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Sir Long Legs lands the NCHA Derby championship

August 6th, 2017
Sir Long Legs

Sir Long Legs and Austin Shepard. Hart Photography.

Sir Long Legs, owned by Lew Hall, Lakeland, Fla, and Austin Shepard pulled out all the stops for a rousing 229-point eleventh hour win, on Sunday, August 6, in the 2017 NCHA Open Derby Finals. Metallic Smart Cat, owned by Cynthia Villa, Chico, Calif., and ridden by Matt Miller, scored 224 points for the reserve championship. While Pharoah And James, with Clint Allen for David and Stacie McDavid, Forth Worth, Tex., and Hashtags, shown by Tatum Rice for Hashtags Ventures, Weatherford, Tex., tied with 223 points to split third and fourth places.

Altogether from a field of 21 finalists, a record eight horses scored 220.5 points or higher.

Shepard and Sir Long Legs, by Highbrow Cat, drew last in the two-set, 21-horse field, which had already seen seven horses score 220.5 points and higher. But Shepard, who had scored 218 points on Tap This early in the first set, took no prisoners. Sir Long Legs’ score of 229 points stands as a new record for the NCHA Derby Open Finals.

Sir Long Legs, reserve champion of the 2016 NCHA Futurity under Shepard, is the current leader among NCHA 4-year-old money earners with $255,544. Lew Hall purchased the colt as a yearling, from his breeder, Cannon Quarter Horses, for $90,000 at Western Bloodstock’s 2014 NCHA Futurity Sales. Sir Long Legs is out of Lil Lena Long Legs LTE $189,672, by Smart Little Lena, and a full brother to Cat Belue LTE $189,189, as well as half-brother to Two Time Dual LTE $123,189.

Austin Shepard is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider and earner of $6.9 million.

Metallic Smart Cat

Metallic Smart Cat and Matt Miller. Hart Photography.

Reserve Derby champion Metallic Smart Cat LTE $42,086, by Metallic Cat, was bred by his owner, Cynthia Villa, out of Smart Jerri Lee LTE $52,721, by Smart Little Jerry, and is a three-quarter brother to Smoothlee As A Cat LTE $54,765, by Smooth As A Cat. Matt Miller showed Metallic Smart Cat as a semi-finalist in the NCHA Futurity, and most notably placed third in the Arbuckle Mountain 4-Year-Old Open Finals, as well as second in the Arbuckle 4-Year-Old Open Gelding and Novice divisions.

Matt Miller, an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider with earning of $2.9 million, also scored 221.5 points to place sixth in the NCHA Derby Finals on Lou Lou Louise, owned by Lannie Louise Mecom, Avondale, Colo.

Pharoah And James, owned and bred by David and Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, Tex., earned his first paycheck as an NCHA Futurity Open semi-finalist under Clint Allen. Since then, Allen and the gelded son of Hickorys Indian Pep have been finalists in nine major events, including the NCHA Super Stakes, and the Bonanza, where they placed third.

Out of Wise Little Miss LTE $72,567, by Wise Play, Pharoah And James is a full brother to DMAC Wise Guy LTE $73,451, also bred and owned by the McDavids, who own the sire Hickory Indian Pep. In 2016, Stacie McDavid showed DMAC Wise Guy to place second in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Gelding division, and to win the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Senior title.

Clint Allen, an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider and earner of $4.5 million, won the 2009 NCHA Derby and NCHA Super Stakes on Wood I Never LTE $356,137. He was also reserve champion of the 2006 NCHA Futurity on Hydrive Cat LTE $410,627.

Hashtags LTE $179,446, by Metallic Cat and out of Dual Rey Tag, by Dual Rey, was champion of the NCHA Open Super Stakes with Tatum Rice. His second dam, Playin Tag LTE $220,949, by Playgun, was Open champion of the 2004 NCHA Super Stakes.

Tatum Rice, an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider with $1.5 million in earnings, placed third in the 2013 NCHA Open Futurity aboard Johnny Reyngo and eighth in 2016 on Hashtags.

Paula Wood – 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Champion

August 6th, 2017
Paula Wood

Paula Wood on Suen Too Be Black. Hart Photography.

Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., scored 219.5 points, on Sunday, August 6, to win the 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals on Suen Too Be Black, by Boon Too Suen. Madalyn Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., scored 218 points for the reserve championship on Sweet Baby Marie, by High Brow CD. Megan Miller, Poolville, Tex., placed third with 217.5 points on Olive Martini, by Metallic Cat.

