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6/7 Int. Non-Pro Finals

Apr 14, 2021, 09:12 AM by Sally Harrison
Tara Stark aboard Lizzatallic marked a 218.5 to claim the champion title

Tara Stark claims 6/7 Intermediate Non-Pro championship



Tara Stark on Lizzatallic. Suzanne Sylvester photo.

Tara Stark, Willow Park, Tex., scored 218.5 points on Lizzatallic, by Metallic Cat, to win the NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes 6/7 Intermediate Non-Pro Finals, on Monday, April 13. Whitney Hall, Loco, Okla., riding Lucky Nedd Pepper, and Jessica Gonsalves, Millsap, Tex., showing Mean Bean, tied with 218.5 points, as reserve co-championships.

Tara Stark, the NCHA earner of $162,849, showed Oak Mist LTE $95,836, by Doc’s Oak, to claim the 1987 NCHA Open Super Stakes reserve championship. This year, Stark is aboard Lizzatallic LTE $66,875, who she also showed in the 2020 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro Finals.

Bred by Tim Drummond, Pawhuska, Okla., 7-year-old Lizzatallic is out of Lizzabella LTE $30,811, shown by both Tim and Missy Drummond. Lizzabella, by Lizzys Gotta A Player, is a full sister to My Stylish Lizzy LTE $74,596, from four generations of Drummond Ranch breeding.

Whitney Hall, the NCHA earner of $266,329, won the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro championship on Lucky Nedd Pepper’s half-brother by Halreycious, Royal Red Hal LTE $83,808, who she had shown to place fifth in the 2013 NCHA Futurity.

In 2018, Whitney placed third and earned $30,879 in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals on Lucky Nedd Pepper and fifth in the NCHA Derby Limited Non-Pro. The pair won their first championship in the 2019 Non-Pro Cutting Intermediate Non-Pro Classic, and won the 2020 West Texas Futurity Limited Non-Pro Classic, as well.

Bred by Whitney’s parents, Shannon and Ronda Hall, 7-year-old Lucky Nedd Pepper LTE $73,850, by Smart Little Lena, is out Royal Red Pepto LTE $177,472, who Shannon Hall showed to win the 2008 NCHA Open Classic Challenge.

Jessica Gonsalves, the NCHA earner of $353,274, realized her first Fort Worth win in the 2012 NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro with Poundcake Deluxe LTE $81,194, by Cats Quixote Jack. But her richest paychecks in Will Rogers Coliseum came when she placed third in the 2010 NCHA Derby Non-Pro on Spooked By A Cat LTE $373,326, by Cat Ichi, and as reserve champion aboard Now Yer Talkin Cash LTE $14,565, by Reyzin The Cash, in the 2020 NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro Finals.

Gonsalves’ 2021 Super Stakes ride, 6-year-old gelding Mean Bean LTE $58,573, by Dual Rey, carried her earlier this year to place third in the Arbuckle Mountain 5/6 Non-Pro. Last year they won the Cattlemen’s Derby 5/6 Non-Pro Classic, as well as the Idaho Futurity Non-Pro Classic. They also placed in both the 2020 NCHA Classic Challenge Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro finals.

Bred by Iron Rose Ranch, Mean Bean is out of the Miss N Cash daughter Spookys Cash LTE $284,313, dam of the earners of $747,583, including Mean Bean’s full brother Reyzin The Cash LTE $274,386, who was shown by Gary Gonsalves to win the 2015 NCHA Open Derby and to place sixth in the 2015 NCHA Super Stakes.

The 2021 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes continues through Saturday, April 17. To read more from Sally Harrison visit her blog at

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