Honoring 4-Legged Athletes: The Equine Outfit Of Excellence Awards

Talk to anyone who works in the world of chuckwagon racing and you'll find out just how much these animals mean to them. Whether it be a driver, outrider, or barn hand, they'll say these horses are a part of the family.

The World Professional Chuckwagon Association honors these equine athletes each year with the Equine Outfit Of Excellence Awards, giving the best horse in each position a chance to have their own spotlight. 

Meet the 2019 champions below and watch them in action with full replays of the Century Downs World Finals by clicking HERE.

Interviews hosted by the creator of the Equine Outfit of Excellence Award, Eddie Melville. Melville spent 27 years as an outrider in the WPCA and is known as one of the most respected horsemen, outriders, and cowboys in the WPCA. 

Equine Outfit Of Excellence | Jack | Champion Right Leader

Jack | Champion Right Leader

Equine Outfit Of Excellence | Tex | Champion Right Wheeler

Tex | Champion Right Wheeler

Equine Outfit Of Excellence | Lutesifer | Champion Left Wheeler

Lutesifer | Champion Left Wheeler

Equine Outfit Of Excellence | Nighty | Champion Outriding Horse

Nighty | Champion Outriding Horse

We didn't get a chance to catch up with all of the champion equine athletes during the Century Downs World Finals, but two others also received Equine Outfit Of Excellence awards:

Hawk | Champion Left Leader | Owned by Vern Nolin

Barb | Champion Outriding Horse | Owned by Mark Sutherland

See the full list of Equine Outfit of excellence award winnings by going to the WPCA.com website.

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