ZR One Takes Kristen Galyean All The Way

WKGalyeanKristen Galyean, pictured with her husband, Wes, and their daughter, GracelynThis year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes has been a successful one for Kristen Galyean. The Claremore, Okla., non-pro followed up a first- and second-place finish in the Gelding Non-Pro with a Super Stakes Non-Pro Championship.

Galyean made the Non-Pro finals, held Saturday, April 18, in Fort Worth, Texas’ Will Rogers Memorial Complex, on two horses. She drew up sixth in the two-bunch, 22-horse class with ZR One. The 4-year-old Peptoboonsmal gelding, bred by Jack Waggoner and Susan Ferguson, carried his owner to a 223. That score held through the rest of the finals to win.

Im Reydioactive (Dual Rey x Kaboomsmal x Peptoboonsmal), bred by Kim Ezell, won the Gelding Non-Pro two days earlier, and tied for sixteenth in the overall Non-Pro.

ZR One earned $20,401 for his Championship, along with a $4,003 check as the Gelding Non-Pro Reserve Champion. Im Reydioactive’s event earnings totaled $15,467. Altogether, Galyean garnered nearly $40,000 at the Super Stakes this year in the 4-year-old classes alone.

Cody Hedlund, of Weatherford, Texas, piloted his 4-year-old stallion (Metallic Cat x Teles Lies x Lenas Telesis), bred by his father, Rock, to a 219 in the Non-Pro finals for the Reserve title. That performance earned the duo $19,817.

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