Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Kenda Leseigne Three-Peats at Western US Championships
(Las Vegas, NV) National Champion cowboy mounted shooter Kenda Lenseigne racked up her third major title of the year on Saturday, blasting her way to victory at the South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas. The win also marks the third time this year she has taken not only the the women's division buckle, but has beaten every male competitor.
Not content with achieving High Overall and Overall Champion Cowgirl status, she also added to her string of world records on Friday night, laying down the fastest time in the Cimarron Eliminator event, delighting the grandstand crowd in the arena with an expert display of horsemanship. Lenseigne's equestrian partner Justin, a 15 year old American Quarter Horse ran flawlessly throughout the four day competition and attracted his own fan club from younger members of the audience. "This was one of those shoots where everything just came together,' said Lenseigne. "My sponsors and I have spent a lot of time perfecting our equipment. That paired with countless hours in the saddle is proof that our hard work is paying off."
The two-time National and former World Champion has partnered with Safariland and Bianchi Cowboy to develop her own line of holsters for the sport and created the first dedicated shooting saddle in conjunction with Circle Y of Yoakum. She rides in style wearing Cruel Girl clothing while Justin works his peak performance in Professional's Choice Sports Medicine Products. The Thunderstorm line of single action revolvers used by Lenseigne is a joint effort that she helped design with Cimarron Firearms.