Sun. Jan 17th, 2021
Madalyn Colgrove on Reyzin Nu Desires. Seth Petit photo.

Riding Reyzin Nu Desires, by Reyzin The Cash, Madalyn Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., scored 222 points to win the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finals. Twenty-three riders with 216 points or higher, from 63 semi-finalists, will compete in the Non-Pro Finals on Friday, December 11, including Brandon Westfall, Granbury, Tex., who earned 221, the second-highest score, as well as Chelsea Tatum, Overbrook, Okla., and Kristen Galyean, Claremore, Okla., who tied with 219, the third-highest score.

Madalyn Colgrove, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $721,557, was a 2018 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity finalist on Hammer Hughes LTE $42,129, by Thomas E Hughes. And last year, Colgrove was a Futurity Non-Pro Semi-Finalist riding DMAC In Good Faith LTE $6,558, by Metallic Cat.

Colgrove and Reyzin Nu Desires qualified for the 2020 Semi-Finals with 438.5 cumulative points from go-round scores of 216.5 and 222.

Reyzin Nu Desires, Colgrove’s 2020 mount, is owned and bred by Madalyn’s sister, Blakley Colgrove Simoneaux, out of Desires Nu Catillac LTE $58,923. A full sister to Thundercat LTE $302,762, among earners of $1,572,227, Desires Nu Catillac is out the leading producer Desire Some Freckles LTE $188,990.

Madalyn’s sister, Blakley Colgrove Simoneaux, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fames earner of $773,141, also qualified for the Non-Pro Semi-Finals, with a cumulative of 434 points, showing the Reyzin The Cash colt He Haz Reyzin, owned and bred by Madalyn.

Brandon Westfall, the NCHA earner of $618,068, showing Fiddle And Steel, by Metallic Cat, earned 440.5 points, the second-highest cumulative, with go-round scores of 222 and 218.5 points.

Westfall won the 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship showing I Reckon So LTE $78,580, by Kit Kat Sugar, and placed third on Desires One And Only LTE $52,576, by One Time Pepto.  In 2017, Westfall was NCHA Futurity Non-Pro reserve champion riding Smooth Lil Cowtown LTE $127,352, by Smooth As A Cat, and in 2018, he placed in the Open Finals and the Open Limited Finals riding Ringo LTE $57,886, by Kit Kat Sugar, and was a Non-Pro finalist aboard The Bluez Feather, by The Bluez Man.

Fiddle And Steel was bred by Westfall’s parents, Janet and Russ Westfall, out of Lil Bit Reckless LTE $231,124, by CD Royal. Little Bit Reckless is the dam of Ringo LTE $57,886, by Kit Kat Sugar, who Brandon Westfall showed as an NCHA Futurity Open and Open Limited finalist in 2018.  

Chelsea Tatum, riding Cardi Bay, by One Time Royalty, qualified for the Non-Pro Semi-Finals with a cumulative of 434 and go-round scores of 216 and 218 points, and also showed in the Non-Pro Limited Finals. The NCHA earner of $165,119, Tatum was an NCHA Futurity Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited finalist in 2016 showing Bobs Smart Rey LTE $183,976, by Dual Rey, who she rode as the 2017 PCCHA Non-Pro Champion. Cardi Bay is the first money earner out of No Way In Hal LTE $135,092, by Halreycious.

Kristen Galyean, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $864,115, won last year’s NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship riding Coureygous LTE $118,406, by Dual Rey. She qualified for the 2020 Non-Pro Futurity with 436.5 cumulative points, following go-round scores of 221 and 215.5 on Luminnous, by Metallic Cat. A full brother to Some Likeit Metallic LTE $107,624, Luminnous is out of Some Like It Hott LTE $183,383, the 2010 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion under Kristen’s husband, Wesley Galyean.