And just like that, another show in the fabulous Las Vegas is in the books! It was a show full of excitement and many opportunities for all levels of competitors.
The Non-Pro and Amateurs finished out the event, and it was a tough group in all of the classes, but the leveling format the PCCHA utilized was ideal for including all levels of showman and horses.
Ty Moore was a strong competitor throughout the rounds of the Futurity Non-Pro then claimed the Championship in the finals marking a 220 aboard Tweezen My Brow (High Brow Cat). They have had a great fall futurity season and finished with a bang with this win. Ty is no stranger to the winner’s circle in small futurities, this win added to the fantastic year for Ty.
Ty Moore and Tweezen My Brow photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was another rider who has had a fantastic fall futurity season, Jeff Barnes. He and Spookys Jackpot added another $5,000 to the winnings for the season! They were also the Intermediate Futurity Non-Pro Champions collecting another $2,299.20.
Reserve Champion in the Intermediate Futurity Non-Pro was Beth Rockey marking a 215 riding Drivin Miss Mereyda (Hydrive Cat) to collect a $1,916 check!
In the Derby Non-Pro Ryan Rapp and Hows Your Memorey (High Brow CD x Memoreys) marked a big 222 to take home the win and the $9,000 Champion’s check. The Rapp’s do not often attend Vegas as they are always gearing up for the NCHA Futurity, but this year they made the haul, and we think they are probably happy that they did! Ryan has had a good bit of success on this mare so far this year, making many finals, consistency is key for this team.
Ryan Rapp and Hows Your Memorey photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was another familiar face, Cody Hedlund, riding Wood Ya Teles (Woody Be Tuff x Teles Bout This Cat). They marked a 217 for the nice $7,000 check.
Derby Intermediate Non-Pro
Ashley Galyean dominated the Derby Intermediate Non-Pro riding The Dewd (Metallic Cat x Sweet Abra) through the rounds then in the finals, marking a 222! This gelding has always been a favorite of Ashley's in the barn, then became her horse earlier this year. He is a sweet one that is always trying hard for everyone who shows him. He has had a ton of success this year with the Galyean's assistant trainer Rodrigo Taboga as well! This win added another $5,000 to his earnings and another title to go with his long list already this season.
Ashley Galyean and The Dewd photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Katie Fonsen Young marking a 219 aboard Tessie Cat to collect a $4,000 check!
Next to go was the Classic Non-Pro in which Brandon Westfall topped the field, marking a 220 aboard his family’s mare Laguna Girl (CD Royal). They collected a $9,000 check for the win adding to their great run together. It is a little bitter sweet because it is one of this mare’s last aged events of her career. Brandon is one we always watch for because he brings his all every time, and this mare has risen to the occasion time and time again.
Brandon Westfall and Laguna Girl photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Stephen Finer, who made his debut back in the show pen after a little break this year. He marked a 218.5 riding Metallic Mania (Metallic Cat) to collect the $7,500 check.
Classic Intermediate Non-Pro
Julie Jarma continued her winning ways in the Classic Intermediate Non-Pro claiming the Championship riding Hott Heels (Hottish x Miss Peptoinstelettos) marking an impressive 224! This was just after marking a 221 aboard her mare Blackish (Hottish x SS Blacks Lil Kitty) to take the Co-Reserve Championship along with Brandon Westfall again and his mare Laguna Girl (CD Royal). Julie recieved a $4,670 check for the win along with the $3,250 check for the Co-Reserve Championship to match Brandon's check! These two young riders had an incredible show in Vegas!
Julie Jarma and Hott Heels photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Classic Limited Non-Pro
The Classic Limited Non-Pro Champion was Ryann Packard riding her new horse High Stylin CD (High Brow CD x Stylin Playgirl). They were also Classic Non-Pro finalists!
Ryann Packard and High Stylin CD photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Julie Elrod riding Hot Melody (Spots Hot x Cats Melody) receiving a $2,443.50 check.
There were quite a few divisions in the Amateur as well, making for a long list of Champions and finalists! So really, it means a lot of happy people!
Futurity Unlimited Amateur and Futurity Intermediate Amateur
In the Futurity Unlimited Amateur, it was Cheyanne Carpenter who rode Miss Gypsy Jackson (High Brow Jackson) to a 427.5 cumulative score to take home the Championship and the impressive $6,000 check. This is not their first title in their short career together thus far, and there looks to be many more to come in their future. They were also the Futurity Intermediate Amateur Champions, adding another $2,595.20 to their earnings.
