Two of High Brow Cat’s most successful progeny concluded their National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular experience with Top Ten finishes in the open Classic/Challenge finals.
Splitting third with a score of 223 was Miss Callie Cat, owned by Jim and Marilyn Crawford of Lincoln, Nebraska. Out of Mae Bea Marie, the six-year-old mare, ridden by Tarin Rice, is a full sister to 2012 Futurity Co-Champion He Bea Cat, also owned by the Crawfords. With her paycheck of more than $18,000, she has lifetime earnings of more than $127,000. Miss Callie Cat was one of two High Brow Cat’s ridden by Rice, with Little Jackson Cat earning $4,953 for Wrigley Ranch.
In eighth with a score of 218.5 was Desires Kitty Cat out of Desire Some Freckles and owned by Rockin 5 Ranch of Fairhope, Alabama. Earning a check for $9,451 under the hand of Austin Shepard, Desires Kitty Cat now has earnings topping $113,000. Shepard also rode Paradox Cat in the finals.
“As we have come to expect, High Brow Cat has provided cutting horse fans with foals that possess great athleticism and generate exciting performances,” said High Brow Cat owner Darren Blanton. “Competition begins with hundreds of horses and High Brow Cat foals are among the consistent few who make it to the Top Ten in finals. We’re very grateful to the owners and trainers of these horses who work to bring out the best in each of them.”
To learn more about High Brow Cat, visit his website at highbrowcat.com or contact breeding manager Christina Kirby at 940.748.2610.