Early Results From The Non Pro + Open

Author: Mark Michels



Early Results From The Non Pro + Open






The Non Pro and Open Show
in Oklahoma City is winding down to the final few days and it's been another great show so far. This show prides itself on catering to the Non Pro's and Amateur's in the cutting horse industry with several extra classes that are always popular. Some of these classes include a "Select Non Pro/ Amateur" division for riders over 55 years of age, A Shoot Out for all the Amateur Champions which sees the winner take home an additional $2,000 in cash and a very popular unapproved $2,000 Limited Rider class with added money that sees many lopers getting their chance to show.

Along with the extra classes come lots of extra prizes that Show producer, Della Hillerman and her team put together for all the finalists and youth that are always much appreciated by the contestants. Another unique aspect of this show is the fact that all the Amateur & Non Pro's compete first and the Open classes are the last classes on the schedule.

Sunday saw the finals of all the Amateur & Non Pro divisions, see all the winners listed below with action shots provided by BXphoto:

$35,000 Non Pro Finals:

Champion of the $35K Non Pro Finals was Ali Good from Alvaredo, TX riding Cat Atat Cat  owned by Jim Good and trained by her grandpa Mr Bill Riddle. Ali scored a 222 for the win earning $3,329.81 plus an additional $1,000 Cash bonus.


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Reserve Champion was Lauren Oehlhof from Norman, OK riding Intention Del Rey scoring a 221 winning $2,792.76
Senior Champion was Tom Watson from Overland Park, KS aboard Catty Squirrel earning $723.75



$15,000 Amateur Finals:

Champion of the $15K Amateur was Misty Greeson from Bartlesville, OK who scored a 221 aboard Lil Maddy Rey earning the $3, 382.64 winners check as well as the $1,000 cash bonus!


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Reserve Champion was Millie Joe Rosenberg from Corinth, MS with a 220 aboard Mississippi Cat owned by Vick Etheridge collecting a check for $2,865.87
Senior Champion in this division was Liz Armenta from Whitesboro, TX riding Mamas Ichin To Go receiving a check for $869.65


$50,000 Amateur Classic Challenge:

Champion of the 5/6YO 50K Amateur was Martha Meenen from Rogers, AR scoring a 220 on Redoaks earning the $2,727.42 winners check plus the $1,000 cash bonus. Martha was also the Senior Champion in this division collecting an additional check for $1,486.88


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Reserve Champion was Langston Patillo from St. Elmo, IL riding TC Will to a 217.5 and taking home $2,302.87



$50,000 Amateur Derby:

There were Co- Champions of the $50K Amateur 4 YO division both scoring 219's including-
Reyly Plendl from Kingsley, IA on Sunday Drive and Bella Anderson from Victoria, TX riding Jackie A. Both teams collected a Champions check for $2,884.35 as well as an additonal $500 cash bonus.

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The Senior Champion of this division was Frank Harrison from Oklahoma City, OK  riding MK Tim collecting a check for $1,336.88


Non Pro Classic Challenge:

The 5/6 Non Pro Finals was dominated by Bill Cowan from Ardmore, OK who claimed the top two spots scoring a 222 aboard Shes Full Of Hope for the win collecting the Champions check for $5,419.46 Cowan was also the Reserve Champion of this class with a 219 on Billies Catty collecting an additional $4,610.66 making it a pretty good day for Cowan Ranch LLC.


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The 5/6 Limited Non Pro Champion was Hilary Watson from Overland Park, KS collecting a check for $1,544

Gary Barker from Madill, OK was the Senior Champion aboard Smooth Nu Cat  taking home a check for $1,013.25 for the win.



Unlimited Amateur Classic Challenge:

Champion of the 5/6 YO Unlimited Amateur division was Zach Bahm from Ray, ND riding Metallic N Blu to a 219 taking home a Champions check for $3,317.22 as well as the additional $1,000 cash bonus.


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Reserve Champion was Blake Patillo who rode Mister Metallica to a 217 collection a check for $2,789.33
The Senior Champion was David House riding Good Greycious earning $1,411.88 for the win.



Select Non Pro / Amateur Finals:

Champion of the Select Non Pro / Amateur Finals was Steve Anderson from Victoria, TX scoring a 223 on Littlemak. They collected the winners check for $2,832.85 as well as the $1,000 cash bonus for their efforts. This class is unique to The non Pro and is for eligible Non Pro's & Amateurs over 55 years of age.


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Reserve Champion was Mike Jones from Wichita Falls, TX who rode SDP Moms CD to a 219 collectin $2,367.45 for their efforts.


Non Pro Derby Finals:

There were Co-Champions in the Non Pro Derby both scoring 220's- Bill Cowan from Ardmore, OK riding Catty Kyle and Brandon Dufurrena from Gainesville, TX who rode Ricky N Reyd Streaks. Both teams received checks for $5,251.39 and after a work off Brandon scored another 220 and was awarded the Champion's Klapper Spurs.


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The Limited Non Pro Derby Champion was Ken Hanson from Weatherford, TX who rode Crispy Kreme winning $1,350 in the Limited to go along with his $1,408.24 for his 8th place finish in the Non pro Derby finals. Ken was also the Senior Champion in this division adding another check for $868.50 to his payday today.



Unlimited Amateur Derby:

Champion of the Unlimited Amateur Derby Finals was Regan Plendl from Kingsley, IA scoring a 217 on Mr Metallic Rey collecting the champions check for $3,574.11 and the $1,000 Bonus Cash.


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The Reserve Champion was Patrick Collins from Lincoln, IL riding Absolutely Oh Cay winning $3,002.64 This team was also the Senior Champion collecting an additional $1,486.88 for the win in that division.



Amateur Shoot Out:

Congratulations to Zack Bahm who was the winner of the shoot out round aboard Metallic N Blu that earned him the extra $2,000 cash bonus from the show.

The show continues with the special $2,000 Limit rider class and the remaining Open Derby & Classic Challenge divisions and will conclude on Tuesday afternoon. Stay tuned to Cutting Horse Central for more results.

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