Classic/Challenge Non-Pro champions Wade Smith and Magistic Moon • Suzanna Sylvester

Final Champions Crowned in Idaho

The final day of the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and aged Event was packed full with excited Non-Pro and Amateur finals, allowing the show to end on a high note.

Miranda Westfall and Catchya Suen put their best foot forward as the second draw of the Futurity Non-Pro, and those efforts paid off for the pair in a big way.

The duo was awarded with a 213 from the judges, and those marks held up for the Championship, worth $4,753.

After making the Futurity Non-Pro finals at the West Texas Futurity last month, Elizabeth Quirk and Konkatenate (Bet Hesa Cat x KD Shorty x Kit Dual) continued their strong performance streak in Idaho. The pair marked a 212.5 to pick up the Reserve Championship and $3,000.

Derby Non-Pro

This year, Lindy Ashlock and Catin Safari (Cats Moonshine x Safari Belle x Little Safari Badger) made the finals in the Derby Non-Pro at the Augusta Futurity and Classic and the Breeders Invitational, and they continued their success at the ICHA Futurity.

Ashlock and Catin Safari earned a big 219.5 as the second-to-last draw of the finals, and that score proved to be unbeatable. The Championship marked the pair’s first major title together.

Ashlock’s 4-year-old sorrel gelding was bred by Tommy and Jan Merryman, of Baird, Texas. After the winning the title and $7,333, Catin Safari boasts and Equi-Stat record of more than $40,000.

A 219 earned Carol Ward and her homebred gelding Crafty With Cows (High Brow CD x Miss Haulin Hickory x SR Instant Choice) Reserve honors and $5,000.

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