Sr Youth Scholarship Finals
Lance Cooper captures Senior Scholarship Cutting with 225 points
Lance Cooper, 18, Weatherford, Tex., scored 225 points riding Special Nu Boon, by Boon Too Suen, to win the 2019 NCHA Foundation Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting, during the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular. Colt Moore, 18, Williston, Fla., was reserve with 220 points on Catscratch Sister, by WR This Cats Smart. Three riders scored 218 points to tie for third through fifth: Blakley Colgrove, 19, Boligge, Ala., on Cat Man Blue, by High Brow Cat; Clay Dukes, Weatherford, Tex., on One Time Player, by One Time Pepto; and Faith Farris, 18, Midway, Tex., on Big Shoes To Phil, by High Brow Cat.
Lance Cooper won the 2018 NYCHA Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting showing Fancy Rey, and the 2017 NYCHA Senior Youth World Finals with Light N Lily. He has also been a consistent limited age event finalist, as well as multiple champion. His 2019 Senior Youth championship mount, Special Nu Boon LTE $165,682, is owned by Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., and was trained by his father, Michael Cooper.
Colt Moore won both the 2019 NCHA Eastern Nationals Senior Youth, on Catscratch Sister, and the 2019 NCHA Western Nationals Senior Youth, on Badazz Cat. He also placed tenth riding Catscratch Sister in the 2016 NYCHA Scholarship Senior Youth Cutting and the NYCHA Senior Youth World Finals.
Ten-year-old Catscratch Sister LTE $146,928, was trained by J.B. McLamb and shown in Open competition by Casey Moore, Colt’s father.
Blakley Colgrove, 19, owns an impressive list of cutting accomplishments, chiefly as a finalist in limited age events. Her major wins include the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro, the 2014 NCHA Futurity Amateur, and the 2015 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur Unlimited, to name just a few. Twelve-year-old Cat Man Blue LTE $239,982, by High Brow Cat, owned by Blakley’s grandfather, Joel Colgrove, was shown by Madison Flynn in 2017 to win the NYCHA Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting.
Faith Farris won the 2017 NCHA Scottsdale Nationals Junior Youth Cutting on Reytheon LTE $216,539, by Dual Rey, and the same year won the AQHYA Cutting with Quite The Fat Cat LTE $247,478, placed as a finalist in the NCHA Junior Youth World Finals and NYCHA World Finals. Faith also placed fourth in the 2018 NYCHA Junior Youth World Finals aboard Smooth Serena Rey, and was a 2019 NCHA Eastern Nationals Senior Youth Finalist on Big Shoes To Fill.
Clay Dukes, placed seventh in the 2017 NYCHA Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting on Woodys Bad Boy LTE $355,435, by Nitas Wood. One Time Player LTE $71,918, his mount this year, was shown by his sister, Mattie Marie, as a 2016 NYCHA Senior