In the Stats: NCHA Summer Spectacular

Third Cutting & Boyd Rice • Photo by Suzanne Forrest

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Cutting Spectacular’s leading open horse is Third Cutting (Boonlight Dancer x Crab Grass x Smart Little Lena), a 2005 stallion bred by Polo Ranch, of Marietta, Oklahoma, and owned by Carl and Shawnea Smith, of Jacksboro, Texas. The stallion and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Boyd Rice, of Weatherford, Texas, won the Derby Open in 2009 and the Classic/Challenge Open in 2010.

Top 10 Open Horses
1. Third Cutting (05S), $129,174
2. Boon San Kitty (00M), $119,613
3. Stylish Martini (07M), $89,362
4. Docs Okie Quixote (80S), $85,305
5. Reyzin The Cash (11S), $85,080
6. Peptos Stylish Sue (04M), $83,000
7. Wood I Never (03M), $81,405
8. Sister CD (02G), $78,098
9. Pounce (06M), $77,031
10/ Cat Ichi (00S), $75,000
10/ Rockin By Choice (01S), $75,000
10. Stylish Baby Doll (02M), $75,000


Paul Hansma • Photo by Ross Hecox

Paul Hansma, of Weatherford, Texas, an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider, is the Summer Spectacular’s leading open rider. He has ridden 44 horses to event earnings of $784,217. His leading Summer Spectacular money-earner is Sister CD, who carried Hansma to event earnings of $78,098. Hansma has won the Derby Open twice: in 1994 on Hicapoo and in 2005 on Rockin By Choice. He rode Al Poocino to a tie for the Classic/Challenge Open Championship in 2009.

Top 10 Open Riders
1. Paul Hansma,Weatherford, TX, $784,217
2. Lloyd Cox, Marietta, OK, $563,674
3. John Mitchell, Weatherford, TX, $530,792
4. Kobie Wood, Stephenville, TX, $524,522
5. Matt Gaines, Weatherford, TX, $523,268
6. Clint Allen, Weatherford, TX, $498,496
7. Boyd Rice, Weatherford, TX, $488,151
8. Shannon Hall, Commanche, OK, $436,624
9. Roger Wagner, Aledo, TX, $409,808
10. Phil Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $405,467


Sister CD & Skip Queen • Photo by Don Shugart

The NCHA Summer Spectacular’s leading non-pro horse is Sister CD (CD Olena x Little Baby Sister x Dual Pep), a 2002 gelding bred by Bar H Ranche, of Weatherford, Texas, with event earnings of $49,940. Skip and Elizabeth Queen own Sister CD, who is pictured with Skip at the 2006 NCHA Summer Spectacular. Sister CD’s lifetime Equi-Stat record stands at $852,611.

Top 10 Non-Pro Horses
1. Sister CD (02G), $49,940
2. Bob Dualin (02G), $44,464
3. Demidoc (80M), $44,387
4. Miss N Command (92S), $42,011
5. Sanolesa (81M), $41,910
6. Meradas Puddy Cat (10M), $39,084
7. Pretty Bo Bunny (96M), $38,871
8. Thundercat (08S), $38,147
9. MH Dynos Tonette (02M), $37,931
10. Travelin Smooth (09G), $37,710


Mary Ann Rapp • QHN File Photo

The Summer Spectacular’s leading non-pro rider is Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas. She has ridden 37 horses to total event earnings of $330,933. Rapp’s top Summer Spectacular money-earners are: Shrimp Shack Shooter (Smooth As A Cat x Awesome Autumn x Smart Little Lena), with $25,818; Miss PeppyJay Bar (Peppy San Badger x Miss Dual Bar x Colonel J Bar), $22,758; Ruby Tuesday DNA (Peppy San Badger x Playboys Ruby x Freckles Playboy, $20,647; and Reyzin (Highbrow CD x Miss Reycine x Dual Rey), $20,318.

