Constance Jaeggi Tops PCCHA Derby Non-Pro

CJaeggiDerby Non-Pro Champion Constance JaeggiAbout a month after Ichis My Choice took home the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Championship with Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Grant Setnicka, Constance Jaeggi piloted the mare to the Derby Non-Pro Championship at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby and Classic/Challenge. The duo marked a 223 and earned a check worth $9,319.

Ichis My Choice (Cat Ichi x My Little Abra x Abrakadabracre), who also claimed the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open Reserve Championship with Setnicka, surpassed $200,000 with this win. Jaeggi, of Weatherford, Texas, now boasts lifetime earnings of more than $550,000 and was thrilled with the success her mare has had in the show pen.

“I’m really proud of my mare,” Jaeggi said. “Grant’s made the finals everywhere with her, so we’re really excited.”

Rieta Dufurrena rode 2015 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Stevie Rey Von (Metallic Cat x Miss Ella Rey x Dual Rey) to the Reserve Championship. They marked a 220 and garnered $7,739.

Derby Unlimited Amateur

BMartinBonnie Martin & Tricks On YouBonnie Martin, who is a Las Vegas native, felt right at home in the South Point Equestrian Center arena, and ended up with the Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship with Tricks On You between the reins. After marking a 224, the duo picked up their check for $3,545.

Martin had a lot of success at the Breeder’s Invitational with her other mount, Autumn Rey (Dual Rey x Autumn White x Smart Little Lena), and also claimed the Derby Non-Pro Reserve title with Tricks On You (Smooth As A Cat x Trick Pepto x Peptoboonsmal) while in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This payday brings Martin’s Equi-Stat record to a total of nearly $800,000, while Tricks On You elevated his career earnings to more than $45,000.

Martin had purchased Tricks On You only a month prior to arriving at the PCCHA Core Balance Derby, and she was thrilled with the outcome of their finals run.

“It’s always nice to win in your hometown,” Martin said after her win. “I had a few folks come out and cheer me on. I’m very blessed, and I’m over the top.”

Jimmy Baros and Two Time Dual (Dual Rey x Lil Lena Long Legs x Smart Little Lena) marked a 219 for the Reserve Championship and left with a check for $3,196.

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