Mary Ann Rapp and her homebred filly Reyzin, from the first crop of NCHA Futurity champion and Horse of the Year High Brow CD, claimed their third non-pro championship with a 222-point win in the Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Derby on Sunday, in Graham, Tex. The winner’s paycheck boosted Reyzin’s NCHA earnings to $49,503.
Kelly Earnheart and Flash About, by Purdy Boy Flash, took reserve with 217 points. Previously, they placed second to Rapp and Reyzin in the Bonanza Futurity, and third to the dynamic duo in the Abilene Spectacular. Flash About also placed fourth with Earnheart in the Tunica Futurity and has NCHA earnings of $36,170.
5/6 Non-Pro Finals
Kaitlyn Larsen and 6-year-old Light N Lily, by Light N Lena, won the Cattlemen’s Non-Pro Classic with 224 points; Chad Bushaw and Smooth As A Twist placed second with 220 points.
Light N Lily, bred and also shown by Larsen’s father, Billy Martin, who owns Light N Lena, won the 2013 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro Classic and was reserve champion of the 2013 Bonanza Non-Pro classic with Kaitlyn, and placed seventh in the Bonanza Open Classic under R.L. Chartier, as well. The sorrel mare, out of the Freckles Merada daughter Meradas Oh Cay, has NCHA career earnings of over $115,000.
Six-year-old Smooth As A Twist, by Smooth As A Cat, has earned $113,806, exclusively in non-pro competition with Bushaw. Their titles also include the 2010 Southern Futurity championship, as well as reserve titles in the West Texas Futurity and the 2011 Bonanza Futurity.