Monthly Archives: September 2014

Jacs Electric Spark Becomes An NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire

Jacs Electric SParkThe late Jacs Electric Spark ended up being the National Reining Equine Association’& rsquo; s( NRHA)newest stallion to hit the $2 million mark. This makes him the 13th stallion to achieve the milestone.
By NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Conscript Shining Spark and out of Miss Hello there Hollywood, by Hollywood Jac 86, the 1998 stallion was owned by Troy Heikes and reproduced by Sally Brown. With NRHA lifetime profits of even more than $85,900, Jacs Electric Glow had a successful show career. Some of his career highlights include: 2001 NRHA Futurity Open finalist, 2002 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open finalist and NRHA Derby Open finalist, 2003 NRBC Open finalist and NRHA Derby finalist, 2004 NRBC Open finalist and NRHA Derby Open finalist.
Jacs Electric Glow earned his NRHA Million Dollar Sire status in 2012. His top-earning offspring consist of:.
• & bull; Electric Code( out of Hot Coded Candy): $204,317.26 NRHA LTE, possessed by Jared Leclair; 2008 Southwest Reining Equine Association (SWRHA) Futurity Open and Intermediate Open Champ, 2008 NRHA Futurity Open finalist and Intermediate Open Champion, 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist, 2010 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist.
• & bull; REF Black Mamba (out of Metermaid To Order): $121,753.88 NRHA LTE, had by Saw Ranch LLC; 2012 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open finalist, 2013 NRBC Level 4 Open finalist, 2013 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist.
• & bull; Electrical Flash (out of Shes Berry Flashy): $94,381.59 NRHA LTE, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses UNITED STATE; 2008 High-stakes gambler Reining Classic Futurity Open Champion, 2008 NRHA Futurity Open finalist, 2009 NRBC Level 4 Open finalist, 2009 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist.
• & bull; Chics Blazin Glow (from HR Smart Little Sam): $87,210.83 NRHA LTE, possessed by Steve Tyner; 2008 NRHA Futurity Open finalist, 2010 NRBC Level 3 Open finalist, 2010 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist.
• & bull; Lost In Tinseltown (from Dun It In Tinseltown): $81,003.78 NRHA LTE, owned by Tim Anderson; 2009 North Central Reining Steed Association (NCRHA) Futurity Levels 4 and 3 Open finalist, 2011 Cowboy Capital Classic Derby Level 4 Open Champion, 2011 NRBC L4 Open finalist, 2011 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open finalist, 2011 American Quarter Steed Association (AQHA) World Championship Program Junior Reining finalist.

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Lizzys Gotta Babe Wins El Rancho Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open

Morgan Cromer • & bull; QHN photo by Kelsey PecsekEqui-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Morgan Cromer, of Templeton, Calif., won the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open at the El Ranch Futurity on Sept. 19 riding Lizzys Gotta Babe. The duo marked a 225 for owners Tim and Missy Drummond, of Pawhuska, Okla
. The mare (Lizzys Gotta Player x Moms Stylish Babe x Docs Stylish Oak) was a several champ during her aged event profession, including the 2012 El Rancho Futurity Classic/Challenge Open with fitness instructor Adan Banuelos. The now 8-year-old mare has life time earnings of $51,049, according to Equi-Stat. Banuelos sent Lizzys Gotta Babe to California for Cromer to catch-ride, an idea that paid off to the tune of $12,572.
Chubby Turner piloted 2013 NCHA Open World Champion One Time Choice (One Time Pepto x Hickory Selection x SR Instant Selection) to a score of 223 and the Mercuria Reserve Championship. One Time Selection, possessed by J 5 Steed Cattle ranch LLC of Weatherford, Texas, had earned $155,335 entering the El Rancho Mercuria and entrusted an additional $8,921 on his record.

