Ashley Flynn, Weatherford, Tex., won the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro and $10,000 with 218 points on Thursday, January 9, while Brad Rogers and Armando Costa Neto tied for reserve with 215 points. Julie Hansma placed placed fourth with the third-highest score of 213.
Flynn, was riding Cow Scents, by High Brow CD, who carried her as a semi-finalist in the NCHA Non-Pro Futurity. Costa Neto, of Weatherford, Tex., was aboard Ms Regret, also by High Brow CD, while Rogers, Madill, Okla., rode Precious Metallic, by Metallic Cat.
Hansma, showed Dually Hansma, by Dual Pep, out of Capoo, a daughter of Hicapoo, who was bred by Julie and Paul Hansma. Hicapoo is the dam of SDP Hydriven Hicapoo, by Hydrive Cat, who Julie Jarma showed on January 10, to win the Abilene Spectacular 5/6 Year-Old Non-Pro and $10,000 with 218.5 points. Julie Hansma’s daughter, Cade, was reserve champion with 216 points on Chucks Little Pepto, while Lindy Ashlock placed third with 215.5 points on Quejana Starlena.
Jarma’s winnings increased SDP Hydriven Hicapoo’s official lifetime earnings to nearly $85,000. SDP Hydriven Hicapoo’s dam, Hicapoo, earned $446,712 with Paul Hansma.
Cade Hansma also won the 5/6 Year-Old Non-Pro Ltd. championship on Chucks Little Pepto, by Its Just About Me and out of NCHA Horse of the Year Little Pepto Gal, the earner of $490,951. Cade also showed Chucks Little Pepto as champion in the $100,000 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro division of the 2013 Pacific Coast Futurity and was reserve champion of the $35,000 Non-Pro 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro division of The Non-Pro, as well as reserve champion of the Pacific Coast Futurity Non-Pro Limited.