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July 26, 2013

Local rider wins major cutting horse championship

FORT WORTH – Weatherford horseman Gary Rosenbach captured a major win when he and his equine partner, Tapt Out, took the top spot for the championship in the Great American Insurance NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular Amateur Classic for 5- and 6-year-old horses Rosenbach and Tapt Out, by Smart Little Lena and out of Tapt Twice, scored a 218 at the competition July 24 in Fort Worth to earn $6,069.

The win brings Cats Miller Time’s lifetime earnings to more than $100,000, while Rosenbach has earned more than $70,000.

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. Nearly 1,300 horses were entered in the $2 million Summer Cutting Spectacular, with 167 vying for more than $105,550 in the Classic Challenge.

 

A total of 14 divisions of competition are being held throughout the event in Fort Worth, including special John Deere Open Divisions, as well as Non Professional, Amateur, Unlimited Amateur and Youth.  An estimated $500,000 will be offered in the Summer Spectacular Derby Open Division for four-year-olds making their final major debut after the 2012 NCHA Futurity and 2013 Super Stakes. Prizes provided to sweeten the pot include saddles from Sean Ryon, trophy belt buckles from Gist Silversmiths, boots from Rios of Mercedes, hats from Sombrero Hat Brands and much more.

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