Day 3: Non-Pro 1st-go
Paula Wood takes the lead
Showing Kitty Kat Boon, by Kit Kat Sugar, Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., claimed an impressive 222-point lead on Sunday, the third day of 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited go-round competition. Kylie Knight Rice, riding Jae Zee, by Boon Too Suen, earned 220 points, the second-highest score from three days of competition, after scoring 219 points on Friday with Guantanamo Rey.
Two of Sunday’s riders also earned 219 points, the day’s third-highest score – Madalyn Colgrove, Boligee, Ala., on DMAC In Good Faith, by Metallic Cat, and Caylee Shepard, Summerdale, Ala., riding Notamomenttoosuen, by Boon Too Suen, in the Limited Non-Pro.
Since 2001, when she placed third on My Blue Hagan LTE $333,113, by Duals Blue Boon, Wood has shown 13 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalists, with eight placed among the Top 10, including 2010 reserve champion Little Black Boon LTE $116,501, by Duals Blue Boon.
Paula Wood, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $2,422,204, bred Kit Kat Boon out of Donas Suen Boon LTE $425,911, the Boon Too Suen daughter trained by Paula’s husband Kobie and shown by Paula to win the 2012 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity. Donas Cool Cat LTE $315,104, the dam of Donas Suen Boon, has produced earners of $1.2 million, including Cool N Hot LTE $342,691, NCHA’s 2018 Open Horse of the Year.
The NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $531,658, Kylie Rice first showed as an NCHA Futurity Amateur finalist in 2011, when she placed with both Austin Rey LTE $202,835, by TR Dual Rey, and Knight Reys LTE $12,727, by Peptoboonsmal.
Jae Zee, who Rice showed on Sunday, qualified for the Open Semi-Finals with Tim Smith. Owned and bred by Rice’s parents, Kevin and Sydney Knight, Jae Zee is a half-sister, out of Eazee E LTE $211,145, to 2018 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Crey Zee LTE $300,801, shown by Tatum Rice.
Madalyn Colgrove was a 2018 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finalist riding Hammer Hughes LTE $41,494, by Thomas E Hughes, also the Non-Pro Futurity Gelding champion. The NCHA earner of $674,811, Colgrove won the 2014 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur championship on Hes A Heapinspoonful LTE $153,143; was reserve champion of the 2017 NCHA Non-Pro Derby and Breeders Invitational on Sweet Baby Marie LTE $187,701; and has also won six Cotton Stakes championships.
DMAC In Good Faith, Colgrove’s 2019 NCHA Futurity mount, is a half-sister, bred by David and Stacie McDavid, to Pharoah And James LTE $202,671 and DMAC Wise Guy LTE $142,176.
Junior Youth rider Caylee Shepard, Summerdale, Ala., was raised to the sport. Her family, including father, Austin; mother, Stacy; brother, Cade; and grandfather, Sam Shepard, all Hall of Fame inductees, have earned a total of more than $12 million showing cutting horses. Austin Shepard won the 2007 NCHA Open Futurity with High Brow CD LTE $502,202 and the 2017 Futurity on Dual Reyish LTE $371,608, and was reserve champion in 2016 riding Sir Long Legs LTE $365,015.
When he was 17, Caylee’s brother, Cade, won the 2018 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity, as well as the 2019 Breeders Invitational Non-Pro, riding Chexy Louella LTE $99,988. Ultra Brow Time, Caylee’s 2019 Non-Pro Futurity mount, is out of Ultra Time LTE $50,831, by One Time Pepto. Ultra Time’s dam, MH San Tules Dually $330,220, shown by Stacy Shepard as 2008 Millionheir Classic Non-Pro champion, is the dam of eight money earners of $801,013, including Bamacat LTE $351,360, by High Brow Cat, and Christy Hughes LTE $177,834, by Thomas E Hughes.