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Definitive win for Chiarelli in Non-Pro Ltd.

July 19th, 2018

Limited Non-Pro NCHA Classic Challenge champion Carly Chiarelli on Olive Martini. Hart Photography.

July 19, Fort Worth, Tex.

Carly Chiarelli, Poolville, Tex., scored 222 points aboard Olive Martini, by Metallic Cat, on Thursday to win the NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Limited Non-Pro finals. Gentry Gonsalves, Millsap,Tex., claimed reserve with 217 points on Georgia Bootlegger, by Dual Smart Rey, while Ryann Packard, Guthrie, Okla., placed third in the 13-horse finals with 215 points on Peptos Scootin Man, by Smart Lil Scoot.

Earlier on Thursday, preceding the Limited Non-Pro finals, Chiarelli and Olive Martini scored 217.5 points in the second go-round of the Classic Challenge division to secure the top cumulative score of 436.5 points. Bill Cowan, Ardmore, Okla., earned a cumulative of 436 points aboard 5-year-old Catty Bluz LTE $34,769, by Catty Hawk, while Kyle Manion, Aubrey, Tex., and 5-year-old Sofie Smooth LTE $14,361, by Smooth As A Cat, were third with 435 points. Riders with cumulative scores of 430.5 points or higher earned entrance to the finals scheduled for Sunday, July 22.

Carly Chiarelli, the NCHA earner of $276,700, and Olive Martini LTE $86,042, won the 2018 Cattlemen’s 5/6 Non-Pro Classic Non-Pro Limited and placed second in the 2018 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Non-Pro Limited Classic. They placed in the 2018 Cattlemen’s 5/6 Non-Pro Classic, as well as the Breeders Invitational 5/6 Non-Pro Classic, the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited, and the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro.

Chiarelli also won the 2009 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur championship on Lil Peppys Advantage LTE $130,973.

Olive Martini, a 5-year-old daughter of Metallic Cat, is out of Martinis Miss Peppy LTE $246,925, half-sister to Miss Martini Play LTE $89,418, dam of earners of $1,102,410, including two NCHA Triple Hall of Fame Horses – Copaspepto LTE $416,882 and Stylish Martini LTE $361,920.

Senior Youth eligible Gentry Gosalves, the NCHA earner of $17,555, and 5-year-old Georgia Bootlegger placed second in the 2018 Non-Pro Cutting Non-Pro Limited division, as well as third in the 2018 Non-Pro Limited divisions of the NCHA Super Stakes Classic and the Breeders Invitational.

Georgia Bootlegger LTE $16,165, out of Cats Barmaid Chick, by Highbrow Cat, is a half-sister to Spoonfulla Cat LTE $246,168.

Junior Youth eligible Ryann Packard, the NCHA earner of $47,015, won the $35,000 Non-Pro division of the 2018 Non- Pro Cutting on Playin In Jewels LTE $87,309. In 2017, Packard and Peptos Scootin Man LTE $41,795 placed in the Non-Pro Limited divisions of the Cattlemen’s Derby (2), the Cotton Stakes (2), and the NCHA Classic Challenge (3).

Bill Cowan posted the top score of the second round of the Non-Pro on Catty Bluz. Hart Photography.

2016 NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame inductee Bill Cowan, the earner of $817,617, won the 2008 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited and placed eighth in the Non-Pro Finals aboard Catty Hawk, the sire of Catty Bluz. In 2018, Cowan and 5-year-old gelding Catty Bluz have placed in the Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro and claimed reserve in the Non-Pro Limited division of that show; won the Cattlemen’s Derby Non-Pro Novice 5/6 division; and placed (7) in the Arbuckle Mountain 5/6 Non-Pro.

Kyle Manion, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,696,022, placed seventh in the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals aboard Smooth As Mimi, by Smooth As A Cat. Sofie Is Smooth and Manion placed in the 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals and won the 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Novice divisions.

Five-year-old Sofie Is Smooth is out of Sofie Rey LTE $148,557, the dam of four earners of $57,264.

