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Anson teen's steer wins Grand Champion at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Aven Horn with Bentley

Winning Grand Champion Steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is becoming a family tradition for the Horn family of Anson.

On Friday, Bentley, owned by 13-year-old Aven Horn, won the top prize.

"It's just a tingle that went through my body and it felt so good, so awesome," said Aven.

On Saturday, the 1,399 European crossbred steer sold at auction for $195,000.

Horn plans to use this money for college. She wants to study agriculture at Texas A&M and hopes to start her own businesses one day.

Aven is the second one in the Horn family to accomplish the feat.

Her brother Jagger's steer, Big Boy, won Grand Champion at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in 2016.

"We leave, eat and breathe cattle," said Aven's mom, Brek. "We are out there every day from sun up until sun down. It's what we do."

Winning Grand Champion steer means Aven can't show at Fort Worth anymore. But she's not done yet.

Aven said she to will show at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo next week.

"We get to work together and win together, Brek said. "There's not many families anywhere that get to do what we do and so we feel very blessed and really fortunate."

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