Helm claims a double in Arbuckle Non-Pro

February 25th, 2013

Dianna Helm and EE Ichi Bar

Dianna Helm and Cat In The Night, who won seven futurity championships in 2012, claimed their eighth title with 220 points in the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Futurity. In addition, Helm took the reserve championship with 219 points aboard Boons Playin, which also secured the 4-year-Old Non-Pro Novice championship for her.

Cat In The Night, by Cat Ichi, has earned more than $50,000, including his $9,029 winnings in the Arbuckle Futurity, in open and non-pro limited age events, all under Helm, who owns and operates a custom pre-conditioning cattle yard in Nowata, Okla. with her husband Bill, an amateur competitor and Arbuckle Futurity Amateur champion, with 218 points, on Boons Playin, by Mr Boonsmal To You.

“We run the yard ourselves, in grass traps,” said Dianna. “Working with cattle has helped me in cutting, and cutting has helped me with getting sick calves removed from the group to get them treated. Our yard has drive lanes everywhere, so you learn what cattle want to do and it helps you (in cutting).”

Helm also owns 6-year-old EE Ichi Bar, by Cat Ichi, who has earned over $95,000 with her and Bill, and trainer Tommy Marvin.

Ashley Snider and Sly Chance, by That Sly Cat won the Arbuckle Non-Pro Classic with 224 points, while Kyle Manion and Hot Pipes, by Dual Rey, placed second with 220 points.

For complete results with pedigrees, click here.