Makenzie Cowan earns winner’s crown

July 27th, 2018

Makenzie Cowan on Exclusive Thyme. Hart Photography.

July 27, Fort Worth, Tex.

Makenzie Cowan, Ardmore, Okla., scored a homerun with 222 points aboard Exclusive Thyme in the 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Junior Youth Scholarship Finals. Jade Mitchell, Weatherford, Tex., earned 219 points for reserve riding Junie Wood, and Emma Grace Rapp claimed third place with 218.5 points on Reyzin.

This was Makenzie Cowan?s first time to show in Fort Worth and she made her trip count in the first go-round, where she scored 219 points to place third. Her 11-year-old gelding Exclusive Thyme LTE $109,404, by One Time Pepto, earned money in limited event open competition with Sean Flynn and in limited event non-pro competition under former owner Tim May.

Jade Mitchell on Junie Wood. Hart Photography.

Jade Mitchell, Perrin, Tex., won the 2017 NCHA Junior Youth World Finals aboard Junie Wood, her 2018 Junior Youth Scholarship mount. Owned by Glade Knight, Weatherford, Tex., Junie Wood LTE $524,800, by Nitas Wood, was the 2014 NCHA Horse of the Year and 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Open champion under Jade?s father John Mitchell.

Jade also claimed the reserve championship of the NYCHA Junior Youth World Finals on Friday riding the High Brow Cat daughter Miss Stylish Cat LTE $58,357, owned by Glade Knight and also shown as a limited age event finalist under John Mitchell.

Emma Grace Rapp, Weatherford, Tex., was reserve champion of the 2017 NYCHA Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting riding Reyzin, her 2018 Junior Youth Scholarship mount. Reyzin LTE $414,288, by High Brow CD, was 2013 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year with Mary Ann Rapp, Emma Grace?s mother, who won five limited age event championships on the mare. Emma Grace?s father Phil also showed Reyzin as reserve champion in the 2013 Breeders Invitational 4-Year-Old Open and as 2016 NCHA World Finals Open champion.

The 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular continues daily through Aug. 5th. For live webcast and live scoring go to NCHAcutting.com