Dawn Chapman claims $25,000 Novice Non-Pro championship

June 29th, 2019
Dawn Chapman on Little Jackson Cat. Ted Petit Photography.

Riding 9-year-old Little Jackson Cat LTE $227,264, winner of the NCHA Transwest Western Nationals Open and $25,000 Novice championships under Mike Wood, earlier in the week, Dawn Chapman, Chandler, Ariz., scored 222 points to win the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro title on Saturday, the final day of Western Nationals competition.

Misty Greeson, Bartleville, Okla., claimed reserve with 219 points aboard 7-year-old Lil Maddy Rey LTE $82,999, by Dual Smart Rey, while Kathy Sokol, Seville, Fla., and Kelle Chartier, Millsap, Tex., tied for third place with 213.5 points, showing 7-year-old Bet On Finale LTE $53,803, by Bet Hesa Cat, and 5-year-old Smooth Dual Kick LTE $21,117, by Smooth As A Cat, respectively.

Dawn Chapman, the NCHA earner of $258,082, showed Little Jackson Cat, by High Brow Cat, in 2018 to place third in the NCHA $25,000 Novice Non-Pro World Finals and also to place tenth in the World standings. In 2015, she showed Cat Cooper and Clays Little Kit Cat as finalists in the NCHA Western Nationals $15,000 Novice Non-Pro and Non-Pro divisions, respectively.

Misty Greeson on Lil Maddy Rey. Ted Petit Photography.

Misty Greeson, the NCHA earner of $42,032, won the 2018 Western Nationals $50,000 Amateur Finals on Lil Maddy Rey earlier this week. Greeson has also won or placed showing the mare in eight limited age events, including as winner of the 2018 Arbuckle Mountain 5/6 Classic Amateur Finals.

Kathy Sokol, the NCHA earner of $185,429, won the Western Nationals $5,000 Novice Non-Pro Finals showing Bet On Finale on Saturday morning, before her afternoon performance in the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro Finals.

Kelle Chartier, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $547,529, also placed fifth on Saturday in the $5,000 Non-Pro Novice Finals riding 5-year-old Smooth Dual Kick, the winner of the 2017 Waco Texas Futurity 3-Year-Old Open under Chris Bates. Chartier has enjoyed much of her success as a Non-Pro limited age competitor. She was reserve champion of the 2013 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro riding Thankyamuch LTE $73,089, by Wilds My Thing, and has won the All American QH Congress 4-Year-Old Futurity three times.