After two go-rounds of the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro at the West Texas Futurity, Luke Barnhart and his homebred mare Lizzy Hale clinched the Championship. Their composite score of 433 (219/214) was worth a $7,500 paycheck.
Barnhart and Lizzy Hale (Lizzys Gotta Player x Pretty Girl Oak x Pretty Boy Cat) won the first go-round of the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro on Wednesday with a 219, and then they marked a 214 from draw No. 4 in the second go-round, giving them the title.
Barnhart recently had success at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular, where he made the Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro finals with his gelding Cool Cat Cowboy (Bet Hesa Cat x Dry Docs Cowgirl x El Kineno). The Roca, Nebraska-based horseman has garnered more than $160,000 in his career, according to Equi-Stat.
Paula Wood and Too Suen To Call’s composite score of 431 (216/215) earned the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Reserve Championship and $5,500.
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