Women’s ranch rodeo comes to Tex Rickard Arena

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Aletha Hargis and Billie Jackson throw a steer during the tie down double mugging event of the Clay County Women's Ranch Rodeo Saturday. Hargis and Jackson are members of the Clay County Ranches team.

Teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico came to Tex Rickard Memorial Arena in Henrietta Saturday to compete in the Clay County Women’s Ranch Rodeo, an event sanctioned by the Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association.

Two local teams competed. Four Cross, made up of Sandy Crawford, Cory Catlin, Jen Hill and Shay Simpson, took seventh place overall with 23 points.  Clay County Ranches, made up of Kim Brand, Tracy Hampton, Aletha Hargis and Billie Jackson finished 11th with 17 points.

Calvary Cross, a team from Clarendon, took first place overall with 54 points. Team members Pam McCleskey, Stephanie Spiller, Kelly Day and Shawna Lamb took first place in three of five events.

Frying Pan Ranch of Bushland took second place overall with a tie-breaking second place in trailer loading. Frying Pan and 7L of Granola, Kan., each finished with 53 points overall. The Frying Pan team is Sarah Mitchell, Joangela Mitchell, Kelly Mitchell and Hannah Mitchell. The 7L team is Jenna Adams, Sage Adams, Billie Franks and Neesa Smith.

Bud Bumpas, from his saddle shop in Graham, made headstalls for the overall winners, while Kerr Feed and Grain of Henrietta donated feed to award the second place team.

Hampton and Jackson donated saddle pads with leather award patches for top hand and top horse. The top hand award went t0 4 Cross team member Shea Simpson of Archer City. Top horse was won by the Frying Pan team.

Complete results are as follows:

Overall: First place, Calvary Cross of Clarendon, 54 points; second place, Frying Pan Ranch of Bushland, 53 points; third place, 7L of Granola, Kan., 53 points; Fourth, Four Branded Chicks of Hillsboro and Peabody, 42 points; fifth, Hook R of Mel Rose, N.M., 37 points; sixth, Pacheco of Clayton, N.M., 33 points; seventh, 4 Cross of Clay County, 23 points; eighth, High Roller of Vernon and Quanah, 22 points; Ninth, Cowgirls for Hire of Northeastern Oklahoma, 19 points; Harkins Ranch of Hereford, 18 points; and 11th, Clay County Ranches of Clay County, 17 points.

Sorting: First place, Calvary Cross; second, Frying Pan; third, Clay County Ranches; fourth, 7L; fifth, Harkins; sixth, Hook R; seventh, Cowgirls for Hire; eighth, Four Branded Chicks. Teams with a no-time were Pacheco, High Roller and 4 Cross.

Doctoring: First, Calvary Cross; second, Pacheco; third, Cowgirls for Hire; fourth, 7L; fifth, Four Branded Chicks; sixth, High Roller; seventh, Hook R; eighth, Harkins; ninth, Frying Pan; 10th, 4 Cross. No-time: Clay County Ranches.

Tie down double mugging: First, Calvary Cross; second, 7L; third, Frying Pan; fourth, Hook R; fifth, 4 Cross; sixth, Four Branded Chicks; seventh, Pacheco; eighth, High Roller; ninth, Harkins; 10th, Clay County Ranches. No-time: Cowgirls for Hire.

Trailer Loading: First place, Pacheco; second, Frying Pan; third, Calvary Cross; fourth, 7L; fifth, Clay County Ranches; sixth, High Roller; seventh, Four Branded Chicks; eighth, 4 Cross; ninth, Hook R; 10th, Cowgirls For Hire. No-time: Harkins.

Calf Branding: First place, Frying Pan; second, 4 Cross; third, 7L; fourth, Four Branded Chicks; fifth, Pacheco; sixth, High Roller; seventh, Hook R; eighth, Harkins; ninth, Cowgirls for Hire; 10th, Calvary Cross; 11th, Clay County Ranches.

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