This was the second NCHA Derby Non-Pro championship for Paula Wood, who first won the event in 1997, riding the Cash Quixote Rio daughter Chita Cash LTE $207,169, second dam of Suen Too Be Black. Wood also showed Chitas Blue Boon LTE $55,805, by Duals Blue Boon, as a 2004 NCHA Derby Non-Pro finalist.

Paula Wood is an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member, NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, and earner of $2,263,226. Her many career highlights include the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship on Donas Suen Boon LTE $388,939, bred by Paula, trained by her husband, NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Kobie Wood. Donas Suen Boon, out of Paula’s 2006 NCHA World Finals Non-Pro champion Donas Cool Cat LTE $315,104, was also sired by Boon Too Suen.

On Saturday, August 5, Marley Wood, daughter of Kobie and Paula, placed fourth riding Suen Too Be Black in the NCHA Derby Limited Non-Pro Finals.

Madalyn Colgrove

Madalyn Colgrove on Sweet Baby Marie. Hart Photography.

Madalyn Colgrove and Sweet Baby Marie LTE $97,542 made their mark earlier this year as reserve champions of the Breeders Invitational Non-Pro, while Madalyn’s grandfather, Joel Colgrove, rode the mare as an Unlimited Amateur finalist in the Ike Hamilton Futurity. Matt Miller showed then 3-year-old Sweet Baby Marie to win the Open championships in the 2016 West Texas Futurity, the 2016 Southern Futurity and the 2016 Idaho Futurity and has continued to show her as a finalist in four 4-year-old events.

Madalyn, the NCHA earner of $424,760, won the 2014 NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Amateur, when she was 14, riding Hes A Heapinspoonful, the horse she also showed as champion of the 2014 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Amateur, and the 2014 Cotton Stakes 5/6 Amateur and Unlimited Amateur divisions. Madalyn also won the 2016 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Unlimited Amateur on One Catty Cupid.

In addition to her Derby Non-Pro championship on Sweet Baby Marie, Madalyn also placed fourth in the Derby Non-Pro Finals with 217 points on Peptos Turn To Dual LTE $27,488, by Dual Rey; and twelfth place on Tank Tallic $21,771, by Metallic Cat.

Megan Miller, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and earner of $943,806, placed ninth in the 2016 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals riding Justa Lil Catfight LTE $70,978, a mare Miller’s sister, McKenzie Merrill, showed as a 2015 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist. Miller also won the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship on Itawtathenapuddycat and the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro on Travs Scooter, who her husband, Matt Miller, now an NCHA Hall of Fame Open Rider, showed to win the 2006 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity.

Prior to the 2017 NCHA Derby, Megan and Olive Martini LTE $22,637 placed third in the PCCHA Derby Non-Pro and ninth in the Bonanza Non-Pro Finals. Olive Martini, out of Martinis Miss Peppy, is a half-sister to the Freckles Playboy daughter Miss Martini Play LTE $89,418, dam of 2007 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Copaspepto $414,619, and nine other money earners, including Stylish Martini LTE $361,920 and Shesa Dirty Martini LTE $361,920.

Following the 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals on Sunday, Matt Miller placed as reserve champion of the NCHA Derby Open Finals on Metallic Smart Cat, and also claimed sixth place on Lou Lou Louise.

 

Cole Rothwell and Khaleesi Cat carry Non-Pro Limited Finals

August 5th, 2017
Colton Rothwell

Colton Rothwell on Khaleesi Cat. Hart Photography.

Cole Rothwell, Dallas, Tex., was the clear winner with 221 points aboard Khaleesi Cat on Saturday, in the NCHA Derby Limited Non-Pro Finals. Lica Pinkston, Alice, Tex., claimed reserve with 217.5 points riding Stylish Top Brow, while Barney Mac Smith, Maryneal, Tex., scored 215 points to place third on Catillac Smooth.

Cole Rothwell, the NCHA earner of $400,242, won the 2004 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur championship riding Little Lady Stylish LTE $34,089. Khaleesi Cat LTE $56,381, by Jazarell Cat, carried Rothwell as the sixth-place finalist in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro and  a finalist in the Limited Non-Pro. The pair also won the 2017 Cattlemen’s Derby Limited Non-Pro and placed as reserve champion in the Non-Pro division of that event. Khaleesi Cat’s second dam, Bambi Freckles LTE $102,104, won the 2001 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Championship.

Lica Pinkston

Lica Pinkston on Stylish Top Brow. Hart Photography.

Lica Pinkston, the NCHA earner of $261,767, also showed Stylish Top Brow as a finalist in the 2017 NCHA Derby Unlimited Amateur division. The pair also won the Cattlemen’s Derby Unlimited Amateur and Pinkston placed second in the Breeders Invitational 5/6 Unlimited Amateur aboard Stylish Metallic Cat LTE $71,142.

