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Sutten and Superey on top with 221

Monday, April 15th, 2019
Von Sutten on Superey. Ted Petit Photography.

On Monday, April 15, the second of three days of Amateur/Amateur Unlimited Classic go-round competition at the 2019 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes, Von Sutten and Superey topped the roster with 221 points. German Lugo, riding Mamas Stylish Sophie on Sunday, scored 220 points, the second-highest mark, and Will Bushaw, aboard Bittersweet, ranked third with 219 points.

Unlimited Amateur entrant Von Sutten, Weatherford, Tex., the NCHA earner of $540,677, won the 2008 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur championship riding Smartware LTE $41,115. In 2013, Sutten won the NCHA Derby Amateur Unlimited on Whiskers And Rumors LTE $50,775, and in 2016, he won the NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur Unlimited on One Stylish Pepto LTE $81,203. Last year, Sutten claimed the PCCHA Derby Amateur Unlimited on Stylish Hallie Cat LTE $22,740, as well as the Arbuckle Mountain Classic 5/6 Amateur Unlimited on Superey LTE $66,225.

Superey, by Dual Rey, is out of 2005 NCHA Futurity Open champion Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690, the dam of 19 earners of $1,291,385, including Superey’s full siblings Lil Rattler LTE $338,873, Button Down Supercat LTE $285,048, and Cinca De Maya LTE $106,341.

Unlimited Amateur entrant German Lugo, Gainesville, Tex., the NCHA earner of $166,554, placed third in the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur and Amateur Unlimited Finals riding Ichi Bitsy Rider LTE $43,364, by Cat Ichi. The pair, who made their debut as fifth-place finalists in the 2016 NCHA Futurity Amateur, also won the 2017 Breeders Invitational Amateur championship. Dual Rey daughter Mamas Stylish Sophie LTE $82,911, Lugo’s 2019 Super Stakes Classic mount, is out of Stylish Amanda LTE $109,648, the dam of earners of $549,745.

Amateur and Unlimited Amateur entrant Will Bushaw, Weatherford, Tex., the NCHA earner of $57,158, is also qualified as a Junior Youth, but has been earning his way in limited age event competition, as well. He placed fourth in last year’s NCHA Super Stakes Amateur on Wood You Rather LTE $15,469, by Woody Be Tuff, and fifteenth in the Amateur Unlimited with Where Its At LTE $13,681, by Dual Smart Rey. Will is currently also the leading 2019 Super Stakes Classic Amateur go-round contender.

Bittersweet LTE $164,971, by Metallic Cat, Will’s 2019 Super Stakes Amateur Classic mount, carried Will’s father, NCHA Hall of Fame rider Chad Bushaw, to win the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship, and the co-championship of the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro. And on Sunday, April 14, Chad Bushaw showed Rey Banz Gal LTE $41,125, by Auspicious Cat, as co-champion of the 2019 NCHA  Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro.

NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro champions

Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Constance Jaeggi on Sueper Trouper. Ted Petit Photography.

Chad Bushaw, aboard Rey Banz Gal, and Constance Jaeggi, on Sueper Trouper, tied with the winning score of 222 points in the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals to reign as co-champions of the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro. It was the third Super Stakes win for Bushaw, who was co-champion with Megan Miller of the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro, and also co-champion with Paula Wood in 2008. In addition, Nadine Payne, on Blu Velvet, and Kristen Gaylean, on the The Dark Alley, tied with 219 points to split third/fourth places.

Chad Bushaw on Rey Banz Gal. Ted Petit Photography.

Chad Bushaw, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $3,473,019, showed last in the first set of the Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals, riding the Auspicious Cat daughter Rey Banz Gal LTE $6,856, out of a full sister to the dam of Tootsie Rey LTE $200,876. Rey Banz Gal also carried Bushaw’s son, Charles Russell, as a finalist in last December’s  NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals.

 Constance Jaeggi, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $660,046, showed late in the last set of cattle riding the Dual Smart Rey gelding Sueper Trouper LTE $103,082. Sueper Trouper is the first performer out of 2016 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Ichis My Choice LTE $418,693, by Cat Ichi, owned by J Five Horse Ranch LLC. Grant Setnicka, who showed Ichis My Choice in Open competition events, also showed Super Trouper to place seventh, last weekend, in the Open Super Stakes Finals.

