The Northwest Greatest Horseman 

Shelbey Jackson Outshines the Competition


Shelbey Jackson. Photo credit Don Trout


Competition in the NW Greatest Horseman Non Pro Division this year was tough. The entries boasted horses that included a world champion and riders that are top competitors across the nation. Shelbey Jackson was victorious riding Ollie’s Playboy with scores of herd work: 143; rein work: 144.5; steer Daubing: 138 and fence work 144.5 to earn $900 in prize money. Shelbey is a junior at Baylor University in Waco Texas. She is on the equestrian team and was a member of the 2012 National Championship team. She is a NCAA scholar athlete and on the dean’s list. She is majoring in Biology/ Pre Med and planning on going to grad school at the University of Washington. In 2008 Shelbey and Ollie started their career together and have won the Paul Dice Memorial as well as multiple year end awards and saddles. About the experience Shelbey says, “It was such an honor to be the 2012 NWRCHA NW Greatest Non-Pro, especially against such other great competitors. Ollie was a star in the arena, as usual, and he really gave me 110% for every event. I was cautious to let my dad, Larry, show Ollie in the limited non-pro events throughout the week, but Ollie rose to every occasion and was wonderful for both of us. The energy from the crowd was also exhilarating and the spectators really amped up the competition and made it a lot more fun. I am so grateful and thankful for the help and support from Kim and Deb Witty, Dan Roeser, and especially my parents, Larry and Sheryl Jackson. This was an amazing experience and I hope to compete in the NWRCHA NW Greatest again.”

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Published October 2012 Issue

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