Bill Lacy rode his 6-year-old gelding Jay Moss Cougar (High Eyebrow Cougar x Ariel Rey x Dual Rey) to the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Non-Pro Champion with a final-round 223. The Crested Butte, Colo., rider reproduced Jay Moss Cougar, and together they have posted $36,299 to Equi-Stat. The gelding’s complete revenues are more than $46,000. As a rider, Lacy has life time profits of $696,898.
Katie Fonsen Young of Sebastopol, Calif., earned the Reserve Championship and a look for $8,544 on For Instance (SR Instant Choice x Travalen Tessie x Travalena). The duo marked a 223, just one point shy of the winning score. Since 2010, For example has earned $115,061 under Young’& rsquo; s ownership. Young herself has lifetime revenues of $268,879, according to Equi-Stat.
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Jim Ware Buys Triangle Sales Company

Jim Ware and Cindy BowlingAfter more than 3 and one-half decades as the equine auction area for all-around performance equines standing for practically every discipline, Triangle Sales Business is under new ownership. The sales business that was created by Cindy Bowling and her late partner, John, in 1979 has been offered to Jim Ware, who is a former partner of Western Bloodstock. Ware discovered the auction company from his family while maturing in northeastern Louisiana and has been active in the horse industry his whole life.
After commemorating a turning point birthday, Bowling, who is a devoted scuba diver and reining steed competitor, made the decision to offer the company.
“& ldquo; I would never offer my company to someone that I didn’& rsquo; t think was going to go on and make it better, promote it, do much better things and keep the name,” & rdquo; Bowling stated. & ldquo; I think Jim is sincere and fair, and I think he & rsquo; ll make me pleased. His objective is to make it larger than it is now and much better like it used to be back in the magnificence days.
“& rdquo;. & ldquo; It & rsquo; s beened around for 36 years, and you put on & rsquo; t do something for 36 years without doing something right,” & rdquo; Ware’mentioned. & ldquo; They & rsquo; ve done a good job, and it & rsquo; s in a fantastic area that is hassle-free to a lot of different parts of the United States. It’& rsquo; s a lot even more than simply an auction to a lot of people
“.’It & rsquo; s type of like family to a lot of folks. & ldquo; I & rsquo; ve constantly had a huge appreciation for Triangle Sales, & rdquo; Ware included. & ldquo; It brings individuals from all over the world and not just for one particular discipline but lots of. I enjoy that. I like offering even more than one type of steed.”&
rdquo;. Ware takes management of Triangle Sales on Oct. 8, immediately following the upcoming Fall Sale, and is planning some changes and improvements to the Jan. 16-18, 2015 sale.
Shorter sale days are planned, and Triangle will provide “& ldquo; click to bid & rdquo; Internet purchasing alternatives through Superior Productions. Buyers will have assurance with free and immediate fall-of-hammer insurance that will be in effect for 24 hours. While the sale will still be held at Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma, it will move to a different structure so that horses will certainly be able to be worked live on cattle while being sold. Pre-sale barrel and rope steed demonstrations will be more formal to permit prospective buyers to assess auction equines. Huge screen Televisions will be set up to improve the sale experience, and Visa and MasterCard will certainly be accepted for payment.
“& ldquo; I & rsquo; ve offered thousands and thousands of cutting steeds”, & rdquo; Ware stated. & ldquo; I have discovered that there are a great deal of excellent equines that may not be the flavor of the month at one sale however they could be a huge destination at Triangle for several disciplines. We’& rsquo; re constantly going to put a special focus on cutting equines due to the fact that I know that’& rsquo; s the nucleus of performance horses, however expect a great variety of steeds at the sales.”& rdquo;. & ldquo; I have some staff members that have actually been right here given that we began,” & rdquo; Bowling said. & ldquo; The sale-day staff is a very cohesive group. They are more like family due to the fact that we’& rsquo; ve all been doing this so long together. It is my hope that it remains to have that family atmosphere.
“& ldquo; It & rsquo; s also that way with the consumers –– the consignors and buyers,” & rdquo; Bowling stated. & ldquo; Numerous of them have actually been coming right here year after year. We had people that got wed here, and one couple called their kid Shawnee. The very same familiar faces have actually been right here a long, long period of time, and my goal is that it continues to have that truthful credibility and household environment, and I think Jim will certainly do that. That’& rsquo; s essential to me. I have faith and trust in him that he will do this.”&
rdquo;. Ware will include some well-known names to the Triangle staff.
“& ldquo; We & rsquo; ve assembled an excellent team to sell the steeds,” & rdquo; Ware said. The auctioneers for upcoming sales will certainly be equine sale veterans Steve Friskup and Don Green. Ware will certainly offer his pedigree evaluation together with Triangle pillar Ron Berndt and Wade Cunningham.
Other additions that Ware strategies to make include adding a special session for American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranching Heritage breeders and a special barrel racing and speed horse session.
“& ldquo; A great deal of individuals that are raising the versatility ranch-type steed wear’& rsquo; t have their own sale or access to exactly what they really need so we’& rsquo; re going to attempt to make that an actually terrific venue for each of those people,” & rdquo; Ware said. & ldquo; They will be special guests and have their own session at every sale.” & rdquo; Ware added, & ldquo; My involvement with racing Quarter Horses has really opened my eyes to the requirement for a market for barrel prospects throughout the fiscal year. We mean to fill that gap at Triangle.”&
rdquo;. Bowling will certainly remain on with Triangle Sales through April and afterwards prepares to commit her time to diving, reining, visiting household and volunteering with the Kairos Jail Ministry.
“& ldquo; I & rsquo; m going to do everything in my power to make the change as simple as possible and to make it a success,” & rdquo; Bowling said. & ldquo; It & rsquo; s my objective to see to it that Jim’& rsquo; s really effective in the future. Triangle has been here 36 years and there’& rsquo; s no factor it can’& rsquo; t be right here another 36 years. I believe we are the oldest and largest.”&
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Gary Gonsalves Wins Twice At El Rancho Futurity

