Rhen Richard continued his Royal Crown winning streak in Buckeye, Arizona Feb. 14 with a win in the 5- and 6-Year-Old Maturity Heading aboard Chics Magic Corona, while Cole Davison won the heeling maturity aboard CR Deeva.
For his 493.9 points, Richard and his family’s A&C Racing won $5,750 in the average. The owners of the horse’s sire, FuryoftheWind, took home $1,870, while the breeders won another $1,870. Richard also picked up another $2,000 for placing in two go rounds.
“I just bought him right after the Finals,” Richard said of the gelding. “A buddy of mine, Larry Rice, raised him. He’s a lot of horse and real stingy. I went and looked at him last spring and he was pretty green still. Tavis Walters rode him all summer, and he did a hell of a job. He’s one of them horses that’s all there, but when you put the heat on him he takes it. He’s got potential to be a big-time rodeo horse.”
Richard shared the Maturity spotlight with good friend Davison who won the Heeling on CR Deeva with an event-high 505.89 points. For the win, Davison and owner Jay McCarley took home $5,865. The mare’s breeders at the Center Ranch won $1,871, as did the stallion owners of Woody Be Tuff. Davison placed in two go-rounds on the horse for another $2,000.
“We didn’t show her 4-year-old year because she just wasn’t ready,” Davison said of the now 6-year-old mare. “Rhen had her for a couple months and just rode her and got her broke and started her, and I just did my best not to mess her up from then on. She’s more like a real heel horse. She’s fast and always on her butt. She’s got a cool feel.”
Davison and CR Deeva have placed at almost every futurity they’ve been to, including a few wins.
Davison was high call with the help of his ProRodeo partner Tate Kirchenschlager heading, in a tough short round that saw plenty of top talent make solid runs. They made the highest scoring run of the day at 128.60 at high back, putting an exclamation point on their day. TRJ