Bonnie Martin secures Classic Amateur Unlimited championship

April 20th, 2019
Bonnit Martin on Reysin Kittens. Ted Petit Photography.

Bonnie Martin, Las Vegas, Nev., clinched her run in the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Classic Amateur Unlimited Finals with a 225-points win aboard Reysin Kittens, by Dual Rey. Langston Pattillo, St. Elmo, Ill., scored 222 points on High Stylin CD, by High Brow CD, for the reserve championship, while German Lugo, Gainesville, Tex., placed third with 219 points aboard Mamas Stylish Sophie, by One Time Pepto.

Bonnie Martin, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,013,920, had also shown Reysin Kittens LTE $197,947 earlier in the week, as a finalist in the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Finals, and Grant Setnicka showed the 6-year-old gelding as a finalist in the Super Stakes Classic Open Finals.

Reysin Kittens was bred by Frank and Bonnie Martin out of the High Brow Cat daughter Kittens LTE $270,700. Martin showed Kittens as a non-pro or amateur champion in nine limited age events. The High Brow Cat daughter has produced nine NCHA earners of $582,639.

Langston Pattillo on High Stylin CD. Ted Petit Photography.

Langston Pattillo, the NCHA earner of $250,809, and 6-year-old High Stylin CD LTE $150,296 have won seven limited age events, including the 2019 Bonanza Classic Non-Pro and the Bonanza Classic  Amateur Unlimited. They also claimed the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited reserve championship and placed third in the 2018 Amateur Finals of the Super Stakes.  In addition, Pattillo was a finalist in the Super Stakes Amateur Unlimited riding the Kit Kat Sugar daughter Kit Kat Kisses LTE $17,140, who he also showed to place in the 2018 NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals and as an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited finalist and Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finalist.

High Stylin CD, who earned the title of 2018 NCHA Amateur Horse of the Year, is out of Stylin Playgirl LTE $203,277, who placed third in the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro with Dustin Adams.

German Lugo, the NCHA earner of $166,554, won the 2018 West Texas Futurity Amateur Unlimited and the 2018 Cotton Stakes Amateur Intermediate showing Mamas Stylish Sophie LTE $82,911, by Dual Rey. This year, the pair placed fourth in the Bonanza Classic Amateur Unlimited, and Lugo won the Abilene Spectacular Classic Amateur Unlimited with This Chics Hot LTE $39,481, by Spots Hot.

In addition, Lugo also showed King Ragnar Lothbrok, by Metallic Cat, to place thirteenth in Saturday’s 40-horse Super Stakes Amateur Unlimited Finals.