Wade Rust, Dual Smart Rosie Top Bonanza 5/6 Non-Pro Finals

dualsmartrosieWade Rust & Dual Smart Rosie • Hart PhotosWade Rust and Dual Smart Rosie, a mare who helped him top $1 million as a cutting rider last year, each added $14,600 to their career earnings Friday in Glen Rose, Texas, with a 222 that topped the Bonanza Cutting 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals. Rust and 5-year-old Dual Smart Rosie (Dual Smart x Spins Peppy Poco x Docs Spinifex), bred by Greg and Angie Jolly, of Weatherford, Texas, secured their first limited-age win after making several finals and earning $40,833 together last year.

Rust, of Gordon, Texas, and the horse he and his wife, Shannon, own headed into this year with $74,600 earned as a team, according to Equi-Stat. Rust, the son of National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall of Fame rider Robert Rust and his wife, Connie, headed into this year with $1,006,882 in career earnings.

Chad Bushaw, of Poolville, Texas, and 6-year-old gelding Bet On A Cat (High Brow Cat x Bet On Houston x Peptoboonsmal) finished as Reserve Non-Pro and Gelding division champions with a 221 to earn more than $12,000 at their first 2014 show. Bet On A Cat headed into his final limited-age season with $243,852 already earned. Bushaw and Bet On A Cat were the 2012 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Non-Pro Champions.

The Bonanza Cutting concludes Saturday with four Amateur event finals.