Lander local makes top three in two divisions at Colorado ranch horse contest

h/t LCCC

(Lander, WY) – Laramie County Community College ranch horse team members finished in the top-10 at their first fall contest on September 18th at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton, Colorado.

Team members competed against riders of all ages and levels and left with many individual awards, said Morgan Moreno, LCCC ranch horse team coach.

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  • Wacey Flack of Maywood, Nebraska, was second in reining, fifth in ranch pleasure, sixth in ranch trail and seventh in working cow horse in the non-pro division. 
  • Caitlyn Hesseltine of Halsey, Nebraska, took second place in working cow horse, third in reining, third in ranch trail and sixth in ranch pleasure in the limited non-pro division.
  • Bo Tilton of Lander, Wyoming, took first in working cow horse and third in ranch pleasure in the novice division. 
  • Chase Vinton of Whitman, Nebraska, was second in working cow horse for the novice division.
  • Miranda Crisp of Windsor, Colorado, was fourth in reining and eighth in ranch trail in the novice division. 

The next competition will be October 7-10 at the CoWN Winterfest event in Loveland, Colorado. Members will compete as a team against multiple colleges in all four ranch horse events – working cow horse, reining, ranch pleasure and ranch trail.

The LCCC ranch horse team consists of 12 students who compete on their own horses. Members are able to compete in levels of novice, limited non-pro and non-pro based on previous show experience.

“This was a great first outing for a new team,” Moreno said. “We had some personal victories and we know what we need to take home and work on. We are thankful to the parents and sponsors who showed up to support us at this event.”

To learn more or join the LCCC ranch horse team contact Morgan Moreno, equine instructor & ranch horse team coach at 301.778.1253 or [email protected]

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