Swanky Smart and Gary Gonsalves fared well at the Idaho Futurity (envisioned) prior to winning the El Rancho Futurity Open. The El Rancho Futurity & & Foothill Fiesta was held Sept. 12-20 in Rancho Murieta, Calif. Swanky Smart (High Eyebrow CD x Spookys Smarty Pants x Smart Aristocrat) brought Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Gary Gonsalves to the El Rancho Futurity Open Championship, marking a 224 and getting hold of a check for $12,000.
The win began the heels of a reserve champion in the Idaho Futurity Open. The 2011 mare, reproduced had by Iron Rose Ranch, of Carbondale, Colo., is a half-sister to 6 money-earners consisting of Spookys Smarty Rey ($69,067) and One Time Smarty ($25,633), according to Equi-Stat. In two shows, she has currently banked $22,600. Futurity Open Reserve Champions Metallic 007 (Metallic Feline x Missin Bunny x Miss N Money) and Steve Schlesinger filched $10,000 for their finals score of 222. This check will be added to the gelding’& rsquo; s prior profits of$6,570. Gonsalves likewise won the Classic/Challenge Open with WR Jillaroo (WR This Cats Smart x Oaks Smart Peach x Doc’& rsquo; s Oak), possessed by his Double G Cutting Horses, of Millsap, Texas. The duo outscored the rest with a 225 in the finals after marking a cumulative score of 443 in the go rounds.
According to Equi-Stat, WR Jillaroo had life time revenues of $102,496 prior to the El Rancho Futurity. With Gonsalves, the mare has actually been a numerous Open matured occasion finalist, consisting of completing as the Classic/Challenge Open Reserve Champ at the 2013 Pacific Coast Cutting Steed Association (PCCHA) Futurity. Gonsalves’ better half, Jessica, has also ridden the mare successfully in the Non-Pro.
Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Todd Bimat, of Orland, Calif., made the Reserve Championship with a 223.5 riding Dox Pepto 095 (Sweet Lil Pepto x Dox King Becky 095 x King Peppy San), owned by Michael Surratt, of Reno, Nev. Prior to this show, Dox Pepto 095 has career profits of $58,377, all of which has actually been gotten under Bimat’s saddle. .

Rock Hedlund and Meteles Cat (Metallic Feline x Teles Lies x Lenas Telesis) won the Derby Open Championship and a check for $11,300 with a finals score of 225.5. Meteles Cat, owned by Hedlund’s son, Cody, of Weatherford, Texas, had lifetime earnings of $92,264 this win. Cody rode the stallion to reserve champions in the National Cutting Equine Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro and Breeder’s Invitational Non-Pro earlier this year and made the Non-Pro finals at the 2014 NCHA Summer Spectacular and 2013 NCHA Futurity.
Jaime Snider, of Lipan, Texas, rode GS Puddys Boonsmal (Peptoboonsmal x Puddy Tap x High Eyebrow Cat), had by Rocking L Cutting of Boca Raton, Fla., to the Derby Open Reserve Championship with a score of 224.5.

