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.