Stylish Top Brow LTE $46,693, is by High Brow CD out of Stylish Top Girl LTE $80,508, by Docs Stylish Oak.

Barney Mac Smith, the NCHA earner of $162,431, was 2016 NCHA Futurity Amateur and Unlimited Amateur finalist with Catillac Smooth. And in 2015, Smith placed third in the NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro riding One Red Mist LTE $135,480. Catillac Smooth LTE $31,907, is by Smooth As A Cat, and out of CDs Masterpiece LTE $99,877, by CD Olena, and a full sister to Mercedes Smoothie LTE $148,900.

Copperish claims Open Semi-Finals

August 5th, 2017

Lloyd Cox on Copperish. Hart Photography.

Copperish, shown by Lloyd Cox for Jimmie Miller Smith, Geary, Okla., scored 221.5 points on Saturday to win the NCHA Derby Open Semi-Finals. Desires Time, owned by H.B. Bartlett, Pike Road, Ala., and shown by Lee Francois, scored 221 points for second; Sir Long Legs, under Austin Shepard for Lew Hall, Lakeland, Fla., and Cinca Im Hot with Jesse Lennox for Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., tied for third with 220 points.

Twenty-one horses with scores of 217 points or higher from the 50-horse Semi-Finals qualified for Sunday’s NCHA Derby Open Finals.

Copperish LTE $67,534 has won or placed in five major 2017 events under Lloyd Cox, including championship wins in the Bonanza Cutting and the Cattlemen’s Derby. In addition, the sorrel mare earned money as a semi-finalist in the NCHA Futurity and the NCHA Super Stakes.

Sired by Metallic Cat, Copperish is a three-quarter sister to Smooth Talkin Style LTE $293,232, the 2015 NCHA Open Horse of the Year. Their dam, Stylish Play Lena LTE $264,474, has produced 18 NCHA money earners of $1,602,114. Cooperish’s owner, Jimmie Miller Smith, has had a long and “colorful” career as a horse owner and breeder. In 1983, Smith’s flashy Appaloosa stallion, sired by Doc O’Lena and trained by Bill Freeman, who at the time also had the now legendary Smart Little Lena in his barn, won the 1983 PCCHA Derby. Another Smith-bred Appaloosa, Ima A Little Lena, from Smart Little Lena’s first crop of foals, was a 1988 Augusta Futurity finalist under Freeman, as well.

Miller purchased Copperish as a yearling from her breeder and consignor, Double Dove Ranch, for $210,000, at Western Bloodstock’s 2014 NCHA Futurity Sales.

Lloyd Cox, who also showed Copperish’s dam, Stylish Play Lena, as well as Smooth Talkin Style, is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider and is ranked third among all-time leading cutting horse trainers with earnings of $7,869,581.

Desires Time $33,817, by One Time Pepto, was bred by H.B. “Woody” Bartlett, out of Reys Desire, by Dual Rey. Reys Desire LTE $393,766 won the 2010 NCHA Super Stakes Open and the 2011 Super Stakes Classic under Lee Francois, who showed her as a finalist in 24 major events.

Sir Long Legs LTE $214,682, by High Brow Cat and out of Lil Lena Long Legs LTE $189,672, by Smart Little Lena, was the 2016 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion under Austin Shepard. The sorrel stallion’s owner, Lew Hall, purchased him as a yearling from his breeder, Cannon Quarter Horses, for $90,000 at Western Bloodstock’s 2014 NCHA Futurity Sales.

Austin Shepard, who also qualified for the NCHA Derby Open Finals with 217.5 points on Tap This for Joel and Jayne Colgrove, is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider and NCHA earner of $6,895,065.

Cinca Im Hot LTE $102,540, by Spots Hot and out of Cinca De Maya LTE $106,341, by Dual Rey, was an NCHA Futurity Open finalist and won the 2017 Breeders Invitational under Jesse Lennox for Rocking P Ranch, who owns Cinca Im Hot’s sire.  Second dam Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690, won the 2005 NCHA Futurity Open championship and is a leading dam of earners of $1,170,000.

