|DESIRES BLUE TRINITY (MECATE)|
Desires Blue Trinity, owned by Cox Trinity Equine LLC, the 2007 sorrel stallion, by Mecom Blue and out of Desires Smart Lena, one of Cox's best brood mares. Desires Blue Trinity, known as Mecate around the ranch, carried Chris Johnsrud to the finals of the 2010 NCHA Open Futurity where they had a accumulated score of 435 and had the 5th highest score out of 595 horses going into the semi-finals. They had a great run in the semi-finals scoring a 217 and securing a spot in the finals.
"He's the best horse I ever rode," (Chris Johnsrud)
"This wasn't Johnsrud's first trip to the Futurity, but it was his first time in the finals and we are quite sure it won't be his last, he did a fantastic job. When you breed, raise and train a horse it is very exciting to see it advance like this horse has. This was his first show and we have high hopes and look forward to many more." (Chris Cox)
Following the futurity, the duo went on to compete in the Abilene Spectacular Derby on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Taylor County Coliseum in Abilene, TX with the winning score of 227 earning $20,000 and also earned a $10,000 incentive bonus.
This was the first major limited age event win for Desires Blue Trinity and has had continued success in the 2011 NCHA Summer Spectcular finals winning 5th place with a score of 219 and earning $20,469. One day prior to showing in the Open finals, he also was shown in the Limited Open division placing 6th and earning $3,714. Mecate was Reserve Champion at the Cotton Stakes held in West Monroe, Louisiana. They also won the Open Limited. AQHA Senior Cutting Horse Champion. Now to date, Mecate has an excess of over $189,000 in lifetime earnings.