Ryan Rapp riding Creepin * Photo by EM Photography

Creeepin and Ryan Rapp celebrate Abilene Spectacular 4 Year-Old Non Pro Championship

Creeepin and Ryan Rapp had a strong start to the young horse’s career during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in 2023. Now, they’re in pursuit of a strong 4 Year-Old season.

The 2020 gelding bred by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp is by EquiStat Elite $2 Million Sire Dont Stopp Believin and out of Sweet Memoreyz (by Kit Kat Sugar). Creeepin is her first recorded performing offspring who already has $5,500 in earnings from the NCHA Non Pro Futurity Semi-Finals. The pair didn’t make the non pro finals but have a bright future ahead.

The strenuous schedule of 4 Year-Old events kicked off right away with a trip to the Abilene Spectacular. A 218 in Abilene was a big enough score to take home the Non Pro 4 Year-Old championship and best their competitors by four points.

Bella Anderson and Burin It Down (Hottish x Smooth Sneakin x Smooth As A Cat) were their nearest competitors with a 214 which earned them the reserve championship.

Rapp Sheet

At just 22 years-old Ryan Rapp is an EquiStat Elite $1 Million Rider. He started showing in the youth in 2014. The 10 years of show experience add up quickly when his parents are EquiStat Elite $10 Million Rider Philip Rapp and EquiStat Elite $5 Million Rider Mary Ann Rapp. Phil and Mary Ann also own Creeepin’s sire, Dont Stopp Believin

Ryan has ridden many offspring of Don’t Stopp Believin to success including Next Stopp Cowtown, Fingers In The Reins, Dont Stopp Twice, Jiggin Lil Joe, Make Him A Believer, Dejavuu, and You Gotta Believe.

A win in Abilene is one he hasn’t recently captured, and will be a nice addition to the list of shows he’s scored championships at. The young Non Pro has scored championship titles at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity, The Non Pro Plus the Open, The Cattlemen’s, The PCCHA Derby, the NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Summer Spectacular just to name a few.