Madison Crum claims high mark on Sunday

July 21st, 2019

Madison Crum, Weatherford, Tex., scored 220 points on Call Me Catniss to top competition on Sunday, July 21, as the Metallic Cat NCHA Classic Challenge Rios of Mercedes Amateur and McAlister Assets Amateur Unlimited go-round continued. Jacob Wayne Little, Carter, Okla., claimed the day’s second-highest score, 218 points, on Bet Hes Amazing, and Hunter Williams, Nolan, Tex., was third with 217.5 points on Way To Naughty, the same score that he marked Saturday aboard Little Naughty Kitty, in the NCHA Derby Rios of Mercedes Amateur go-round.

Madison Crum, the 2016 NCHA LAE Rookie of the Year and NCHA earner of $130,740, had been a 2017 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur Finalist riding Metallictoy LTE $96,820. Earlier this year, Crum claimed the Breeders Invitational Non-Pro Limited reserve championship with El Doreydo LTE $33,698, by Dual Rey, who she qualified for this Thursday’s Derby Amateur Unlimited Finals, along with Kual Dual, by Dual Pep.

Call Me Catniss LTE $48,074, Crum’s Classic Challenge mount, has been successfully shown in Open limited age events by Geoffrey Sheehan. The 6-year-old High Brow Cat daughter is a three-quarter sister to Tuned Up To Drive LTE $122,761, by Hydrive Cat. Sheehan also showed Candi Cat LTE $90,725 to split fifth through eighth place in the Classic Chellenge Open Finals. Candi Cat and Call Me Catniss are both owned by Beechfork Ranch.

Jacob Little, the NCHA earner of $54,796, showed Bet Hes Amazing LTE $35,592, by Bet Hesa Cat, to earn money in 10 limited age events last year, including the Brazos Bash, where he won the Amateur championship. He also claimed reserve championships in both the Amateur and Amateur Unlimited Finals of the 2018 West Texas Futurity. Earlier this year, Little and his 5-year-old gelding placed eighth in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Unlimited. Bet Hes Amazing is the only foal to be shown out of an unshown daughter of Peptoboonsmal.

Hunter Williams, the NCHA earner of $63,217, showed Way To Naughty LTE $22,553 to place seventh in this year’s Amateur Finals of The Non-Pro Cutting. The 5-year-old Dual Rey daughter was also a 2017 NCHA Futurity Amateur Unlimited finalist under Hardy Rogers. Hunter Williams, the 2007 NCHA Senior Youth Rookie of the Year, won The Non-Pro Amateur 5/6 Classic on Baretta Boon LTE $57,799, who he also showed as an Amateur and Non-Pro finalist in more than a dozen limited age events.

Salvatori dominant in Amateur go-round

July 20th, 2019

Langston Patillo, St. Elmo, Ill., the NCHA earner of $310,122, won the McAlister Assets NCHA Derby Amateur Unlimited go-round competition with 221 points on Zinging Some Reys. While Marco Salvatori, Modena, Italy, the earner of $78,067, scored 219 points on Twisted Red Faye to win the Rios of Mercedes Amateur go-round. His score also ranked second among entrants in the Unlimited Amateur go-round. And Barnwell Ramsey, Huntersville, N.C., the NCHA earner of $219,867, scored 218 points aboard Reyzn Checks to qualify for the finals of both divisions, as well.

Langston Pattillo on Zinging Some Reys. Ted Petit Photography.

Langston Pattillo, 2018 NCHA Amateur Rider of the Year, won both the 2018 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur and Amateur Unlimited championships on High Stylin CD, and also placed third in the 2019 Classic Challenge Non-Pro Finals on the High Brow CD gelding. Zinging Some Reys LTE $3,828, Pattillo’s 2019 Derby mount, is sired by Stylin Cat, and was previously shown by Gail Hooper, in Amateur and Amateur Unlimited competition.

Marco Salvatori on Twisted Red Faye. Ted Petit Photography.

Marco Salvatori, Modena, Italy, an NCHA European Non-Pro reserve champion, was an NCHA Super Stakes Amateur and Unlimited Amateur finalist aboard Twisted Red Faye LTE $8,727, by Smart Rey Pepto.

