Roberts dominates the show

Courtney Roberts was all smiles when she and her newly acquired cutting horse, Big One (ET) took out the Senior Youth event at the National Cutting Horse Association Finals in Tamworth.

At the double: Queenslander Courtney Roberts has been one of the stars at the National Cutting Horse Association finals in Tamworth. Photo: Ken Anderson Photography

At the double: Queenslander Courtney Roberts has been one of the stars at the National Cutting Horse Association finals in Tamworth. Photo: Ken Anderson Photography

The victory came only a day after also claiming the Rookies title at the same show.

Roberts, 18, who travelled from Springsure in Central Queensland to attend the event, rode her roan gelding to success.

She narrowly defeated  Loomberah local Matilda Shumack on Eyebrows Cat by half a point in a field of 42 rookie riders.

Roberts, then stepped back up later on to obtain a comfortable lead in the Senior Youth to score 222 ahead of Michael Johnston on Mypops Dual Rey.

The enthusiastic teenager was supported by a good help team of professional trainers for her runs, with 2014 NCHA Futurity champion Jason Leitch, also from Springsure, being her main source of guidance.

Roberts also competed for a third time in the $7,500 Non Pro to come 15th in a 55 horse event keeping the teenagers average at a comfortable high, while GB Mrs Gump took the title with Andrew Wrigley aboard to add to his $15,000 Non Pro win on the competitive mare.

The Breeders Incentive aged events continue until Wednesday, supported by 22 of the best cutting stallions from around the world to enable their progeny to compete.

The NCHA National Finals feature a host of western traders to choose from.

Entry has been free throughout the eight-day event, being staged at AELEC Arena.