Archive for March, 2018

Jason Britt tops $25,000 Novice Non-Pro go-round

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Jason Britt on Dmac Hipster. Hart Photography.

2017 NCHA Eastern National Championships – March 12, 2018 – Jackson, Miss.

Jason Britt, Seven Springs, N.C., topped the go-round in the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro division with 218.5 points on DMAC Hipster. Page Bowman, Simpsonville, Ky., placed second with 217.5 points on Sweet Autumn Boon, and Missy Jean Etheridge was third with 216 points on Light Of Grace. Twenty-nine riders with scores of 209 points or higher, from a field of 65 entries, qualified for Wednesday’s finals.

Jason Britt and 5-year-old DMAC Hipster LTE $25,375, by Hickorys Indian Pep, won the Congress Futurity Amateur Unlimited and placed in the finals of the 2018 Augusta Futurity 5/6 Classic Non-Pro. Britt was an NCHA Eastern Nationals finalist last year in the $50,000 Amateur riding Dontreynonmyparadesf. Mary Britt placed as this year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals $2,000 Limited Rider reserve champion on Dontreynonmyparadesf.

Page Bowman won last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals $25,000 Novice Non-Pro on Tom E Boy, by Thomas E Hughes, and placed third with the gelding in the Non-Pro division, where she also was sixth on Big Daddys CD. Sweet Autumn Boon, a 5-year-old daughter of Boon Too Suen, carried Bowman this year to place fifth in the Augusta Futurity 5/6 Classic Non-Pro.

Missy Jean Etheridge, Corinth, Miss., won the 2004 NCHA Eastern Nationals $10,000 Amateur championship on Pepto Jack and was reserve champion in the 2010 Non-Pro division on Justa Lil Freck. She also won the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur on Fancy Sugar Badger. Nine-year-old Light Of Grace LTE $89,113, by CD Lights, carried Etheridge as 2013 NCHA Derby 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Limited reserve champion, as well as champion or finalist in 11 other limited age events.

NCHA Eastern National Championships action continues through Friday, March 16. For complete results: http://www.nchacutting.com/events/national_championships/eastern/schedule

Bushaw bests field of 29 in $35,000 Non-Pro

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Charles Russell Bushaw on Peptotoodie. Hart Photography.

2017 NCHA Eastern National Championships – March 11, 2018 – Jackson, Miss.

After nailing down reserve in the Junior Youth Finals on Sunday, Charles Russell Bushaw, Weatherford, Tex., came into Monday’s competition and scored 220 points to win the $35,000 Non-Pro championship. He rode  Peptotoodie, by Peptotime, in both events.

Tyler Delange, Fort Gratiot, Mich., scored 218.5 points on Louis The Cat for the reserve championship, and Melinda Polk, Edwards, Miss., placed third with 215.5 points on Dual Smart Dee Jay.

Charles Russell showed Peptotoodie to win last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals Junior Youth championship, as well. He also place second in the 2017 NCHA World Finals Junior Youth and was a 2017 NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur finalist riding Snappcat. Nine-year-old Peptotoodie, trained and shown in open competition by James Payne, has earned over $160,000 in more than 40 limited age event open, non-pro and amateur finals.

Tyler Delange on Louis The Cat. Hart Photography.

Tyler Delange won the NCHA $25,000 Non-Pro World Championship last year with $45,259 aboard Louis The Cat, while trainer Casey Crouch showed the High Brow Cat son to win $59,843 and the $25,000 Novice World Championship. In addition, Delange and Louis The Cat won last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals $35,000 Non-Pro championship.

Melinda Polk was a 2013 NCHA Eastern Nationals $15,000 Amateur finalist riding Tuckers Play Cat, who she also showed to place in the NCHA $5,000 Novice Non-Pro World standings for 2015. Six-year-old Dual Smart Dee Jay, by Dual Smart Rey, won the 2015 Brazos Bash 3-Year-Old Futurity Non-Pro with Gayle Karanges and the 2015 Waco Texas Open Futurity and Non-Pro Futurity with Cullen Chartier and Gayle Karanges. Polk showed Dual Smart Dee Jay to place fifth in the 2017 Southern Futurity 5/6 Amateur finals.

NCHA Eastern National Championships action continues through Friday, March 16. For complete results: http://www.nchacutting.com/events/national_championships/eastern/schedule

Lance Cooper wins Cattlemens Non-Pro Derby

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Lance Cooper on Zen And Tonic. Hart Photography.

