Bonanza Non-Pro Finals
2020 Bonanza Non-Pro champions
Kristen Galyean, riding Coureygous, and Brandon Westfall, aboard I Reckon So, tied as Non-Pro co-champions of the NCHA Futurity. On Wednesday, February 19, Galyean and Coureygous topped the Bonanza 4-Year-old Non-Pro Finals with 218 points, while Westfall and I Reckon So scored 217 for the reserve title, and Alexa Dahl and Smoothie Lou Who placed third with 214 points.
In addition to the Bonanza Non-Pro win, worth $13,472, Coureygous LTE $81,127 also collected $11,049 as Bonanza Open fourth-place finalist under Wesley Galyean and $3,306 in the Open Novice division. Sired by Dual Rey, Coureygous is a full sister to Lil Rattler LTE $338,873, Button Down Supercat LTE $285,048, and Cinca De Maya LTE $106,341, among 22 NCHA money earners of over $1.4 million out of 2005 NCHA Futurity champion Highbrow Supercat LTE $364,690.
Kristen Galyean, Claremore, Okla., is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $816,924.
I Reckon So LTE $68,634 earned a total of $15,962 under Brandon Westfall at the Bonanza, including first-place payout in the Non-Pro Novice and Non-Pro Gelding divisions. Bred by Russ and Janet Westfall, Granbury, Tex., the Kit Kat Sugar son is out of Just As Reckless LTE $184,285, a full sister to Westfall-owned and bred Lil Bit Reckless LTE $231,124.
Last year, in addition to his NCHA Futurity Non-Pro co-championship, Brandon Westfall, the NCHA earner of $586,674, also placed third in the Futurity aboard Desires One And Only, won the PCCHA Futurity Non-Pro 5/6 Classic with Laguna Girl, and placed in the finals of the NCHA Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting.
Alexa Dahl, Granbury, Tex., the NCHA earner of $158,036, was the 2019 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Limited reserve champion riding the Smooth As A Cat daughter Smoothie Lou Who LTE $28,533.
5/6 Non-Pro Finals
Todd Quirk, Denham Springs, La., scored 224 points on Reystylin Smooth to win the Bonanza 5/6 Non-Pro championship. Ali Good, Ringling, Okla., scored 221 on Code Belue for the reserve title, and Paula Wood, Stephenville, Tex., placed third with 217.5 riding Cool N Hot.
This is the second 2020 win for Quirk, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $665,924, and 6-year-old Reystylin Smooth $198,849, by Smooth As A Cat. The pair also won the Ike Hamilton 5/6 Non-Pro championship with 225 points. Last year, Adan Banuelos showed Reystylin Smooth to win the Brazos Bash Open 5/6 Classic and the West Texas Futurity 5/6 Classic.
Ali Good, the NCHA earner of $366,892, was 2019 NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, as well as Non-Pro Limited champion of both the NCHA Derby and the Breeders Invitational on Sabrina Boon LTE $72,607. Five-year-old gelding Code Belue LTE $64,387, by Cat Belue, is one of 11 NCHA earners out of Duals Play Kit LTE $235,489, by Dual Kit.
Paula Wood and 2018 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Cool N Hot LTE $364,329, came into the Bonanza off of the 2020 Abilene Spectacular 5/6 Non-Pro championship win. Six-year-old Cool N Hot, by Hottish, was bred by Paula Wood, out of Donas Cool Cat LTE $315,104, who won the 2007 Bonanza 5/6 Classic Non-Pro with Wood. Cool N Hot’s half-sister, Donas Suen Boon LTE $425,911, carried Wood to win the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro championship. Paula Wood, also an NCHA Non-Pro World Champion, is the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $2,541,965.
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