Lindy locked up Non-Pro second go-round

April 12th, 2019
Lindy Ashlock on Desiresomeroyalty. Ted Petit Photography.

Lindy Ashlock, Abilene, Tex., scored 220 points on Friday to win the second go-round of the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro division. Showing Desiresomeroyalty, by One Time Royalty, she also tied with 436.5 points, the highest cumulative score going into Saturday’s Non-Pro Semi-Finals, where 48 entries, with 427 points or more, will contend for the chance to compete in the Finals, on Sunday, April 14.

Constance Jaeggi, riding Super Trouper, by Dual Smart Rey, and a high-scoring rider with 219 points in the first go-round, tied Ashlock for the high cumulative score, following a 217.5-point performance in the second round. Both women are NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame members and NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year riders.

Jaeggi, who has NCHA earnings of $660,046, rode Saguaro Ichi LTE $293,796, by Cat Ichi, as NCHA Non-Pro World Champion and to claim the 2014 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year title. She also won the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic riding Dual R Smokin, by Dual Rey.

Lindy Ashlock, the NCHA earner of $1,639,488, showed In Reyverse LTE $106,549, by Dual Rey, to be named 2017 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year. Ashlock and In Reyverse also claimed the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship.

Saturday, April 13, marks another Super Saturday during the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes. It begins with the hotly contested Non-Pro Semi-Finals, and is followed by the Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Finals and the Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro Finals.

Click here for complete results.

DĂ©jĂ  vu for Chelsea Tatum in Classic Non-Pro Limited Finals

April 11th, 2019
Chelsea Tatum on Bobs Smart Rey. Ted Petit Photography.

If Chelsea Tatum and Bobs Smart Rey looked like champions on Thursday as they rode to the herd, it was because they were. Tatum and the Dual Rey mare had won last year’s NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited with 225 points. They scored 223.5 points on Thursday to claim the 2019 title and become the only horse and rider team to win back-to-back Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited championships in the history of the event.

John Johnson, Ardmore, Okla., scored 221 points in the 17-horse finals on Miss Masterson LTE $58,780, by Cat T Masterson, for the reserve championship, and Gentry Gonsalves, Millsap, Tex., placed third with 218 points riding Georgia Bootlegger LTE $28,976, by Dual Smart Rey.

With the exception of Cass Tatum, who showed Bobs Smart Rey as an Open Limited finalist in the 2017 PCCHA Futurity and the NCHA Super Stakes, and Adan Banuelos, who showed her in the 2017 Idaho Derby, Chelsea Tatum has been the mare’s only rider. Together the pair has earned $114,456, including Thursday’s winner’s check of $6,914. Tatum, who is from Overbrook, Okla., is the NCHA earner of $124,185. Bobs Smart Rey has earnings of $121,766.

John Johnson on Miss Masterson. Ted Petit Photography.

John Johnson and Miss Masterson placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited and the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited. Miss Masterson was also a 2018 Open finalist in six major events under James Payne.

Johnson, the NCHA earner of $108,010, was a 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro finalist and Non-Pro Limited finalist with Ripping Ichi, by Cat Ichi, the horse he showed as a 2015 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited finalist. Earlier this year, Johnson took second-place in the 2019 Arbuckle Mountain 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Limited with Skeet Skat Cat, by Kit Kat Sugar.

Gentry Gonsalves, a Senior Youth competitor and NCHA earner of $31,417, showed Georgia Bootlegger to placed third in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited, and as reserve champion of the NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited. Earlier this year, Gentry and her 6-year-old gelding placed fifth in the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro finals and claimed the reserve championship of that event’s Non-Pro Limited.

Cade Shepard stakes claim

April 10th, 2019
Cade Shepard on Barney Ross. Ted Petit Photography.

First to ride in the second set, on Wednesday, April 10, the first day of go-round competition, Cade Shepard staked his claim as top contender with 222 points on Barney Ross, by Bamacat. Jaylee Hall on One Time Legend, by One Time Pepto, and Constance Jaeggi, aboard Sueper Trouper, by Dual Smart Rey, tied with 219 points, the second-highest score of the day, while Lisa Taylor, on Reycan In The Cash, by Dual Rey, earned 218, the third-highest score.