Cattlemens Derby and Classic – March 11, 2018 – Graham. Texas

Lance Cooper, Weatherford, Tex., scored 222 points on Zen And Tonic to win the Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Derby. Lee Holsey, Lovelady, Tex., took reserve with 218 points, and Nadine Payne, Overbrook, Okla., and Regan Plendl, Kingsley, Iowa each scored 217 to split third and fourth.

This was the third major 2018 win for 17-year-old Cooper and Zen And Tonic, who claimed the Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro and Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro championships, as well as the reserve championship of the Bonanza Non-Pro.  In addition, the pair earned the top payout in the Non-Pro Limited division of each event, as well as in the Ike Hamilton, where they also placed fifth in the Non-Pro Finals.

Last December in Fort Worth, Cooper won NCHA World Finals Senior Youth on Light N Lily, then won the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited championship and placed eleventh in the Non-Pro Finals on Zen And Tonic. Together Cooper and Zen And Tonic, by High Brow CD, have earned $87,484.

Lee Holsey showed the Smooth As A Cat daughter Smooth Lil Cowtown LTE $68,532, who was reserve champion of the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro under Brandon Westfall and an open semi-finalist with Russ Westfall. Last year, Holsey won the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Limited divisions of the Pacific Coast Derby and the Ike Hamilton Futurity aboard Cowtown Lucy, and the Cattlemen’s 5/6 Non-Pro Limited on Laureyna.

Riding Cats Lightning Rey, by NRR Cat King Cole, Regan Plendl, in addition to her Non-Pro Finals earnings, also collected first-place money in the Non-Pro Gelding and Novice divisions, and placed second in the Non-Pro Limited. Regan won the 2017 Arbuckle Mountain 4-Year-Old Non-Pro on Mr Metallic Rey and the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on Mr Kenli.

Nadine Payne, winner of 21 non-pro titles, including the 2014 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro, on Great Expectations, and the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro, on Velvets Revolver, showed Peaceful EZ Feeling, the Lizzys Gotta Player daughter that she showed to win the non-pro championships of the 2017 Southern Futurity and the Brazos Bash, and placed second with in the Cotton Stakes Non-Pro.

For complete results from The Cattlemens Derby & Classic: http://www.cattlemens-cutting.com/schedule.html

Blake Heid claims $2,000 Limit Rider title

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Blake Heid on Stylindipity. Hart Photography.

2017 NCHA Eastern National Championships – March 11, 2018 – Jackson, Miss.

Blake Heid, a Junior Youth finalist riding Zacks Spotlight on Sunday morning, came back in the afternoon to win the $2,000 Limited Rider championship with 220 points on Stylindipity. Mary Michael Britt, Seven Springs, N.C., was reserve champion with 215 points on Dontreynonmyparadesf, and Chase Lackey, Burlington, N.C., placed third on Bright Little Boon.

Blake Heid, Fort Worth, Tex., was a 217 NCHA Futurity Amateur finalist on PRF Cats Value and in 2018 has earned money as a finalist in the Bonanza 5/6 Amateur on Catty Lil CD, as well as an Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur and Amateur finliast on PRF Cats Value. Blake was also a Junior Youth finalist in last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals aboard 14-year-old Stylindipity, by Docs Stylish Oak.

Mary Britt on Dontreynonmyparadesf. Hart Photography.

Mary Britt and 10-year-old Dontreynonmyparadesf, by Reys Dual Badger, also placed fourth this week in the $15,000 Amateur finals, and were reserve champions of the 2018 Augusta Futurity $35,000 all-ages division.

Chase Lackey placed in last year’s Eastern Nationals $15,000 Amateur finals riding Gun Metal Blue. His mount this year in the $2,000 Limited Finals was 12-year-old Bright Little Boon, by Bet On Me 498. Who carried owner Mary Beth Jackson, Cameron, N.C., as a $15,000 Amateur and $35,000 Non-Pro finalist in last year’s Eastern Nationals.

NCHA Eastern National Championships action continues through Friday, March 16. For complete results: http://www.nchacutting.com/events/national_championships/eastern/schedule

 

NCHA Eastern Nationals Youth Champions

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

2017 NCHA Eastern National Championships – March 11, 2018 – Jackson, Miss.

Ali Good on Cat Atat Cat. Hart Photograpahy.