The 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular continues daily through Aug. 5th. For live webcast and live scoring go to NCHAcutting.com.

Chisum and Chiarelli tie

July 18th, 2018

July 18, Fort Worth, Tex.

Mandy Chisum, San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Carly Chiarelli, Poolville, Tex., tied with 219 points, the high score on the first day of the NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Non-Pro Classic Challenge go-rounds. E.J. Huntley, Houston, Tex., and Stacie McDavid, Forth Worth, Tex., tied with 218.5 points, the day’s second-highest score. Carly Chiarelli also topped the Limited Non-Pro entrants.

Mandy Chisum on Magic Metalman. Hart Photography.

Mandy Chisum, the NCHA earner of $403,772, and Magic Metalman LTE $122,043, most recently placed fourth in the PCCHA Derby NCHA/Mercuria World Series and the 2018 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Non-Pro finals; in 2017 the pair were reserve champions of the PCCHA Futurity 5/6 Non-Pro Classic.

Chisum’s championship wins include the 2017 Ike Hamilton Futurity 5/6 Non-Pro Classic on Cats Double Down, as well as the 2013 Tunica 5/6 Non-Pro Classic, Breeders Invitational 5/6 Amateur Unlimited, and Breeders Invitational 5/6 Non-Pro Limited on Woodys Wildest Cat.

Magic Metalman, a 6-year-old gelding sired by Metallic Cat, is a brother to 2017 NCHA Hall of Fame Open Horse Metallic Rebel LTE $411,837, as well as to Magistic Moon LTE $187,608, Magic Metallic LTE $149,428, and Sweet Metallic LTE $130,962, all also by Metallic Cat. Their dam, Sweet Abra LTE $117,725, is the dam of 12 NCHA earners of $1,077,468.

Carly Chiarelli on Olive Martini. Hart Photography.

Carly Chirarelli, the NCHA earner of $276,700, and Olive Martini LTE $86,042, won the 2018 Cattlemen’s 5/6 Non-Pro Classic Non-Pro Limited championship and the reserve championship of the 2018 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Non-Pro Limited Classic. They also placed fourth in the 2018 Cattlemen’s 5/6 Non-Pro Classic; ninth in Breeders Invitational 5/6 Non-Pro Classic; fourth in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited; and ninth in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro.

Chirarelli also won the 2009 NCHA Classic Challenge Challenge Amateur championship on Lil Peppys Advantage LTE $130,973.

Olive Martini, a 5-year-old daughter of Metallic Cat, is out of Martinis Miss Peppy LTE $246,925, half-sister to Miss Martini Play LTE $89,418, dam of earners of $1,102,410, including two NCHA Hall of Fame horses – Copaspepto LTE $416,882 and Stylish Martini LTE $361,920.

E.J. Huntley, the NCHA earner of $373,573, won the 2017 Cattlemen’s Derby Non-Pro championship and, most recently, the 2018 Cattlemen’s 5/6 Classic Non-Pro Gelding division on HR Cats Starlight LTE $171,504.

Ripping Ichi LTE $138,610, a 6-year-old gelding sired by Cat Ichi, has won or placed in over 24 open and non-pro limited event working finals. His biggest paycheck came as reserve champion of the 2016 Southern Futurity Open with James Payne.

Stacie McDavid, the NCHA Hall of Fame Non-Pro earner of $962,116, showed DMAC Piccolo Pete as Non-Pro reserve champion of the 2017 Ike Hamilton Futurity, as well as champion of the 2018 Bonanza 5/6 Amateur Unlimited and reserve champion of the 2018 Breeders Inviational Amateur Unlimited.

Five-year-old DMAC Piccolo Pete LTE $122,295, a daughter of WR This Cats Smart, is out of Cherry Chex Dually LTE $230,488, the dam of three NCHA earners of $235,796.

The 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular continues daily through Aug. 5. For live webcast and live scoring go to NCHAcutting.com.

Terry Hollis and Isabella Rey win Limited Open

July 18th, 2018

Isabella Rey, ridden by Terry Hollis. Hart Photography.

