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    Lyn’s ‘in’ at the ‘Sherri’

    Anderson wins Gilkerson Bridle Spectacular in return to SoCal

    From Horsetrader staff reports - June 5th, 2014 - Show & Event News

    Lyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat, owned by David and Barbara Archer, work their way to a 149.5 composite score to claim the 2014 Sherri Gilkerson Open Bridle Spectacular May 18 at Casner's Ranch in Temecula.

    Lyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat, owned by David and Barbara Archer, work their way to a 149.5 composite score to claim the 2014 Sherri Gilkerson Open Bridle Spectacular May 18 at Casner’s Ranch in Temecula.

    Jeff Lynch photo

    TEMECULA — Lyn Anderson will keep the boots for another year.

    The Madera-based trainer returned to Casner’s Ranch with Tuckers Smart Cat May 16-18 and won her second straight Sherri Gilkerson Open Bridle Spectacular title on the 2007 gelding. The signature class was part of a big three-day competition jointly managed by the Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association and the Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association. The Memorial Bridle Spectacular is in memory of Sherri Gilkerson, who died in 2006 at age 34 after a horse accident. The perpetual trophy — Gilkerson’s bronzed boots — has become a favorite amoung the riders.

    This marks the eighth anniversary of the event, and Gilkerson now has won three of them. She took the 2010 Bridle Spectacular on Lil Time To Smoke, and last year she and Tuckers Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Smoke Time Tuck) edged Nicolas Barthelemy aboard Jans Rey Cuatro in a work-off. This year, she beat reserve champion Phillip Ralls on Christian Larson’s Dom Dualuise by 1.5 points cululative score to earn the winner’s share of $2,970 for owners David and Barbara Archer.

    Laurie Ward takes No Chic Flicks to the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular championship, earning $2,550.

    Laurie Ward takes No Chic Flicks to the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular championship, earning $2,550.

    Jeff Lynch photo

    In the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular, Laurie Ward rode No Chic Flicks to a one-point victory over Murray Thompson on his Smart Time Tuck to collect $2,550.

    Another high-profile class at the Sherri Gilkerson Memorial weekend was the Hackamore Spectacular, where Corey Cushing rode Allan Kaplan’s Onetimeatbandcamp (One Time Pepto x Shorty Rooster) to a victory that paid $3,390. Shadd Parkinson took Sue Schmitz’s Smoking Red Pepper to reserve, earning $2,712.

    Other major winners included Laurie Boaz on Boom Tang, owned by Abby Boaz, in the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular where she picked up $1,640 winner’s share. Christa Hampton marked a 218 to win $1,425 aboard her TR Spooky Cat in the Non Pro Limited Spectacular, and Tressie Childs rode Dick Hershman’s Tuff Sliding Peppy to the Limited Open Bridle Spectacular title that paid $1,000.

    Karen Stallings also earned a $1,000 payout by virtue of taking her Rowdy Truckin Chex to victory in the Non Pro Hackamore Spectacular.

    Lance Johnston continued his winning ways on his Cee Me Too, taking both the AZRCHA and SCRCHA Open Hackamore classes.

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