PG Heavily Armed Wins







PG Heavily Armed, ridden by James Payne. Hart Photography.

Saturday, November 24
PG Heavily Armed, ridden by NCHA Hall of Fame Rider James Payne, marked 232 to win the second round of the Mercuria NCHA Open World Finals Saturday in the Watt Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Presumptive World Champion Hashtags and Tatum Rice scored 228, and Stylish Bet, ridden by Lindy Burch marked 225.

The show has four working rounds plus a pencil finals, with the World Finals champion determined by total money won at the show. The year-end World Championship is based on World Finals money, plus money earned during the regular point year.

Payne shows PG Heavily Armed for Michael and Brenda Armstrong of Marietta, Oklahoma. The 6-year-old stallion is by Playgun out of 1997 NCHA Horse of the Year Not Quite An Acre. He won the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at the West Texas Futurity this summer, as well as the NCHA Classic Challenge and the Brazos Bash Classic. His career earnings stand at over $246,000.

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