July 16, Fort Worth, Tex.
Terry Hollis, who won the 2004 NCHA Classic Challenge aboard LB Cowtown Twist, scored 222 points on Tuesday, to win the 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Limited Open riding Isabella Rey, owned by Paul Thompson, Aledo, Tex. Glynn Whitman and Reyvinmetallicat, owned by Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., scored 220 points for reserve, while Mackie Hursh, riding Bunnys Passion for Rick and Deby Reeves, Hallsville, Tex., placed third in the 10-horse finals with 214.5 points.

Isabella Rey LTE $30,589 placed ninth earlier this year with owner Thompson in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals. The 6-year-old Dual Rey daughter is out of Quixote From Heaven LTE $3,405, by Heavens Little Lena, the dam of five NCHA earners of $119,109.

Terry Hollis, Millsap, Tex., is the career earner of $593,857.

Reyvinmetallicat, ridden by Glynn Whitman. Hart Photography.

Reyvinmetallicat LTE $71,640 placed ninth in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro with Ty Moore, and won the 2018 Non-Pro Plus Open $2,000 Limited Rider with Cody Green. The 5-year-old daughter of Metallic Cat earned her biggest paychecks, however, in 2017, when she placed third with James Payne in the Southern Futurity Open and eighth with Kathleen Moore in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro. Reyvinmetallicat is the first performer out of Reyvorce LTE $45,887, by Dual Rey. The 5-year-old was a $50,000 purchase as a yearling at the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales.

Glynn Whitman, Madill, Okla., is the NCHA earner of $413,789.

Five-year-old Bunnys Passion LTE $28,390 was a 2016 NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist under John Wold, who also placed with her in the 2017 Non-Pro Plus Open finals. The Cats Merada daughter also carried owner Rick Reeves to place ninth in the 2018 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Senior Amateur division.

Bunnys Passion, bred by Furst Ranch, is out of Lenas Stylish Bunny, by Docs Stylish Oak, who has produced six earners of $613,313, all sired by Cats Merada.

Mackie Hursh, Colorado City, Tex., reserve champion of the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Open on Sticky Spot, is the NCHA earner of $617,460.

Cattys Hope, ridden by Michael Cooper. Hart Photography.

Cattys Hope wins Classic Challenge second go-round
Cattys Hope scored 222.5 points on Tuesday to win the second go-round of the NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge. The score gave the 5-year-old daughter of Catty Hawk, owned by Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Tex. and shown by Michael Cooper, a cumulative score of 439 points and advanced her to Saturday’s finals, where 26 horses with cumulative scores of 436.5 points or higher will compete for the championship.

Cattys Hope LTE $237,635, shown exclusively by Michael Cooper, won the 2017 Abilene Spectacular and the Brazos Bash and placed second in the Breeders Invitational. This year, she won the reserve championship of the Bonanza 5/6 Classic.

Stevie Rey Von, by Metallic Cat, shown by Beau Galyean for Fults Ranch, Amarillo, Tex., claimed the high cumulative score 443 points in the Classic Challenge go-rounds, while Velvets Revolver, by WR This Cats Smart, shown by James Payne for Crown Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., was second with 441.5 points, and Copperish, by Metallic Cat, shown by Lloyd Cox for Jimmie Miller Smith, Geary, Okla., had the third highest cumulative of 441 points.

The 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular continues daily through Aug. 5th. For live webcast and live scoring go to NCHAcutting.com.

PG Heavily Armed for Open Classic Challenge

July 16th, 2018

PG Heavily Armed, ridden by James Payne. Hart Photography.

July 16, Fort Worth, Tex.
PG Heavily Armed, under James Payne, scored 224 points on Monday to tie Sunday’s high-scoring horse, Copperish, ridden by Lloyd Cox, for the top score in the first go-round of the NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge. PG Heavily Armed, sired by Playgun, is owned by Michael and Brenda Armstrong, Marietta, Okla.

