Steve Jobs’ daughter competes at Lima 2019 alongside the best riders in the Americas, who, in turn, highlight the level of the equestrian venue in La Molina.

Working ninth in the 11-horse first set of the Metallic Cat NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals, where 217 was the high score by four points, Nadine Payne and Blu Velvet, by Once In A Blue Boon, took control and served up a 221-point challenge. Langston Pattillo and Shesa Tuff Teaspoon, by Woody Be Tuff, came close with 220.5 points, deep in the second set, to earn the reserve championship, while Ty Moore and Scantly Clad, by Metallic Cat, placed third with 220 points.

The eighteenth edition of the ERCHA/NRCHA Pre Futurity, open to 3-, and 4-year-old horses shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore, filled the Palacittá facility in Travagliato, Italy, on July 27-28 with over 50 horses from Europe performing to the best of their abilities.

Thanks to the recent success of his offspring in both the U.S. and Europe, National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Wimpys Little Step is unofficially the newest NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire. He’s only the third sire to reach this milestone, joining Topsail Whiz and Gunner.

Summer Time Fun, ridden by James Payne, and Caution Piping Hot, ridden by R.L. Chartier, both marked 226 to share the win in the Open finals of the NCHA Derby at the Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular on August 4.

Ali Good, Ringling, Okla., scored 218 points on Saturday, July 3, to win the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited aboard Sabrina Boon, by Boon A Little. Rebecca Sheehan, Weatherford, Tex., was reserve championship with 216.5 points on Counting Starz, by Smooth As A Cat, and Laura Bennett placed third with 214 points on Tictac Sugar, by Kit Kat Sugar. 

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