• George Strait Team Roping Classic

    Winners of the 2017 George Strait Team Roping Classic were Clay O’Brien Cooper (left) and Aaron Tsinigine. George Strait presents the winners checks for $203,000, plus trucks and trailers. (Dally Times Photo)  Click photo for full story.

  • Chowchilla Stampede 8 Steer Winners

    Winners of the 8-steer average in the #10.5 roping were Landon Gill and Jason Sanders. (Deb Mann photo). Click photo for full story...

  • Winnemucca Top Hand

    Junior Harney received the Ranch Hand Rodeo Top Hand award (in honor of John and Dutch Zabala). Presenting are Ray Zabala and High Desert Queen Mackenzie Fears. Click photo for full story.

  • Silva &

    Michelle Silva was the two-day high money horse/rider Open money only winner with her horse Samson at the Chowchilla Stampede Barrel Race. (Deb Mann Photo) Click photo for full story...

  • Three Teams Earn Checks For $100K

    National 12 Finale winners were Clint Groff and Logan Rogers, who won $100,000 plus Cactus Saddlery trophy saddles and Gist buckles at the National Team Roping Finals March 6-11, 2017.  Click photo for story...




A pair of former winners were honored again Oct. 2 when Cody Ohl’s horse, Big Smokin Wonder (Pearl), was named 2013 AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year in tie-down roping and Dan Fisher’s steer roping horse, Larneds Ricoche Doc (Woody), shared the honor with Scott Snedecor’s Olee Roberto (Major).

Woody shared the award in 2008 and won it outright in 2009. Pearl was also honored in 2009.

Ohl gave credit to Pearl for his win at the Justin Boots Championships in Omaha, Neb., last weekend.

“My little mare, Pearl, was sensational,” he said.

Ohl said he’s had “a phenomenal” three months and that Pearl is “probably 75 percent of it.” On July 1, Ohl was 35th in the world standings with $14,610. He was third in the Oct. 1 final regular-season world standings with $94,943.

Wade Sumpter’s horse, Speedy Faila (Two Guns), was named top performer in steer wrestling. Sumpter has had three of the last four awards for steer wrestling Horse of the Year come from his trailer, as Wick earned the honor in 2010-11.

The complete list:

Team Roping-Heading 

1. Lucy’s Fast Jewel (Jewel), owner Brandon Beers. 2. Hickory Quick Bar (Patron), owners Chuck and Charly Crawford. 3 (tie). Woody Oar Not (Woody), owner T.J. Davis Ranch. Rappers Ruff Stuff (Rudy) owner Arky Rogers.

Team Roping-Heeling

1. CD Starbucks (Starbucks), owner Ryan Motes. 2 (tie) Rey Shines On Top (Rey), owner Brady Minor. Sunday Night Bingo (Amigo), owners Patrick and Christy Smith 

Tie-down Roping

1. Big Smokin Wonder (Pearl), owner Sid Miller. 2. Okies Interception (Muenster), owner Mark Thiel. 3. Big Smokin Otoe (Topaz), owner Circle Star Land & Cattle. 

Steer Roping

1. Larneds Ricoche Doc (Woody), owner Dan Fisher.  Olee Roberto (Major), owner Thomas Snedecor. 3. HK Bossy Blue (The Hulk), owner The H K Ranch

Steer Wrestling

1. Speedy Faila (Two Guns), owners Wade Sumpter and Chris Morrow. 2. French Wonder (Ote), owners James and Savanah Reeves. 3. Landrys Cadillac (Cadillac), owner Frank Sterling Wallace. 

Barrel Racing

1. Flos Heiress (Babyflo), owner Dian Taylor. 2. Slick by Design (Slick), owners Charlie Cole and Jason Martin. 3. Perculatin (Latte), owner Walker & Cogburn LLC.