Ali Good wins Senior Youth Championship

Ali Good, Ringling, Okla., scored 221 points to capture the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern Nationals Senior Youth championship. Pittman Todd Turner, Franklin, Ga., earned the reserve champion’s title with 216 points, while Karrigan Cagley, Kentwood, La., and Mattie Marie Dukes, Weatherford, Tex., tied for third with 215 points.

Ali Good, who won the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited on Sneakish, showed Cat Atat Cat to win the Senior Youth Finals. The gelded son of High Brow Cat also carried Good to win the $35,000 Non-Pro All division of the 2017 Non-Pro Cutting, as well as to place third in the Mercuria NCHA World Series Non-Pro at the AQHA Congress. Good also won the 2010 NCHA Summer Spectacular Junior Youth competition, when she was 10 years old.

Pittman Todd Turner on Hickorys Handy Cat. Hart Photography.

Pittman Todd Turner and his mount Hickorys Handy Cat, by High Brow Cat, won last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals Senior Youth championship, and in 2015, he placed as reserve champion in the $15,000 Amateur division of the NCHA Eastern Nationals on Hez Neon Blue. This year, Turner placed fourth in the Augusta Futurity Classic Amateur Finals on Toms Desire, and also claimed fifth in the Unlimited Amateur of the same event.

Karrigan Cagley showed Little Sweet Spot, the 11-year-old Spots Hot son who carried her to place fourth in the 2017 NCHA World Finals Junior Youth division, as well as to score the win in the 2016 Augusta Futurity $50,000 Amateur for all ages.

Mattie Marie Dukes rode 9-year-old One Time Player, by One Time Pepto. Together in the past three years,  the pair have placed as finalists in Senior Youth divisions of the NCHA Eastern Nationals, the NYCHA World Finals, the NYCHA Scholarship Cutting, the NCHA World Finals, and the AQHYA Cutting.

Katherine Queen on Metallic Manziel. Hart Photography.

Katherine Queen wins Junior Youth Championship

Katherine Queen, Allendale S.C., scored 225 points to win the NCHA Eastern Nationals Junior Youth championship. Charles Russell Bushaw claimed the reserve championship with 219, while Gavin Callahan claimed third with 217 points.

Katherine Queen rode Metallic Manziel, the 7-year-old Metallic Cat gelding that carried her to win championship in the 2017 Bonanza 5/6 Classic Non-Pro and the 2017 Augusta Futurity 5/6 Classic Non-Pro. The pair also placed in the finals of the 2017 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited.

This year, Katherine showed 4-year-old Metalic Pistol, by Metallic Cat, and 5-year-old Nighttiming, by One Time Pepto, successfully at the Augusta Futurity.

Charles Russell Bushaw on Peptotoodie. Hart Photography.

Charles Russell Bushaw showed Peptotoodie. The 9-year-old Peptotime daughter, with $160,564 in earnings from more than 40 limited age event finals. Charles Russell rode Peptotoodie to win last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals Junior Youth championship and to place second in the 2017 NCHA World Finals Junior Youth, and was a 2017 NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur finalist riding Snappcat.

This is third year that Gavin Callahan and 8-year-old Johnny Reyngo, by Dual Rey, have been finalists in the Eastern Nationals. Last year the pair placed in the $15,000 Amateur finals, and the previous year they placed seventh in the Junior Youth. Gavin also placed sixth in the 2017 AQHA Congress Futurity 5/6 Classic Non-Pro on Hot Dona, and was a 2016 NYCHA Scholarship Junior Youth finalist on Flat Baroque.

NCHA Eastern National Championships action continues through Friday, March 16. For complete results: http://www.nchacutting.com/events/national_championships/eastern/schedule

Spotlight on NCHA Youth

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

NCHA Youth participated in the Grand Entry at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern Nationals Saturday. Hart Photography.

2017 NCHA Eastern National Championships – March 10, 2018 – Jackson, Miss.

Junior and Senior Youth riders reigned on Saturday, in go-round competition for the Junior and Senior Youth Finals to be held on Sunday.  Joey Varnadore , Appling, Ga., won the Senior go-round with 222 points riding Reyminate, by Dual Rey, while Colt Moore placed second with 218 points on Catscratch Sister, by WR This Cats Smart, and Levi Martin was third with Halcom X, by Halreycious.