Top 10 Non-Pro Riders
1. Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $330,933
2. Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, TX, $323,627
3. Dustin Adams, Springtown, TX, $317,555
4. Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX, $248,992
5. Sandy Bonelli, Petaluma, CA, $246,797
6. Greg Coalson, Weatherford, TX, $234,634
7. Glade Knight, Richmond, VA, $212,088
8. Julie Hansma, Weatherford, TX, $201,614
9. Hope Mitchell, Weatherford, TX, $187,977
10. Kyle Manion, Aubrey, TX, $184,267


Vespaa & Blakley Colgrove • Hart Photos

Ranked No. 1 on the NCHA Summer Spectacular’s leading breeders chart is Bar H Ranche, of Weatherford, Texas. They have bred 74 money-earners with total earnings of $927,781. Sister CD is Bar H Ranche’s leading money-earner with Summer Spectacular earnings of $128,038. Vespaa (CD Olena x My Scooters Smokin x Smart Lil Scoot), pictured with Blakley Colgrove, of Boligee, Alabama, at the 2015 Summer Spectacular in which they won the Classic/Challenge Unlimited Amateur, is Bar H Ranche’s second-leading money-earner with event earnings of $47,879.

 Top 10 Breeders
1. Bar H Ranche, Moscow, TN, $927,781
2. Jack Waggoner & Susan Ferguson, Bridgeport, TX, $816,969
3. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $733,393
4. Walton’s Rocking W Ranch, Fort Worth, TX, $609,145
5. EE Ranches of Texas Inc., Addison, TX, $543,430
6. Oxbow Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $521,745
7. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $498,324
8. Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, TX, $470,666
9. Drummond Land & Cattle, Pawhuska, OK, $380,940
10. Tommy Manion Inc., Aubrey, TX, $375,619


Playin N Fancy Smart & Kory Pounds • Photo by Jami Littlefield

Slate River Ranch, of Weatherford, Texas, is the Summer Spectacular’s leading owner with 50 horses having accumulated total earnings of $799,728. Their No. 1 money-earner is Playin N Fancy Smart (Smart Little Lena x Playin N Fancy Peppy x Freckles Playboy) with event earnings of $69,140. The 2004 mare is pictured with Kory Pounds at the 2008 Summer Spectacular, where the pair placed second in the Derby Open.

Top 10 Owners
1. Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX, $799,728
2. Phil & Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, TX, $614,005
3. David & Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, TX, $538,898
4. Walton’s Rocking W Ranch, Millsap, TX, $535,872
5. Anderson Cattle Company, Victoria, TX, $496,512
6. Dustin & Deena Adams, Springtown, TX, $489,436
7. Skip & Elizabeth Queen, Allendale, SC, $451,146
8. EE Ranches of Texas Inc., Whitesboro, TX, $422,417
9. Bar H Ranche, Weatherford, TX, $393,625
10. Kobie & Paula Wood, Stephenville, TX, $367,251


High Brow Cat • Photo by Cam Essick

Leading cutting sire High Brow Cat is the Summer Spectacular’s No. 1 sire with 433 of his offspring having won $4,934,240 at the event, for average earnings of $11,395. The stallion’s top five Summer Spectacular money-earners are Boon San Kitty ($119,613), Pounce ($86,170), Cat Ichi ($75,000), Thundercat ($66,754) and Thomas E Hughes ($64,224).

Top 10 Sires
1. High Brow Cat, $4,934,240
2. Dual Rey, $2,474,697
3. Smart Little Lena, $2,024,639
4. Dual Pep, $1,843,496
5. Peptoboonsmal, $1,479,488
6. Freckles Playboy, $1,378,471
7. Smooth As A Cat, $1,310,375
8. Peppy San Badger, $1,249,551
9. CD Olena, $1,032,028
10. Metallic Cat, $724,900


Sister CD & Paul Hansma • Photo by Don Shugart

Little Baby Sister (Dual Pep x San Jo Pat x San Jo Lena), a 1995 mare bred by Bar H Ranche, is the Summer Spectacular’s leading dam with six of her performers having won $171,513 at the show for average earnings of $28,586. Little Baby Sister’s leading event money-earner is Sister CD, pictured with Paul Hansma at the 2006 Summer Spectacular, in which the pair placed second in the Derby Open. Little Kitty Sista, a 2008 mare by High Brow Cat, is Little Baby Sister’s second-leading money-earner with total Summer Spectacular earnings of $20,280.

