Deluxe Checks Reigns Supreme in NCHA World Finals
Deluxe Checks and Austin Shepard hit the road hard in 2017 in pursuit of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship. Their hard work paid off Saturday night with three championship trophies.
The mare’s connections – Shepard, and owners Amanda and Rhein Standish – received trophies at the NCHA World Finals Party on Saturday night for the NCHA Open World Championship, NCHA Open World Finals Show Championship and for being the World Champion Mare in the Open.
“I’m just so proud of her, and I’m so happy to do it for her owners,” said Shepard, an Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider. “It’s a wonderful accomplishment. We’re all aged-event minded these days, which we should be because that’s where the money is, but growing up, the guys that were World Champions were my heroes, and to be able to put my name next to them is great.”
Quarter Horse News
written by Molly Montag