Archive for July, 2020

Langston Pattillo wins Classic Challenge Non-Pro

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Langston Pattillo on Miss Lacey. Seth Petit photo.

Langston Pattillo, St, Elmo, Il., scored 224 points riding Miss Lacey, by Kit Kat Sugar, to win the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Non-Pro Classic Challenge on Wednesday, July 29. Rebecca Sheehan, Weatherford, Tex., on Counting Starz, by Smooth As A Cat, and Ali Good, Ringling, Okla., showing Code Belue, by Cat Belue, tied with 222 points for the reserve championship while Cody Hedlund and Kristen Galyean tied with 218.5, showing Teles One Time, by One Time Royalty, and Duramax Dually, by Dual Rey, respectively.

In addition to his win on Miss Lacey, Langston Pattillo, the 2018 NCHA Amateur Rider of the Year and NCHA earner of $419,148, also showed his 2019 NCHA Derby Non-Pro reserve champion Shesa Tuff Teaspoon to place seventeenth in Wednesday’s Classic Challenge Non-Pro Finals. Earlier this year, Pattillo won the Bonanza 5/6 Amateur Unlimited with Miss Lacey LTE $24,342, and the Arbuckle Mountain 5/6 Amateur on Shesa Tuff Teaspoon LTE $35,226, by Woody Be Tuff.

Pattillo also won the 2019 and 2018 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur Unlimited, as well as the 2018 Classic Challenge Amateur championship riding High Stylin CD LTE $269,179, by High Brow CD.

Bred by Jon and Traci Burgess, Weatherford, Tex., Miss Lacey is a half-sister, out of Smart Gemolena, by Smart Little Lena, to Im On A Safari LTE $205,416, 2003 NCHA Classic Challenge Open champion under Kobie Wood.

Rebecca Sheehan on Counting Starz. Seth Petit photo.

Rebecca Sheehan, the NCHA earner of $42,839, was last year’s NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited reserve champion showing Counting Starz, and also won this year’s Classic Challenge 5/6 Non-Pro Limited on the Kit Kat Sugar daughter. Bred by Rebecca Sheehan, Counting Starz LTE $49,836 is out of Starlight Starbrite LTE $136,764, who was shown as 2011 NCHA Futurity Open Limited reserve champion and NCHA Super Stakes Open finalist by Geoffrey Sheehan, Rebecca’s husband and trainer of Counting Starz.

Ali Good on Code Belue. Seth Petit photo.

Ali Good, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $395,625, showed Code Belue LTE $84,647 as reserve champion of the 2020 Bonanza 5/6 Non-Pro and earned finals money at the Cattlemen’s and Arbuckle Mountain. In addition, Good and Code Belue were finalists in the NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Non-Pro Intermediate and Gelding divisions, and she tied for tenth in Wednesday’s NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals on Angel N Disguise 016.

Good won last year’s NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited and Breeders Invitational Non-Pro Limited riding Sabrina Boon LTE $72,607, by Boon A Little. She also won the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited and placed third in the 2018 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited with Sneakish LTE $74,041, by Hottish.

Bred by Charles Burger and shown in Open limited age competition by Chris Hanson, Code Belue is out of Duals Play Kit LTE $235,489, winner of the 2006 NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Non-Pro Limited with Clay McCullar, and dam of 12 earners of over $420,000.

Cody Hedlund, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,043,237, showed  Teles One Time LTE to place fifth in the 2019 NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Non-Pro and as a finalist in the Open Limited. The 6-year-old gelding, earner of $89,664, is a half-brother to 2017 NCHA Horse of the Year Meteles Cat LTE $433,565, bred by Cody’s parents Rock and Landy Hedlund, out of Teles Lies LTE $93,206.

Kristen Galyean, the NCHA Hall of Fame earner of $840,721, showed Duramax Dually LTE $229,112, who her husband, Wes Gaylean, had ridden on July 15, to score 226 points and claim the 2020 NCHA Classic Challenge Open championship.

Kristen Galyean had won the NCHA Non-Pro Derby and the Non-Pro Limited in 2010, on Harley LTE $203,574, by Spots Hot, and was Non-Pro champion of last year’s NCHA Futurity, aboard Coureygous LTE $106,836, by Dual Rey, who she also showed as a finalist in Wednesday’s Finals.

