Our 2018 Bonina Colt to Cow Connection contestants have been selected! Each trainer will step onto a 60-day colt and teach him to work a cow. Five head of cattle available per colt each day. Competitors will be judged 25 minutes Day 1, 20 minutes Day 2, 15 minutes for Finalists on Day 3. Winner will receive a champion buckle and cash prizes will be awarded to the top competitors. Select colts will be offered for sale after contest completion during the Cindy Severe Benefit Auction.
2018 Bonina Colt to Cow Connection Contestant…
Name: Dusty Whitford, 35
Location: Ferndale, Washington
Currently Training At: Whitford Colt Company
NCHA Lifetime Earnings: $184.80
# Years Training Horses to Work Cattle: 3
Background: 7 years Sapper Army Veteran. Has background in reining, calf roping, and western pleasure disciplines. Currently focused on starting 2 year old cutting and reining cow horses.
Influences: “I got my start working for Bill Riddle in Oklahoma. I also worked for the Center Ranch where I trained the 2 year olds (by the Sire Woody Be Tough) for the NCHA Futurity Sale.”
First lesson you learned about putting a horse on a cow? “First thing I’m looking to teach is the connection to the cow.”
Expectations for the 2018 Colt to Cow Connection event: “I’m just looking forward to having fun and sharing what I know about 2 year olds.”
Link to learn more about Whitford Colt Company: https://www.facebook.com/DustyWhitfordPerformanceHorses
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