Lil Rattler & Donas Suen Boon Carry Riders To NCHA Super Stakes Classic/Challenge Non-Pro Tie

SFeinLRSteven Feiner and Lil RattlerTwo sets of tough cattle challenged non-pro competitors in the finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes in the Classic/Challenge division, Tuesday, April 8. In each set, a horse-and-rider team managed to put a 220-worthy run together, ending the Non-Pro finals in a tie.

Third from last in the first bunch, Steven Feiner, of Aspen, Colo., piloted his 5-year-old mare Lil Rattler (Dual Rey x Highbrow Supercat x High Brow Cat) to the first 220 of the evening. The duo had shown three nights earlier in the Limited Non-Pro finals as well, where they earned $1,560. Paul and Cindy Dean’s Cross Timbers Cutting Horses LLC, of Claremore, Okla., bred the horse, who boasted an Equi-Stat record of $119,798 prior to this show.

PWoodDSBPaula Wood and Donas Suen BoonDonas Suen Boon, who won the 2012 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro, carried Paula Wood to a 220 from the eighth draw in the 25-horse finals. The horse and Wood led the composite from the second go-round of the Non-Pro earlier in the show, going into the clean-slate finals with a 437 (217/220). Wood, of Stephenville, Texas, owns the homebred 5-year-old mare (Boon Too Suen x Donas Cool Cat x High Brow Cat) with her husband, Kobie, an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider.

Splitting first and second paid both Wood and Feiner $14,358. This win brings Feiner’s lifetime earnings to more than $216,000 and Wood boasts an Equi-Stat record of more than $2 million.

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