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LCCC ranch horse team brings home awards at first fall contest 

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Laramie County Community College (LCCC) ranch horse team members finished in top 10 at the first fall contest at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton, Colo. on Sept. 18. 

            Team members competed against riders of all ages and levels and left with many individual awards, shared Morgan Moreno, LCCC ranch horse team coach.  

            In the non-pro division, Wacey Flack of Maywood, Neb. was second in reining, fifth in ranch pleasure, sixth in ranch trail and seventh in working cow horse.  

            Caitlyn Hesseltine of Halsey, Neb. took second place in working cow horse, third in reining, third in ranch trail and sixth in ranch pleasure in the limited non-pro division. 

            Bo Tilton of Lander took first in working cow horse and third in ranch pleasure in the novice division. 

            Chase Vinton of Whitman, Neb. was second in working cow horse for the novice division. 

            Miranda Crisp of Windsor, Colo. was fourth in reining and eighth in ranch trail in the novice division. 

            The next competition will be Oct. 7-10 at the Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska Stock Horse Association (CoWN) Winterfest event in Loveland, Colo. Members will compete as a team against multiple colleges in all four ranch horse events – working cow horse, reining, ranch pleasure and ranch trail. 

            The team consists of 12 students who compete on their own horses. Members are able to compete in levels of novice, limited non-pro and non-pro based on previous show experience, shared Moreno.  

            “This was a great first outing for a new team,” said Moreno. “We had some personal victories and we know what we need to take home and work on. We are thankful to the parents and sponsors who showed up to support us at this event.” 

            Current or future students interested in joining the team should contact Moreno at 

This article was written by LCCC Ag and Equine Pathway Coordinator Katie Shockley and is courtesy LCCC. For more information, contact Shockley at or visit 

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