Jaeggi rode Saguaro Ichi LTE $293,796, by Cat Ichi, as NCHA Non-Pro World Champion and to claim the 2014 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year title. She also won the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic riding Dual R Smokin, by Dual Rey.

Nadine Payne, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $564,520, won the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro riding Velvets Revolver LTE $266,968, by WR This Cats Smart, a half-brother to Blu Velvet, by Once In A Blu Boon. Blu Velvet also carried Payne to a fourth-place finish this year in the Cattlemen’s Derby Non-Pro Finals.

Kristen Galyean, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $702,847, and the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro reserve champion on Duramax Dually LTE $156,328, by Dual Rey, won the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro aboard ZR One LTE $74,372, by Peptoboonsmal. The Dark Alley LTE $101,877, by Spots Hot, placed fifth in the NCHA Futurity Open Finals under Kristen’s husband, Wesley, who won the 2013 NCHA Super Stakes Open championships on Hes A Hot Cat, by Spots Hot.

Metallic Made for Non-Pro Limited champion Chalmers

Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Alannah Chalmers on Metallic Made. Ted Petit Photography.

Alannah Chalmers, Weatherford, Tex., and her Metallic Cat daughter, Metallic Made LTE $13,482, scored 221 points on Saturday, April 13, to win the 2019 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro championship. Scott Chartier, Weatherford, Tex., claimed the reserve championship with 218.5 points on Pharrell LTE $17,973, by High Brow Cat, while Jennifer Foland and Jaylee Brown, both of Weatherford, tied for third with 218 points. Foland was riding 2019 Super Stakes Open champion Hiss N Vinegar LTE $157,119, by Dual Smart Rey, and Brown was riding One Time Legend LTE $37,476, by One Time Pepto.

Alannah Chalmers, the NCHA earner of $160,276, was a 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finalist riding Metallic Made, a three-quarter sister to JJS Catless Merada LTE $172,422, by Cats Merada. Although this is Chalmers’ first limited age event championship win, she has previously been close. In 2016, she was reserve champion of the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro and placed fifth in the Non-Pro Limited on Smooth Very Smooth LTE $68,011, by Smooth As A Cat. In 2017, she showed Toy Cats LTE $61,735, by Smooth As A Cat, to place seventh in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro; also in 2017, she showed Sixes Boon, by Boon Too Suen, to place seventh in the Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited.

Scott Chartier on Pharrell. Ted Petit Photography.

Prior to the 2019 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited, where he earned $8,160 as reserve champion, Scott Chartier claimed his single richest limited age event checks riding Halreyzn Swinger LTE $82,972, by Halreycious as reserve champion of the 2016 Non-Pro Cutting Classic and as a finalist in the 2016 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro. In 2018, Chartier, the NCHA earner of $105,556, showed Pharrell as a finalist in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited, and also as an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finalist.

Jennifer Foland, the NCHA earner of $342,164, won the 2010 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro riding Shes Twice As Smooth LTE $191,734, by Smooth As A Cat and placed sixth in the 2016 Super Stakes Non-Pro aboard Hisstereya LTE $131,924, a three-quarter sister, by Dual Rey, to Hiss N Vinegar. She also placed in the 2012 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited riding Shes Twice As Smooth, as well as Cat Nasty LTE $68,102, by Cat T Masterson.

Hiss N Vinegar, bred by Jeffrey and Jennifer Foland, was shown by Phil Hanson to win the NCHA Super Stakes Open championship, and to place seventh in the NCHA Futurity Open Finals.

Jaylee Brown, the NCHA earner of $154,671, showed One Time Legend LTE $29,554 to win the 2019 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro championship, and also claimed second-place money in the Bonanza Non-Pro Limited. Between 2014, when she was 16, and 2016, Jaylee showed High Brow CD Deuce, by High Brow CD, to earn over $127,000, as an amateur and non-pro limited event finalist.

