It was two for the title in the Amateur Classic Final at the 2018 Super Stakes in Fort Worth. Jim Vangilder and Langston Patillo both marked a 221 to share the championship on Smooth Sailing Cat and Dualin Smooth Legacy respectively. Both riders spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb in this interview. Langston started out saying he was proud of himself for making at least 3 finals. Meanwhile, Jim said he was happy to win after a nine year break from the sport. Langston also placed third on High Stylin CD with a 219.
After an exciting four-person run off, Joel Colgrove finished victorious in the Amateur Classic at the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes.
Joel rode Preycious Gem and marked a 220 to beat out Kenny Warner, Jimmy Baros, and Katherine Vanboekel.
All four scored 217 in the final to force the runoff.
Joel told CHTO’s Simone Cobb, despite the extra nerves, he had a lot of fun with the extra run.
All four competitors shared the prize money, each taking home approximately $7,000. By winning the run off, Joel claimed the title, buckle and other prizes.
Parke Greeson showed off his cutting savvy when he took out the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Classic at Fort Worth.
Parke, from Victoria, Tx, topped the final with a 218.5 aboard Rumorhazzitt. It’s his first major title and one he’s picked up after just a few short months of showing.
Rumorhazzitt is a One Time Pepto out of Jerries Dual Legacy.
He spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb.
Grace Vangilder won reserve champion on Smooth As Puddin just a half point behind, while John Rockey came in third riding Let Georgie Do It scoring 217.