Hy-Kik Ranch’s 587 in Stavely – ABBI Canada photo by Covy Moore.
STAVELY, Alberta — The 2017 ABBI Canada Futurity Season wrapped up on Friday night at the Stavely Arena. Through eight events in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Rafter G Cattle Co.’s #53 amassed the most points to earn the season title.
Owned and raised by Nate and Jackie Garnder and their sons Beau and Jesse, #53 consistently finished in the top ten all season. It started out with a fifth place 83.75 in Claresholm at the end of February; a third best 81.75 in Marwayne; fifth in Prince Albert; 10th in Innisfail; eighth in New Sarepta, ninth in Lloydminster; an 84 point first place trip in Elnora and wrapped up the year with a fourth-best 84 point effort in Stavely.
For the year, #53 earned $7,590 the Elnora buckle and another buckle on Friday night for the season title. In addition, the Rafter G Cattle Co. product earns a spot at the ABBI World Futurity Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In Stavely, Kendall McDonald’s Hy-Kik 587 earned first place with a score of 85.75 points for $4,850. Foley Bucking Bulls’ 59 Canadian Zombie and a fellow Hy-Kik bull, 582 split second with 84.5 points for $3,035 each.
Official results from the ABBI Canada Futurity Finals in Stavely, AB on September 1st, 2017
1. Hy-Kik 587, 85.75 points, $4,850; 2. (tie) Foley Bucking Bulls 59 Canadian Zombie and Hy Kik 582, 84.5 points, $3,035 each; 4. Rafter G Cattle Co.’s #53, 84 points, $1,210.
Next up on the 2017 ABBI Canada Schedule is the final classic of the year and cutoff for the PBR World Finals in Magrath, AB at the Celebration for the Two Bit Nation on September 21st starting at 7:00pm MST.
About ABBI Canada: American Bucking Bull, Inc. (ABBI) is the world’s largest bucking cattle DNA registry and holds competitive events for bulls. A sister company to PBR (Professional Bull Riders), ABBI focuses on preserving pedigrees, helping to develop animal’s natural athletic ability and rewarding the stock contractors who raise the bucking bulls. Between the three branches of ABBI, over $2.5 million is paid out to bucking bulls annually. ABBI Canada is a division of American Bucking Bull,