James Payne also scored 219 points aboard The Golden Shot, sired by WR This Cats Smart and owned by Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., to qualify for Tuesday’s Classic Challenge second go-round, where 85 horses with first-round scores of 215 or higher will vie for entry into the Classic Challenge Open Finals on Saturday, July 21.

Reyning Cats, shown by Russ Westfall for Jerry and Suzanne Rava, Paso Robles, Calif., scored 223 points on Monday to claim second place in the first go-round, while Mistresssis, Rey To Sly, and Second Spot each earned 222 points, the first round’s fourth highest score.

Six-year-old PG Heavily Armed LTE $168,097 was a 2108 finalist with Payne in the NCHA Super Stakes 5/6 Classic, as well as the Arbuckle Mountain 5/6 Classic and The Non-Pro 5/6 Classic. His dam, Not Quite An Acre LTE $153,256, by Bob Acre Doc, was the 1997 NCHA Open Horse of the Year and has produced four NCHA earners of $264,553.

Bred by Jimmy Kemp, five-year-old Reyning Cats LTE $61,305, by Dual Rey, made her debut as a 2016 NCHA Futurity Semi-Finalist and qualified for the finals of four 2017 Open limited age events, including the NCHA Derby (7th), the Pacific Coast Derby (6th), and the El Rancho Derby (3rd).

Five-year-old Mistresssis LTE $178,125, sired by Metallic Cat and owned by Texas Holy Cow Performance Horses, Weatherford, Tex., placed fourth in the 2016 NCHA Futurity Open under Grant Setnicka, who also showed her as a finalist in 2017 events. Matt Miller, Mistresssis’ Summer Spectacular rider, took up her reins to place in the 2017 Cotton Stakes Open (6th) and to win the 2018 Pacific Coast Derby 5/6 Classic.

Bred by Singleton Ranches out of the 2006 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champion Smart Crackin Chic, by Smart Chic Olena, Mistresssis is a full sister to Metallic Mistress LTE $162,527, also owned by Texas Holy Cow Performance Horses shown by Matt Miller to qualify with 220.5 points for the second go-round of the Classic Challenge.

Six-year-old Rey To Sly LTE $90,126, sired by That Sly Cat and owned by the Holmes/Hill Partnership, Glen Rose, Tex., placed fifth in the 2015 NCHA Futurity Open under Jaime Snyder, who also showed her as a finalist in four 2016 limited age events. Adan Banuelos, her rider in the Summer Spectacular, also placed with her in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open finals. Out of A Little Reylena LTE $126,058, by Dual Rey, Rey To Sly is a half-sister to 2017 NCHA Futurity champion Dual Reyish LTE $310,003, by Hottish, as well as Hay U LTE $199,264, by Third Cutting.

Adan Banuelos was also a top qualifier for the second go-round with 221 points on Kattalyst, by Metallic Cat, owned by Ten/27 Ranch, Denham Springs, La., and qualified with 218 points on B Nimble, sired by Dual Smart Rey and owned by SMF Cutting Horses, as well as with 216.5 points on Under The Reydar, sired by Halreycious and owned by Plantation Farms, Denham Springs, La.

Second Spot LTE $274,803, a 5-year-old mare sired by Spots Hot, won the 2016 NCHA Futurity Open with Matt Gaines and has been shown since the fall of 2017 by Lloyd Cox, who placed as reserve champion with her in the 2017 Cotton Stakes 4-Year-Old Open. Bred and owned by Gary and Shannon Barker, Madill, Okla., Second Spot is out of Reycey Moon LTE $209,363, a three-quarter sister to Pedel To The Metall LTE $188,402, by Metallic Cat.

Lloyd Cox also scored 224 points showing Copperish, by Metallic Cat, on Monday to top first go-round competition and tie with PG Heavily Armed. Cox also qualified for the second round with 215.5 points aboard Smart Alice Louise, owned by John McClaren, McGregor, Tex.

The 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular continues daily through Aug. 5. For live webcast and live scoring go to NCHAcutting.com.

 

 

Copperish shone on first day of NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular

July 15th, 2018

Lloyd Cox on Copperish. Hart Photography.

