Carbo wins NCHA Supers Stakes

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

FORT WORTH, Texas - Area cutting horse rider Taylor Carbo of Plaquemine, was a big winner April 6 during the NCHA Supers Stakes, presented by XTO Energy, an Exxon Mobil Subsidiary.

Carbo's American Quarter Horse Moms Stilish Cat scored a 222.5 in the Super Stakes Classic Limited Non Pro to earn the championship and a paycheck for $6,779 of the $88,280 purse. Carbo and Moms Stilish Cat, by High Brow Cat and out of Mom Stylish Pepto, also earned a Gist Silversmith championship buckle, a Sean Ryon saddle and bridle from Dennis Moreland.

The NCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic features nearly 2,000 four, five and six-year-old cutting horses competing for a purse of more than $3.25 million in cash and prizes.

A cutting horse is an athletic and willing animal possessing an innate "cow sense" and ability to respond quickly and turn sharply that is trained to keep a cow from returning to the herd. The horses involved are typically American Quarter Horses, although many other stock horse breeds are also used.