Pedro Ornelas Crowned 2017 NCHA Futurity Ltd Open Champion

November 30th, 2017 by Simone Cobb

Plenty of big stops and cow smarts saw Pedro Ornelas run away with the 2017 NCHA Futurity Limited Open Championship in Fort Worth.

Little Jo Cat created a frenzy of excitement from the crowd, marking a 225 to win by 4 points. The gelding is a High Brow Cat out of Jo Jo Boon, owned by the Anderson Cattle Company. Jo Jo Boon also won the Ltd Open Final, making it the first time a winner has bred another winner in that event.

Pedro, who has not had extensive show experience, took home more than $18,600 for the win.

Pedro was joined by his wife Janee and two children for the interview, told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he felt like he was floating in his first final in the Will Rogers.

Second place was taken out by Nate Lansford on Cat About Houston with a 221. Both Pedro and Nate will go onto the Open Semi Finals later in the event.


Todd Adolf Claims Victory in 2016 NCHA Futurity Ltd Open Final

December 1st, 2016 by Simone Cobb

Todd Adolf from Arizona laid down the run of his career to take out the 2016 NCHA Futurity Limited Open Final in Fort Worth.
Todd rode his own horse, Pitchforks Bet to sneak past Robbie Boyce by half a point and finish on 219.5, taking home more than $21,000.
Not only was it Todd’s first major title, but also his first finals in the Will Rogers Coliseum. While Todd missed the Open Semi Finals by just half a point, his wife Kim made the second go-round in the Non Pro as well as the Limited Non Pro Semis on the horse.

Pitchforks Bet is by Bet Hesa Cat and out of Pitchforks Lena. Todd purchased him as a yearling and says he’s a great minded horse.

He spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his winning run.

Robbie Boyce came second on Dualin Catts while Andy Sherrad claimed 3rd aboard Moriah Kitty Hawk with a 217. The total prize purse paid out $150,000 for the final.


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