Kelle Earnheart, Hiasacat Top Bonanza 4-Year-Old Non-Pro

hiasacatKelle Earnheart riding Hiasacat • Hart PhotosKelle Earnheart and Hiasacat marked a final-round 219 Thursday in Glen Rose, Texas, to earn $12,800 as the Bonanza Cutting 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Champions. The Weatherford, Texas resident and the gelding she bought in mid-November tied for sixth at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, to earn $46,709 during their first show.

Carolyn Reynolds, of Acampo, Calif., bred Hiasacat, who is by WR This Cats Smart and out of SR High Style, by Doc’s Hickory. SR High Style has produced the earners of nearly $600,000, including her top money-earner High Style Travalin, a 1999 mare who earned $226,299 and has already produced offspring who have earned $84,190, according to Equi-Stat. SR High Style’s 10 money-earners also include High Stylish Oak ($115,517), High Style Royal ($98,840), High Style Cavio ($37,572) and others. Including his Bonanza win, Hiasacat is now her fourth-leading money-earner.

Co-Reserve Champions Sherry Wolfenbarger Cagan, of Portolo Valley, Calif., and her stallion Mega Smooth Cat earned $9,600 at the Bonanza Cutting with a final-go 216. Roy Speer, of Camden, Ark., bred Mega Smooth Cat (Smooth As A Cat x The Pink Stuff x Peptoboonsmal). He sold the horse to Cagan as 3-year-old in late September.

Co-Reserve Champion Ty Moore, of Madill, Okla. and stallion How Doulikeme Now (Reys Dual Badger x Hey Georgy Girl x Wild Thing Dna) also earned $9,600 by finishing with a 216. Moore and the same horse earned $5,000 as NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semifinalists during the late fall show.

The Bonanza Cutting continues Friday with the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals and early rounds of two Amateur events. It ends Saturday with four Amateur finals.