Cade Shepard, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $758,602, showed Barney Ross LTE $29,465, to place twelfth in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals and also placed eighth in the finals of the 2109 Augusta Futurity Non-Pro, where his grandfather, Sam Shepard, rode the gelding as Open reserve champion. Sam Shepard also showed Barney Ross last week, as a Super Stakes Open Semi-Finalist.

Cade Shepard won the 2015 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro championship riding Twistful Thinking LTE $280,813, who also carried him to win the 2015 NCHA Derby Non-Pro. Last December, riding Chexy Louella LTE $64,598, 17-year-old Shepard became the youngest rider to ever win the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship. Last month, he also captured the NCHA Eastern Nationals Non-Pro championship on the Im Countin Chex daughter.

Jaylee Hall, the NCHA earner of $154,671, showed One Time Legend LTE 29,554 to win the 2019 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro championship, and also claimed second-place money in the Bonanza Non-Pro Limited. Between 2014, when she was 16, and 2016, Jaylee showed High Brow CD Deuce, by High Brow CD, to earn over $127,000 as an amateur and non-pro limited event finalist.

Constance Jaeggi, the NCHA earner of $660,046, is the owner of 2014 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year Saguaro Ichi, by Cat Ichi, who carried her as NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, as well. Jaeggi’s Super Stakes mount, Sueper Trouper LTE $103,082, placed seventh last Saturday in the Open Super Stakes Finals under Grant Setnicka, and claimed second-place in the Novice division.

Jaeggi showed Sueper Trouper earlier this year as Non-Pro reserve champion at Arbuckle Mountain, where Setnicka placed fourth in the Open. In 2010, Jaeggi placed ninth in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro riding Kool Arista Cat LTE $70,598, by Cats Merada, and the next year, she won the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic with Dual R Smokin LTE $203,627, by Dual Rey.

Jaylee Hall, the last rider to show in the last set of the day, was also the high-scoring rider in the Super Stakes Non-Pro Limited division, where Duff Sinclair posted 215.5, the second-highest score, on Gimmeabreaklilkitty, by Kit Kat Sugar, and Ali Good earned 215 points with Sabrina Boon, by Boon A Little.

The first go-round of the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro division concludes on Thursday, April 11. For complete results click here.

McGlothlin has Somethingtobelievein

April 9th, 2019
Jody McGlothlin on Somethintobelievein. Ted Petit Photography.

Jody McGlothlin, a first go-round leader with 219 points on Somethingtobelievein, scored 218.5 in the second go-round to claim the top cumulative score and to lead 26 qualifiers, with 432 points or higher, to the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic Finals on Thursday, April 11.

Cody Hedlund, the first go-round winner, with 220 points on Teles One Time, scored 217 in the second round to tally 437 points, while Paul Wood, on Cool N Hot, and Bonnie Martin, on Reysin Kittens, tied with 436 points, the third-highest cumulative score. Wood also won the second go-round with 221 points.

McGlothlin, the NCHA earner of $222,070, won the 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited on Somethingtobelievein, a Hydrive Cat daughter with career earnings of $214,348. Cody Hedlund, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $932,861, most recently showed 5-year-old Teles One Time LTE $62,309, by One Time Royalty, to win the 2019 Ike Hamilton Futurity Classic.

Paula Wood, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $2,454,562, was a finalist last year in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on Cool N Hot LTE $310,972, just days after the Hottish son won the Open Super Stakes with Kobie Wood, Paula’s husband.

Paula won the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Classic riding Cool N Hot’s half-sister, Donas Suen Boon LTE $425,911, who had also carried her to win the 2012 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity. Both Cool N Hot, the 2018 NCHA Open Horse of the Year, and Donas Suen Boon were bred by Paula Wood.

Bonnie Martin, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,013,920, came into the Super Stakes following a championship win aboard 6-year-old Reysin Kittens in the 2019 Arbuckle Mountain Classic Amateur Unlimited. Last Saturday, April 6, the Dual Rey gelding was also shown by Grant Setnicka as a finalist in the Super Stakes Classic Open Finals.