Faith Farris, Midway, Tex., topped the Junior go-round with 220 points aboard Smooth Serena Rey, by Smooth As A Cat. Charles Russell Bushaw scored 217 points for second on Peptotoodie, by Peptotime, and Blake Heid was third with 216 points on Zacks Lil Spotlight, by CD Lights.

Joey Varnadore and 12-year-old Reyminate LTE $110,500 have been partners since 2013, when Joey won the NYCHA World Finals aboard the gelding. Reyminate won the 2010 Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open with Paul Hansma, who showed him to place in eight more limited age events for previous owners Dub and Christy Leeth.

Joey Varnadore also competes successfully in limited age events, most recently to place in the Augusta Futurity 5/6 Classic Unlimited Amateur and Amateur finals on Pitchforks Bet 013.

Colt Moore, Williston, Fla., was the 2009 NCHA Junior Youth Rookie of the Year and has been an NCHA Eastern Nationals finalist 10 times, including in 2015, when he won the $35,000 Non-Pro Finals on Highwood Dancer.

Levi Martin, Steelville, Mo., placed sixth in the 2015 NCHA $5,000 Novice Non-Pro standings, as well as in the World Finals on Hollys Smart Cat, and also showed Riddle Me Rey to place sixth in the 2016 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro.

Faith Farris won last year’s NCHA Scottsdale Nationals Junior Youth riding Reytheon. She also placed fourth in the NCHA World Finals Junior Youth on Quite A Fat Cat and showed Ginger Pepto as a finalist in the NCHA Eastern Junior Youth.

Charles Russell Bushaw, Weatherford, Tex., was a 2017 NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur finalist riding Snappcat; and showed Peptotoodie to place second in the 2017 NCHA World Finals Junior Youth and win the NCHA Eastern Nationals Junior Youth.

Blake Heid, Fort Worth, Tex., was a 217 NCHA Futurity Amateur finalist on PRF Cats Value and in 2018 has earned money as a finalist in the Bonanza 5/6 Amateur on Catty Lil CD, as well as an Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur and Amateur finalist on PRF Cats Value. Blake was also a Junior Youth finalist in last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals aboard Stylindipity.

NCHA Eastern National Championships action continues through Friday, March 16. For complete results: http://www.nchacutting.com/events/national_championships/eastern/schedule

Youth prevails in $15,000 Amateur Final

Friday, March 9th, 2018

2017 NCHA Eastern National Championships – March 9, 2018 – Jackson, Miss.

Ryleigh Ferrier, Aubrey, Tex., and Grant Martin, Hensley, Ark., tied with 219 points on Friday to top a field of 29 riders in the $15,000 Amateur Finals. Callie Richardson, Magnolia, Miss., placed third with 216 points.

Reyleigh Ferrier on Ichi City Limits. Hart Photography.

Ryleigh Ferrier rode 7-year-old Ichi City Limits, by Cat Ichi, who carried her to win the NCHA Denver Nationals Junior Youth Finals last year, and to place in the $15,000 Amateur and $35,000 Non-Pro finals of the same event. Bred by EE Ranches, Ichi City Limits also carried EE Ranches’ owner Jo Ellard as an Unlimited Amateur finalist in the 2015 NCHA Derby and the 2015 Brazos Bash. In addition, Dusty Nelsen showed the gelding as a $5,000 Novice finalist in both the Eastern and Western National Championships in 2016.

Grant Martin on TR Reyn Dancer. Hart Photography.

Grant Martin showed 8-year-old TR Reyn Dancer, by TR Dual Rey, in the Senior Youth Finals of the 2015 and 2016 NCHA Eastern Nationals. He will be aboard 9-year-old Cats Playtime, by Smooth As a Cat, on Saturday, in the Senior Youth go-round.  And Ryleigh Ferrier will show Ichi City Limits in the Junior Youth go-round on Saturday, as well.

Callie Richardson rode 13-year-old See Da Cat, sired by WR This Cats Smart and owned by Janet Cagley, Kentwood, La. See Da Cat LTE $139,731 carried Janet Cagley as 2014 NCHA $50,000 World Champion and has been an NCHA Eastern Nationals finalist every year since 2012, including 2013, when he was an Open finalist under Keith Deaville. This marks Callie’s first time to qualify for the NCHA Eastern Nationals.

NCHA Eastern National Championships action continues through Friday, March 16. For complete results: http://www.nchacutting.com/events/national_championships/eastern/schedule