Kirchenschlager and SBD Sugar Me Sweet Dominate Heading, Carroll and JKC Playen Lectric Get 8 & Under Royal Crown Win

Tate Kirchenschlager and SBD Sugar Me Sweet and Shay Carroll and JKC Playen Lectric both took an early chance to separate themselves from the pack in the Royal Crown 8-&-Under in Waco, Texas. 

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Tate Kirchenschlager and SBD Sugar Me Sweet and Shay Carroll and JKC Playen Lectric both took an early chance to separate themselves from the pack in the Royal Crown 8 & Under in Waco, Texas. 

In the heading, Kirchenschlager and SBD Sugar Me Sweet were the picture of consistency. With Kirchenschlager’s ProRodeo partner Cole Davison cleaning up the heels, the team won all four rounds of competition, turning in scores of 131.29, 132.65, 135.74, and 135.14 points and picking up $3,000 for the rounds. In the aggregate, SBD Sugar Me Sweet pulled in a cool $2,400 with his combined score of 534.82 on four head. Breeders Joe and Carla Spitz, and the owners of Streakin Boon Dox also earned $630 each. 

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“I pretty much just sit up there and pilot him. He’s a nice horse,” Kirchenschlager said. “You can run 10 on him a day and he’ll never upset you. He’s just that type. For as big as he is, he can move pretty well.”

The 15.3-hand gelding is a 2015 model by Streakin Boon Dox and out of Frenchmans Red Rose, by Frenchmans Guy. Kirchenschlager sang his praises to owners Monty and Jessica Lewis for bringing him along well. 

“Anytime I get one from Jessica and Monty, I get excited. They’re putting together a really good program—they put the time and thought in—and it’s making a great string of horses,” Kirchenschlager said.

 Although the gelding won’t be entered again during the Waco event, Kirchenschlager added that he will plan on using him to help heelers during the remaining ropings. 

Shay Carroll Heeling Royal Crown
Shay Carroll and JKC Playen Lectric got the 8-and-Under Heeling Title at the Royal Crown. Photo by Lexi Smith Media Courtesy Royal Crown

On the heel side of the 8 & Under, Shay Carroll and JKC Playen Lectric quietly amassed 537.33 points throughout four rounds, picking up $1,500 on the way to their aggregate win, which paid $2,000 to the owner, $450 to the owners of Playen Spades, and $450 to breeders John and Kay Coltharp. 

JKC Playen Lectric is a 2016 mare by Playen Spades and out of Letric Playboy by Lectric Playboy. Carroll, a three-time NFR qualifier himself, picked six-time NFR qualifier Cody Snow to help out on the head side.     

                                                         

Royal Crown 8 & Under Results: Heading 

Aggregate

  1. Tate Kirchenschlager on SBD Sugar Me Sweet, 534.82 points, worth $2,400 owner, $630 stallion, and $630 breeder.
  2. Kaleb Driggers on MoonShineGotMeFiren, 503.14 points, worth $1,600 owner, $420 stallion, and $420 breeder.

Round 1

  1. Tate Kirchenschlager on SBD Sugar Me Sweet, 131.29 points, worth $1,000
  2. Kaleb Driggers on MoonShineGotMeFiren, 130.79 points, worth $500

Round 2

  1. Tate Kirchenschlager on SBD Sugar Me Sweet, 132.65 points, worth $1,000
  2. Tate Kirchenschlager on Senoritas Holly Time, 131.97 points, worth $500

Round 3

  1. Tate Kirchenschlager on SBD Sugar Me Sweet, 135.74 points, worth $1,000
  2. Cash Johnson on Dually Smooth Pep, 130.82 points, worth $500

Short Go

  1. Tate Kirchenschlager on SBD Sugar Me Sweet, 135.14 points
  2. Kaleb Driggers on MoonShineGotMeFiren, 126.89 points

Royal Crown 8 & Under: Heeling 

Aggregate

  1. Shay Carroll on JKC Playen Lectric, 537.33 points on four head, worth $2,000 owner, $450 stallion, and $450 breeder
  2. Junior Noguiera on SJR Metallic Oak, 409.3 points on three head, worth $1,000 owner, $300 stallion, and $300 breeder

Round 1

  1. Shay Carroll on JKC Playen Lectric, 136.41 points, worth $1,000
  2. Dakota Kirchenschlager on Senoritas Holly Time, 131.47 points, worth $500

Round 2

  1. Junior Noguiera on SJR Metallic Oak, 141.16 points, worth $1,000
  2. Shay Carroll on JKC Playen Lectric, 137.67 points, worth $500

Round 3

  1. Junior Noguiera on SJR Metallic Oak, 135.2 points, worth $1,000
  2. Dakota Kirchenschlager on Senoritas Holly Time, 132 points, worth $500

Short Go

  1. Shay Carroll on JKC Playen Lectric, 138.75 points
  2. Dakota Kirchenschlager on Senoritas Holly Time, 134.88 points

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