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Cade Rice and Sevens Star Glo Bank Another Big Win in Cowtown
Cade Rice and Sevens Star Glo are on top of the futurity heeling game.
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Cade Rice and Sevens Star Glo win the 2023 Cowtown Classic ARHFA Heeling title in Fort Worth, Texas. | Elite Equine Promotions Photo

Cade Rice and Sevens Star Glo are no strangers to the John Justin Arena in Fort Worth.

It’s the same place Rice and 2017 stallion Sevens Star Glo won their 2022 American Rope Horse Futurity Association world title, heeling behind Colby Lovell. And on Sunday, June 9, they snagged another win on four steers in the same building behind the same header for the ARHFA’s Cowtown Classic heeling title with a score of 942.17, worth $11,200 for owners Lezlie and Marshall Wier. He won the first and second round on the stud, too, worth another $3,000. Sevens Star Glo is by CSR Dual Glo out of Sevens Tootsie Time by Hes Dun His Time.

Runs and Scores from the Cowtown Classic

“I remember the final steer,” Rice said. “I had run him already, and I’d helped on that steer in the 4-year-old heeling. And that steer ran all over the place—high-horned and black. Colby knew him too. Colby said, ‘He’s half wild,’ so he said I should get up there and hold him and see if he’d take a pattern. When I left, I thought I got the gosh-dang heeling barrier. But it never went off. I got up there, and I held that steer, and Colby turned him and whenever he hit, I was like, ‘I got him.’ My horse was exceptional right there.”

The stallion now has $72,453 in QData earnings to his name, all in judged competition.

Sevens Star Glo AQHA Pedigree

While “Hank” will end his futurity career in 2023, he’s not done showing. Rice and the Wiers want to see him go for the AQHA’s Super Horse title in 2024, so they’re working on him in every event.

“From day one, that horse scores,” Rice explained. “He stands in the box, never gets antsy, and he just sits there. You don’t think he’s even going to leave. He just stands right there, even in the heading. I ain’t been heading on him but for a few months and he just stands there. Logan Harkey took him in the calf roping, and he called and asked ‘Does he score like this all the time?!’ So we’re going to get him qualified in the heading, heeling, calf roping and breakaway to go for the Super Horse next year. There’s not many horses who can do what he does with the style that he has.”

Rice also won second on 6-year-old Jungle Cat, the stud he rides for Brian and Amy Bush, for another $8,960 plus an $850 check for second in a round. Jungle Cat is by Highbrow Cat out of Smokin Pepto by Peptoboonsmal, and he too has picked up futurity wins in 2023—including the ARHFA’s Sun Circuit in Scottsdale.

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