Reysin Kittens was bred by Bonnie and Frank Martin’s Bitterroot Ranch in Las Vegas, Nev., out of their champion High Brow Cat daughter Kittens LTE $270,700,

Cody Hedlund tops Non-Pro Classic go-round

April 8th, 2019
Cody Hedlund on Teles One Time. Ted Petit Photography.

On Monday, Cody Hedlund, Lipan, Tex., scored 220 points riding Teles One Time LTE $62,309, by One Time Royalty, to lead 80 qualifiers to Tuesday’s NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Non-Pro Classic second go-round. Bill Cowan, Ardmore, Okla., earned 219.5 points, the second-highest score of the go-round, on Catty Minx LTE $39,352, by Catty Hawk, while Jody McGlothlin, aboard Somethingtobelievein LTE $214,348, by Hydrive Cat, scored 219 points, the third-highest score among Non-Pro qualifiers, tying the highest score among Non-Pro Limited riders.

Cody Hedlund, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $932,861, won the 2011 NCHA Super Stakes on Teles One Time’s half-sister, Teles Bout This Cat LTE $230, 047, by WR This Cats Smart, and was reserve champion of the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro on the Metallic Cat son Meteles Cat LTE $433,565, a three-quarter-brother to Teles One Time. Teles Lies LTE $93,206, dam of the three money earners, was trained and shown by Cody’s father, Rock Hedlund.

Last year, Cody Hedlund and Teles One Time placed sixth in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro, and this year, the pair won the Ike Hamilton Futurity Classic Non-Pro championship. Hedlund also won the 2019 Ike Hamilton Derby aboard Wood Ya Teles LTE $26,924, a Woody Be Tuff daughter out of Teles Bout This Cat.

Bill Cowan, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $29,455, won the 2008 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited championship riding Catty Minx’s sire Catty Hawk LTE $239,044, who was named Leading Freshman AQHA Sire of NCHA money earners in 2014. In 2017, Cowan won the Breeders Invitational Non-Pro Classic aboard Billies Catty LTE $225,578, the blue roan Catty Hawk daughter who also carried Cowan as reserve champion of the 2018 NCHA Non-Pro World Championship standings.

Catty Minx LTE $39,352 made her debut with Michelle Cowan, Bill’s wife, as a finalist in the 2017 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity, and has since won money under Bill, Michelle, and trainer James Payne.

Jody McGlothlin, the NCHA earner of $222,070, won the 2016 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited riding Somethingtobelievein, and in 2017 won three more Non-Pro Limited championships, the Cotton Stakes, the Southern Futurity, and the Brazos Bash, under the sorrel mare. And along the way, Jody’s husband Brett was making news with Somethingtobelievein in Open limited age events. Last year, the pair placed third in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open, and won the Augusta Futurity Open Classic and the Cotton Stakes Open Classic. Earlier this year, Jody and Somethingtobelievein won the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro Classic.

This Thursday, Jody McGlothlin and Somethingtobelievein will compete in the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited Finals along with 16 other riders, including Gentry Gonsalves, Millsap, Tex., and Bear Davis, also of Millsap, who tied McGlothlin with 219 points, the high score among Non-Pro Limited go-round competitors.

Gentry Gonsalves rides 6-year-old Georgia Bootlegger LTE $28,976, the Dual Smart Rey gelding who carried her to place third in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro Limited and as reserve champion of the 2018 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro Limited. Earlier this year, Gonsalves, an NCHA Senior Youth Rider and NCHA earner of $31,417, showed Georgia Bootlegger to claim reserve in the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Limited and placed fifth in the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Finals.

Bear Davis, the NCHA earner of $172,126, rides the 5-year-old Metallic Cat gelding My Beach My Wave LTE $37,683, who he showed as a semi-finalist in the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro. Davis won the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Unlimited, as well as the Breeders Invitational Amateur, with Red Solo Catt LTE $156,919.

Cody and Kat claim Super Stakes Open Limited

April 7th, 2019
Khaleesi Kat and Cody Ryan Green. Ted Petit Photography.

