Ryan Rapp and Cade Hansma won the action-packed Junior and Senior Youth finals of the NYCHA Scholarship Cutting in Will Rogers Coliseum on July 23.
Rapp, who had marked a lifetime best score of 222 on Spookystimetoshine a few days earlier in the first round of the Grace Ranch NYCHA World Finals, outdid himself with a 229 in the junior division of the Scholarship Cutting finals. Blakley Colgrove was second with a 222 on Bowmans Cat (by High Brow Cat), while Cade Shepard was third with a 221 on Divas On Time (by One Time Pepto).
Rapp, the son of Hall of Famers Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, was also named NYCHA Rookie of the Year. He rode Spookystimetoshine in Fort Worth, an 8-year-old son of One Time Pepto and $1.3 million producer San Starlight, bred by Jeff Barnes. He had won the $2,000 Limited Rider class on Spookystimetoshine at The Non-Pro and The Open Cutting in June.
Cade Hansma, daughter of Hall of Famers Paul and Julie Hansma, marked 225 on Little Pepto Cat to win the Senior finals over Salem Brown who marked 220 on Rumorhasit (by Nitas Wood), and Sheridan Clark with a 219.5 on Katz Flash (by Purdy Boy Flash).
Little Pepto Cat, a winner of $318,000 for Bob Kingsley’s Bluestem Ranch, is by High Brow Cat out of Horse of the Year Little Pepto Gal. Last year, Cade won the NCHA Classic Challenge Limited Non-Pro finals on Little Pepto Cat’s half-brother, Chucks Little Pepto.
Cade’s twin sister, McCall, won this year’s NCHA Classic Challenge Limited Non-Pro on Chex My Cat. This was the first time the sisters have won major championships at the same show.