Bred by the Glover/Galyean Partnership, Claremore, Okla.,  Duramax Dually is a half-brother to the Peptoboonsmal gelding ZR One LTE $75,178, who Kristen showed to win the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship.  

Scotty Rice wins NCHA Derby Non-Pro championship

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Scotty Rice on Champayne Dreams. Seth Petit photo.

Riding deep in the last set of the 24-day NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular, on Wednesday, July 29, Scotty Rice, Weatherford, Tex., scored 226 points on Champayne Dreams, by Metallic Cat, to win the NCHA Derby Non-Pro championship. Kyle Manion, Aubrey, Tex., claimed the reserve championship with 220.5 points aboard PRF Madera Model, by Smooth As A Cat, while Elizabeth Quirk, Denham Springs, La., riding Ireydescent, by Dual Rey, and Ty Moore, Madill, Okla., on Miss Blu Boon, by Once In A Blu Boon, tied with 219.5 points for third.

Champayne Dreams, owned by Scotty Rice and shown by his brother, Tag Rice, in Open competition, came through the 20-horse NCHA Derby Open Finals on Sunday, July 19, with third-place earnings of $19,336. But the Metallic Cat daughter left as the richest horse of the day, as winner of $100,000 from the $300,000 Metallic Cat Incentive. And the next morning, she was back in Will Rogers Coliseum with Tag to collect her first championship, as winner, with 225 points, of the NCHA Derby Open Intermediate Finals, as well as first-place earnings in the Novice division.

Scotty Rice, the NCHA earner of $489,000, collected $18,073 for his NCHA Non-Pro Derby win, in addition to the $20,000 winners’ award from the $300,000 Metallic Cat Incentive. Altogether he realized a haul of $172,277 with Champayne Dreams, and earned another $8,359, as reserve champion of the Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited on Parke That Kat LTE $13,752, by Kit Kat Sugar.

Bred by Alvin and Becky Fults, Amarillo, Tex., Champayne Dreams LTE is out of the Dual Rey daughter Hoo Rey For Dreams $173,678, dam of seven NCHA money earners, including Found My Dream LTE $34,169, by Smooth As A Cat.

Kyle Manion on PRF Madera Model. Seth Petit photo.

Kyle Manion, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,836,555, placed fourth last year showing Smoothest Ride LTE $76,602, by Smooth As A Cat, in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro. He also won the 2011 NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Non-Pro with A Smooth Criminal LTE $137,656, by Smooth As A Cat, and earned his single biggest payout in the 2009 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals on fourth-placed A Cool Smoothie LTE $86,904, by Smooth As A Cat.

Bred by Peter Deleeuw, Paige, Tex., PRF Madera Model, by Smooth As A Cat, claimed her first earnings under Manion, as 2020 NCHA Derby Non-Pro reserve champion.

Elizabeth Quirk, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,053,402, and 2018 NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, first showed Ireydescent as an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finalist, and Adan Banuelos rode the mare to win the Abilene Spectacular Open, as well as to place fourth in the NCHA Derby Open Finals.

Bred by Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., Ireydescent LTE $67,893, is out of Desires Katrina LTE $128,812, a full sister to Thundercat LTE $302,762, one of 30 NCHA money earners of over $1.5 million out of Desire Some Freckles LTE $188,990.

Ty Moore, Madill, Okla., the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,177,297, placed third in last year’s NCHA Non-Pro Derby, riding the Metallic Cat daughter Scantily Clad LTE $113,634, who he also showed to win the Brazos Bash Derby. Miss Blu Boon LTE $25,772, his 2020 Derby mount, bred by Dan Churchill, Moline, Il., was an NCHA Futurity Open Limited finalist with Glynn Whitman, and was shown as an Open finalist by Lloyd Cox in the Abilene Spectacular, as well as at the Arbuckle Mountain and The Non-Pro Plus.

Bill Cowan wins NCHA Derby Non-Pro Int

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Bill Cowan on Sweett Chaos. Seth Petit photo.