NCHA Derby Non-Pro Notes

August 5th, 2017

The Non-Pro and Open finals of NCHA Derby are scheduled for Sunday, August 6, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Here’s a look at the Non-Pro finalists:

1

Regan Plendl

MR METALLIC REY
(Metallic Cat x Rey Of Oak, by Dual Rey)
Breeder: Rick Plendl
Owner: Rick & Michele Plendl, Kingsley, IA
Rider Earnings: $143,930
Horse Earnings: $64,648

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 212.0 429.0 219.5
  • Regan Plendl won the Amateur Super Stakes last year on MK Kenli.
  • She was $35,000 Non-Pro Champion at the NCHA Western Nationals in 2014 on Rey Nounce.
  • She won both the Non-Pro and the Unlimited Amateur at Arbuckle Mountain this spring on Mr Metallic Rey.
  • She also won the Unlimited Amateur at The Non-Pro Cutting with him.
  • Mr Metallic Rey was an Open finalist at Arbuckle Mountain with Nick O’Dell.

2

Jodie Cerny

E LAINE
(Thomas E Hughes x Short On Sass, by Shorty Lena)
Breeder: Lake Gulch Cutting Horses
Owner: Don & Kathy Boone, West Columbia, TX
Rider Earnings: $263,520
Horse Earnings: $12,384

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.5 212.0 428.5 215.5
  • Jodie Cerny is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • She was NCHA World Champion Youth in 1995 and was a two-time NCHA National Champion.
  • She’s been a finalist at the Cattlemen’s Derby, the Bonanza and The Non-Pro Cutting this year.
  • She won the Novice Non-Pro division at Cattlemen’s Derby on E Laine.
  • This mare is a full sister to Mare E Hughes, which Jodie’s husband, Clay, rode to win last year’s Ltd Open NCHA Derby.

3

Madalyn Colgrove

SWEET BABY MARIE
(High Brow Cd x Hangem High Pep, by Hickorys Indian Pep)
Breeder: Grace Ranch
Owner: Joel & Jayne Colgrove, Boligee, AL
Rider Earnings: $424,760
Horse Earnings: $97,542

R1 R2 Comb SF
215.5 219.0 434.5 218.0
  • Madalyn Colgrove won the Amateur NCHA Classic Challenge in 2014 on Hes A Heapinspoonful.
  • She has won Amateur and Unlimited Amateur championships at the Breeders Invitational.
  • She is a 4-time champion at the Cotton Stakes.
  • She’s the only rider to qualify three horses for today’s Non-Pro finals.
  • Sweet Baby Marie won Open championships at West Texas, Southern Futurity and Idaho Futurity last year with Matt Miller.

4

Holly Francois

SMART DUAL KAT
(Dual Smart Rey x Puddykat, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Eddie & Barbara Young
Owner: Lee & Holly Francois, Murchison, TX
Rider Earnings: $160,620
Horse Earnings: $38,503

R1 R2 Comb SF
214.0 213.5 427.5 218.0
  • Holly was reserve champion in this event in 2011 on Dualsadie.
  • She won the Limited Non-Pro at the Super Stakes and Breeders Invitational on Smart Dual Kat.
  • Her daughter, Sydney Roland, qualified for Friday’s Limited Non-Pro finals on this gelding.
  • Smart Dual Kat is half-brother to Little Miss One Time, an earner of $190,000 in Non-Pro competition.

5

Brandon Westfall

LIL DUSTY LUCY
(Cd Royal x Smart Like Dusty, by Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: Carlos & Kathleen Fandino
Owner: Russ & Janet Westfall, Los Olivos, CA
Rider Earnings: $294,156
Horse Earnings: $22,522

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.0 214.5 430.5 216.0
  • Brandon was reserve champion of the Super Stakes before his 17th birthday this spring on Laguna Girl.
  • He won the Pacific Coast Classic Challenge in 2014 on Gentle Ben.
  • He’s also a two-time Mercuria NCHA World Series finalist with Gentle Ben.
  • He was a Breeders Invitational finalist with Lil Dusty Lucy.
  • This mare’s dam, Smart Like Dusty, earned $174,000 and has produced earners of $563,000.

6

Kathleen Moore

THE GOLDEN SHOT
(Wr This Cats Smart x Velvets Best Shot, by Playgun)
Breeder: Nadine & James Payne
Owner: Kathleen Moore, Madill, OK
Rider Earnings: $429,951
Horse Earnings: $15,711

R1 R2 Comb SF
215.0 212.0 427.0 216.5
  • Kathleen won the Amateur division of the NCHA Derby in 2010 on Sarenadual.
  • She won the Brazos Bash Classic Non-Pro finals on No Way In Hal in 2015.
  • She qualified two horses for the finals, and her nephew, Ty Moore, is also a finalist.
  • The Golden Shot is a full sister to $197,000 earner Velvets Revolver, which Nadine Payne rode to win last year’s Non-Pro NCHA Super Stakes.