Eddie Patterson and All Reys A Lefty (Reys Dual Badger x Playin Delite x Playin Stylish) marked a 216 to win the Futurity Non-Pro Champion and $5,200 at the El Rancho Futurity, which was the their very first event together. All Reys A Lefty has actually posted another check to Equi-Stat, completing fourth in the South Point Futurity Open with trainer Russ Westfall.
Melissa Weis’ & rsquo; Metallic Tears (Metallic Cat x Royal Dandy Rey x Dual Rey )brought her to a rating of 212 and the Futurity Non-Pro Reserve title. Weis, of Ojai, Calif., now has an Equi-Stat record of more than $70,000.
Brandon Dufurrena and his homebred mare Purple Reyn (Metallic Feline x Miss Ella Rey x Dual Rey) won the Derby Non-Pro by an amazing five-point margin. Purple Reyn is out of Miss Ella Rey (Dual Rey x Huggs Olena x Smart Chic Olena), a mare likewise owned by Dufurrena and revealed by both he and his father, Ed.
Earlier this year, Dufurrena and Purple Reyn won the PCCHA Derby Non-Pro, were Derby Non-Pro Reserve Champions at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity and finished third in the NCHA Super Stakes 4-Year-Old Non-Pro. The mare has revenues of $82,184, not including her El Rancho earnings.
Checkers Live Oak (Im Countin Checks x Cats Live Oak x High Brow Cat) carried owner Stuart Bozeman to the Derby Non-Pro Reserve Championship. The duo marked a 217 and took a check for $4,000. Bozeman has crossed disciplines with the mare, generating an Equi-Stat record of $22,917 in cutting, reined cow steed and cattle ranch flexibility.
Janet Westfall and Simply As Negligent (CD Royal x Trouble Lynn 495 x Smart And Trouble) followed up their PCCHA Classic/Challenge Non-Pro Championship with a 221-point run and the El Rancho Classic/Challenge Non-Pro Champion. Prior to this program, Just As Negligent $150,000 threshold, according to Equi-Stat. Westfall and her husband, Russ, bred and own Just As Careless, and Russ has actually shown the mare effectively in the Open.
Weatherford, Texas cutter Constance Jaeggi piloted SVR Reys Smart Chic (Dual Smart Rey x Meleena Olena x Smart Chic Olena) to a Classic/Challenge Non-Pro Reserve title. The 5-year-old mare, possessed by J Five Horse Cattle ranch LLC, and Jaeggi won the Classic/Challenge Newbie Non-Pro at the PCCHA Derby earlier this year.

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Not Ruf At All Does It Again

