Rumble’s time

March 15th, 2013
Rumble Bee Time

Scott Chartier on Rumble Bee Time. Hart Photography

Scott Chartier of Marine City, Michigan marked 219.5 on Rumble Bee Time to win the $5,000 Novice Non-Pro finals Thursday at the NCHA Eastern National Championships presented by 6666 Ranch in Jackson, Mississippi.

His mother, Non-Pro Hall of Famer Kelle Chartier, took the reserve championship on Jenny Wade. The top two horses are both 5-year-olds by Light N Lena, bred by Billy Martin.

Martin collected a check in the Non-Pro Senior division of the NCHA Futurity on Rumble Bee Time, while Chartier went on to win the Limited Non-Pro title with the horse at last fall’s Southern Futurity. The horse’s dam, Honey Bee Time, earned more than $91,000 in the arena.

Chartier is no stranger to success in Jackson. Three years ago, he won the $2,000 Limited Rider finals at the Eastern Nationals with Wild Start.

Kelle Chartier and Jenny Wade qualified on the bubble for the $5,000 Novice Non-Pro finals. Jenny Wade is out of Nyoka Pep, a mare that Martin rode in the NCHA Futurity Open finals on his way to a Non-Pro reserve championship at the Augusta Futurity.