Hottish In Havana and Beau Galyean showed the way in the Chrome Cash Incentive Program at the 2020 NCHA Futurity. * Photo by Molly Montag.

Hottish In Havana Wins Top Chrome Cash Incentive at Futurity

Fifty-five contenders at the 2020 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity competed for bonus money in the American Paint Horse Association’s Chrome Cash program.

The 55 registered Paint horses took a shot at extra, Paint-only incentives by participating in the Chrome Cash classes, which were offered in all five divisions. 

Don Bell, of Don Bell Properties & United Country Properties sponsored $2,000 in added money, making the total Chrome Cash payout $28,806. Chrome Cash is a class-within-a-class with a separate jackpot. Only APHA-registered horses can enter Chrome Cash.

Click here for full results from the NCHA Futurity, including the Chrome Cash Incentive.

Paint horses earned a total of $312,818 between futurity classes and the Chrome Cash incentives.  The program is offered at many NCHA major aged events and all five National Reined Cow Horse Association premiere events; visit


The top spot in the Open went to Hottish In Havana, a double-registered 2017 sorrel overo stallion by Hottish and out of Spookys Smarty Pants (by Smart Aristocrat). He and Beau Galyean marked a 219 in the Open finals, earning $3,858 as the top Chrome Cash participant and another $77,863 for his overall placing—a tie for fifth—in the Open.

R Agent Scully was second in the Paint incentive with a 198 in the finals, paying $3,169—that’s in addition to earnings of $23,405 for finishing 18th in the Open Finals overall. The 2017 double-registered sorrel overo mare is by High Brow Cat and out of CD To The Max (by CD Olena)


Chrome Cash Non-Pro Champion Handle On Randel made the Non-Pro finals, where he and owner-breeder Bill Cowan marked at 216 to win the incentive class. That earned the 2017 red roan solid gelding by Light N Lena and out of Billies Catty (by Catty Hawk) an incentive check for $2,446.

Limited Non-Pro

Glitteracrownroyal, who is registered with the APHA as Glitta Bomb (PT), beat out the other three APHA horses in this division, when she and Gentry Gonsalves made the finals earned earning $1,444 for a first-place Chrome Cash finish. The 2017 sorrel overo mare is by One Time Royalty and out of Glitter Done (by Dual Smart Rey).

Unlimited Amateur

Mireycle Man, a double-registered sorrel overo stallion by Smooth As A Cat and out of Rey Of Oak (by Dual Rey), and rider Regan Plendl marked a 210 in the Unlimited Amateur finals to win the Chrome Cash class and earn $2,246.

The Princess Leia was second in the incentive in the Unlimited Amateur with a 204 in the finals, earning $1,498. The 2017 bay solid mare is by Catty Hawk and out of Tina Bars Moria (by Tina Bars Peppy).


In the Amateur, Redneck Hillbillie and first-time Futurity participant Makayla Cowan won both the class and incentive championships. The double-registered sorrel solid gelding by Light N Lena and out of Billies Catty (by Catty Hawk) took home $2,321 for winning the incentive class in addition to the $24,065 they earned for their Futurity win.

Redneck Hillbillie is a full brother to the Non-Pro incentive winner, Handle On Randel.