Not Ruf At All and Jason Vanlandingham • & bull; QHN photo by Stacy PigottThe High-stakes gambler Reining Classic concluded on Sept. 20 with a large and contentious group of steeds in the Lucas Oil Derby Open and Whizkey N Diamonds Stakes Open. When it was all said and done, Not Ruf At All and Jason Vanlandingham added 2 more significant titles and significant profits to their records.
Vanlandingham and the 4-year-old stallion possessed by Vaughn Zimmerman were the 21st draw in the 46-horse second section of the Derby and Stakes Open finals. SG Frozen Enterprise and Andrea Fappani had actually posted the score to beat –– 223.5 –– as the 10th group to compete. Vanlandingham didn’& rsquo; t understand that at the time, though. So when his score of 224.5 was revealed, he was a tad dissatisfied.
“& ldquo; I believed I would be a [2] 29 or [2] 30. I believed I had that sort of a run, & rdquo; Vanlandingham stated. & ldquo; Whenever I heard my rating –– they’& rsquo; ve been very tight here all week –– they stated [2] 24.5 and I went back and watched my video, I thought I have to have done glitch. But that’& rsquo; s the way they & rsquo; ve been judging, and that & rsquo; s fine, as long as they get them in the right order.”&
rdquo;. An enthusiastic crowd undoubtedly thought the judges did get the order right, responding to Not Ruf Whatsoever’& rsquo; s score with whoops and clapping. Vanlandingham was also pleased with “& ldquo; Vinny & rsquo; s & rdquo; performance, which made the winner’& rsquo; s check of$
“15,178. & ldquo; I had a little bobble tonight in my left-side turn, which is normally is his best way of turning. I haven’& rsquo; t been schooling on him at all, just let him do his thing,” & rdquo; Vanlandingham “stated. & ldquo; I went in there and I drew on him like I typically do and he sucked back a little bit. However the rest was as good as he’& rsquo; s ever been. He circled the best he’& rsquo; s ever circled. & rdquo;. That & rsquo; s saying a lot for the steed who won the Futurity Level 4 Open at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic, High-stakes gambler Reining Classic and National Reining Steed Association (NRHA) Futurity last year, and the NRHA Derby Level 4 Open this year.
“& ldquo; His mind, his athleticism, his try –– his heart is amazing. He tries with every ounce of energy that he has,” & rdquo; Vanlandingham said of Not Ruf At All. “& ldquo; He just has a little extra something that a lot of horses put on’& rsquo; t have. He & rsquo; s one”of those really special equines. & rdquo;. KR Billy Bob and Casey Deary almost stole the Derby Open Championship as the next-to-last draw, completing a half-point off the leader with a 224 to protect the Reserve Championship and $9,238. Vincent and Lynn Maffucci own KR Billy Bob (Smart And Shiney x KR English Tee).
The Whizter (Gallo Del Cielo x Miss Whizard Jac), ridden by Tom McCutcheon for Turnabout Farms, took the Stakes Open Reserve Championship with a 223.5. Janice Dickson’& rsquo; s Wimps Cool Breeze (Wimpys Little Step x QHR Jamaica Breeze) and Matt Mills were the Stakes Level 3 Open Champs, while Ryan Rushing and Magnumatic (Magnum Chic Dream x BH Aint Misbehavin), owned by Callie Abing, won the Level 2 and $3,316.
Canadian Austin Seelhof and Geri Zimmel’& rsquo; s Shine On Commander( Commanders Nic x Shine On Tejon) were the Derby Open Levels 3 and 2 Champions with a rating of 224. Kyle Kellmer rode Suzanne Marlowe’& rsquo; s Banwhoa Whiz (Banjo Whiz x Sure Treatment) to a 217 and the Level 1 Champion.

There is no doubt NRHA $2 Million Rider Mandy McCutcheon is difficult to beat in the non-pro ranks. She showed that once more in Las Vegas, winning the Derby Non-Pro and Stakes Non-Pro with a 216 on Examine This Nicadual (Mister Nicadual x Examine Your Weapon Girl) and a 217 on Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whiz x A Bueno Poco Dunit), respectively.
The McQuay Stables-owned Check This Nicadual was also the Reserve Champ in the Stakes Non-Pro with a rating of 216. McCutcheon was third in both the Stakes and Derby on Nifty Starbuck (Smart Starbuck x Nifty Jodie Jac).
Nineteen-year-old Emily Winegar-Mabey was the Derby Open Reserve Champion with a 215 aboard Ms Revolution (Einsteins Transformation x Smart Scat). The duo likewise won the Levels 3 and 2 for finals earnings of more than $12,200.
Kristin Darnall-Titov and Jac Be Whiz (Conquistador Whiz x Cinch Up Cowboy) won the Level 1 with a 212, while Ronald Thompson and Taris Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x Taris San Cutter) won the Prime Time.