Barnwell Ramsey won the 2016 NCHA Futurity Amateur championship on Reyzurbetsonthiscat LTE $145,059. This year, Ramsey placed fifth in the Augusta Futurity Amateur Unlimited Finals with Reyzn Checks LTE $24,146 and fifth in the Non-Pro Finals on Reyzurbetsonthiscat. Reyzn Checks, by Im Countin Checks, and Reyzurbetsonthiscat, by Bet Hesa Cat, are half-siblings out of Ariel Rey LTE $100,480, by Dual Rey.

The NCHA Derby Rios of Mercedes Finals and the McAlister Assets Unlimited Amateur Finals will be held on Thursday, July 25.

Tommy Moore 1936 – 2019

July 19th, 2019

Tommy Moore, 83, president of NCHA from 1983 – 1984, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. An  NCHA Members Hall of Fame inductee , as well as a member of the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame, Moore was also NCHA Non-Pro Reserve World Champion in 1979 and 1980 riding Royal Santana, who he showed to win the 1980 NCHA Non-Pro World Finals.

Tommy Moore
Tommy Moore on Royal Santana.

During Moore’s two-year term as NCHA president, he was instrumental in seeing the Judges Monitor System put into practice. In addition, during his term, the NCHA Classic and Challenge, at that time separate classes, were integrated into the NCHA Derby (Summer Spectacular) venue, and Moore won the first NCHA Challenge Non-Pro championship, showing Sana Doc, by Peppy San.

Moore became interested in cutting competition in 1975, after retiring from his businesses, including a company that manufactured electric and acoustic guitars sold worldwide under the Jackson-Charvel name.

Trainer Dub Dale introduced Moore to the sport, and two years later, recommended a new direction. “I’ve taken you as far as I can take you,” Dale told Moore. “You need to get with the master, Matlock Rose.”

“It wasn’t a real cordial relationship at first,” said Moore of his beginnings with Rose. “This guy started on me from the way I put a blanket on a horse. And all during this time, there was never a lot said between Matlock and me. But a mutual respect developed and it finally resulted in the fact that he became the closest male to me in my life, other than my father and my son.”

Moore and Rose hauled together in 1977 and 1979, when Rose won the NCHA Open World Championships on Peponita, and Moore was riding Royal Santana and Senor Towie. In 1980, when Moore claimed the NCHA Non-Pro World Championship for the second consecutive year, his son, Tom Moore II, also coached by Rose, won the NCHA Youth World Championship.

“There is no such thing as quit,” said Moore, reflecting on his connection with Matlock Rose. “You’ve got to be fiercely competitive in the cutting arena, just like in manufacturing. If you’re not, somebody is going to run over you.”

No family services are planned for Tommy Moore, but his family suggested memorials in his name be made to Cook’s Children’s Hospital or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Regan Plendl wins Classic Challenge Non-Pro

July 19th, 2019
Regan Plendl on Cats Lightning Rey. Ted Petit Photography.

Regan Plendl, Kingsley, Iowa, the second rider to work in the Metallic Cat NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Finals, won the championship with 220 points riding Cats Lightning Rey, by NRR Cat King Cole. Megan Miller, Poolville, Tex., scored 219 points for the reserve championship on Carolena Reyn, by Dual Smart Rey, while Julie Jarma, Whitesboro, Tex., and Langston Pattillo, St. Elmo, Ill., tied for third with 217.5 points on Hott Heels and High Stylin CD, respectively.

Regan Plendl, the NCHA earner of $282,231, was a finalist in last year’s Classic Challenge Non-Pro riding Mr Metallic Rey LTE $154,343, by Metallic Cat. This year, in addition to the NCHA Classic Challenge win, Plendl and 5-year-old Cats Lightning Rey LTE $119,071 claimed the NCHA Western Nationals Non-Pro championship, as well as the Non-Pro Cutting Classic Amateur Unlimited championship.

Megan Miller on Carolena Reyn. Ted Petit Photography.

 Megan Miller, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,184,340, came into the Classic Challenge off of a championship win with 5-year-old Carolena Reyn LTE $243,038, in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro. The pair also won the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals, and on Thursday, Matt Miller, Megan’s husband, showed Carolena Reyn as a finalist in the Classic Challenge Open Finals.

The NCHA Classic Challenge is the fourth Non-Pro working finals for Julie Jarma and 5-year-old Hott Heels in 2019. Hott Heels LTE $100,597, by Hottish, also placed third on Thursday in the Classic Challenge Open Finals with Lloyd Cox.

