Petska and MP Dineros Woodpatch Win Big in Vegas

Petska and MP Dineros Woodpatch: Win Big in Vegas!

NFR Heeler, Cory Petska and his partner, James Arviso split over $76,000 in the WSTR Finale Open in Vegas this past week. Cory's horse is Riata Buckle Stallion, MP Dineros Woodpatch. Petska and Sherry Cervi purchased the 2015 Gray Stallion out of PC Frenchmans Hayday less than a year ago.

"He's such a special horse," Cory says, "He does everything I want a heel horse to do. I think that's because of the way he was broke. He literally runs down the arena with his head to the left, his shoulders are up and he's always on his butt. He's such an easy horse to heel on. It's crazy for how little he's been heeled on. Since we've purchased him, we've sent him to the High Point Performance Horses breeding facility a couple of times, so there's been 3 months that he's not been rode."

MP Dineros Woodpatch is the definition of versatility, looks, mind and athletic ability. He is out of Mel Potter's (Sherry's Dad) breeding program. Lee Deacon trained and competed on him in working cow horse events until he was 6. He was the Reserve Champion Hackamore horse. When he aged out, TJ Good started training him as a head horse and competed on him at the Rope Horse Futurity last fall. Shortly after the roping, a close friend called Mel to let him know the stallion was for sale. Mel was interested in him for his breeding program, so Cory and Sherry went to try him on Christmas Eve last year. They fell in love with him and had to own him. He'd never been heeled on until Cory backed him in the box that day.

"Just to take that horse and ride him in the open roping and be successful on him when he's only been roped on for 6 or 7 months." Cory says, "That's a pretty cool horse and at such a high caliber. Everyone loved him. For a horse that green to get that much attention is really cool for him."

In addition to his short and successful career as a heel horse, Sherry jackpots on him at barrel races. This upcoming year will be MP Dineros Woodpatch's first official breeding season. Cervi and Petska have two Riata Buckle Stallions in the program. Alone Drifter is a 2006 Sorrel Stallion. Both horses are standing at High Point Performance Horses.