UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western student and 21-year old horsewoman Shae Prescott recently competed in Fort Worth, Texas at the National Cutting Horse Association Borden World Championship Futurity. By Raeli Prescott [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="226" caption="Shae Prescott"][/caption] University of Montana Western student and 21-year old horsewoman Shae Prescott recently competed in Fort Worth, Texas at the National Cutting Horse Association Borden World Championship Futurity. Prescott competed in the Limited Non-Pro Division on RBS Laredo Red, a three-year old roan mare sired by Laredo Blue and out of Hallalujah. Prescott has been competing in the sport of cow cutting since she was very young. She won many first-place prizes in various cuttings all over the western United States. She is studying elementary education at Montana Western. Prescott showed Laredo in the Watt Arena during the first go-round, marking a 212, which allowed her to advance to the semi-finals where she marked a 213 in the famous Will Rogers Coliseum. With her high score she then advanced to the final go-round, where she was one of only thirty contestants to have the chance to show a third time in the finals. “Making it to the finals is a huge accomplishment for me,” Prescott said. “I got the opportunity to compete against about 174 other fantastically bred horses and riders.” Prescott said she could not have done it without the help of her father Shane Prescott, who owns and trained Laredo. She also wants to thank her mother, Diane Hooper, for being in Texas to support her. Prescott said she walked out of the arena satisfied with her accomplishments of winning a cash prize and a finalist buckle. It was her first time showing in Fort Worth. She said she is looking forward to competing again.
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