Ryan Rapp put on an impressive display of cutting action to take out the Limited Non Pro Final at the 2016 NCHA Summer Spectacular.
Fifteen-year-old Ryan rode Tuff Julie and scored a 222, a strong six points ahead of second place.
Tuff Julie was sired by Woody Be Tuff out of the dam Missys Powder and has now won more than $35,000. Meanwhile, Ryan himself has increased his winnings to more than $54,000.
Ryan told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he’s proud to be following in his parent’s (Phil and Mary Ann) footsteps.
Teresa Padgett won the Reserve buckle on Cutting N Black with a 216, while Douglas Pritchett came third aboard Dual Glen Rey 012 scoring 214.5.
Katie Rice was thrilled with her win in the Limited Non Pro four year old final at the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes.
Katie came out second to last in a field of 14 to mark a 220.5 on Miss Laureyna and scoot past Reserve Champion Don Bell who scored 218 on Catfish.
Miss Laureyna was sired by Smart Royal Rey out of CR Hot Meow.
It’s Katie’s first major win in the Will Rogers, earning more than $8,600 on prize money. Katie, wife of trainer Tarin Rice, now has total winnings surpassing $80,000. She and daughter Charlie spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb.
Third place was won by 14 year old Ryan Rapp on Tuff Julie with a 216.
The was an enthusiastic crowd cheering on the youth competitors of the 2015 NCHA Summer Spectacular scholarship finals! Riders could borrow any horse to compete, which saw many proven horses enter into the fray and make for some great cutting action!
Cutting horse Training Online spoke with both he junior and senior winners below.
If cutting was judged on charisma, Ryan Rapp would be unbeatable!
But the young jokester won on pure skill yesterday when he took out the Junior Youth Scholarship Final at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular.
He rode SpookysTimeToShine, and notched up the top score of the whole show so far, an impressive 229!
Fourteen year old Ryan spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his ride and future plans for his growing scholarship fund.
The crowd went wild when Cade Hansma hit some big stops to take out the Senior Youth Scholarship Final at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular last night!
It was a winning combination of Cade’s youthful confidence and her horse Little Pepto Cat’s experience that saw them score a 225 for victory. Little Pepto Cat has won in excess of $300,000.
The $2,500 scholarship win is perfect timing for 18-year-old Cade, who will attend Weatherford College this fall. Cade and her Dad, Paul Hansma spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb.
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