Rieta Dufurrena, Gainesville, Tex., scored 223 points riding November Reyn LTE $43,349, by Im Countin Checks, to win the 2021 Arbuckle Mountain 5/6 Non-Pro on Sunday, February 28, in Ardmore, Okla. Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, Tex., scored 219 points for the reserve championship on Ava Rey LTE $39,392, by Dual Rey, and Jessica Gonsalves placed third with 218.5 on Mean Bean LTE $48,085, by Dual Rey.

Rieta Dufurrena, the NCHA earner of $396,363, showed November Reyn as reserve champion last year in the Cotton Stakes 4-Year-Old Non-Pro and Non-Pro Intermediate, and as a finalist in the Southern Futurity Non-Pro Limited. Her father, Ed Dufurrena, also showed the mare in the 2021 Arbuckle Mountain 5/6 Open Limited finals and to win the Open Limited Novice.

Bred by Brandon Duffurrena, November Reyn is out of Purple Reyn LTE $365,632, a full sister, by Metallic Cat, to Stevie Rey Von LTE $418,953, out of Miss Ella Rey LTE $375,842, producer of earners of $1,339,021.

Chad Bushaw, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $3.6 million, bought Ava Rey for $16,000 at the 2017 Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales. The mare was bred by P J Cutters out of Kwackin Cat, whose four NCHA money earners have made $136,476, including The Kwack Shack LTE $73,094.

Bushaw won the Cotton Stakes on Ava Rey last year, and his son, Will, won the NCHA Derby Amateur finals on the mare. Chad Bushaw won the Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Classic in 2010 riding Snow Rey.

Jessica Gonsalves, the NCHA earner of $348,629 won last year’s Cattlemen’s Classic and Idaho Classic on Mean Bean, a gelding bred by Iron Rose Ranch out of $720,695 producer Spookys Cash, whose offspring include Reyzin The Cash LTE $274,386 and Spooky Smooth LTE $100,100.