The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)/Western Bloodstock Showdown In Cowtown Non-Pro finals in Fort Worth, Texas, brought the crowd to their feet on Nov. 30. Julie Jarma and SS Blacks Lil Kitty were the stars of the show after besting the division with a 229.
Their success came with a whopping $50,000 paycheck. With a previous Equi-Stat record of $99,280, the win pushed the mare (Blue Bayou Boon x Show Biz Kitty x High Brow Cat) past the $100,000 milestone to nearly $150,000 in lifetime earnings.
The victory was also significant for Jarma, as it was her first Non-Pro win in the Will Rogers Coliseum, and it took her Equi-Stat record to more than $400,000.
Jarma, of Weatherford, Texas, drew third in the 14-horse finals and topped the class by 4 points, ahead of Reserve Champions Blakley Colgrove and Vespaa (CD Olena x My Scooters Smokin x Smart Lil Scoot), who finished with a 225.
The performance at the finals was the pair’s highest score to date, and Jarma has been taking at all in. “I was just happy to be in the finals, so it was just all fun from there,” she said.
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