July 15, Fort Worth, Tex.
Copperish, under Lloyd Cox for Jimmie Miller Smith, Geary, Okla., scored 224 points on Sunday, July 15, to top the first day of 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Classic Challenge first go-round competition. Moms Stylish Player, with 222.5 points, earned the second highest score under Kenny Platt for Robert Tregemba, Lawrence, Kan., and Stevie Rey Von scored 222 points with Beau Galyean for Fults Ranch.

Five-year-old Metallic Merry LTE $106,329, sired by Metallic Cat and shown by Cara Brewer for Jim Haworth, scored 221.5 points, while 6-year-old Kattalyst LTE $150,228, sired by Metallic Cat and shown by Adan Banuelos for Ten/27 Ranch, marked 221 points.

Copperish LTE $158,119, launched her 5-year-old season in the 2018 Abilene Spectacular Open, shown by Cox to tie for the championship with CR WRS Royal Tee. It was the Metallic Cat daughter’s third major career win. Bred by Double Dove Ranch, out of Stylish Play Lena, by Docs Stylish Oak, Copperish is half-sister to  the earners of $1,748,054, including Pepto Boom LTE $296,183; NCHA Horse of the Year Smooth Talkin Style LTE $293,232; and Halreycious LTE $227,459.

Six-year-old gelding Moms Stylish Player LTE $317,508 won both the NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Derby with Platt at four and added the Breeders Invitational Classic and Bonanza Classic open championships in 2017. Sired by Lizzys Gotta Player and bred by Drummond Land and Cattle, Moms Stylish Player added this year’s NCHA Western Nationals Open championship to this year’s list of accomplishments with Platt, as well as a third in the Pacific Coast Derby 5/6 Open.

Stevie Rey Von LTE $396,472, winner of the 2015 NCHA Open Futurity, has claimed two open championships, the NCHA Super Stakes Classic and the Cattlemen’s Classic, this year with Beau Galyean. The 8-year-old son of Metallic Cat is a full brother to Purple Reyn LTE $356,632, 2015 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year.

The 2018 NCHA/Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular continues daily through Aug. 5th. For live webcast and live scoring go to NCHAcutting.com

Leaders lead in Calgary

July 6th, 2018

Hashtags, ridden by Tatum Rice. James Hudyma photo.

Both divisions of the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at the Calgary Stampede went to the current leader in the NCHA World Standings. Hashtags, ridden by Tatum Rice in the Open and Elizabeth Quirk on Kattalyst in the Non-Pro each won by big margins.

Hall of Fame Rider Rice and Hashtags marked 228 to win over Brent Erickson and Spookys Catchin Reys with 221.

Hashtags, who won four major limited age events last year, has already won at the Breeders Invitational and The Bonanza in 2018. He brought a lead of $12,000 in the World Standings to Calgary where he picked up another $9,600.

The 5-year-old stallion is by Metallic Cat out of Dual Rey Tag, a daughter of NCHA Super Stakes champion Playin Tag. Hashtags was bred by Jim Haworth and is owned by Hashtag Ventures of Weatherford, Texas. He has earned more than $350,000.

In second place, Spookys Catchin Reys was ridden by Brent Erickson for Jeff Barnes of Wilton, California. The 7-year-old mare was bred by Iron Rose Ranch by Dual Rey, out of Spookys Cash, a mare that Barnes bred and rode to take the reserve championship in the 2003 Non-Pro Super Stakes.

Elizabeth Quirk on Kattalyst. James Hudyma photo.

In the Non-Pro division, Elizabeth Quirk of Denham Springs, Louisiana, set a record by becoming the first Non-Pro to win three consecutive Mercuria NCHA World Series titles.

In Calgary, she marked 227 to win on Kattalyst, with Kylie Rice taking second on Snap Crackle Cat with a 222.

