Joie Coxon has had a great week at the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic. On the first day of competition at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, she won the Novice Non Pro Bridle on her horse, Gallo De Diablo.
She returned to the arena on Saturday, April 24, with Captains Pony to win an extra $880 and another title - the Youth Bridle.
"It's definitely a good week," she said. Captains Pony, by Captain Nice out of Primos Bar Gal, has been the 17-year-old competitor's "project" horse for about three years. "John and Shannon McCarty gave him to me because he'd been shown so much and got worked up. I thank them for letting me have him."
Coxon noted she was very pleased with how her horse performed - a 142.5 in the rein work and a 136 in the fence work. "He was a little nervous in the reining, but he was still good. He wasn't great in the cow work - but he definitely wasn't bad. I'm really pleased with him," she said.
For the second year in a row, the Hackamore Classic Youth Limited Championship went to Kaitlin Beaton and Colonels Cash Cow, who marked a 142.5 in the rein work and a 143 in the boxing for a 285.5 total. The 14-year-old collected $267 for the title.
"It was really fun. The reining went really well. In the cow work I had to push the cow really hard or else it would have just stood there," she said.
Beaton has owned Colonels Cash Cow, by The Nu Colonel out of Peppy Leanna, for almost two years. In that time they've also won the Youth Limited at the NRCHA Derby. "Thanks to my parents, Kelly and Fred, and my trainer Mary Dosek," she said.
Dosek sold Colonels Cash Cow to the Beatons after riding him to win numerous NRCHA titles.