Lindy Ashlock, Abilene, Tex., took command Saturday in the second set of the Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals and never looked back. Riding In Reyverse, by Dual Rey, Ashlock scored 222 points to win the championship and $39,982. Brandon Westfall, Los Olivos, Calif., earned 220.5 points on Laguna Girl, by CD Royal, for the reserve championship, and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Tex., placed third with 219 points aboard Molokai, by Metallic Cat.
Ashlock and In Reyverse placed fourth in the 2017 Augusta Futurity Non-Pro, and then claimed the reserve championship of the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity Non-Pro. Ashlock, a member of the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame and NCHA earner $1,280,656, also placed in the non-pro finals of the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Classic, as well as the 2016 Super Stakes Classic and the 2015 Super Stakes on Prowlin High, by High Brow Cat.
Wes Ashlock, Lindyís husband, won the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Open Semi-Finals with 222 points riding HC Tailgate Date, by Herding Cats, and came back to tie for sixth†in the Super Stakes Finals.
In Reyverse was bred by Double Dove Ranch out of the CD Lights daughter Havanna Lights, whose dam, Stylish Play Lena LTE $264,474, has produced earners of more than $1.5 million, including NCHA Horse of the Year Smooth Talkin Style $293,232. Dual Rey, sire of In Reyverse, ranks third on the list of All-Time Leading NCHA Sires, with offspring earnings of $33 million.
When he was 14, Brandon Westfall, the NCHA earner of $225,038, showed Lulu Snow to place eighth in the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals; last year he was an NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro finalist with Johnny Royal. Brandonís father, trainer Russ Westfall, was reserve champion of the 2004 NCHA Futurity riding Jeeps Posi Traction LTE $332,058, and reserve champion of the 2001 NCHA Super Stakes Classic with Smart Like Dusty $174,024.
Laguna Girlís sire, CD Royal, is owned and was shown by Russ and Janet Westfall, who have also shown many of the stallionís top performers. Janet also claimed the 2000 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro reserve champion riding CD Royal. Laguna Girl, with earnings of $868 before the NCHA Super Stakes, is out of Cats Stylish Diva, by High Brow Cat.
Mary Ann Rapp is an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and a leading NCHA earner of $4,465,237. She won the 2010 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro riding ARC Catmando and the 2003 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro on Amanda Stargun. Earlier in the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes, Rapp placed as a finalist in the Non-Pro Classic riding Miss Kitty Reycine LTE $31,752.
Rapp showed Molokai LTE $5,741 as a finalist in the NCHA Non-Pro Futurity. The Metallic Cat daughter is out of the Docís Hickory daughter Hickorys Tornado Rio LTE $71,376.