The Iowa Cutting Horse Association and Iowa Breeders Cutting Futurity Association held their annual Futurity Aug. 18-20 at the historic National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa. The Iowa Breeders Cutting Futurity was held as a class within the Open and Non-Pro Futurity classes.
Judges for the event were Sam Shepard and Brad Wilson. Greg Beutenmiller stepped in to judge the Futurity class when a travel delay kept Wilson from arriving when scheduled.
In the Futurity Open, 18 3-year-olds competed for a purse of $10,512. Dangit Woodrow, shown by Josh Townsend, of Gainesville, Texas, for owner Mary Dangelmayr, of Muenster, Texas, earned $1,577 in the finals when he marked a 147. The gelding (Woody Be Tuff x Catarista x Smart Aristocrat) won the first go, worth $788.
Ashley Baxstrom, of Drumright, Oklahoma, showed Lock Load Fire (Metallic Cat x Sarenadual x Dual Pep) to second place in the finals with a 145, earning $1,314.
Non-pro rider Michael Schreck, of Hudson, Iowa, swept the Futurity Non-Pro with CR To Tuff To Beat (Woody Be Tuff x CR April Cat x High Brow Cat). Taking the top spots in the first and second rounds, as well as the finals, earned the duo $1,584.
Keep It Metal, owned and shown by Wayne Gunderson, of Rochester, Minnesota, took second in each go-round and the finals. The stallion (Metallic Cat x Keep Me In Style x Docs Stylish Oak) and Gunderson earned $1,056.
Three entries competed in the Iowa Breeders Open class and two entries in the Iowa Breeders Non-Pro class, for a total purse of $6,955. Entries were sired by the Iowa Breeders’ nominated stallions.
In the 3-Year-Old Open, One Time N Cat (Reyce For Time x Skat Cat Lena x High Brow Cat) was shown by Kevin Daniel, of Norfolk, Nebraska, for owner Catelyn Hall, of Neligh, Nebraska, to a score of 258 to win the non-working finals. The duo also topped the second go-round with a score of 138, earning a total of $2,921.
The first go of the 3-Year-Old Open was won by Wileys Lil Redhead (Wiley Cat x Till Eternity x Smart Little Lena), owned by Gary Henderson, of Anamosa, Iowa. The 2014 mare was shown by Carlos Pacheco, of Byron, Illiois, to a score of 122, worth a $1,252 check.
Catelyn Hall was in the saddle on One Time N Cat to win the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro finals with a score of 269. They also won the first go with a 139, adding $1,947 to her payday. In the second round, Brianna Bucholz, of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, showed DLB Blue Jule (Oaks Jule Star x Krogs Flinn x Jae Bar Flinn) to a 131, garnering a check for $835.