Bill Cowan, Ardmore, Okla., scored 223 points riding Sweett Chaos, by Catty Hawk, to win the NCHA Metallic Cat Derby Non-Pro Intermediate on Wednesday, July 29. Cassie Cerny, Brazoria, Tex., claimed the reserve championship with 219 points on the Thomas E Hughes daughter Rose E, while Alexa Dahl, Granbury, Tex., placed third with 218 points aboard Smoothie Lou Who, by Smooth As A Cat.

Bill Cowan, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $960,631, had shown Sweett Chaos in June as a Non-Pro finalist at the Non-Pro Plus at Ardmore. Bred by Cowan Ranch, out of Gar Bella Lena LTE $84,955, by Duals Blue Boon, Sweett Chaos is a full sister to Catty Bluz LTE $132,505. Bill Cowan had also shown both Gar Bella Lena and Catty Bluz, and his previous success at the NCHA Summer Spectacular included 2012 and 2015, when he placed third and fourth in the Derby Non-Pro Finals showing Sandy Boon LTE $66,543, by Peptoboonsmal, and Billies Catty LTE $225,578, by Catty Hawk, respectively.

Cassie Cerny on Rose E. Seth Petit photo.

Cassie Cerny, a Senior Youth competitor and earner of $18,403, had shown Rose E on Tuesday, July 28, as champion of the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited Finals, and in addition to her reserve in the Derby Non-Pro Intermediate on Wednesday, was also a Derby Non-Pro finalist tying with 216 points to split ten through 13.

Rose E LTE $15,883 was bred by Jodie Cerny, Cassie’s mother, and trained by her father, Clay Cerny, who also showed Rosie E in Ardmore, as Open Intermediate reserve champion and to place third in the Open Limited. Cassie also showed Rose E in Ardmore, to win the Non-Pro Limited championship.

Alexa Dahl, the NCHA Earner of $184,941, showed Smoothie Lou Who as reserve champion of the 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited, and the pair have been on a streak in 2020 with over $27,000 earned in the Bonanza, the Non-Pro Plus, the Ike Hamilton Futurity, and the NCHA Derby. Smoothie Lou Who LTE $37,858 was bred by Beechfork Ranch, out of Reyal Money, an unshown Dual Rey daughter, whose dam, Money Talks Smart, by Smart Mate, is the producer of 15 earners of $580,386, including High Brow Jackson LTE $246,037 and Lil Jackson Cat LTE $118,741.

Cassie Cerny wins NCHA Derby Non-Pro Ltd.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Cassie Cerny riding Rose E. Seth Petit photo.
Cassie Cerny riding Rose E. Seth Petit photo.

Cassie Cerny, Brazoria, Tex., scored 222 points on Rose E, to claim her second 2020 championship win on the Thomas E Hughes daughter, in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited Finals. Colette Lesh, Stillwater, Okla., was reserve champion of the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Ltd. with 217.5 points on Stevia, by Kit Kat Sugar, while Cash Ashlock, Abilene, Tex., riding CR Tuff Low Brow, by Woody Be Tuff, placed third with 216.5 points.

Cassie Cerny, a Senior Youth competitor and earner of $18,403, showed Rose E LTE $11,669 to place in the 2020 Non-Pro and Non-Pro Intermediate Finals of The Non-Pro Plus at Ardmore, Oklahoma. Her father, Clay Cerny, who trained Rose E, was Open Intermediate reserve champion and placed third in the Open Limited at the same show.

Colette Lesh riding Stevia. Seth Petit photo.

Colette Lesh, the NCHA earner of $12,903, purchased Stevia this past March from Chelsea and Cass Tatum, Overbrook, Kan. Cass Tatum, showed Stevia as a 2019 NCHA Futurity Semi-Finalist and Open Limited Finalist, and Chelsea Tatum also showed the mare to win the 2020 Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Limited. Bred by Double Dove Ranch, Forth Worth, Tex., Stevia LTE $27,215, is out of a full sister to Twice As Reycy LTE $194,141, the dam of seven NCHA earners of $964,656.

Cash Ashlock, an NCHA Junior Youth competitor and the earner of $10,712, was an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited finalist riding Reys Of Hope, by Smooth As a Cat. He also placed fifth in the 2020 NCHA Junior Youth World Finals with Amafoxy Cat $50,763, by Cats Red Feather.

