The 2022 ARHFA World Championship Heeling Short Round is set to pay first place $28,000, and the 5-year-old son of Bobby Lewis’s AQHA World Champion CSR Dual Glo, Sevens Star Glo, is primed to hang on to his top spot with Cade Rice.
But before the final flag falls in the Oct. 21 roping in Fort Worth’s John Justin Arena, 25 of the sport’s best young horses have to battle it out, and anything can happen. Here’s a breakdown of the pedigrees and more of the horses in the short round:
Two horses—Meradas First Diver, ridden by Junior Nogueira, and Montana By Morning, ridden by Trevor Kirchenschlager—are bred for speed on the top side. Meradas First Diver is by First Prize Diver by PYC Paint Your Wagon, crossed on a Highbrow Cat mare. Montana By Morning is by Fly The Red Eye and out of a mare by Montana Doc.
BamaCat has two colts in the finals: Pistol Bama, ridden by Kollin VonAhn, and RO Roll Tide Dually, ridden by Trevor Brazile.
CSR Dual Glo, the sire to high call horse Sevens Star Glo, is out of the great AQHA World Champion mare Look At Her Glo,also the dam to J Lows Glo ridden by Bobby Lewis and Joseph Harrison.
1. Sevens Star Glo, ridden by Cade Rice
2. Reys Of Pep, ridden by Colby Lovell
3. TL Crash, ridden by Hunter Koch
4. The Notorious B I G, ridden by Billie Jack Saebens
5. Big Time Movie Star, ridden by Trevor Brazile
6. Montana By Morning, ridden by Trevor Kirchenschlager
7. Probably A Shiner, ridden by Trey Yates
8. TRR Freckles Hollidoc, ridden by Logan Medlin
9. DMAC Dirty Dogg, ridden by Kollin VonAhn
10. CR Deeva, ridden by Cole Davison
11. Xtra Ruby Slippers, ridden by Junior Nogueira
12. Git Down, ridden by Paul Eaves
13. Pistol Bama, ridden by Kollin VonAhn
14. Flash The Smart Cat, ridden by Kollin VonAhn
15. Wranglers Tempation, ridden by Andy Holcomb
16. Mista Hot Cat, ridden by Shay Carroll
17. WND Affair, ridden by Joseph Harrison
18. RO Roll Tide Dually, ridden by Trevor Brazile
19. Titos Special Nite, ridden by Steve Orth
20. Undocumented, ridden by Joseph Harrison
21. A Big Vintage Buckle, ridden by Miles Baker
22. SDP Skyler, ridden by Hunter Koch
23. Rack City, ridden by Kollin VonAhn
24. Meradas First Diver, ridden by Junior Nogueira