Chiarelli, Jarma, Wilson and Wood

July 16th, 2019

Langston Pattillo’s 222-point score aboard High Stylin CD, on the first day of the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Non-Pro go-round, held through the last day of first go-round competition, and was never topped. But four riders on the last day of the 137-rider go-round gave spectators a “finals worthy” thrill with four 220-point scores in near succession, during the last set of the day.

Carly Chiarelli on Olive Martini. Ted Petit Photography.

Carly Chiarelli and Olive Martini laid down the first 220-point score, as fourth to work in the 14-rider set. Next came Chelsea Tatum, seventh to work on Bobs Smart Rey; followed by Julie Jarma, ninth to work, riding Hott Heels; and Paula Wood, eleventh to work, aboard Open first go-round winner Cool N Hot.

Carly Chiarelli and Olive Martini LTE $116,986, by Metallic Cat, won the 2018 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited with 222 points. Chiarelli, who lives in Poolville, Tex. and is the NCHA earner of $307,643, also won the 2009 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur riding Lil Peppys Advantage LTE $130,973.

Six-year-old Olive Martini, who placed third under Megan Miller in the 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro, is a half-sister to Miss Martini Play, the dam of Copaspepto LTE $417,440 and Stylish Martini LTE $361,920, among 11 earners of over $1.1 million out of Miss Martini Play.

Chelsea Tatum on Bobs Smart Rey. Ted Petit Photography.

Chelsea Tatum and 6-year-old Bobs Smart Rey LTE $150,515, by Dual Rey, have won six major limited age events and placed second in four others, including 2019 Non-Pro Limited championships in the Breeders Invitational; the NCHA Super Stakes Classic; and the Arbuckle Mountain Classic. Tatum, the NCHA earner of $145,915, is from Overbrook, Okla.

Julie Jarma on Hott Heels. Ted Petit Photography.

Among her many limited age event championship wins, Julie Jarma has claimed the 2012 and the 2104 Brazos Bash Classic Non-Pro titles on SS Blacks Lil Kitty and Shortful, respectively, as well as the 2014 Abilene Spectacular Classic Non-Pro on SDP Hydriven Hicapoo; the 2008 NCHA Derby Amateur with Crazy Rey; and the 2010 Cattlemen’s Derby Amateur on Short Scootin. Jarma, who lives in Whitesboro, Tex., is the NCHA earner of $432,884.

Five-year-old Hott Heels LTE $73,520, by Hottish, most recently placed as 2019 Breeders Invitational Open reserve champion under Lloyd Cox, and qualified with Cox for Thursday’s Classic Challenge Open Finals.

Paula Wood on Cool N Hot. Ted Petit Photography.

Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $2,476,719, is one of the sport’s all-time leading non-pro money earners. An NCHA Non-Pro World Champion and many times Non-Pro World Championship contender, Wood won the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro on Donas Suen Boon $425,911, a mare she bred, and a half-sister to 2018 NCHA Horse of the Year Cool N Hot LTE $320,143.

Cool N Hot, sired by Hottish, won four major Open championships in 2018, including the NCHA Super Stakes under Kobie Wood, Paula’s husband. Earlier this year, Paula Wood showed Cool N Hot to win the Abilene Spectacular Classic Non-Pro title.

The Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Non-Pro continues on Wednesday with the second go-round, featuring 68 riders who qualified with 213 points or higher from the first go-round.