Coming back in the Semi Finals on Tuesday night, Feb. 5 during the 22nd performance, with a 16.39, the pair are making their family and friends back in the Great Lakes Circuit proud that their 2012 Circuit and Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo Average champion is winning the Semi Finals at Ft. Worth and sitting first on two runs with a total of 32.84. The left handed palomino will bear close watching in the Saturday night Finals.

Natalie Foutch won the 22nd Performance at the Ft. Worth Rodeo.

Natalie Foutch won the 22nd Performance at the Ft. Worth Rodeo.


“His run tonight felt amazing, like he was firing on all cylinders,” said Foutch who purchased her WPRA card in the fall of 2011. “He always gives me 110 percent  every time. The quieter I ride him the better he runs and works. It was a great run and I’m very proud of him.”

Registered as Maggies Moon Fire, aka Orville, Foutch purchased the gelding as a green broke 3-year-old from former Great Lakes Circuit director Sandi Brandli. “He’s just been an amazing horse for me.”

Prior to Ft. Worth, Foutch had competed at the Rapid City (S.D.) Stock Show PRCA Rodeo where she had ground trouble and at Topeka, Kan. where she finished second. She’ll compete in the Friday morning slack in Jackson, Miss. before returning to Ft. Worth for the Saturday night Finals on Feb. 9.

“I can’t wait to run again here,” said Foutch with confidence.

Cindy Smith, Hobbs, N.M., was the fastest in the Tuesday matinee, Feb. 5 performance, which started the Semi Finals Round with a time of 16.53. Second fastest with a 16.60 was Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., who chose her gelding MP A Man With Roses (“George”) for her mount at Ft. Worth. With a total on two of 33.28 Cervi took an early lead in the average but was bumped to third following the Tuesday performance where Foutch and Carlee Pierce moved her. Pierce rode her backup horse to clock a 16.39 for a total on two of 33.27.

Cindy Smith topped the 21st performance.

Cindy Smith topped the 21st performance.



21st Performance, Ft. Worth, Feb. 5, 2013, 2 p.m.

Cindy Smith 16.53

Sherry Cervi 16.60

Brittany Pozzi 16.62

Jody Sheffield 16.73

Jessica Frost 16.91

Kylie Shumaker 17.18

Rainy Graham 17.76

Jenna Moore 21.34

Jessi Eagleberger 21.54

Aimee Kay 21.95


22nd Performance, Ft. Worth, Feb. 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Natalie Foutch 16.39

Sue Smith 16.51

Carlee Pierce 16.66

Sammi Bessert 16.78

Kenna Squires 17.09

Sabrina Ketchum 17.67

Lee Ann Rust 21.58

Tara Schroedter 21.63

Melanie Southard 21.81

Kelli Tolbert 21.91


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