Tuesday, February 10, 2009
2008 Big Year for 16 Year Old!!!
Well its time to brag a little bit about Lucas Mccullough. Lucas owns the ranch here where we train....well actually his parents do but you get it. He has been riding with us for the last 4 years and has come along way. 2008 was a pretty amazing year for Luke and two of his horses. To begin with Lucas and Nice Bobby Sox won the year end Championship for the Florida Reining Horse Association Youth 14-18. This is no small feat!! The youth competition level is very strong here in Florida. If you can compete here you can compete anywhere in the country.
Lucas also rode both "Bobby" and "Lana", (Chic O Lana), in the National Reined Cow Horse Association shows this year. Lucas won eight buckles including the following...Reserve NRCHA Champion in the Novice Non Pro. This is huge!! Lucas' first year ever going down the fence on a cow and beat the entire nation except for one person! On top of that he won three year end titles in the South East division of the NRCHA... the Non Pro the Novice Non Pro and the Youth Bridle. He also won those same three year end awards for the Dixie Reined Cow Horse Association. He was also reserve year end champ in the Novice Non Pro for the Florida Reined Cow Horse Association.
So put all that together Lucas and his two horses won NINE BUCKLES!!! in one year!! Pretty crazy for a kid who only turned 16 in September!
So... whats next for Lucas? He has a new mare by Paid By Chic we call "Chubby" who is eligable for reining derbies this year. The focus will be to get some money won on her as well as showing Bobby and Lana at enough AQHA shows to qualify for the Youth World Show and the NRCHA World Show again. Lucas will also plan to show in the USEF Reining competition this year as well. Don't be surprized to see his name in the magazines again!!
Congratulations on a great year Luke!!