CR Tuff Low Brow, bred by Center Ranch, has been shown by Lindy Ashlock, Cash’s mother, to earn $21,922 this year, including as Non-Pro reserve champion of the The Non-Pro Plus, and to place third in the Abilene Spectacular.

Tara Stark claims 5/6 Non-Pro Intermediate championship

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Tara Stark riding Lizzatallic. Seth Petit photo.

Tara Stark, Willow Park, Tex., made her return to Will Rogers Coliseum count, after a more than 15-year hiatus from cutting. Showing Lizzatallic, by Metallic Cat, Stark scored a 222-point win, as the last rider in the NCHA Derby 5/6 Non-Pro Intermediate Finals, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Scotty Rice, Weatherford, Tex., earned the reserve championship with 221 points riding Parke That Kat, by Kit Kat Sugar, while Kelle Chartier placed third with 216 points aboard Smooth Dual Kick, by Smooth As A Cat.

Tara Stark, the NCHA earner of $147,394, was 1987 NCHA Super Stakes Open reserve champion riding the Doc’s Oak daughter Oak Mist LTE $95,836, who she also showed as an Open finalist in the 1987 NCHA Derby. Earlier this year, Stark showed 6-year-old Lizzatallic LTE $42,445 to place fifth in The Non-Pro Plus 5/6 Non-Pro finals. Bred by Tim Drummond, Pawhuska, Okla., Lizzatallic was an NCHA Futurity Open semi-finalist with Adan Banuelos, and placed as a finalist with him in five major 4-year-old events.

Scotty Rice riding Parke That Kat. Seth Petit photo.

Scotty Rice, the NCHA earner of $489,001, is a many-times NCHA Futurity, Super Stakes, and Derby Non-Pro finalist. Most recently, he placed fifth in the 2018 NCHA Derby riding Times Be Tuff LTE $80,313, by Woody Be Tuff. Bred by Kelly Schaar, Goliad, Tex., 6-year-old Parke That Kat LTE $5,393, was shown by Scotty’s wife, Caitlin, as a 2018 NCHA Non-Pro Derby semi-finalist.

Kelle Chartier, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $558,363, earned her single biggest payout as reserve champion of the 2013 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity on Thankyamuch LTE $73,089, by Wilds My Thing. Kelle and her husband, Randy, who is also an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame inductee, purchased Smooth Dual Kick LTE $37,386 from her breeder, GCH Land & Cattle, in 2019, when the mare was five.  Kelle showed her as a finalist in the NCHA Western Nationals, and Randy showed her on July 16, as a 2020 NCHA Classic Challenge Open Intermediate finalist.

Ali Good leads Derby Non-Pro field

Monday, July 27th, 2020
Ali Good on Angel N Disguise 016. Seth Petit photo.

Riding Angel N Disguise 016, by Kit Kat Sugar, Ali Good of Ringling, Okla., scored 221 points to top the first go-round of NCHA Derby Non-Pro competition at the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular Monday in Fort Worth. Kristen Galyean, Claremore, Okla., claimed the second-highest score of 220 points riding Coureygous, by Dual Rey, while Brad Wilson, Lone Grove, Okla., and Lance Cooper, tied with 219 points, showing Sumkinda Kitkat, by Kit Kat Sugar, and Wiskeemakemefriske, by Smooth As A Cat, respectively.

It took a score of 214 points or more to advance to the second go-round, where 53 riders will vie for a slot in the Non-Pro Finals on Wednesday, July 29. Cassie Cerny, Brazoria, Tex., with 218.5 points on Rose E, by Thomas E Hughes, topped the Non-Pro Intermediate field of 14 riders, who qualified for Wednesday’s Intermediate Finals.

Non-Pro Hall of Fame inductee Ali Good, with lifetime NCHA earnings of $395,625, won last year’s NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited on Sabrina Boon LTE $72,607, by Boon A Little, and the 2017 NCHA Non-Pro Limited with Sneakish LTE $74,041, by Hottish.