Cheyanne Carpenter and Miss Gypsy Jackson photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Karen Brody with a 421.5 cumulative score aboard CD Can Dance to receive the $4,500 check. This duo was also Reserve Champions in the Futurity Intermediate Amateur, adding another $1,946.40 to their take home.
Derby Intermediate Amateur
Next, we get into the Derby Amateur Divisions with the Derby Intermediate Amateur starting us out. It was Kaden Rutherford who rode his gelding Mexican Reydio (Dual Smart Rey x NRS Bonita Belle) to another Championship! They marked a 221 to receive the $5,000 Champion’s check. This team has been on fire as of late, and as Kaden would say, it is a dream come true. This is his first horse to have raised and shown. The duo also took the lead in the round, coming into the finals.
Kaden Rutherford and Mexican Reydio photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Brenda Higbee marking a 214 aboard Calvin Baloo (Lil Catbaloo x Spookysinstilettos) to take home a $3,780 check. These two just came off of a great show in El Rancho as well!
Derby Limited Amateur
Sharon Beach had a 422 cumulative score to claim the Derby Limited Amateur Championship riding Smart And Lethal (Dual Smart Rey x CR Smart Letha Cat) receiving a $3,240.60 check. The win came as a surprise for Sharon in that her score was adjusted after the set while she was having lunch. She came back to check on the results, and there she was the champion!
Sharon Beach and Smart And Lethal photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Jay Proost with a 420 cumulative score riding Bet On The Babe (Bet Hesa Cat x Peptos Stylish Babe). They took home a $2,160.40 check.
Derby Unlimited Amateur
Gary Barker and Miss Baby Cakes (Metallic Cat x Special Nu Baby) marked a 219 to take home the huge $9,500 Champion’s check in the Derby Unlimited Amateur. This was this duo’s maiden voyage, and it proved to be a pretty impressive start!
Gary Barker and Miss Baby Cakes photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Robert Gale marking a 215 riding Sugar N My Shayk (Kit Kat Sugar x Short A Shay). They received an $8,000 check to add to their earnings for the year!
Classic Limited Amateur
Justin Rockey and Dureyngo Kid (Reys Dual Badger x Shes Twice As Smooth) continued their winning streak marking a 223 to finish as the Limited Classic Amateur Champions! They collected a $3,075 check for the win. It has been an emotional fall for this family but also a special one having been able to continue their dad, John Rockey’s, love for the sport.
Justin Rockey and Dureyngo Kid photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Ellen Carter marking a 220.5 riding Rose Colored Rey (Dual Rey x Rose Colored Cat) receiving a $2,000 check.
Classic Intermediate Amateur
In the Classic Intermediate Amateur finals, it was Ravi Tumber who walked away with the win marking a 219.5 riding Steel Betty (Metallic Cat). They received a $4,000 check to go along with their title! This is another mare that has had an amazing fall run with this win being the icing on the cake.
Ravi Tumber and Steel Betty photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Katherine Goodfried marking a 216 riding her family’s young stallion Lethal Weapon 1. This was one of Katherine’s first shows riding him, and to end up with a Reserve Championship already is very exciting! They took home a $3,375 check.
Classic Unlimited Amateur
Ellen Carter marked a 221 aboard Rose Colored Rey (Dual Rey x Rose Colored Cat) to claim the Classic Unlimited Amateur Championship along with the $9,000 Champion’s check! This win added to the incredible week that Beau Galyean’s barn has had. This mare was also a Classic Open Finalist earlier in the show.
Ellen Carter and Rose Colored Rey photo by Scootemnshootem Photography
Reserve Champion was Shannon Lamb marking a 219 riding Taliate (Metallic Cat x Reytaliate), who was also a Classic Open Finalist earlier this week. This added another $7,000 in earnings to this special gelding’s career.
It was a fun show for all as it often is in Vegas, how could you not have fun in Vegas! It is a fantastic venue with the PCCHA being wonderful hosts as always. Thank you to everyone who came together to make this show such a success. Congratulations to all of the finalists and champions!
For full results of the show go to www.pccha.com.