The Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event, held Aug. 26 – Sept. 3, in Nampa, Idaho, draws competitors from all over. The competition is fierce, a fact that was illustrated on Friday, Aug. 28, in the Classic/Challenge Open when two exhibitors scored a 222, resulting in a Co-Championship.
Cats Out Of The Bag, shown by Kenny Platt, and Little Dirty Deeds, ridden by Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Morgan Cromer, each marked the score and took home a $9,064 paycheck. Cats Out Of The Bag (High Brow Cat x Lil Dream Catcher x Grays Starlight) is a 6-year-old gelding that was bred by Mark and Marsha Chestnut, of Whitesboro, Texas. He is owned by Alex and Tonya Platt, of Hudson, Colorado. The champion’s share of the check boosted his Equi-Stat record to $15,826 and Kenny Platt’s lifetime earnings in Equi-Stat to more than $740,000. Platt won the ICHA Futurity Open in 2014 aboard Fancy Hughes.
Five-year-old Little Dirty Deeds (by High Brow CD), bred by West Coast Cutting Horses, of Santa Cruz, California, now boasts $71,719 in cutting earnings. Cromer showed her at the 2015 NCHA Super Stakes, where the duo tied for seventh place in the Super Stakes Classic Open finals. The Co-Championship win makes the Holy Cow Performance Horses-owned mare the leading offspring out of the Dual Pep mare Little Dirty Dancer. Templeton, California-based Cromer boasts earnings of $1,535,999.
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