Langston Pattillo, the NCHA earner of $310,122 and 2018 NCHA Amateur Rider of the Year, has won three limited age event working finals aboard 6-year-old High Stylin CD $205,908 this year, including the Bonanza Non-Pro Classic, as well as the Bonanza Amateur Unlimited, and the Breeders Invitational Amateur Unlimited. Last year, Pattillo and his High Brow CD gelding won the NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur Unlimited and the Classic Challenge Amateur championship, and also claimed Classic championship wins in the Breeders Invitational Amateur and Unlimited Amateur, as well as the Bonanza Amateur.

Rollz Royce: King of the Rode

July 18th, 2019
Rollz Royce, ridden by Beau Galyean. Ted Petit Photography.

No doubt about it. Rollz Royce, sired by Dual Smart Rey, owned the Metallic Cat NCHA Classic Challenge Open Finals, following a riveting 229-point run under Beau Galyean, for owner Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss. Duramax Dually, shown by Wesley Galyean for the Glover/Galyean Partnership, Claremore, Okla., was reserve champion with 222.5 points, and Hott Heels, under Lloyd Cox for Julie Jarma, Whitesboro, Tex., placed third with 222 points.

Five-year-old Rollz Royce LTE $243,336 came into the Classic Challenge following a 228-point win with Galyean in the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Classic. It was his seventh major limited age event win and a personal record. Third Cutting, shown by Boyd Rice in 2010, holds the NCHA Classic Challenge record, with 230 points; Rollz Royce is the fifth horse in the history of the event to score 229 points. Quintan Blue was the first, with Roger Wagner in 2007, while PG Heavily Armed, under James Payne in 2018; Ichis My Choice, with Grant Setnicka in 2017; and Reyzin The Cash, shown by Gary Gonsalves in 2016, complete the five.

Duramax Dually, ridden by Wesley Galyean. Ted Petit Photography.

Five-year-old Duramax Dually $159,873, by Dual Rey, came into the Classic Challenge off of three 2019 Open limited age event finals performances with Wesley Galyean, and after also claiming the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro reserve championship with Kristen Galyean.

Hott Heels LTE $73,520, a 5-year-old gelding sired by Hottish, carried owner Julie Jarma this year as a Non-Pro finalist in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic, the Breeders Invitational Classic, and the Bonanza Classic. Lloyd Cox also showed Hott Heels as Open reserve champion of the Breeders Invitational, and as a finalist in the Bonanza Classic Open.

In addition, Sundance Jessie, sired by Metallic Cat, and owned by Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., won the $40,000 Metallic Cat Incentive with 219.5 points, under John Mitchell.

Jody McGlothlin and Somethingtobelievein

July 17th, 2019
Jody McGlothlin on Somethingtobelievein. Ted Petit Photography.

Jody McGlothlin’s win aboard Somethingtobelievein in Wednesday’s NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited might not have been quite as thrilling as her win on the talented mare in the 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited, but as their last run together in Will Rogers Coliseum, it was equally as significant. McGlothlin scored 222 points to claim the Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited championship, while Lucchese Cogdell took reserve with 219 points, and Kolby Don Moore placed third with 217.5 points, in the 12-rider field.

Somethingtobelievein, bred by Shane Plummer, has accumulated NCHA earnings of $240,191 under Jody and her husband, Brett, who trained the Hydrive Cat daughter. This year, Somethingtobelievein has carried Brett and Jody as finalists in 10 major limited age events, including the Augusta Futurity 5/6 Classic Non-Pro.

Jody McGlothlin’s first championship in Will Rogers Coliseum came in 2006, when she won the NCHA Derby Amateur title on Platinum Bob. She had shown only a few times in Fort Worth since then, when she claimed the 2016 Futurity Non-Pro Limited – with 222 points – on Somethingtobelievein. Jody and Brett live in Perrin, Tex.; Jody has lifetime NCHA earnings of $237,252.

Lucchese Cogdel on Yall Im Countin. Ted Petit Photography.

Lucchese Cogdell, Tulia, Tex., won the 2007 NCHA $10,000 Amateur World Finals, when she was 10, and showed as a 2011 NCHA Futurity Amateur Finalist, when she was 14. Her mount in Wednesday’s Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited finals was Yall Im Countin, sired by Im Countin Checks and owned by her parents, Dick and Kippi Cogdell.

