Cheyenne Allan Claims Columbia River Circuit Championship

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

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.