Amateurs Round out 2019 Bonanza Cutting








The 2019 Bonanza Cutting was a success once again this year and as usual was closed by Amateur competition.  There were quite a few smiling faces on Saturday but we wanted to highlight our Champions and Reserve Champions for the show!

$50,000 Derby Amateur

First up for the day was the $50,000 Derby Amateur where Jessica Floyd and Smooth Lil Kit Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Smooth Little Acre) marked a 215.5 to claim the $3,648.37 Champion’s check!


Jessica Floyd and Smooth Lil Kit Kat

Reserve Champion was Ken Hanson marking a 214 aboard Sues Boy (Metallic Cat x Shorty Lena Sue).  They took home a $2,553.86 check along with title, as well as the Gelding Division Championship to collect the $1,289.02 Champion’s check and to top it off another $1,933.53 for claiming the Senior Division Championship!

Ken Hanson and Sues Boy

$50,000 Classic Amateur

Ken Hanson continued his great day into the $50,000 Classic Amateur marking a 218 riding Crispy Kreme (Metallic Cat x My Other Toys A Car) winning $5,806.77 for the Championship!  Ken also received the Senior Division Championship and Gelding Division Championship honors in this class as well adding another $2,320.24 and $1,740.18 to his day.


Ken Hanson and Crispy Kreme

Reserve Champion was Gene Walker marking a 216.5 aboard Bet Shes Purdy (Bet Hesa Cat x Purdy Bet).  They collected a $4,645.41 check!

Gene Walkerand Bet Shes Purdy

Derby Unlimited Amateur

In the Derby Unlimited Amateur, it was James Vangilder that topped the class.  He and Royal Red High Brow (High Brow CD x Royal Red Rosita) marked a 214 to receive the $5,087.28 Champion’s check.  They also were the Gelding Division Champions collecting another $1,933.53 and the Senior Division Champions adding another $2,320.24 to their earnings for the day!


James Vangilder and Royal Red High Brow

Reserve Champion was Parke Greeson marking a 213 aboard Im A Purdy Cool Cat (Metallic Cat x Gypsys Little Oak), owned by the Sarco Creek Ranch.  They took home a $4,069.82 check.

Parke Greeson and Im A Purdy Cool Cat

Classic Unlimited Amateur

Last but not least was the Classic Unlimited Amateur.  Langston Pattillo and High Stylin CD (High Brow CD x Stylin Playgirl) continued their amazing week marking a 224 to collect the formattable $6,564.19 Champion’s check!  This duo just claimed their first Non-Pro title earlier in the week.  They were also the Gelding Division Champions adding another $2,835.84 to their outstanding show!

Langston Pattillo and High Stylin CD

Reserve Champion was Garrett Riddels marking a 219 riding Metallics Precious (Metallic Cat x Reys Lectric Badger).  They took home a $5,251.37 check to go along with their title.


Garret Riddels and Metallics Precious

The Senior Division Champion was Stacie McDavid riding DMAC Piccolo Pete (WR This Cats Smart x Cherry Chex Dually) collecting a $3,306.50 check.  Stacie was also Senior Reserve Champion riding DMAC Bellini Martini (Kit Kat Sugar x Shesa Dirty Martini) receiving another $2,706.94 check.


Stacie McDavid and DMAC Piccolo Pete

Once again it was a fun day for these riders and great show for all involved in its production.  We want to thank Durham Trailer Ranch one last time for their sponsorship of our results throughout the week and congratulations to all of the Champions and Finalists!