One Time Legend was also shown by Ty Brown to place fourth in the 2018 NCHA Futurity Open Limited Finals and as an Open Semi-Finalist.

Megan Miller posts near-record score in Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Megan Miller on Carolena Reyn. Ted Petit Photography.

Megan Miller, Poolville, Tex., won the 2019 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Non-Pro Classic championship on Saturday with 226 points, riding Carolena Reyn, the Dual Smart Rey daughter she showed as co-champion of the 2018 Super Stakes Non-Pro. Only Sandy Bonelli with 228 points, aboard Shakin Flo in 1999, has earned a higher score in the event.

Kristen Galyean on Duramax Dually. Ted Petit Photography.

Kristen Galyean, Claremore, Okla., champion of the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on ZR One, scored 222.5 points on Duramax Dually for the 2019 Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro reserve championship. Duramax Dually, by Dual Rey, also placed as a Super Stakes Classic Open finalist with Kristen’s husband, Wesley. Kristen is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $702,847.

Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., winner of the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro with Donas Suen Boon, scored 221 points to place third in the 2019 Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic aboard Suen Too Be Black, by Boon Too Suen. Wood is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $2,454,562.

Megan Miller, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $1,167,760, will collect $16,442 for her latest win. In addition to the 2018 and 2019 Super Stakes championships with Carolena Reyn, Miller also showed Itawtathenapuddycat and Travs Scooter in 2009 to win the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro and the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro, respectively.

Miller is also one of only five riders to have won the Super Stakes Non-Pro and the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro in consecutive years, on the same horse. Sandy Bonelli did it with Shakin Flo in 1998 and 1999; Skip Queen and Sister CD did it in 2006 and 2007; Mary Jane Kelley and Amanda Starlight in 1993 and 1994; and Phil Rapp and Playboys Ruby in 1991 and 1992.

2019 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes action continues on Sunday, April 14, with the first go-round of the Amateur Classic, followed by the Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals.

Lindy locked up Non-Pro second go-round

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Lindy Ashlock on Desiresomeroyalty. Ted Petit Photography.

Lindy Ashlock, Abilene, Tex., scored 220 points on Friday to win the second go-round of the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro division. Showing Desiresomeroyalty, by One Time Royalty, she also tied with 436.5 points, the highest cumulative score going into Saturday’s Non-Pro Semi-Finals, where 48 entries, with 427 points or more, will contend for the chance to compete in the Finals, on Sunday, April 14.

Constance Jaeggi, riding Super Trouper, by Dual Smart Rey, and a high-scoring rider with 219 points in the first go-round, tied Ashlock for the high cumulative score, following a 217.5-point performance in the second round. Both women are NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame members and NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year riders.

Jaeggi, who has NCHA earnings of $660,046, rode Saguaro Ichi LTE $293,796, by Cat Ichi, as NCHA Non-Pro World Champion and to claim the 2014 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year title. She also won the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic riding Dual R Smokin, by Dual Rey.

Lindy Ashlock, the NCHA earner of $1,639,488, showed In Reyverse LTE $106,549, by Dual Rey, to be named 2017 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year. Ashlock and In Reyverse also claimed the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship.

Saturday, April 13, marks another Super Saturday during the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes. It begins with the hotly contested Non-Pro Semi-Finals, and is followed by the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Finals and the Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro Finals.

Click here for complete results.

DĂ©jĂ  vu for Chelsea Tatum in Classic Non-Pro Limited Finals

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Chelsea Tatum on Bobs Smart Rey. Ted Petit Photography.

If Chelsea Tatum and Bobs Smart Rey looked like champions on Thursday as they rode to the herd, it was because they were. Tatum and the Dual Rey mare had won last year’s NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited with 225 points. They scored 223.5 points on Thursday to claim the 2019 title and become the only horse and rider team to win back-to-back Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited championships in the history of the event.

John Johnson, Ardmore, Okla., scored 221 points in the 17-horse finals on Miss Masterson LTE $58,780, by Cat T Masterson, for the reserve championship, and Gentry Gonsalves, Millsap, Tex., placed third with 218 points riding Georgia Bootlegger LTE $28,976, by Dual Smart Rey.