As the next-to-last team to contend, Magnum Starlights and Casey Deary marked a 222 to win the Protect The Harvest Futurity Open by a 3.5-point margin. Horn Ridge Ranch, LLC, of Clyde, Texas, has the stallion, who is sired by Magnum Chic Dream and from Starlights Sugarwhiz. The win had a $13,212 paycheck and a hopeful promises for the future –– the last 2 winners of the High Roller Reining Classic Futurity Open have gone on to win the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City.
Fappani tied himself for the Reserve Championship on Pinesail Jac (Tinsel Jac x Sailin Lil Ruf), had by Raul Leal, and Whizzen For Chex (Topsail Whiz x Dun It For Chex), had by Rancho Oso Rio LLC. Both steeds marked a 218.5 and made $7,036.
Mizzfire (Colonels Smoking cigarettes Weapon [Gunner] x West Coast Mizzen) and Arno Honstetter won the Level 3 with a rating of 218. The win deserved $6,155 for owner Story Book Stables. Travis Wigen trip Lisa Janssen’& rsquo; s Hello Banjo (Banjo Whiz x Miss Lil Ruf) to the Level 2 Open Championship, which was worth $3,905. The Level 1 Open Championship and $1,933 went to Vintage Glamour (A Sparkling Vintage x Starjac Miss), ridden by Titus Covington for owner Petra Zeitler Conner.
In the Futurity Non-Pro, Allison Sutton, of Gainesville, Texas, and Zins Rowdy Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Smart Rowdy Woman) swept the Levels 4, 3 and 2 championships with a score of 215.5. They made a total amount of $9,094. Sharee Schwartzenberger, of Longmont, Colo., and Sin City Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x Playin Dominos) were the Level 4 Non-Pro Reserve Champions with a 214.5, banking $2,118.

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Have You Ever Used a Get Down?

A Come down could be the handiest tool you have! Get Downs are developed to be used under your bridle so you can get off and lead or tie your horse while it’& rsquo; s bridled. They are specifically convenient on the cattle ranch or while you’& rsquo; re trail riding or hunting. When you’& rsquo; re in the saddle the Come down rope can be brought by tucking it under your belt, double half-hitching it to your saddle horn or coiling it and attaching it to your saddle with the left front saddle string.
The knot under the cheeks of the Come down is a bowline. To tie the bowline:.
1. Thread one end of the rope up with the noseband in front of the heel knot. Make a loop in this rope with the end coming out on the underside of the loop. Pass this end of the rope over the off side of the equine’& rsquo; s neck. Grab it back up with your best hand on the near side of the neck.
2. Thread the rope in your right-hand man through the loop, over then under the rope originating from the noseband and back up through the loop.
3. Draw this end tight with your best hand.
4. Clench the rope under the knot with your right hand and press the knot up while pulling down on the rope originating from the noseband with your left hand.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Double check that the knot is tight. .
The nosebands on Dennis Moreland Tack Get Downs are made of 3/16 inch extra soft lay nylon rope that lies correctly on the nose from the first time you utilize it. These nosebands are readily available in 4 designs: all rope, rope with a hand braided rawhide nose button, rope with a hand braided rawhide nose button and heel knot or rope covered totally in hand braided rawhide with heel knot. Hangers are California design and made of 1/2 inch burgundy latigo leather that has actually been hand-edged, rubbed and waxed. The get down rope is 14 feet long and made of 5/16 inch intertwined on braid rope. The tie end has a leather popper bled (spliced) into the rope and partially covered by a hand-braided rawhide knot. The opposite end is accentuated with a rawhide round.
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Madalyn Colgrove Takes Cotton Stakes Amateur By Storm

