Texas Lighting World’s Greatest Youth Horseman
In addition to all the excitement of the DT Horses and Hashtags World’s Greatest Horseman event, the Texas Lighting World’s Greatest Youth Horseman featured promising young riders competing on the big stage alongside their idols. A finals for the top six youth riders was held immediately following the World’s Greatest Horseman Steer Stopping to determined the champion.
Trevor Hale rode Survive These Lips (CD Survivor x Lipschic) to a 723-point composite to earn the inaugural Texas Lighting World’s Greatest Youth Horseman title and $2,430.
Hale had high praise for “Lippy,” a 2008 mare that has been his partner for the past four years.
“I got her through Brad Lund and Brad and Todd Crawford have helped me a lot with her,” said Hale. “I’ve been preparing for a while, we started preparing ever since we learned we could enter it. I’ve had a lot of good help along the way. For this event I had to just work on all the parts—the steer stopping, cutting, down the fence and the reined work. I just tried to get through all the events without any mistakes. We came in here in the cow work and I was a little behind and I knew I needed to come in and lay down the best run that I could, and luckily it all worked out.”