Mike Wood made his presence known in weekend competition as he often does from year to year! He dominated in the $25,000 division this year, to clinch the top two spots in the World Standings and at the World Finals show!
Mike Wood & Little Jackson Cat
Little Jackson Cat (High Brow Cat x Rey To Play), an 8-year-old mare owned by Dawn Chapman, carried Mike to total 2018 earnings of $54,439, $4,440 of which was earned at the World Finals show after their two 223s!
Mike Wood & Candy Girl
Coming out with the Reserve Championship at the show and in the World, were Mike and Sandero Ranch’s Candy Girl (That Sly Cat x Cotton Candy)! The pair put together a 218.5 and 222 at the show to add $2,879 to their year-end total of $37,061.
Mike Wood kept that success going in the $5,000 on Hesa Belle Cat (High Brow Cat x RBR Lady Belle), who is owned by Butlin Ranches Inc.
Mike Wood & Hesa Belle Cat
The pair topped the show by marking a big 224 and 225, which allowed them to add $4,593 to their 2018 total. They ended the year with $58,442 earned.
5-year-old mare Thiskittywearsacrown (WR This Cats Smart x CDs Masterpiece), ridden by Gavin Jordan, went home with the Reserve World Championship after earnings $42,743.
Gavin Jordan & Thiskittywearsacrown
In the $35,000 Non-Pro proved to be a competitive division, with several talented individuals bringing their best at the World Finals.
Brian Pearse & Reys Hot Wheels
Brian Pearse shined above the rest on 12-year-old gelding Reys Hot Wheels (Dual Rey x Smart Little Beauty) at the show to claim $2,288 at the event.
Their performances allowed them to finish third in the World with $11,080. Melissa Corcoran clinched the top spot, thanks in part to her runs with Smart Freckled Cat (Widows Freckles x Sheza Smart Cat)! Melissa ended the year with $15,387 earned.
Melissa Corcoran & Smart Freckled Cat
Dannica Percevich also had a strong showing on Wild Haired Lilly (Wild Haired Cat x Lilly Mate) at the World Finals to complete their $13,588 total to claim the Reserve World Championship.
Dannica Percevich & Wild Haired Lilly
$25,000 Novice Non-Pro
$28,830 earned during 2018, allowed Yadayadayadatime (One Time Pepto x Rio Cd Yadayadayada), owned by David Wilson and ridden by Priscilla Crawley Wilson, to bring home the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro World Championship.
Priscilla Crawley Wilson & Yadayadayadatime
The Reserve Championship went to LHR Who Dat Cat (High Brow Cat x Rey Jay Play), owned and ridden by Emily Clark. The gelding earned $24,028 throughout the year, $3,089 of which was gained at the World Finals.
Emily Clark & LHR Who Dat Cat
The highest show average went to Amanda Smith and Im Short And Smooth (Smooth As A Cat x Chiquita Shorty), who earned a cumulative 437 and $3,861 at the show.
Amanda Smith & Im Short And Smooth
$5,000 Novice Non-Pro
Michelle Lemaster and Mootalic Cat shined in 2018 and ended the year with a bang at the World Finals. She and Mootalic Cat (Metallic Cat x Etta Rey) added $3,675 to complete their incredible $55,925 year-end total.
Michelle Lemaster & Mootalic Cat
Michelle took the top placing at the show and in the World for her unmatched performances throughout the year!
Sophisticated Rey, ridden by Deborah Harrison, took Reserve at the show and the World after garnering $2,756 at the event. Deborah’s total came to $20,439.
Deborah Harrison & Sophisticated Rey
$2,000 Limit Rider
Mary Penner and 11-year-old mare Cyndi Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Dox Little Cindy), owned by Gerald Dorros, rounded out their great year at the NCHA World Finals with $1,241 earned at the event.
Mary Penner & Cyndi Cat
Mary finished out 2018 with $17,254 garnered to become the $2,000 Limit Rider NCHA World Champion title!
Tulsa Beck left everything she had in the pen during the World Finals. She and her 10-year-old gelding Jet (Light N Lena x Shania Pep) marked two 221s at the event to top both rounds to claim the show title and $2,820.
Tulsa Beck & Jet
Their performances helped boost Tulsa’s year-end total to $9,549 to clinch the Reserve NCHA World Championship!
Susan Dunne accumulated $38,573 throughout the year to end 2018 with the $50,000 Amateur World Championship! $613 of that total came from Susan’s performances aboard One More Time Darlin (One Time Pepto x Otes Little Darlin) at the World Finals!
Susan Dunne & One More Time Darlin
Mia Webstar and Clarke Butte Ranch’s What About Blue (High Brow CD x Swingin Star Pepto) clinched the Reserve $50,000 Amateur Championship after adding $3,889 to Mia’s year-end total of $30,889.
Mia Webstar & What About Blue
Kathy Bro took home the show win when she and her new gelding Superfly (Smooth As A Cat x Lenas Horn) earned $3,981 at the event.
Kathy Bro & Superfly
Dannica Percevich and Wild Haired Lilly (Wild Haired Cat x Lilly Mate) kept their success going at the World Finals during the $15,000 when they marked the highest show composite of 447 to earn an additional $2,820 at the event.
Dannica Percevich & Wild Haired Lilly
That figure added to Dannica’s starting total gave her year-end earnings of $17,745 to allow her to take home the $15,000 Amateur World Championship in addition to her show win.
Madison Melasky came in as the Reserve World Champion, with $11,305 earned in 2018. $2,256 of that was earned at the World Finals on Two Time Dual (Dual Rey x Lil Lena Long Legs), owned by Jack Mauldin.
Madison Melasky and Two Time Dual
Congratulations to all of the finalists on a fantastic year from all of us here at Cutting Horse Central!