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Superhorse Championships & mounted shooting competition July 22-24 at Copper Spring Ranch

Bill Brewster

Courtesy photoTeri High of Gallatin Gateway, MT, is the defending Superhorse Championships reserve pro national champion for the second consecutive year.

An action-packed double header is scheduled for Copper Spring Ranch on July 22-24 with both cowboy mounted shooting and Superhorse Championships action.

The back-to-back – separate but related – events at the ranch’s outdoor arena are attracting the top super horse competitors from throughout the U.S. and the best cowboy mounted shooters from the region for exciting competition at the Bozeman ranch near Four Corners.

Both contests are open to the public and there is no admission charge.

The jam-packed schedule begins on July 22 with the first day of the Superhorse Championships competition at 9 a.m. The Superhorse continues on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Two Montana women are defending Superhorse Championships pro leaders from last season’s competition at Marana, AZ. More than two dozen contestants from Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona, Texas and Montana were at Marana for the Superhorse Championship finals.

Diane Holmes of Darby was the Ladies Overall Pro Superhorse Champion while riding her horse, Cowboys Overo Legend.

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Teri High of Gallatin Gateway is the defending reserve pro national champion for the second consecutive year while riding the Copper Spring Ranch mare, French Gold Charm. The 11-year-old mare, by Frenchmans Guy and out of BC Easy Charmer on the bottom side, posted 80 points in the final tally last year. Holmes won by a mere three points with a total score of 83 in the close contest. Because the mare, called Princess, was placed in the broodmare band this season, High is riding Happy Son O Sugar, a six-year-old gelding that was sired by Four Roan Fly and out of a Sugar Bars mare.

High, who serves as the office manager at Copper Spring Ranch, is involved in training mounted shooting horses and helps to manage over one hundred registered horses on the ranch.

“Both events are a perfect fit for a gal who grew up on a ranch,” High said, “with a mix of barrel racing, roping and shooting.”

In the Superhorse Championships competition, riders must compete in four separate events: breakaway roping, barrel racing, roping and shooting, and mounted shooting.

One of the objectives of the Superhorse Championships organization is to promote the breeders of modern-day Quarter horses by showcasing the animal’s bloodlines as well as the riders of the animals during competition.

Suzy Montgomery of Red Rock, AZ, a founder and director of the Superhorse Championships, said: “It’s all about the horse.”

An action-packed double header is scheduled for Copper Spring Ranch on July 22-24 with both cowboy mounted shooting and Superhorse Championships action.

The back-to-back – separate but related – events at the ranch’s outdoor arena are attracting the top super horse competitors from throughout the U.S. and the best cowboy mounted shooters from the region for exciting competition at the Bozeman ranch near Four Corners.

Both contests are open to the public and there is no admission charge.

The jam-packed schedule begins on July 22 with the first day of the Superhorse Championships competition at 9 a.m. The Superhorse continues on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Two Montana women are defending Superhorse Championships pro leaders from last season’s competition at Marana, AZ. More than two dozen contestants from Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona, Texas and Montana were at Marana for the Superhorse Championship finals.

Diane Holmes of Darby was the Ladies Overall Pro Superhorse Champion while riding her horse, Cowboys Overo Legend.

Teri High of Gallatin Gateway is the defending reserve pro national champion for the second consecutive year while riding the Copper Spring Ranch mare, French Gold Charm. The 11-year-old mare, by Frenchmans Guy and out of BC Easy Charmer on the bottom side, posted 80 points in the final tally last year. Holmes won by a mere three points with a total score of 83 in the close contest. Because the mare, called Princess, was placed in the broodmare band this season, High is riding Happy Son O Sugar, a six-year-old gelding that was sired by Four Roan Fly and out of a Sugar Bars mare.

High, who serves as the office manager at Copper Spring Ranch, is involved in training mounted shooting horses and helps to manage over one hundred registered horses on the ranch.

“Both events are a perfect fit for a gal who grew up on a ranch,” High said, “with a mix of barrel racing, roping and shooting.”

In the Superhorse Championships competition, riders must compete in four separate events: breakaway roping, barrel racing, roping and shooting, and mounted shooting.

One of the objectives of the Superhorse Championships organization is to promote the breeders of modern-day Quarter horses by showcasing the animal’s bloodlines as well as the riders of the animals during competition.

Suzy Montgomery of Red Rock, AZ, a founder and director of the Superhorse Championships, said: “It’s all about the horse.”

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