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.
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
Equine Outfit Of Excellence | Tex | Champion Right Wheeler
Equine Outfit Of Excellence | Lutesifer | Champion Left Wheeler
Equine Outfit Of Excellence | 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.