Emily Miller and Namgis D 33 win Round Four of the 2019 Wrangler NFR. Photo by Ross Hecox

December 8, 2019 — Las Vegas — A big move for Emily Miller and Namgis D 33 in Round Four of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo pushed the first-time NFR qualifier to the No. 1 position in the world standings after winning the round with a 13.64. This is Miller’s second round win so far and her fourth paycheck.

“I’m in shock. It’s unreal this has been quite an experience; it’s so much more than I ever expected to be,” Miller said. “To even pull a check out here running against these horses, that’s an accomplishment in itself, so to be as consistent as we’ve been – that horse – I have no words. He’s such an athlete, and I’m so blessed.”

The Weatherford, Oklahoma, cowgirl has stayed on “Chongo” (Bucks Hancock Dude x Track Goddess x Eyesa Special) all four rounds so far and says he’s exceeded her expectations, especially with their journey being one with obstacles.

“I bought Chongo in January of 2018, and he’s bred very similar to ‘Pipewrench’ [Namgis D 35] by the same sire, Bucks Hancock Dude, off of the Namgis Quarter Horse Ranch,” Miller said. “I thought ‘OK, I ride great behind Kylie (Weast, both geldings’ trainer), this will be great,’ but it was tough. Our styles, I don’t know why they didn’t really mesh that great, but it took about a year of trial and error figuring each other out.”

With the round win, Miller added another $26,230.77 to her bank, bringing her world standings to $196,990.89 for the lead after coming into the Finals in the No. 7 position. Miller also leads the aggregate with a 54.64 on four runs. Jessica Routier and Fiery Miss West (Firewater Frenchman x Frenchmans Bo Dashus x Royal Quick Dash) follow in the second-place position in the aggregate with a 55.48 on four.

Emily Miller running home
Emily Miller and Namgis D 33 winning Round Four of the 2019 Wrangler NFR. Photo by Kenneth Springer. This photo is property of BHN and Kenneth Springer and is not for use on any platform, web or print, without express written permission from the publication and the photographer.

Round Four Results

  1. Emily Miller, Namgis D 33, 13.64, $26,230.77
  2. Amberleigh Moore, CP Dark Moon, 13.75, $20,730.77
  3. Jessica Routier, Fiery Miss West, 13.77, $15,653.85
  4. Ivy Conrado Saebens, KN Fabs Gift Of Fame, 13.79, $11,000
  5. Ericka Nelson, Goodfrenchmanfriday, 13.81, $6,769.23
  6. Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, DM Sissy Hayday, 13.88, $4,230.77
  7. Jennifer Sharp, KR Famous Tequilla, 13.91
  8. Nellie Miller, Rafter W Minnie Reba, 13.93
  9. Shali Lord, Freckles Ta Fame, 14.03
  10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Babe On The Chase, 14.05
  11. Lisa Lockhart, Prime Diamond, 14.06
  12. Lacinda Rose, RR Meradas Real Deal, 14.16
  13. Stevi Hillman, DTF Mellowdoc, 19.04*
  14. Dona Kay Rule, High Valor, 19.06*
  15. Cheyenne Wimberley, KN Fabs Mist Of Fame, 23.84*

*denotes penalty

Jessica Routier turns the third barrel at the NFR
Jessica Routier and Fiery Miss West at the 2019 Wrangler NFR. Photo by Kenneth Springer. This photo is property of BHN and Kenneth Springer and is not for use on any platform, web or print, without express written permission from the publication and the photographer.

Aggregate Standings on Four Runs

  1. Emily Miller, 54.64
  2. Jessica Routier, 55.48
  3. Lisa Lockhart, 55.55
  4. Ivy Conrado Saebens, 55.59
  5. Nellie Miller, 55.82
  6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 55.91
  7. Shali Lord, 56.07
  8. Jennifer Sharp, 56.18
  9. Lacinda Rose, 56.89
  10. Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, 60.23
  11. Dona Kay Rule, 60.51
  12. Ericka Nelson, 60.87
  13. Amberleigh Moore, 64.96
  14. Stevi Hillman, 65.73
  15. Cheyenne Wimberley, 71.44

World Standings

  1. Emily Miller, $196,990.89
  2. Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, $183,828.18
  3. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313.19
  4. Nellie Miller, $175,610.5
  5. Amberleigh Moore, $161,020.76
  6. Dona Kay Rule, $148,392.11
  7. Jessica Routier, $138,735.75
  8. Stevi Hillman, $130,988.67
  9. Ivy Conrado Saebens, $125,269.24
  10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $122,272.63
  11. Shali Lord, $121,775.59
  12. Ericka Nelson, $110,202.47
  13. Jennifer Sharp, $107,254.45
  14. Cheyenne Wimberley, $100,360.85
  15. Lacinda Rose, $98,935.85

Author

Kailey Sullins is editor of Barrel Horse News, and an avid barrel racer and breakaway roper. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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