7

Ty Moore

SMOOTH XTC
(Smooth As A Cat x Desires Rey, by Dual Rey)
Breeder: Tommy Manion
Owner: Kathleen Moore, Madill, OK
Rider Earnings: $811,413
Horse Earnings: $41,094

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.0 213.5 429.5 216.5
  • Ty Moore is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • This is Ty’s fifth NCHA Derby Non-Pro finals. His best finish was third last year with Set Fire To The Reyn.
  • Ty has been a Non-Pro finalist 17 times in Triple Crown events in Will Rogers Coliseum.
  • Smooth XTC’s dam, Desires Rey, is a daughter of $1.2 million producer Desire Some Freckles.

8

Cade Shepard

LOOKIN AT REYS
(Dual Rey x Look The Look, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Fazenda Barrinha Corp
Owner: Austin & Stacy Shepard, Summerdale, AL
Rider Earnings: $526,279
Horse Earnings: $16,098

R1 R2 Comb SF
214.5 214.0 428.5 216.0
  • Cade Shepard, 15, is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • He won this event 2 years ago on Twistful Thinking.
  • He also won the Super Stakes on Twistful Thinking, and the Super Stakes Classic on Some Kinda Highbrow.
  • He has wins in the Ike Hamilton Classic and the Mercuria NCHA World Series at the Mane Event this year.
  • Lookin At Reys was an Open finalist at Augusta this year with Cade’s dad, Austin Shepard.
  • She is a half-sister to Non-Pro Triple Crown champion Watch Me Whip.

9

Madalyn Colgrove

PEPTOS TURN TO DUAL
(Dual Rey x Shady Lil Pepto, by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: Fazenda Barrinha Corp
Owner: Joel & Jayne Colgrove, Boligee, AL
Rider Earnings: $424,760
Horse Earnings: $27,488

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.0 216.0 432.0 218.5
  • Madalyn Colgrove won the Amateur NCHA Classic Challenge in 2014 on Hes A Heapinspoonful.
  • She has won Amateur and Unlimited Amateur championships at the Breeders Invitational.
  • She is a 4-time champion at the Cotton Stakes.
  • She’s the only rider to qualify three horses for today’s Non-Pro finals.
  • Peptos Turn To Dual’s dam is a half-sister to $126,000 earner Shady Lil CD.

10

Lindy Ashlock

IN REYVERSE
(Dual Rey x Havanna Lights, by Cd Lights)
Breeder: Double Dove Ranch
Owner: Lindy & Wes Ashlock, Abilene, TX
Rider Earnings: $1,388,067
Horse Earnings: $71,776

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.0 217.0 433.0 219.0
  • Lindy Ashlock is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • She won the NCHA Super Stakes this spring on this gelding.
  • Lindy has won championships at the MillionHeir Classic, Brazos Bash, Bonanza, Abilene Spectacular and West Texas.
  • In Reyverse has been a top 4 finalist at Arbuckle Mountain, Pacific Coast Derby and Augusta Futurity this year.
  • His dam is out of $1.6 million producer Stylish Play Lena.

11

Kristen Galyean

SUPEREY
(Dual Rey x Highbrow Supercat, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Cross Timbers Cutting Horses
Owner: Glover & Galyean, Claremore, OK
Rider Earnings: $627,237
Horse Earnings: $17,898

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 216.5 433.5 216.0
  • Kristen Galyean is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • She won this event in 2010 on Harley, as well as the Ltd Non-Pro.
  • She also won the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes on ZR One.
  • She was reserve champion of the NCHA Classic Challenge at this show on Button Down Supercat, and made the finals on Zeus.
  • She took two horses, Superey and Some Likeit Metallic to the Breeders Invitational finals.
  • Superey is a son of NCHA Futurity champ and $1.1 million producer Highbrow Supercat.

12

Kyle Manion

SOFIE IS SMOOTH
(Smooth As A Cat x Sofie Rey, by Dual Rey)
Breeder: Jose Sigala
Owner: Tommy Manion Inc, Aubrey, TX
Rider Earnings: $1,580,678
Horse Earnings: $3,169

R1 R2 Comb SF
216.5 215.0 431.5 215.5
  • Kyle Manion is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • He won the NCHA Classic Challenge back-to-back in 2011-2012 with A Smooth Criminal and Holly Is Smooth.
  • Two-time reserve champion in the NCHA Derby.
  • Has made the Non-Pro finals 42 times in Triple Crown events.
  • Sofie Is Smooth is out of $148,000 earner Sofie Rey.

