Chalmers Claims Second Win in the Big Pen
Author: Lauren Middleton
Justin Chalmers came back this evening for his second win in the Will Rogers this time at the 2018 Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular aboard Reystylin Smooth (Smooth As A Cat x Rey N Style), owned by Eddie and Barbara Young. They marked a 220.5 to claim the Derby Limited Open Championship and the $3,313 check for the win!
Justin and the talented young stallion were late in the draw but found cows with just enough oomph to challenge them without getting themselves in hot water. It seems to always take being on the edge of defeat to grasp victory as so many of us know that compete in this sport. You have to go for it and try to be smart at the same time, a very difficult balance, but when it works it is the best feeling imaginable! Justin is no stranger to that feeling and is quickly becoming one of the top up and coming trainers in the cutting industry. Look for this duo again in the Open Derby Semi Finals this Saturday, we hope to see them head to the finals of third leg of the prestigious NCHA Triple Crown Shows!
Justin Chalmers and Reystylin Smooth
Reserve Champion was Kevin Walden riding Couture De Force (Stylish Wood 003 x Short A Shay), owned by Lori Gale, marking a 219. They collect a $2,991 check along with their title!
Kevin Walden and Couture De Force
Third Place was Andy Sherrerd riding Shesmypridenjoy (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra), owned by Mark Stucks, marking a 217 to take home $2,669!
Andy Sherrerd and Shesmypridenjoy
This finals started of the third and final week of the exciting show! The next several days will be packed full of cutting coming down to the final night on Sunday. We are looking forward to seeing whose dreams will come true! Congratulations to all of the Derby Limited Open Finalists from all of us here at Cutting Horse Central.