Kelsey Love Thomas of the Love Ranch won the Cowboy Class at the 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity while riding Kit Kat Jerrie.
The Cowboy Class is a new addition to the National Reined Cow Horse Association. The goal of the class is to welcome working ranch cowboys and cowgirls to show reined cow horses.
“Establishing the Cowboy Class as an official class in our rulebook was the natural next step to honor and grow our sport’s connection with ranching,” says Anna Morrison, the NRCHA executive director. The history of reined cow horses came from ranching.
Kelsey Love Thomas competed in rein work, cow work, and steer stopping. She was presented with a Tad Sanders custom saddle, a Gist champion buckle, and $10,000 from XIT Ranch, the sponsor of the event.
Kelsey was the 2020 World’s Greatest Horsewoman, making her the first-ever. Read more about her here!