Malibuite wins quarter horse title

Malibu resident Ellen Francisco on her American quarter horse, Eras Spectacular Zip.

Local resident Ellen Francisco and her American Quarter Horse Eras Spectacular Zip captured the world champion trail title at the American Quarter Horse Association Bayer Select World Championship Show in Amarillo, Texas, on Saturday. This show is open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over.

Francisco and her horse won the title and a prize package that included a Montana Silversmiths sterling silver buckle with 14-karat gold overlay, a neck wreath, custom designed gold-tone trophy, Cripple Creek Jacket with World Champion patch, Tex Tan product as well as a cash prize.