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Jo Anne Carollo and What A Rey Are NCHA Futurity Champions

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Jo Anne Carollo

Jo Anne Carollo and What A Rey Top Limited Non-Pro

Jo Anne Carollo, Atascadero, Calif., has more than $523,000 in reined cow horse earnings, so now she's taking a stab at cutting. The seasoned horsewoman took Fort Worth by storm, winning a Champion title at her first NCHA Futurity aboard What A Rey.

What A Rey (TR Dual Rey x Roosters Chicaroo x Gallo Del Cielo), owned and bred by Carollo and her husband Jim, marked a 214 from the first draw in the first bunch in the Limited Non-Pro finals. That score was enough to hold strong against the other 33 finalists, earning Carollo top honors and a $9,610 check.

While she is new to the cutting pen, Carollo has impressive experience in reined cow horse. She has won multiple titles at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurities since she began competing in the 1980s.

Ashley Galyean, Marietta, Okla., clenched the Reserve title in the Limited Non-Pro with a third-draw score of 213. She was riding her and Beau's chestnut stallion, Casey Catt (Sophisticated Catt x Amanda Starlight x Grays Starlight), bred by Rod and Mary Jane Kelley of Millsap, Texas.

Galyean competed in her first NCHA Futurity in 2009, and this is her best achievement at the event. She and Casey Catt qualified for the semifinals, so her trip to Fort Worth isn't over yet. The non-pro's Equi-Stat record reflects a little more than $13,000 in lifetime earnings, but with her $9,410 paycheck for Reserve, that is about to change.

Senior Limited Non-Pro

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Doug Pritchett and Justin Fuentes
Douglas Pritchett, Quinlan, Texas, was named the Senior Limited Non-Pro Champion after he piloted his sorrel mare, Catdawg (Cats Merada x Moondawgs Mate x Smart Mate) to a 201 in the finals. Although he tied for seventeenth overall in the Limited, he was the only non-pro with senior classification to make it into the finals.

Pritchett has an Equi-Stat record of more than $62,000, and thanks to his new win, he is nearing $70,000.

For complete results of the Limited Non-Pro finals at the NCHA Futurity, click here.