For the second year in a row, Pedro Ornelas of Aledo, Texas and Rouge Blues teamed up to win the $2,000 Limited Rider finals at the NCHA Western National Championships presented by 6666 Ranch in Reno, Nevada.
On Thursday, Ornelas marked 222 for a two-point win over Hayley Butz and Smart Pepper Cat.
Rouge Blues is owned by Connie and Rick Bertel of Fort Worth, Texas. Bred by Jan Newman, the 6-year-old stallion is by Peptoboonsmal out of Lena Crocker.
Ornelas won Limited Open titles on the stallion last year at the Breeders Invitational and this year at the Tunica Futurity. He also placed third on the horse at the NCHA Eastern National Championships this spring.