13

Madalyn Colgrove

TANK TALLIC
(Metallic Cat x Otes Little Darlin, by Hickoryote)
Breeder: Spencer Harden
Owner: Joel & Jayne Colgrove, Boligee, AL
Rider Earnings: $424,760
Horse Earnings: $21,771

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 215.5 432.5 215.5
  • Madalyn Colgrove won the Amateur NCHA Classic Challenge in 2014 on Hes A Heapinspoonful.
  • She has won Amateur and Unlimited Amateur championships at the Breeders Invitational.
  • She is a 4-time champion at the Cotton Stakes.
  • She’s the only rider to qualify three horses for today’s Non-Pro finals.
  • Tank Tallic was Amateur champion at the Ike Hamilton Futurity with Madalyn’s grandfather, Joel Colgrove.

14

Colton Rothwell

KHALEESI CAT
(Jazarell Cat x Bobbie Boonsmal, by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: Laurie & Mike Jones
Owner: Colton Rothwell, Dallas, TX
Rider Earnings: $400,242
Horse Earnings: $56,381

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.5 216.0 433.5 216.0
  • Colton Rothwell won the Amateur Super Stakes Classic in 2004 on Little Lady Stylish.
  • He finished third in the NCHA Non-Pro Derby in 2006 on Peppys Stylish Lena.
  • He and Khaleesi Cat won the Limited Non-Pro at the Cattlemen’s Derby this spring and were reserve champs in the Non-Pro at that show.
  • They’ve been finalists at the NCHA Futurity, the Super Stakes and the Breeders Invitational.
  • Khaleesi Cat’s second dam, Bambi Freckles, won the Non-Pro Classic Challenge here with Hope Mitchell.

15

Dean Holden

SAMSON MADE OF METAL
(Metallic Cat x Peptos Barbie, by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: Jan Moles
Owner: Holden & Clark, Marietta, OK
Rider Earnings: $821,811
Horse Earnings: $79,780

R1 R2 Comb SF
215.5 212.0 427.5 215.5
  • Dean won the Breeders Invitational this year with this horse. He also won that event in 2014 with Stop Toying With Me.
  • He’s a two-time AQHA World Show Amateur champion.
  • His first win in Will Rogers Coliseum was in the Super Stakes Novice Non-Pro in 2010 on Willys The Boss.
  • Samson Made Of Metal made the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finals with Dean, and the Amateur finals with Charra Clark.
  • The gelding’s dam is half-sister to $248,000 earner Straightshot Playgun.

16

Paula Wood

SUEN TOO BE BLACK
(Boon Too Suen x Chitas Blue Boon, by Duals Blue Boon)
Breeder: Kobie Wood
Owner: Kobie Wood, Stephenville, TX
Rider Earnings: $2,263,225
Horse Earnings: $20,333

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 217.5 434.5 219.0
  • Paula Wood is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame and is an NCHA Non-Pro World Champion.
  • She won the NCHA Derby in 1997 on Chita Cash.
  • She won the NCHA Super Stakes in 2005 on Chita Cash’s daughter, Chita Cash Cat.
  • This mare is out of another daughter of Chita Cash.
  • She won the NCHA Futurity in 2012 on Donas Suen Boon.

17

Glade Knight

HELLO CITY
(Smooth As A Cat x Play Miss, by Playgun)
Breeder: Glade Knight
Owner: Glade Knight, Weatherford, TX
Rider Earnings: $832,611
Horse Earnings: $18,696

R1 R2 Comb SF
212.5 214.5 427.0 215.5
  • Glade Knight, 73, is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • He won the Non-Pro Classic Challenge at this show in 2007 on Lynx Of Style.
  • He won the Ltd Non-Pro Classic Challenge in 2003 on Playin N Fancy Peppy.
  • Glade placed third at last year’s NCHA Futurity on Geronimos Catillac and won the senior championship.
  • Hello City was an Open finalist at the NCHA Futurity and Super Stakes.
  • His dam, Play Miss, was reserve champion of the Open NCHA Derby in 2007 and has earners of $488,000.

18

Megan Miller

OLIVE MARTINI
(Metallic Cat x Martinis Miss Peppy, by Peppy San Badger)
Breeder: Greg Coalson
Owner: Matt & Megan Miller, Poolville, TX
Rider Earnings: $943,805
Horse Earnings: $22,637

R1 R2 Comb SF
212.0 216.5 428.5 220.0
  • Top qualifier Megan Miller is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame.
  • She won the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes on Itawtathenapuddycat.
  • She won the 2009 Super Stakes Classic on Travs Scooter.
  • Her first win in Will Rogers Coliseum was the 2002 Amateur Classic Challenge on Colonels Smart Gal.
  • Olive Martini is half-sister to $1 million producer Miss Martini Play.