Madalyn Colgrove & & Hes A HeapinspoonfulMadalyn Colgrove is simply 14 years of ages, but she bested nearly all of her amateur competitors at the Cotton Stakes, held Sept. 7-14 in West Monroe, La. In three out of 4 finals, she emerged triumphant.
The day started a little slow, when Colgrove piloted Sugary food Lil Sue (High Brow CD x Peptos Stylish Sue x Peptos Stylish Oak) to a 211 in the Derby Unlimited Amateur finals. That put the duo fifth for a $1,400 paycheck, but the Boligee, Ala., rider understood there was more to come. She made the finals in every Amateur and Limitless Amateur class at the show.
Next up was the Classic Unlimited Amateur, where Colgrove rode 2 horses in the 20-horse finals. She drew 2nd on her finest equine, Hes A Heapinspoonful (Hes A Peptospoonful x Miss Hickory Hill x Doc’& rsquo; s Hickory), and together they took out their finest moves to mark their personal finest –– a 225. That held for the champion, and Colgrove managed to take down a 219.5 work on Wood She Be Neat for the Reserve title. In the Classic Unlimited Amateur, Colgrove picked up checks worth $7,700 –– $4,000 for the win and $3,700 for 2nd.
The 3rd finals of the day, the Derby Amateur, provided Sweet Lil Take legal action against the opportunity to redeem herself. She did simply that when she and Colgrove marked a 221.5 from the final draw in the 10-horse course. That title earned the young cutter another $2,000.
In the last class of the day, Colgrove simply wanted to have a good time. She’& rsquo; d shown her horses had what it took to win, and she couldn’& rsquo; t have actually planned for the day to be any better. However she was due for another title. From the sixth attract a one-set finals with 15 horses, Colgrove and Hes A Heapinspoonful did it once more! They marked their 2nd 225 of the day to win the class and gather another $2,000. Entirely, Colgrove pocketed $13,350 in one day of revealing.
Derby Unlimited Amateur
Robert Fullwood & & LHT Bella RoseFor Robert Fullwood, topping the Derby Unlimited Amateur was an essential and emotional accomplishment. He bought his mare, LHT Bella Rose, from his late friend’& rsquo; s widow, and the equine had actually been off because the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity due to an injury.
Fullwood kept his focus and, from the 10th draw in the 15-horse finals, he and “& ldquo; Bella & rdquo; marked a 218 to take the lead by a single point. It sufficed to hold for the title, as well as a look for $3,800. Fullwood thanked James Payne, who originally trained the equine, and Austin Shepard, who had actually been working with the mare for a short time prior to the Cotton Stakes.
Reserve Champions Woodys Honey Wagon and Kathy Morrison marked a 217 from the first draw to make $3,400 for their performance.
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Darren Blanton & DB Smooth Cokette Take Futurity Non-Pro Title

Futurity Non-Pro Champion Darren Blanton (right)The Futurity Non-Pro, a two go-round pencil finals class at the Cotton Stakes, held Sept. 7-14, brought in 14 rivals and their steeds to West Monroe, La. Consistency was the name of the game, and Darren Blanton took leading honors riding his homebred DB Smooth Cokette.
Blanton, of Dallas, Texas, and his steed won the first go-round of the Futurity Non-Pro on Thursday, Sept. 11, with a 214.5. That rating alone would not win the class though; the duo needed to return in the 2nd go with as much skill and talent. DB Smooth Cokette (Smooth As A Cat x Mates Little Cokette x Smart Mate) delivered when he marked a 213.5 for a 428 composite score.
Blanton, the owner of Colt Ventures, earned $4,400 for his title. Reserve Champions Ty Moore, of Madill, Okla., and Smooth Georgy, by Smooth As A Cat and out of the Wild Thing DNA mare Hey Georgy Woman, amassed $3,400 for their 422 (211/211).
Harry Leatherwood, of Tyler, Texas, won the Futurity Limited Non-Pro riding Rio Neches Cattle Company’& rsquo; s Registered Nurse Cutting Lil Priss with a 414 (202/203), worth $470, which contributed to his $1,900 check from completing 4th general.
Derby Non-Pro
Megan Miller & & AthenamaninthemoonMegan Miller, of Poolville, Texas, was delighted to have a great program, regardless of the challenges that feature working beside partner Matt and wrangling their 2 children. It’& rsquo; s a task she enjoys, but winning is enjoyable too, she said. So, when she piloted her and Matt’& rsquo; s homebred, Athenamaninthemoon to the Derby Non-Pro Champion, she couldn’& rsquo; t help however call it an excellent day.
From the first draw out of 13 finalists, numerous which are repetitively proven performers, Miller and Athenamaninthemoon (Athena Puddy Cat x Carolena Moon x Peptoboonsmal) marked a huge 221. The next duo, Ashley Galyean and Sweet Metallic (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra x Abrakadabracre), concluded the Derby Limited Non-Pro title with a 216, worth $1,058, but the 3rd equine came the closest to stealing Miller’& rsquo;
s glory. CTR Smart Jazzy Boon (WR This Cats Smart x Lenaette Jazzy Boon x Peptoboonsmal) lugged Kelle Earnheart, of Weatherford, Texas, to a 218.5 for the Reserve Champion and a $7,000 payday. Miller’& rsquo; s score held to the end, making her a $9,000 check.
Timeless Non-Pro
Vespaa and Blakley Colgrove have a credibility –– a credibility for being exceptional competitors. The courteous 13-year-old rider and her grandfather, Joel’& rsquo; s, horse have actually taken to the Non-Pro field, where she’& rsquo; s remaining to prove her skill and talent aboard cutting steeds.
Blakley Colgrove & & VespaaColgrove, of Boligee, Ala., rode Vespaa (CD Olena x My Scooters Smokin x Smart Lil Scoot), bred by Bar H Ranche, to a smokin’ & rsquo; 229 from the next-to-last draw out of 16 horses in the Classic Non-Pro finals on Friday, Sept. 12.
Colgrove pocketed a check for $9,000 after winning the course by a three-point margin. Flash About (Purdy Child Flash x Play Miss x Playgun) and Kelle Earnheart, of Weatherford, got the Reserve title with a 226. The Classic Limited Non-Pro Champion went to finalists Light Of Grace (CD Lights x Graciela Dual x Dual Pep) and Missy Jean Oehlhof, of Bush, La. The duo earned $1,058, in addition to $1,350 from the total finals after marking a 214.
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Attamilliondollarcat & Craig Thompson Top Cotton Stakes Futurity Open