This year, Lucchese, the NCHA earner of $206,235, showed both Yall Im Countin LTE $28,293 and McLintockk LTE $40,111 as finalists in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited. She also placed with McLintockk in the Unlimited Amateur finals of the Abilene Spectacular 5/6 Classic and the Cattlemen’s Classic.

Kolby Don Moore, Crawfordville, Fla., was a 2018 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro finalist aboard  Highbrow Nadine LTE $44,262, his 2019 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited mount. In 2018, Moore and the gray daughter of High Brow CD claimed reserve in the Southern Futurity 5/6 Non-Pro Finals, and this year, they were reserve in the NCHA Eastern Nationals $25,000 Non-Pro Novice division. Moore is the NCHA earner of $112,375.

Chiarelli, Jarma, Wilson and Wood

July 16th, 2019

Langston Pattillo’s 222-point score aboard High Stylin CD, on the first day of the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Non-Pro go-round, held through the last day of first go-round competition, and was never topped. But four riders on the last day of the 137-rider go-round gave spectators a “finals worthy” thrill with four 220-point scores in near succession, during the last set of the day.

Carly Chiarelli on Olive Martini. Ted Petit Photography.

Carly Chiarelli and Olive Martini laid down the first 220-point score, as fourth to work in the 14-rider set. Next came Chelsea Tatum, seventh to work on Bobs Smart Rey; followed by Julie Jarma, ninth to work, riding Hott Heels; and Paula Wood, eleventh to work, aboard Open first go-round winner Cool N Hot.

Carly Chiarelli and Olive Martini LTE $116,986, by Metallic Cat, won the 2018 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited with 222 points. Chiarelli, who lives in Poolville, Tex. and is the NCHA earner of $307,643, also won the 2009 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur riding Lil Peppys Advantage LTE $130,973.

Six-year-old Olive Martini, who placed third under Megan Miller in the 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro, is a half-sister to Miss Martini Play, the dam of Copaspepto LTE $417,440 and Stylish Martini LTE $361,920, among 11 earners of over $1.1 million out of Miss Martini Play.

Chelsea Tatum on Bobs Smart Rey. Ted Petit Photography.

Chelsea Tatum and 6-year-old Bobs Smart Rey LTE $150,515, by Dual Rey, have won six major limited age events and placed second in four others, including 2019 Non-Pro Limited championships in the Breeders Invitational; the NCHA Super Stakes Classic; and the Arbuckle Mountain Classic. Tatum, the NCHA earner of $145,915, is from Overbrook, Okla.

Julie Jarma on Hott Heels. Ted Petit Photography.

Among her many limited age event championship wins, Julie Jarma has claimed the 2012 and the 2104 Brazos Bash Classic Non-Pro titles on SS Blacks Lil Kitty and Shortful, respectively, as well as the 2014 Abilene Spectacular Classic Non-Pro on SDP Hydriven Hicapoo; the 2008 NCHA Derby Amateur with Crazy Rey; and the 2010 Cattlemen’s Derby Amateur on Short Scootin. Jarma, who lives in Whitesboro, Tex., is the NCHA earner of $432,884.

Five-year-old Hott Heels LTE $73,520, by Hottish, most recently placed as 2019 Breeders Invitational Open reserve champion under Lloyd Cox, and qualified with Cox for Thursday’s Classic Challenge Open Finals.

Paula Wood on Cool N Hot. Ted Petit Photography.

Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $2,476,719, is one of the sport’s all-time leading non-pro money earners. An NCHA Non-Pro World Champion and many times Non-Pro World Championship contender, Wood won the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro on Donas Suen Boon $425,911, a mare she bred, and a half-sister to 2018 NCHA Horse of the Year Cool N Hot LTE $320,143.

Cool N Hot, sired by Hottish, won four major Open championships in 2018, including the NCHA Super Stakes under Kobie Wood, Paula’s husband. Earlier this year, Paula Wood showed Cool N Hot to win the Abilene Spectacular Classic Non-Pro title.

The Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Non-Pro continues on Wednesday with the second go-round, featuring 68 riders who qualified with 213 points or higher from the first go-round.