Previously, Quirk had ridden Cat Sheree to be co-champion (with Bill Cowan) at The Mane Event, and tri-champion (with Cowan and Jill Roth) at the Pacific Coast Derby. Only two other Non-Pros, Elizabeth Queen in 2009 and Dan Hansen in 2011, had won three Mercurias in a single year, but their triples were not in consecutive events. Among Open competitors, Phil Rapp and Dont Look Twice strung together three Mercurias in a row in 2012, as did Matt Gaines and Special Nu Baby in 2015.

Quirk, who entered the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame last year, is currently leading the NCHA Non-Pro World Standings. She was NCHA Senior Youth World Champion in 2007.

Kattalyst is a 6-year-old mare bred by Alvin and Becky Fults by Metallic Cat out of Hottness. Adan Banuelos showed Kattalyst to a reserve championship in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic this spring, while Quirk was also a Non-Pro finalist with the mare at that event. Kattalyst is a direct descendant of NCHA Derby champion Shesa Playmate and NCHA Futurity champion Lenaette.

Snap Crackle Cat is a 9-year-old gelding by High Brow Cat out of Dualsnap.

Lightning strikes at Western Nationals

June 30th, 2018
RM Lightning Merada

$25,000 Novice Non-Pro champion RM Lightning Merada, ridden by Paula Platt.
Ted Petit photos.

RM Lightning Merada, ridden by Paula Platt marked 218.5 to take the final championship of the NCHA Western Nationals Saturday, in the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro division. Coooter Brown, ridden by Denise Cox, was reserve champion with a 217.5, while Disco Barbie, ridden by Mandy Kirchner, placed third with a 217.

Platt won last year’s Idaho Classic Amateur Gelding title with RM Lightning Merada, and she was an Amateur finalist with him at this year’s NCHA Super Stakes Classic.

The 6-year-old gelding was bred by Reed McClymont by Cats Merada out of Choice Jewels, bu SR Instant Choice. Choice Jewels has produced earners of more than a quarter-million dollars, led by Fancy Hughes, a Thomas E Hughes mare which Kenny Platt rode to win the Brazos Bash and Idaho Futurity in 2014.

Kenny Platt showed RM Lightning Merada to a string of Open limited age event finals, including the Pacific Coast Derby and Idaho Derby as well as Open and Novice finals at past NCHA Western Nationals. McKenzie McBride won the $2,000 Limited Rider champion with the gelding at last year’s NCHA Denver Nationals.

Paula Platt, of Fort Lupton, Colorado, has earned more than $55,000 in her 20 years as an NCHA member.  Her biggest previous win was in the 2008 Rocky Mountain Classic, where she was Non-Pro champion on Freckles Dual Rey.

Coooter Brown

$25,000 Novice Non-Pro reserve champion Coooter Brown, ridden by Denise Cox.
Ted Petit photo.

Reserve champion Coooter Brown is a 6-year-old gelding bred by Gordon Sevig by Dualin Puddy Tap out of GS Kittys Littlelena, a half-sister to $211,000 earner GS Counting On Kitty.

Coooter Brown’s third dam, Cats Full Measure, won the 1999 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity with Phil Rapp, and Rapp bought Coooter Brown for $4,000 at the 2013 Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales. Phil and Mary Ann Rapp won some 4-year-old money with the horse.

Lawson Hadlock has shown Coooter Brown for Denise Cox, including a reserve championship at the Utah Derby.

In all, Coooter Brown has won over $75,000 with his latest paycheck.

Cox, of Ogden, Utah, has career earnings of more than $91,000. She won the $35,000 Non-Pro at the NCHA Western Nationals with Hillbilly Handfishin, another former Rapp horse.

In third, Mandy Kirchner of Clarinda, Iowa, marked 217 on Disco Barbie. The 6-year-old mare by Little Disco Tucker, was bred by Phil Langstraat out of Stylin Barbie,  a mare that won the 2002 All American Quarter Horse Congress Classic. Disco Barbie was an NCHA Classic Challenge Limited Non-Pro finalist with Kirchner last year.

Kirchner, who won the $2,000 Limited Rider championship at the 2005 NCHA Western Nationals, has also won multiple Non-Pro championships at the Iowa Futurity and the CHA of Nebraska Futurity.