Dustin Gonnet bought a horse from a sale that a cutting horse trainer had put some time on and he ended up getting a job with that trainer, Doug Reinhardt, to start colts and later he worked for Scott Amos. He never turned back! Gonnet grew up cowboying and riding colts his whole life in Saskatchewan, Canada. Gonnet was a true student of the sport, spending many hours watching other trainers in the practice pen at shows and applying what he thought would work for him and building on that.
Check Out Dustin’s Gonnet’s $75,000 Slot Cutting win from all angles!
CHTO gives you the view from the front and the back simultaneously so you can appreciate the run on This Cats Got Style that marked a 229 to take out the top spot of the sought after title hosted by Western Bloodstock and the NCHA.
Dustin Gonnet realized his dream of winning big at the Will Rogers Coliseum last night as he took out the 2015 NCHA Western Bloodstock Showdown Open Finals.
His run aboard This Cats Got Style dominated from the first cow, scoring a mighty 229, some 7 points in front of second place getter Wes Galyean. Wes was first out with a high score of 222 on Lil Rattler, until Dustin blew everyone else out of the water from the ninth hole.
Dustin, who hails from Alberta, Canada and is one CHTO’s featured trainers, surpassed the million dollar mark with tonight’s cash prize of $75,000.
This Cats Got Style is a High Brow Cat out of Moms Stylish Pepto and owned by Ronald Patton, also from Canada. The mare beat out a host of legendary horses including Don’t Look Twice in the go round to Third Cutting and Junie Wood in the final.
It’s the second ever Slot Cutting event held in the Fort Worth Arena, hosted by Western Bloodstock and the NCHA, where in this particular event, horses of any age can compete for a total prize purse of $330,000 in the Open final alone.
CHTO would like to congratulate Dustin and his wife Marla on a great win! Dustin spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb about what the win means to him.