— FORT WORTH – Shannon McCoy, 18, of Weatherford, on Wednesday captured the National Youth Cutting Horse Association’s Senior Youth World Championship with her horse Pepcorn during finals competition.
McCoy and Pepcorn, by Dual Pep, earned a total of 193 points at the NYCHA Grace Ranch Youth World Finals over the 2012-13 point season to capture the title. McCoy added 11 points to her total after three rounds of competition to move from the number two spot going into the Finals to take the win.
McCoy was awarded the $10,000 Joseph Broderick Beaver Memorial Scholarship, as well as a Roohide Trophy Saddle, a Gist Silversmiths custom belt buckle, custom spurs from Kerry Kelley, an official NCHA trophy, a bridle from Dennis Moreland, clothing from Cinch and Cruel Girl jeans and shirts, boots from Rios of Mercedes, a jacket courtesy of Metallic Cat, as well as a buckle frame and a quart of Lubrisyn.
McCoy lives with her parents, Jeff and Margaret McCoy, and brother, Nick, on the Diamond M Ranch in Weatherford where they raise and show cutting horses.
Hosted by the governing body for the sport of cutting, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) the Great American Insurance Summer Cutting Spectacular is the last of the NCHA Triple Crown series that offers more than $8 million in prize money throughout the series.