NCHA World Champions crowned

Ms Peppy Cat, ridden by Pete Branch for Lonnie and Barbara Allsup of Clovis, New Mexico, won the Mercuria Energy NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth Saturday night, and was officially named 2010 NCHA World Champion. The 8-year-old High Brow Cat mare will now be retired. She brought an unbeatable lead to the World Finals and finished up with $103,789 for 2010.

Tara Gaines of Weatherford, Texas and Patrick La Dual won the Non-Pro division of the Mercuria Energy NCHA World Finals. With a strong finish to the season, Gaines came to the World Finals in second place, but moved ahead of Reserve World Champion Mary Jo Milner on the first night of the show. She earned $25,384 at the show for a 2010 total of $74,639.

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