a $200 Rescue mare wins 3 Congress Championships back to back

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There is a thing to be said regarding the type of horseman who can spot possibilities in the highly unexpected spots.



Which is undoubtedly the truth for amateur roper and farrier, Drew Boies. Nevertheless, several years ago, when he decided to buy a thin and bony, tan-gray filly off the back of a slaughterhouse truck for 200 dollars, he most likely never dreamed that some day she will emerge as a three-time Congress Champion.

Which is undoubtedly the truth for amateur roper and farrier, Drew Boies. Nevertheless, several years ago, when he decided to buy a thin and bony, tan-gray filly off the back of a slaughterhouse truck for 200 dollars, he most likely never dreamed that some day she will emerge as a three-time Congress Champion.

In the very first week of competition during the 50th anniversary of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Drew and Ravens Silver Angel became the Congress Champions in Amateur Breakaway Roping and Amateur Heeling. The pair was invited back to the invitational Amateur Cinch Rope Off, and they also claimed that victory.

“Raven was without a doubt purchased off a slaughter-house truck for $200.00”

Right after their third big win, we talked to Drew’s lovely wife, Victoria, to learn more about the unique mare they fondly call “Raven.”
“Raven was without a doubt purchased off a slaughter-house truck for 200 dollars,” Victoria says. “She was Reserve Congress Champion on several occasions as well as ended in the top ten countless times, but this year she eventually got to be a Congress Champion. Raven is practically bred by nothing exceptional. She was born from a dam called Skips and Raven and by the sire, My Bar Pine. Neither of them has ever shown. What caught my husbands eye was just how beautiful she was with her unusual, grulla color. Sadly, she made it onto the truck because of a breeder who could no longer feed the herd. My husband got her as a yearling and has entirely nurtured and trained her on his own.”

If Drew is not in the roping chute, you can find him at his full-time job working as a farrier in Ocala, Florida. He trains for about 4 to 5 nights a week with his roping companion, Logan Edwards. Despite the fact that Drew and Raven climbed the ladder to the top at the Congress previously, they were not absolutely certain that they would be going this season due to a tiny surprise from heaven that disrupted their summer horse show plans.

If Drew is not in the roping chute, you can find him at his full-time job working as a farrier in Ocala, Florida. He trains for about 4 to 5 nights a week with his roping companion, Logan Edwards. Despite the fact that Drew and Raven climbed the ladder to the top at the Congress previously, they were not absolutely certain that they would be going this season due to a tiny surprise from heaven that disrupted their summer horse show plans.

“ Recently this summer, we went to a rodeo, and our son, Bronc Dean, was brought into this world 2 months prematurely!” she states. “ All of our families were magnificent and took care of our place in Ocala, while we were in Virginia due to this. We were not positive that we will reach the Congress again, but Drew genuinely buckled down and went for it!”

“And yet, she is without a question, the laziest rope horse you have ever come across!”

Drew with his wife Victoria and their horse Raven

Victoria is not only full of admiration for Drew but also for their peaceful mare. “ she is a stunning mare that virtually anyone can ride. However, should you ask anyone who is familiar with her, they would promptly inform you that her preferred thing to do is eat. We have discussed the option of going to the World Show, although Drew honestly does this only as a hobby. Perhaps next year that could be our objective for her. Naturally, she will retire on our farm with us and potentially provide us with many awesome babies. She is an incredible mare that continuously gives you every single thing that she has. We are fortunate to have her in our life. And yet, she is without a question, the laziest rope horse you have ever come across!”

Nevertheless, it appears that Raven’s lazy characteristics totally vanishes as soon as she goes into the show pen. Her final winning time with Drew in Breakaway Roping was a 1.7.
“ the thing that really makes this mare so spectacular is the fact that she can easily go to rodeos and horse shows,” Victoria explains. That genuinely says something special about a horse, as it really is 2 entirely distinctive type of things they seek out when choosing a horse to do those types of events ”

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