Angel N Disguise 016 LTE $21,173 placed seventh in the NCHA Derby Open Finals under Chris Hanson eight days ago, and was second in the Derby Novice division, as well. The Kit Kat Sugar daughter was bred by Rusty Simpson, out of 2013 NCHA Futurity Open champion Dual Smart Kitty LTE $316,251.

Kristen Galyean, the Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $840,721, showed Coureygous LTE $106,836, to win last year’s NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship. The Dual Rey daughter is out of 2005 NCHA Futurity Open champion Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690, a leading producer of earners of more than $1.4 million.

Gaylean, who won the NCHA Derby Non-Pro championship in 2010 riding Harley LTE $203,574, by Spots Hot, also won the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on ZR One LTE $75,178, by Petoboonsmal. So far this year, Galyean and Coureygous have won the Bonanza Non-Pro championship and placed third in The Non-Pro Plus Open at Ardmore. Wes Galyean has shown Coureygous as an Open finalist in three 2020 events, as well.

Bidding and buying were strong at the Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale

Monday, July 27th, 2020
Badaboonsmall, by Metallic Cat out of Reyboomsmall, brought the top price of $95,000 at the Western Bloodstock, Ltd. Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale.

Cutters welcomed Western Bloodstock’s new addition to “bidness” during the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular and Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale. The sale drew bids and bidders from as far away as Hawaii, both on-site at Will Rogers Equestrian Center, and remotely through Western Bloodstock’s new online bidding feature.

The Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale, held on July 25, saw a 17% increase in average price over the 2019 Mid-Year Sale, in addition to a sales volume of 88%.  It also registered the second-highest average for a summer sale in the history of Western Bloodstock.

Badaboomsmall, a 3-year-old filly sired by Metallic Cat and in training with Wesley Galyean, was the sale topper at $95,000. Consigned by Wesley & Kristen Galyean, Badaboomsmall , out of the Dual Rey daughter Reyboomsmall LTE $92,972, a full sister to Im Reydioactive LTE $172,041 was purchased by Clay & Kelsey Weeks Johnson Cutting Horses & Curtis & Brenda Weeks, Cotulla, Tex.

High-selling show horses included 5-year-old Dual Smart Zahir, an NCHA earner of $23,460, in training with Lloyd Cox. The Dual Smart Rey daughter sold for $51,000 to Susan Hanselman, Piedmont, Okla., was consigned by Rocking L Cutting Horses, LLC.

Miss Sweet CD, the earner of $18,620, brought $45,000 from SDP Buffalo Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex. The 4-year-old High Brow CD daughter, whose dam is a half-sister to All-time leading sire High Brow Cat, was consigned by Lloyd and Christina Cox and is in training with Lloyd Cox.

Five-year-old Hammer Hughes LTE $46,994, by Thomas E Hughes, was the high-selling gelding at $40,000. Trained by Austin Shepard and consigned by Joel M. Colgrove, Sr., he was purchased by Andy Wilson, Buffalo, Wyo.

Two colts topped the sale yearlings at $40,000. Square Deal was consigned by Jerry Durant and purchased by Mike Magness, Brookshire, Tex. Sired by  Reyzin The Cash, Square Deal is three-quarter brother to Dual Prime Time LTE $126,772, out of Prime Time Kat LTE $145,165, a three-quarter sister to Arosesuchaclatter LTE $324,707.

Call To Arms, consigned by Hill Ranches, sold for $40,000 to Jennifer Moore, Birch Tree, Mo. The Reyzin The Cash son is out of the Docs Stylish Oak daughter Scooters Stylish Oak LTE $132,333, dam of the earners of nearly $600,000. Nineteen-year-old Scooters Stylish Oak was also consigned by Hill Ranches., and sold with a filly at side and an embryo, by Rollz Royce, to William Nix III, Blackville, SC., for $45,000.

Ruidoso, consigned by Lary Knowlton and in-training with Turner West, was the high-selling two-year at $32,000. Sired by Metallic Cat, and a half-brother to GC Counting On Kitty, LTE $213,533, out of a half-sister to Cats Full Measure LTE $241,969, he was purchased by Butch Johnson, Perrin, Tex.

Visit westernbloodstock.net for full sale results and for information about the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, October 22, 23 and 24, during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity at Will Rogers Equestrian Sale, in Fort Worth.