19

Jody McGlothlin

SOMETHINGTOBELIEVEIN
(Hydrive Cat x Playin T Etta, by TR Dual Rey)
Breeder: Shane Plummer
Owner: Brett & Jody McGlothlin, Perrin, TX
Rider Earnings: $144,629
Horse Earnings: $61,761

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 214.0 431.0 216.5
  • Jody McGlothlin won the NCHA Futurity Ltd Non-Pro finals on this horse.
  • She won the Amateur NCHA Derby in 2006 on Platinum Bob.
  • This year, she and Somethingtobelievein have been reserve champions at Augusta and finalists at the Cattlemen’s Derby and the Super Stakes.
  • Somethingtobelievin’s dam, Playin T Etta, earned $100,000 and was an NCHA Derby Non-Pro finalist with Christina Galyean.

20

Kathleen Moore

REYVINMETALLICAT
(Metallic Cat x Reyvorce, by Dual Rey)
Breeder: Fazenda Barrinha Corp
Owner: Kathleen Moore, Madill, OK
Rider Earnings: $429,951
Horse Earnings: $11,297

R1 R2 Comb SF
215.0 216.0 431.0 215.5
  • Kathleen won the Amateur division of the NCHA Derby in 2010 on Sarenadual.
  • She won the Brazos Bash Classic Non-Pro finals on No Way In Hal in 2015.
  • She qualified two horses for the finals, and her nephew, Ty Moore, is also a finalist.
  • Reyvinmetallicat was a $50,000 purchase as a yearling at the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales.
  • Her dam was an NCHA Futurity and Abilene Spectacular Open finalist and a full-sister to $146,000 earner Neverey.

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Ken Hanson

CRISPY KREME
(Metallic Cat x My Other Toys A Car, by Smart Lena Boon)
Breeder: D & D Quarter Horses
Owner: Ken Hanson, Weatherford, TX
Rider Earnings: $161,020
Horse Earnings: $30,474

R1 R2 Comb SF
217.0 210.0 427.0 216.0
  • Ken was Amateur champion of the 2003 Southern Derby on Tess My Grit.
  • He won the Limited Non-Pro at the Cotton Stakes in 2007 on Miss Stylish Dual.
  • He placed third in the Unlimited Amateur division of the NCHA Derby on Crispy Kreme.
  • He and Crispy Kreme won the Limited Non-Pro at The Non-Pro Cutting in June.
  • Crispy Kreme’s dam, My Other Toys A Car, earned $116,000.

Cheers to Megan Miller and Olive Martini

August 4th, 2017
Megan Miller

Megan Miller on Olive Martini. Hart Photography.

Megan Miller, riding Olive Martini, by Metallic Cat, scored 220 points on Friday, to top a field of 47 NCHA Derby Non-Pro semi-finalists. Twenty-one horses (under 18 riders) with scores of 215.5 points or higher qualified for the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals, beginning at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 6. In addition to Miller, high-scoring riders included Regan Plendl with 219.5 points on Mr Metallic Rey LTE $64,648, and Paula Wood and Lindy Ashlock, with 219 points on Suen Too Be Black LTE $20,333 and In Reyverse LTE $71,776, respectively.

Madalyn Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., qualified on three horses – Peptos Time To Dual with 218.5 points, Sweet Baby Marie with 218 points, and Tank Tallic with 215.5 points. Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla., qualified on two horses – The Golden Shot with 216.5 points and Reyvinmetallicat with 215.5 points. In addition, Moore’s nephew, Ty Moore, qualified with 216.5 points riding Smooth XTC, also owned by Kathleen.

Megan Miller, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and earner of $943,806, placed ninth in the 2016 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals riding Justa Lil Catfight LTE $70,978, a mare Miller’s sister, McKenzie Merrill, showed as a 2015 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist. Miller also won the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship on Itawtathenapuddycat and the 2009 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro on Travs Scooter.

Prior to the 2017 NCHA Derby, Megan and Olive Martini LTE $22,637 placed third in the PCCHA Derby Non-Pro and ninth in the Bonanza Non-Pro Finals.

Olive Martini, out of Martinis Miss Peppy, is a half-sister to the Freckles Playboy daughter Miss Martini Play LTE $89,418, dam of NCHA Horse of the Year Copaspepto $414,619 and nine other money earners, including Stylish Martini LTE $361,920 and Shesa Dirty Martini LTE $361,920.

Regan Plendl, Kingsley, Ala., was reserve champion of the NYCHA Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting on Twistful Thinking, just one day before she and Mr Metallic Rey placed in the NCHA Classic Challenge Unlimited Amateur Finals. Trainer Nick O’Dell also showed Mr Metallic Rey as a finalist in the NCHA Derby Limited Open.