Top 10 Dams
1. Little Baby Sister, $171,513
2. Miss Echo Wood, $166,768
3. Laney Doc, $165,326
4. Desire Some Freckles, $162,041
5. Autumn Boon, $158,194
6. Boon San Sally, $157,610
7. Royal Blue Boon, $156,774
8. Playgiarism, $152,358
9. Miss Martini Play, $134,530
10. That Smarts, $134,521 


NCHA Summer Spectacular History Chart (1970-2016)
Year / Location / Entries / Added / Total Purse
1970, Waco, TX, 50, n/a, $18,238
1971, Waco, TX, 44, n/a, $15,998
1972, Waco, TX, 35, n/a, $12,985
1973, Waco, TX, 46, n/a, $16,573
1974, Waco, TX, 47, n/a, $15,080
1975, Waco, TX, 92, n/a, $27,198
1976, Waco, TX, 122, n/a, $34,045
1977, Waco, TX, 118, n/a, $51,424
1978, Waco, TX 144, n/a, $51,947
1979 Waco, TX, 162, n/a $74,272
1980, Waco, TX, 171, n/a, $80,294
1981, Fort Worth, TX, 275, $8,000, $190,535
1982, Fort Worth, TX, 309, $8,000, $273,015
1983, Fort Worth, TX, 347, $20,000 $509,760
1984, Fort Worth, TX, 431, $20,000, $622,775
1985, Fort Worth, TX, 412, $20,000, $608,800
1986, Fort Worth, TX, 358, $25,000, $457,015
1987, Belton, TX, 344, $25,000, $377,824
1988, Fort Worth, TX, 667, $75,000, $581,102
1989, Fort Worth, TX, 669, $75,000, $604,374
1990, Fort Worth, TX, 647, $75,000 $568,763
1991, Fort Worth, TX, 731, $110,000, $592,081
1992, Fort Worth, TX, 790, $111,000, $642,533
1993, Fort Worth, TX, 593, $100,000, $533,201
1994, Fort Worth, TX, 514, $110,000 $514,163
1995, Fort Worth, TX, 588, $160,000, $729,625
1996, Fort Worth, TX, 656, $160,000, $837,601
1997, Fort Worth, TX, 781, $160,000, $934,236
1998, Fort Worth, TX, 875, $165,000 $1,032,605
1999, Fort Worth, TX, 993, $165,000, $1,106,354
2000, Fort Worth, TX, 1,112, $165,000, $1,254,039
2001, Fort Worth, TX 1,184, $170,900, $1,415,510
2002, Fort Worth, TX, 1,212, $210,000 $1,497,000
2003, Fort Worth, TX, 1,322, $210,000, $1,559,201
2004, Fort Worth, TX 1,368, $242,664, $1,581,813
2005, Fort Worth, TX 1,380, $206,105, $1,645,119
2006, Fort Worth, TX, 1,498, $553,778, $2,341,964
2007, Fort Worth, TX, 1,510, $379,690, $2,231,483
2008, Fort Worth, TX, 1,608, $400,000 $2,265,325
2009, Fort Worth, TX 1,579, $400,000, $2,041,623
2010, Fort Worth, TX, 1,483, $555,000 $2,044,887
2011, Fort Worth, TX, 1,533, $575,000, $2,083,696
2012, Fort Worth, TX, 1,543, $850,000 $2,307,153
2013, Fort Worth, TX, 1,910, $850,000, $2,507,049
2014, Fort Worth, TX, 1,786, $650,000, $2,448,669
2015, Fort Worth, TX, 1,802, $500,000 $2,199,525
2016, Fort Worth, TX, 1,556, $0, $1,887,210

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