With the exception of Cass Tatum, who showed Bobs Smart Rey as an Open Limited finalist in the 2017 PCCHA Futurity and the NCHA Super Stakes, and Adan Banuelos, who showed her in the 2017 Idaho Derby, Chelsea Tatum has been the mare’s only rider. Together the pair has earned $114,456, including Thursday’s winner’s check of $6,914. Tatum, who is from Overbrook, Okla., is the NCHA earner of $124,185. Bobs Smart Rey has earnings of $121,766.

John Johnson on Miss Masterson. Ted Petit Photography.

John Johnson and Miss Masterson placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited and the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited. Miss Masterson was also a 2018 Open finalist in six major events under James Payne.

Johnson, the NCHA earner of $108,010, was a 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro finalist and Non-Pro Limited finalist with Ripping Ichi, by Cat Ichi, the horse he showed as a 2015 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited finalist. Earlier this year, Johnson took second-place in the 2019 Arbuckle Mountain 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Limited with Skeet Skat Cat, by Kit Kat Sugar.

Gentry Gonsalves, a Senior Youth competitor and NCHA earner of $31,417, showed Georgia Bootlegger to placed third in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited, and as reserve champion of the NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited. Earlier this year, Gentry and her 6-year-old gelding placed fifth in the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro finals and claimed the reserve championship of that event’s Non-Pro Limited.

Cade Shepard stakes claim

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Cade Shepard on Barney Ross. Ted Petit Photography.

First to ride in the second set, on Wednesday, April 10, the first day of go-round competition, Cade Shepard staked his claim as top contender with 222 points on Barney Ross, by Bamacat. Jaylee Hall on One Time Legend, by One Time Pepto, and Constance Jaeggi, aboard Sueper Trouper, by Dual Smart Rey, tied with 219 points, the second-highest score of the day, while Lisa Taylor, on Reycan In The Cash, by Dual Rey, earned 218, the third-highest score.

Cade Shepard, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $758,602, showed Barney Ross LTE $29,465, to place twelfth in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals and also placed eighth in the finals of the 2109 Augusta Futurity Non-Pro, where his grandfather, Sam Shepard, rode the gelding as Open reserve champion. Sam Shepard also showed Barney Ross last week, as a Super Stakes Open Semi-Finalist.

Cade Shepard won the 2015 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship riding Twistful Thinking LTE $280,813, who also carried him to win the 2015 NCHA Derby Non-Pro. Last December, riding Chexy Louella LTE $64,598, 17-year-old Shepard became the youngest rider to ever win the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship. Last month, he also captured the NCHA Eastern Nationals Non-Pro championship on the Im Countin Chex daughter.

Jaylee Hall, the NCHA earner of $154,671, showed One Time Legend LTE 29,554 to win the 2019 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro championship, and also claimed second-place money in the Bonanza Non-Pro Limited. Between 2014, when she was 16, and 2016, Jaylee showed High Brow CD Deuce, by High Brow CD, to earn over $127,000 as an amateur and non-pro limited event finalist.

Constance Jaeggi, the NCHA earner of $660,046, is the owner of 2014 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year Saguaro Ichi, by Cat Ichi, who carried her as NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, as well. Jaeggi’s Super Stakes mount, Sueper Trouper LTE $103,082, placed seventh last Saturday in the Open Super Stakes Finals under Grant Setnicka, and claimed second-place in the Novice division.

Jaeggi showed Sueper Trouper earlier this year as Non-Pro reserve champion at Arbuckle Mountain, where Setnicka placed fourth in the Open. In 2010, Jaeggi placed ninth in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro riding Kool Arista Cat LTE $70,598, by Cats Merada, and the next year, she won the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic with Dual R Smokin LTE $203,627, by Dual Rey.

Jaylee Hall, the last rider to show in the last set of the day, was also the high-scoring rider in the Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited division, where Duff Sinclair posted 215.5, the second-highest score, on Gimmeabreaklilkitty, by Kit Kat Sugar, and Ali Good earned 215 points with Sabrina Boon, by Boon A Little.

The first go-round of the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro division concludes on Thursday, April 11. For complete results click here.