So far in 2017, Regan and Mr Metallic Rey, by Metallic Cat, have claimed three major wins – the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro championship and Unlimited Amateur championship, as well as the Non-Pro Cutting Unlimited Amateur championship. Regan also showed the gelding as an NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur finalist.

Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., is an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member, NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, and earner of $2,263,226. Wood won the 1997 NCHA Non-Pro Derby on Chita Cash $207,169, the second dam of Suen Too Be Black, by Boon Too Suen. Wood also showed Chitas Blue Boon LTE $55,805, by Duals Blue Boon, as a 2004 NCHA Derby Non-Pro finalist.

Paula Wood’s many other career highlights include the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship on Donas Suen Boon LTE $388,939, bred by Wood, sired by Boon Too Suen, who was trained and shown by Paula’s husband, Kobie, and out of Paula’s 2006 NCHA World Finals Non-Pro champion Donas Cool Cat LTE $315,104.

Lindy Ashlock and In Reyverse won the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro and also claimed the reserve championship of the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro; placed third in the PCCHA Derby Non-Pro and won that event’s Non-Pro Gelding division; placed fourth in the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro; and also placed in the Breeders Invitational Non-Pro.

Ashlock, an NCHA Hall of Fame member with earnings of $1,388,068, counts the 2008 Millionheir Classic Non-Pro championship aboard Smart Sweetnlow as her richest win ($150,000). But she has won and placed multiple times in numerous events, including the NCHA Futurity, the NCHA Super Stakes, and the NCHA Derby. Most recently, Ashlock was Non-Pro Reserve Champion of the Breeders Invitational on 4-year-old Catin Safari.

Madalyn Colgrove in the groove with 219 points on Thursday

August 3rd, 2017

Madalyn Colgrove on Sweet Baby Marie. Hart Photography.

Madalyn Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., scored 219 points on Sweet Baby Marie, Thursday, August 3, to top the second and final day of the NCHA Derby Non-Pro second go round. She also tied with Elizabeth Quirk and Holmeboy, from Wednesday’s sets, for the second go-round win.

Meanwhile,Ty Moore, Madill, Okla., riding One Good Lookin Babe LTE $34,820, by Rockin W, and Armando Costa Neto, Weatherford, Tex., on Arosesuchaboon LTE $7,250, by Peptoboonsmal, tied with 435 points, the high cumulative score from the first and second go-rounds. Costa also earned a cumulative of 433 points aboard Watch Me Nae Nae, by Playgun, while Moore earned 429.5 points on Smooth XTC, by Smooth As A Cat

Forty-seven riders with 427 points and above advanced to the Non-Pro Semi-Finals to be held on Friday, August 4, including Madalyn Colgrove with 434.5 points on Sweet Baby Marie, by High Brow CD, and Elizabeth Quirk with 433 points on Holmeboy, by Metallic Cat. Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., also earned a cumulative score of 434.5 points, the second-highest from the second go-round, riding Suen Too Be Black, by Boon Too Suen.

Madalyn Colgrove and Sweet Baby Marie LTE $97,542 made their mark earlier this year as reserve champions of the Breeders Invitational Non-Pro, while Madalyn’s grandfather, Joel Colgrove, rode the mare as an Unlimited Amateur finalist in the Ike Hamilton Futurity. Matt Miller showed then 3-year-old Sweet Baby Marie to win Open championships in the 2016 West Texas Futurity, the 2016 Southern Futurity and the 2016 Idaho Futurity and has continued to show her as a finalist in four 4-year-old events.

Madalyn, the NCHA earner of $424,760, won the 2014 NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Amateur, when she was 14, riding Hes A Heapinspoonful, the horse she also showed as champion of the 2014 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Amateur, and the 2014 Cotton Stakes 5/6 Amateur and Unlimited Amateur divisions. Madalyn also won the 2016 Breeders Invitational 5/6 Unlimited Amateur on One Catty Cupid.

In addition to Sweet Baby Marie, Madalyn qualified for the 2017 NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals with Tank Tallic LTE $21,771, by Metallic Cat, and Peptos Turn To Dual LTE $27,488, by Dual Rey.

Ray Baldwin, Fort Worth, Tex., earned 218 points, the second-highest score from the second go-round, riding Cherry Chex Cat LTE $34,501, by Cats Merada. Baldwin, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and earner of $661,482, won the 2015 NCHA Classic Challenge 5/6 Non-Pro riding Dont Look Now, and most recently placed fifth with Cherry Chex Cat in the 2017 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro, and as a finalist in the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro.