Barbi Madgwick, Melba, Idaho, hauled her horse Sweet Southern Grace to Reno for the NCHA Western Nationals and picked up $4,020 for doing so. The two cut to a 221 in the $15,000 Novice/Non-Pro finals to earn top honors and best the 25-horse field by three points. Their efforts proved consistent as the win came after the two also led the go-round with a 221.5-point run the day before.
Madgwick and her paint mare, appropriately referred to as “Grace,” cut fourth in the first set of the finals to secure the win.
Sweet Southern Grace (Sweet Lil Pepto x Lil Southern Grace [PT] x Grays Starlight) has earned $33,514 now after her win in Reno. Madgwick, who has been showing for 20 years, has reached earnings in excess of $210,000.