7-year-old bay mare
SIRE: Spotty Crop
DAM: My Maria
Jared Smith was 83 points, good enough for a tie for seventh place at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo.
J.R. Vezain scored 85 points on her to finish in a three-way tie for fifth place at the Eagle County (Colo.) Fair and Rodeo.
Seven-time NFR qualifier Wes Stevenson was bucked off the big mare at the Lea County Fair and Rodeo, a Silver Tour event in Lovington, N.M. She bucked off another cowboy and was unridden several times in 2011.
This is the horse’s first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
“I bought her as a 2-year-old futurity colt winner at a sale in North Dakota,” said Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo. “She came from David McDonald of Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada. We let her grow up at the ranch, and then started easing her around last year to get her ready for this year.”
“Tilden Hooper was 92 points on her at a rodeo in Allen, Texas, and she’s been marked over 22 points 10 times this year. She’s pretty phenomenal. She is young, but if she keeps bucking like she has I look for her to come back to Vegas a few more times before she is done.”