Desires Big Al made his show pen debut at last year's NCHA Futurity, but it was at The Ike that he broke through with his first big win.
Harris Shepard scored an emotional victory in the NCHA Futurity Limited Open aboard Playful Bamacat, a horse owned by his late father.
It’s tough to win any major limited-age cutting event, given that the field is typically filled with talented combinations. Winning two of those events in less than a month is a feat few can pull off. But Cade Shepard made clinching three major titles in that time frame look easy.