Greeson Wins the Non Pro Super Spectacular at the Kimes Ranch Western Derby
By: Abigail Boatwright
Parke Greeson, Goliad, Texas, was thrilled when his 2016 red roan stallion SCR BetThisTime won the Non Pro Super Spectacular with a composite score of 582, taking home $850 and a Classic Equine rope bag. The horse was bred by Milton and Bridey Greeson, and owned by Sarco Creek Ranch, in Goliad.
“We raised him, started him with a two-year-old, showed him through the Derby, into the two-rein, and now into the bridle,” Greeson said.
He uses “Pablo” on his family’s ranch in South Texas, so roping is a natural event for the stallion. Greeson hopes to show the stallion in the Non Pro World’s Greatest this year—and the Open World’s Greatest someday. He prepared for the Super Spectacular by working on each element of reined cow horse.
“He’s a quicker horse, so I felt confident he would merge into the roping pretty well, and he did,” Greeson said.
Greeson’s wife Heather showed Pablo in boxing earlier in the week and he was solid for her. Greeson schooled him a bit and hoped for the best.
A good draw and good cows made for a top-ranked herd work score—146. The reining pattern scored a 145, second.
“In the reining, he let me use him in the circles, and he ran and stopped well,” Greeson said. “In the cow work, we had a pretty good cow, he rated off well and we had both turns and went and circled. So I felt good going into the roping.”
Their cow work score of 146 set them up for the steer stopping.
“I always get a little nervous when I draw first, because you’re not able to see the start a whole bunch,” Greeson said. “But these steers were really honest tonight, so we just saw about a shoulder around, and went and caught him.”
That run scored a 145, landing them the championship title.
“I’m super proud of that little horse, raising him and everything. He’s been with me a long time,” Greeson said, “I’m just tickled that he’s staying with me, and I know how hard it is to keep these show horses good and honest. I’m just going to try to keep doing that on him. He’s a standup horse and he’s got some good speed. And he’s a pretty important horse to me.”