Kolby Don Moore wins NCHA Eastern Nationals $25,000 Novice/Non-Pro

March 13th, 2020
Kolby Don Moore on Highbrow Nadine. Seth Petit photo.

Riding Highbrow Nadine, by High Brow CD, on Thursday, March 12, Kolby Don Moore, Crawfordville, Fla., scored 220 points to win the 2019 NCHA Eastern Nationals $25,000 Novice/Non-Pro championship. Jordan Vaughn, Forsyth, Ga., scored 219.5 points on Juan In A Million, by Spots Hot, to earn reserve, and Trey Rogillio, Ethel, La.; Kandace Stone, Dublin, Tex.; and Lauren Minshall, Vine Grove, Ky, tied with 218 points to split third, fourth and fifth riding, respectively, Sweet Lil Willy, by Sweet Lil Pepto; Laneys Gotta Player, by Lizzys Gotta Player; and Lafite R Hot, by Spots Hot.

Kolby Don Moore, the NCHA earner of $142,116, had shown Highbrow Nadine LTE $80,351 successfully as a limited age event finalist, including as reserve champion of the 2018 Southern Futurity Classic Non-Pro Finals and champion of the Non-Pro Limited. He also showed her as last year’s  NCHA Eastern Nationals $25,000 Novice/Non-Pro reserve champion.

Last Sunday, March 8, Kolby Don’s brother Colt Moore, Williston, Fla., scored 220 points to claim the 2019 NCHA Eastern Nationals Senior Youth Championship riding Highbrow Nadine. The 7-year-old gray mare is the only NCHA money earner out of 24-year-old Ladys Pagan, by Haidas Little Pep.

Jordan Vaughn on Juan In A Million. Seth Petit photo.

Jordan Vaughn, the NCHA earner of $305,794, and Juan In A Million LTE $81,458, won five major limited age event championships in 2018 and 2019 and captured top money in many other non-working finals. Earlier this year, Vaughn and his 7-year-old Spots Hot gelding also won the Augusta Amateur Championship. At the same time, Vaughn and 4-year-old CR Tuff Catty Trey LTE $29,786, by Woody Be Tuff, claimed championship wins in the 2020 Augusta Futurity Non-Pro and Amateur Finals.

Trey Rogillio, the NCHA earner of $75,524, and 10-year-old Sweet Lil Willy LTE $21,837, were finalists in last year’s NCHA Eastern Nationals $35,000 Non-Pro and $25,000 Novice/Non-Pro divisions, as well as in the NCHA Western Nationals Non-Pro and $50,000 Amateur divisions. Rogillio also showed Sadie Smooth LTE $8,121, by Smooth As A Cat, earlier this year as reserve champion of the Augusta Amateur Futurity, and placed in the Augusta 5/6 Classic Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited aboard Hughes Your Daddy LTE $25,579, by Thomas E Hughes.

Kandace Stone, the NCHA earner of $51,032, and 7-year-old Laneys Gotta Player LTE $34,391 placed in last year’s NCHA Western Nationals $35,000 Non-Pro and $50,000 Amateur Finals, as well as in the NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Amateur Finals.

Lauren Minshall, the NCHA earner of $407,794, came to Jackson after earning a fourth-place finish and first-place money in the Augusta Non-Pro and Non-Pro Intermediate Futurity with Reyz Your Chelada LTE $10,752, by Reydioactive. Minshall won 2006 NCHA Eastern Nationals $20,000 Finals on Suggies Travelin LTE $95, 084, by Travalena.

The 2019 NCHA Eastern National Championships continue through Saturday, March 14.