgrove riding One Catty Cupid (One Time Pepto x ARC Catty Dual) topped the Non-Pro marking a 220 to take home the formidable $10,914 Champion’s check! She and “Cupid” qualified for the Non-Pro World Finals this past year and have a number of other championships under their belt! This beautiful roan mare has a unique style that captivates the audience. As a top competitor in both the Amateur and Non-Pro, we have grown accustomed to seeing Madalyn in the winner’s circle on many horses not just Cupid. These two are a standout team among the others in the barn though, they have that special something. The duo now has a good start on the show season, and we imagine they will keep going strong!
Madalyn Colgrove riding One Catty Cupid (Photo: S. Sylvester Photography)
Reserve Champion was none other than Lindy Ashlock and her mare Little Miss One Time (One Time Pepto x Puddy Cats) marking a 219. Lindy and "Peach" collected a $8,611 check to add to their considerable success in past years at the Augusta Futurity. This pair also qualified in the 2017 Non-Pro Mercuria World Finals.
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In the Open Division, Gaylon Wells defended his title, but, this year, he claimed the Championship aboard Time To Hangem (One Time Pepto x Hangem High Pep) marking a huge 224! They jump-started their year with a $10,823 check for owner Victoria Johnson. Gaylon and “Frank” are looking to be a terrific team, and, as many would agree, the success could not happen to a better individual. Gaylon is always there to lend a helping hand whether it be through picking cattle, advice with a horse, or just an encouraging word. He will go above and beyond for you no matter if you need him for just one midnight ride in the last hole or if you are a full-time customer. He will be the same stand-up guy in every situation. It is also great to see “Frank” continue to wow us in the show pen! Austin Shepard originally trained the quirky gelding that was always known for his quickness and extreme abilities. It seems as though he has more to show us, and we are just grateful to get to witness it.
Gaylon Wells riding Time To Hangem (Photo: S.Sylvester Photography)
Reserve Champion in the Open was Phil Rapp and their stallion Dont Stopp Believin (Dual Rey x Dont Look Twice) marking a 220 to collect an $8,542 check. Phil and “Grundy” are yet another pair that just came off of a trip to the NCHA Mercuria World Finals where they had a great show! Phil also recently passed the $9 million-dollar mark in NCHA earnings and continues to be the leading money earner in the industry.
See Full results below:
Congratulations to all of the finalists and good luck to everyone as the show continues in Augusta. The next leg of the Mercuria World Series of Cutting will be held in a couple of weeks at the Mane Event in Las Vegas!