Ali Good and Kitty Von Wood claimed the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Reyzin the Cash Derby on June 18. The pair rode third in an eight-horse finals go-round to mark a 219, adding $8,500 to the mare’s already impressive lifetime earnings of more than $200,000. This win also pushed Good’s earnings to more than $916,000, according to EquiStat.
The duo started the week, marking 216 in the first go-round, landing in a four-way tie for 4th place. In the second go, they marked 219 to tie for the highest composite score of 435 heading into the finals.
The mare has demonstrated remarkable talent since the beginning of her career. At the 2022 NCHA Futurity, the pair won over $97,000 in the Open and Non-Pro. They clinched their first championship at the 2023 Ike Derby & Classic 4-Year-Old Non-Pro on Feb. 3 in West Monroe, Louisiana, with a 223 to add $7,417 to their earnings.
Later that same month, they won the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Oklahoma, marking 222 to pick up an $11,000 paycheck.
Kitty Von Wood, owned by Jim Wood, of Alvarado, Texas, descends from a line of successful athletes. Stevie Rey Von won the 2015 NCHA Futurity Open as well as other major aged-event open championships and earned more than $420,000 in the show pen. Her dam, Kittyswood, was fifth at the 2012 NCHA Futurity Open and is an earner of more than $105,000, and her grandsire, Woody Be Tuff is an EquiStat Elite Sire with over $9 Million in offspring earnings.
Teresa Padgett, of Gainesville, Texas, and Losing My Religion (Dual Smart Rey x Miss Docs Command x Miss N Command) were Reserve Champions, marking a 218.5 to earn $7,500.