2011 Select World
by Samantha EckertThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Phillip Tearney returns to the Select World winner's circle on Probably A Colonel.
Phillip E Tearney of Stilwell, Kansas, had a hard-running steer in the finals of the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship dally team roping heading on September 2.
Probably A Colonel, a 2004 sorrel gelding by With All Probability and out of Sheza Colonels Watch by Colonel Boots Bar, put Phillip in the right spot to score a 222.5-point finals run.
Phillip is no stranger to the Adequan Select gold trophy. He was first and second at the 2009 Select World in heading.
“It is really great. I won it here two years ago. I was really excited to come back and win it again this year,” Phillip said.
Phillip qualified several horses for the 2011 Select World, but “Colonel” was not the favorite to win.
“He’s a help horse most of the time. We qualified him for Select so I’d have another run,” Phillip said.
With the right steer, this big gelding got to show his stuff.
“I had a really hard-running steer. I let the steer way out and (Colonel) can really run one down. He did his job, tough in the corner, flipped around and won,” Phillip said.
Phillip purchased Colonel in July of 2009.
“I’ve always been attracted to this horse because he’s a little bigger horse than most of the With All Probability horses, so I bought him. We have used him for a lot of purposes,” Phillip said.
During the finals, AQHA Professional Horseman Brad Lund of LaCygne, Kansas, heeled for Phillip. He has several horses in training with Brad.
“I need to thank Brad and Amy for all the work they put into my horses,” Phillip said.