Time To Glo, Bobby Lewis’s 2019 son of DT Horses’ legendary Hickory Holly Time out AQHA World Champion Look At Her Glo, won the Futurity Heeling with Cade Rice on his way to the title.
BELTON, TEXAS, Jan. 5, 2024—Bobby Lewis’s 2019 stallion Time To Glo pocketed $37,000 on his way to the Gold Buckle Futurities Superhorse title, in addition to winning the winter event’s Futurity Heeling championship.
Time To Glo—by DT Horses’ Hickory Holly Time out of AQHA Heading World Champion Look At Her Glo by CD O Cody—scored a 906.00 on four head, winning the third round on his way to the win with American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Champion Cade Rice at the helm. Time To Glo and Rice won $28,000 for the Gold Buckle Stallion Incentive, as well as another $8,000 for the main average and $1,000 for the go-round win. To win the Superhorse title, Time To Glo also had a strong showing in the Futurity Tie-Down Roping with Cody McCartney and Futurity Breakaway with Cheyenne McCartney.
It was Rice’s first time showing the stud, after having only ridden him on a few steers on Christmas Day.
“Bobby asked me if I wanted a shot at him,” said Rice, who’s won back-to-back ARHFA World Championships heeling. “He’s a dang good horse. He’s simple. That horse scores exceptional. In the heeling, you just set him up through the turn and his timing is impeccable. He just drags his butt and takes the jerk and makes it simple for you. That horse does everything very pretty.”
The money Time To Glo won at the Gold Buckle Futurities Winter Event put his career earnings at $132,187–making him the highest-earning competitive stallion to date in the rope horse business, with all that money won in 2023 alone.
“I feel so blessed to have a such a nice horse,” said Lewis, who showed Time To Glo’s dam to an AQHA world title in the heading and over $61,000 in earnings. “He’s been a good horse the whole time, and Cade did an excellent job of showing him down there.”
Lewis will continue to campaign Time To Glo in AQHA competition, sending him to the better futurities along the way as well. Rice, for his part, plans to have a trailer load or two of good horses ready for the spring Gold Buckle Futurities event in Ardmore, Oklahoma, May 9-12, 2024.
“This was a great event, obviously,” Rice said. “It’s dang sure beneficial if you have a horse eligible for the stallion incentive. The steers were great, ground was great. I didn’t hear any complaints. (Kaleb) Driggers, (Shane) Hanchey and Haven (Meged) did their homework and have been to all the other futurities. They know the negatives, they know the positives, so they made it contestant friendly. Ardmore will be even bigger and better.”
Gold Buckle Futurities paid some $660,100 over three days in Belton, Texas, paying back $194,250 of incentive money to stallion owners who supported the program in just its first year. Some 72 stallions are in the Gold Buckle Incentive Program, and those stallion’s offspring are eligible for tens of thousands in Futurity Incentive money at each Gold Buckle event. The futurity itself, however, is open to all registered horses, no matter their sires, for the event’s main averages and go-round money.