Cody Green and Khaleesi Kat scored 217.5 points on Sunday, April 7, to win the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Open Limited championship for Kathleen Moore, Madill, Okla. Armando Costa Neto and Arosesuchastyle, scored 217 points and the reserve championship for Fazenda Barrinha Corporation, Weatherford, Tex., while Ryan Moore and Pepsi Boon placed third with 216.5 points for Jerry and Luann Jeffries, Naylor, Mo.

Khaleesi Kat, by Bet Hesa Cat, made her debut in the NCHA Futurity, where she placed eighth in the Non-Pro Finals with owner Kathleen Moore, and was a finalist with Green in the Limited Open Finals. Most recently, Khaleesi Kat and Green qualified for the Super Stakes Open Finals with 219.5 points, the second-highest score in the Semi-Finals, and earned $18,762 in the Open Finals.

Moore purchased Khaleesi Kat in the 2017 Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales from the Ten/27 Ranch, Denham Springs, La. Out of KD Shorty LTE $227,987, by Kit Dual, Khaleesi Kat is a three-quarter sister to Acatbequick LTE $52,894, bred by Elizabeth Brumbaugh. Khaleesi Kat’s dam, KD Shorty, has produced 15 NCHA money earners of $773,000.

Arosesuchastyle and Armando Costa Neto. Ted Petit Photography.

Arosesuchastyle, by Docs Stylish Oak, was an NCHA Futurity Open Semi-Finalist with Costa. In 2019, in addition to their NCHA Super Stakes earnings, the pair have scored money as Open finalists in the Abilene Spectacular and the Cattlemen’s Derby. Bred by her owner, Fazenda Barrinha Corporation, Arosesuchastyle is out of the Smooth As A Cat daughter Arosesuchaclatter LTE $323,079, who carried Costa as a Non-Pro finalist in the 2009 NCHA Futurity and won the 2010 NCHA Super Stakes Open Limited championship with Bart Nichols.

Pepsi Boon, by Once In A Blu Boon, placed as an NCHA Futurity Open Finalist and NCHA Futurity Open Limited Finalist under Ryan Moore, and came into the NCHA Super Stakes with earnings of $26,733. The red roan stallion, bred by Danny Vest out of Paula Dual LTE $40,958, is Moore’s second NCHA Super Stakes Open Limited Finalist. In 2016, Moore and Catareycious LTE $51,403, sired by Halreycious and owned by Larry and Carol Grimes, placed in the Super Stakes Open Limited and went on to win the 2016 Breeders Invitational Open Limited.

Sweet win for Hiss N Vinegar

April 6th, 2019

Hiss N Vinegar, ridden by Phil Hanson. Ted Petit Photography.

Hiss N Vinegar, winner of the Super Stakes Open Semi-Finals on Friday, with 220 points under Phil Hanson, stepped up seven notches on Saturday with a 227-point championship win in NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Finals. Sugrspiznevrthingniz scored 221.5 points for the reserve championship with Matt Gaines, while Metallic Curveball placed third with 220.5 points under Jesse Lennox.

Owned by her breeders, Jeffrey and Jennifer Foland, Weatherford, Tex., Hiss N Vinegar LTE $149,727, by Dual Smart Rey, made her debut in the NCHA Futurity, where she tied for seventh place in the Open Finals. Prior to the NCHA Super Stakes, her only 2019 earnings came as a finalist in the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity.


Sugrspiznevrthingniz, ridden by Matt Gaines. Ted Petit Photography.

This is the second 2019 major 4-year-old reserve championship for Sugrspiznevrthingniz. Earlier this year, the sorrel mare, sired by Kit Kat Sugar and owned by Jim Vangilder, Weatherford, Tex., was reserve in both the Arbuckle Mountain and the Bonanza 4-Year-Old Open Finals, and also earned money for first-place in the Novice divisions of both events.

Metallic Curveball LTE $72,201, by Metallic Cat, had earned $8,750, as a finalist in the 2019 Cattlemen’s Derby, prior to the NCHA Super Stakes. Owned by Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex., Metallic Curveball is a half-brother to Cinca Im Hot LTE $193,499, by Spots Hot, third-placed finalist, with Jesse Lennox, in the 2019 NCHA Futurity Super Stakes Classic.