SUBMITTED BY ELAINE GOOD
The Golden Mile Arena in Moose Jaw was the place to be August 1 to 4, 2013 for the Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show and Limited Age Event, presented by the Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association. The Limited Age Event brought 36 horses to town to compete for over $9,300 in prize money. The ground was great, the cattle came to play and you had to pinch yourself to remember that it was the first trip to town for the 3 year-olds!
When Bill and Elaine Speight, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, purchased Peptos Painted Lady she was in foal to Dually Cat. The resulting sorrel filly was Cats Little Taz, winner of the Prairie Mud Service Open Futurity Aggregate. Elaine describes her as a horse that loves cows and accepts the challenge of being a good horse. She was a very consistent performer and despite her small stature, showed like a big horse for trainer, Bill Speight.
DFL Gaia captured the Supreme Oilfield Construction Ltd. Open Derby Aggregate under the saddle of Clint Christianson, Bracken, Saskatchewan, for owner Barry Good, Fillmore, Saskatchewan. When Barry bred his LNC Smart Lil Dually mare to Zirnhelt’s Doc Freckles Leo he was breeding cow horse to cow horse with the intent of producing an open caliber horse and she is on track to do that. DLF Gaia is currently leading Saskatchewan’s 2013 Stallion Incentive Fund.
The Non-Pro Derby Aggregate went to Instantly Catty for Les and Coreen Jack, Rocanville, Saskatchewan. Shown by Les, this bay mare sired by Oakies Little Cat and out of the mare Biscas Instant Jewel, has won 3 aged events in her short career. Les says she is a real nice horse to have around and is looking forward to a bright future with her! She is one of 6 foals that Les owns that were produced by Biscas Instant Jewel, who he finally purchased!
The Open Classic Aggregate was claimed by 5 year-old Ettaful for owners Chad and Lisa Eaton, Arcola, Saskatchewan and shown by Clint Christianson. Eaton’s purchased the roan daughter of Peptospoonful and out of the mare Etta Rey during her 4 year-old year and got her home in time for last fall’s aged events. Chad describes her as “a gooder” – very smart on a cow, reads cows well and a very consistent performer.
Miss Flo N Ethyl took the Non-Pro Classic Aggregate for owner and rider Rob Leman, High River, Alberta. Rob purchased the daughter of Dual Pep out of the mare Flo N Ethyl as a yearling. She made several finals as a 3 year old under the saddle of Dustin Gonnet; was with Clint Christianson for her 4 year-old year, scoring a 222 at the Calgary Futurity; and Kathy Mageno for her 5/6 year-old years. Kathy has really been able to get her to soften. Rob says “the mare is super “cowy” and lots of fun to show!”