Stacie McDavid, aboard Dmac Marquis Player, scored a 73 points in the Non-Pro Classic class, to
take second place.
Weekend Oil Belt Cutting Was
A "Heated" Competition in Civic Center
by: Bobby McDonald
It was some "heated" competition in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center as the monthly Oil Belt Cutting competition came to town, on Saturday. The monthly events featured in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center bring competitors from all across the U.S. to our community, as they spend money, stay in our hotels, and compete for prizes in the competitions.
One of the particular classes, on Saturday, the Non-Pro Classic, demonstrates the depth of the competition. The class featured eight horses and the scores ranged from a high of 74 to a "no-score" for missing the cut, but only one-point separated the top five competitors in the event. And, those competitors came from Texarkana, Ft. Worth, Greenville, Henderson, and from right here in Sulphur Springs. Other weekend competitors traveled from both Tennessee and Illinois, to exhibit their horses.
Enjoy these photos of these outstanding horses, in their competition, on Saturday:
Non-Pro Classic Class
Stacie McDavid, on Dmac Marquis Player, Ft. Worth
Richard Irby, on Jazzper 506, Sulphur Springs, Texas
Rickie Cox, on Play One Time, Greenville, Texas
Von Sulten, on Deefiant Cat, Ft. Worth, Texas
Caitlin Patty, on KT Macs Cat, Lindale, Texas
Class Winner, Allison Barker, Peppys Catalena, Texarkana, TX - 74 points
Larry Galyean, on Lizzys Stylish Todd, Henderson, Texas
David McDavid, on The Ladys Money Talks, Ft. Worth, Texas