Cheyenne Allan Claims Columbia River Circuit Championship

Cheyenne Allan cinches the Columbia River Circuit year-end title and Kacey Gartner wins the average.

Photographs by Molly Morrow

Cheyenne Allan cinches the Columbia River Circuit year-end title and Kacey Gartner wins the average.

When the Ram Trucks Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, held Oct. 21-23 at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon, concluded it was Cheyenne Allen and her horse RCA Royal Flush, aka “Three,” who emerged as the circuit year-end champions in barrel racing. In addition to the trophy saddle and buckle Allan secured a trip to the million-dollar 2022 NFR Open (formerly the National Circuit Finals Rodeo) to be held in July. Allan also won round three en route to securing the year-end title. Allan had $17,923 earned in the Columbia River Circuit prior to the finals and added another $3,960 to that in Redmond.

Earning the average title and her spot at the 2022 NFR Open was Kacey Gartner riding her 8-year-old homebred mare, Rebel Look, aka “Mercedes.” Gartner banked $5,280. 

Kasey Gartner topped the Columbia River Circuit Finals average.

Winning the first go round was WPRA Rookie Rachelle Riggers who posted a 16.35 to bank $1,760 riding Magic French Flight. 

Bailey Cline and Im Still A Guy won round two in a time of 16.51 worth $1,760.

Columbia River Circuit Finals Results: 

Round 1: Rachelle Riggers, 16.35, $1,760; 2. Kacey Gartner, 16.58, $1,320; 3. Cheyenne Allan, 16.72, $880; 4. Shelly Mull, 16.73, $440; Round 2: 1. Bailey Cline, 16.51, $1,760; 2/3. Riggers & Megan McLeod-Sprague, 16.54, $1,100 each; 4. Mull, 16.55, $440; Round 3: 1. Allan, 16.41, $1,760; 2. Gartner, 16.54, $1,320; 3. Rainy Robinson, 16.58, $880; 4. Lexie Goss, 16.60, $440; Average: 1. Gartner, 49.71, $2,640; 2. Mull, 49.89, $1,980; 3. Allan, 49.95, $1,320; 4. Robinson, 50.07, $660. 

About Bonnie Wheatley

Bonnie Wheatley brings a lifetime of professional experience in the Western industry to her role as Barrel Racing Content Director for and Barrel Racing Magazine. She grew up immersed in ranching and the Western lifestyle before graduating from the University of California at Davis and relocating to the eastern plains of Colorado. When not researching and writing exciting new content, Wheatley enjoys running barrels, showing reined cow horses, cheering at her daughter Sage’s sporting events, and for her husband, Scot, and son, Regan, at team ropings and horse shows.