Langston Patillo and Jim Vangilder Share 2018 Super Stakes Amateur Classic Title

April 12th, 2018 by Duncan Steele-Park

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.


Joel Colgrove Wins 2017 Super Stakes Amateur Classic

April 12th, 2017 by Simone Cobb

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.


Zach Bahm Crowned Amateur Classic Champion at 2016 NCHA Summer Spectacular

July 28th, 2016 by CHTO

Zach Bahm put in the best ride of his career to take out the Amateur Classic Challenge Title at the 2016 NCHA Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.

Zach, from Stillwater, Ok, notched up a 218.5 aboard Metallic N Blu and take his winnings to more than $80,000.

Metallic N Blu is a Metallic Cat out of Haidas Little Lass. The final paid out just under $9,500 to first place, while the total purse was more than $100,000 to the 35 finalists.

Zach spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his win.

Sayde Simpson tied for the Reserve title on Metallic Little Cat with Colton Wade Smith on Lil Pep N Time, the pair marking a 217.


Parke Greeson Takes Out 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Classic

April 7th, 2016 by CHTO

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.


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