Brent Erickson Claims first Win on the "Big Stage"
Author: Lauren Middleton
Limited Classic Open Champion Brent Erickson
Brent Erickson claimed his first win in the Will Rogers Coliseum last night in the 2018 Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Finals! The California native rode Reyefied (Dual Rey x Shes A Smooth Cat), owned by Dacole Investment Company, marking a standout 221 to take home the $9,976 Champion's check.
Brent Erickson and Reyefied
Brent has had a great deal of success throughout his career already having amassed over $600,000 in lifetime earnings but to make the finals on the "big stage" then on top of that to win was very special to him. He and his help just had the strategy of staying clean and letting the run build as so many do going into a finals. It is hard to make that happen when the adrenalin is pumping and you are in the moment! It all worked just how they hoped, and as the run went on the confidence built for this duo. "Lucky" is a gelding that is just coming into his own and the whole team is excited for his future!
Brent, "Lucky", and long time girlfriend Kerinne Edgar
Reserve Limited Open Classic Champion Eric Magby
Reserve Champion was Eric Magby riding One Sneaky Bluegrass (Bluegrass Cat x Squeaky Boon), owned by Brownes Bar XL Ranch marking a 219! They collected a $8,827 check to go along with their already very lucrative show having made the Classic Open Finals held this past Sunday!
Eric Magby and One Sneaky Bluegrass
Congratulations to all of the finalist and to our Champion, Brent Erickson, from all of us here at Cutting Horse Central. The Amateur competition kicks off today in Fort Worth, TX be sure to tune into CHC's Livescoring to keep up with the action!