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NCHA Super Stakes divisions for 4-year-old and 5-/6-year-old horses sired by subscribed stallions.
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NCHA Summer Spectacular presented by Great American Insurance. Divisions for 4-year-old and 5-/6-year-old horses.
NCHA World Championship Finals. Fifteen Entries are taken in both the Open and Non-Pro Championship classes, based on the Top Standings from each class.
Eastern National Championships presented by The 6666 Ranch. Contestants in NCHA's affiliate or area standings are eligible to compete in the 12 approved Championship classes.
Western National Championships presented by The 6666 Ranch. Contestants in NCHA's affiliate or area standings are eligible to compete in the 12 approved Championship classes.
In addition, NCHA organizes NCHA Weekend during which shows are held for all 25 NCHA Regions in the USA and Canada.
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Julie Hansma tops first day of Non-ProSally Harrison
April 17th, 2018
Julie Hansma, riding Tommy Shelby. Hart Photography.
2018 Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes – April 17, 2018 – Fort Worth, Tex.
Julie Hansma, Fort Worth, Tex., scored 218. 5 points on homebred Tommy Shelby, by High Brow Cat, to top the first day of Super Stakes Non-Pro competition. Reigning NCHA Futurity Non-Pro champion Chad Bushaw; Cody Hedlund; and Kyle Manion tied with 217.5 points, the day’s second-highest score.
Hansma, the NCHA earner of $1,448,135, showed Tommy Shelby as a 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semi-finalist, while her daughter, McCall, showed the colt to place third in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited. One month later, Julie showed Tommy Shelby as Non-Pro reserve champion and Non-Pro Novice winner in the Abilene Spectacular.
Tommy Shelby is out of Little Pepto Zack, by Zack T Wood, a half-sister to Little Pepto Cat $518,047.
Chad Bushaw on Bittersweet. Hart Photography.
Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, Tex., won the 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship aboard his Super Stakes mount Bittersweet LTE $61,162, by Metallic Cat. Bushaw, who ranks third among all-time top NCHA Non-Pro money earners, also won the 2001 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro aboard Jerryoes LTE $252,790; the 2008 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro with Cats Ruby LTE $143,998; and the 2012 NCHA Derby on Bet On A Cat LTE, $381,154, who is out of Bet On Houston, dam of three of the 2018 Super Stakes Open top-scoring horses going into thew Semi-Finals. Bittersweet is out of Miss Sea Rey, by Dual Rey, dam of seven NCHA earners of $191,033.
Cody Hedlund, the NCHA earner of $826,194, from Lipan, Tex, showed Teles One Time. Although Hedlund and the One Time Royalty son have not as yet hit the boards in a limited age event, they share an impressive history. Teles One Time is out of Teles Lies LTE $93,206, shown in open competition by Cody’s father Rock Hedlund. Teles Lies, in turn, is the dam of Meteles Cat LTE $433,565, by Metallic Cat, shown by Cody as 2014 Super Stakes Non-Pro reserve champion.
Meteles Cat is also the dam of Teles Bout This Cat LTE $230,047, by WR This Cats Smart, shown by Cody as the 2011 Super Stakes Non-Pro champion.
Kyle Manion, Aubrey, Tex., showed Smooth As Mimi LTE $32,054, by Smooth As A Cat, who he also showed as a finalist (7th) in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro and the 2018 Abilene Spectacular Non-Pro (6th). Manion, the NCHA earner of $1,660,729, was the 2012 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro reserve champion and Non-Pro Novice winner aboard Chet Smooth LTE $137,807, by Smooth As A Cat.
The NCHA Super Stakes continues through April 22. For daily live action and results go to nchacutting.com/events/triple-crown/superstakes