Futurity Open Champion Craig Thompson (right), pictured with Attamilliondollarcat’s owner Robert Tieperman and loper Tenaya Lord
The Cotton Stakes, held in West Monroe, La., crowned a new Futurity Open Champ on Thursday, Sept. 11. Understood for his skill aboard 3-year-olds, it came as no surprise when Craig Thompson topped the class riding Attamilliondollarcat.
The Buffalo, Texas, trainer marked a 219.5 aboard the gelding, for owners Robert and Melanie Tieperman, of Midway, Texas. The duo topped Reserve Champions DMAC Spicy Spoon, owned by Madill, Okla., non-pro Kathleen Moore, and James Payne, of Marietta, Okla., by merely a half-point.
Thompson, a two-time National Cutting Steed Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champ, has life time earnings in unwanted of $2 million. Although he has not been riding Attamilliondollarcat for long, his experience settled to the tune of a $12,000 winner’& rsquo; s check. Payne and his mount earned $10,000 for their 219-scored performance.
Derby Open
Spoonful Of Stella lugged trainer Jason Clark, of Weatherford, Texas, to the Derby Open title. The duo chose up the championship by a single point after marking a 223 in the finals on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Clark, who boasts lifetime earnings of $2.2 million, piloted the mare (Hes A Peptospoonful x Stella Starlight x Grays Starlight), in her debut at the 2013 NCHA Futurity. In Louisiana, she picked up a check worth $11,000 for owner Wrigley Ranches, of Weatherford. This win brings the Lach Perks-bred mare’& rsquo; s NCHA profits to$ 60,130. The Derby Open Reserve Champions, Junie Wood (Nitas Wood x Tuffs Junie x Tuff Lena) and John Mitchell, pocketed $9,500 for their 222 in the finals. Junie Wood, possessed by Glade Knight, is currently sitting 2nd in the NCHA Open Horse of the Year race.
Timeless Open
Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Ala., won the Classic Open riding Sweet Little Cats. The stallion (High Eyebrow Cat x Sweet Little CD x CD Olena), a full bro to $502,202-earner High Brow CD, marked a strong 227 for the win.
Sweet Little Cats is nearing the $100,000 mark for owners Todd and Elizabeth Peculiarity’& rsquo; s Ten/27 Cattle ranch, of Denham Springs, La. After getting $11,000 for the title, he is less than $5,000 far from the achievement.
Paula Wood’& rsquo; s Donas Suen Boon, the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Champ, lugged her other half, Kobie, to the Classic Open Reserve title, worth $9,100, after making a 223 in the finals. The homebred mare (Boon Too Suen x Donas Cool Cat x High Brow Cat) has more than $160,000 on her life time record, and Wood boasts more than $2 million in profits.
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