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Pippis Longstocking steps up with 219 points

It was a little nerve-wracking, the first day and with two horses in the same bunch,” said Tom Dvorak, who scored 219 points on Pippis Longstocking, as the first rider in the third set of cattle, and came back as the fourth rider to mark 217 points on Summer Stays Here.   The 219-point score topped the day, while 217 tied two others to rank fourth.   “Getting her through this first round was big,” said Dvorak of Pippi...

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Bushaw’s Bet On A Cat pays off

Chad Bushaw and iron horse Bet On A Cat won the NCHA Derby Non-Pro with 222 points, in the last hole of the first set of the finals.   One set later, Bet On A Cat scored 219 points under Tom Dvorak to place fifth in one of the toughest Derby Open finals in recent memory. It was the gelding’s eleventh performance during the 20-day show and his fifth finals run.   “He keeps getting stronger and smarter, but...

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Chad Bushaw, Bet On A Cat Top Summer Spectacular Derby Non-Pro

Chad Bushaw rounded out his collection of Fort Worth bronzes when he won his first Derby Non-Pro Championship with a 222 on Bet On A Cat Saturday at the NCHA Summer Spectacular limited-age cutting to earn $22,196.   Bet On A Cat (High Brow Cat x Bet On Houston x Peptoboonsmal) also made the Derby Open finals and scored a 219 Saturday with Tom Dvorak to earn fifth and another $23,234.   The horse also competed in John Deere...

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Dvorak and Bet On A Cat!

Bet On A Cat lived up to his name with a 224-point win under Tom Dvorak, as last to work in the 16-horse John Deere Division of the Open Super Stakes, on Saturday.   “We cut the three cows we wanted to cut and it worked out great,” said Dvorak, who showed the High Brow Cat son for his trainer, Non-Pro Hall of Fame competitor Chad Bushaw.   “My first cow was tough and the horse was reading it...

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Small Program, Big Success

Texas non-pro Chad Bushaw offers tips for how breeders can realize success – on any budget. Look at the numbers and one would think Texas non-pro cutter Chad Bushaw has had it all – all along. He’s bred winners. He’s trained winners. He’s shown winners. He’s bought and sold winners.   Truth is, Bushaw, and his wife, Amie, operate a small business just like so many others in the business of performance horses. Bushaw began with a single...

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Mocha Cappuccino Hot in Vegas

If Chad Bushaw hadn’t lost a cow on Mocha Cappuccino in the second go-round of the Brazos Bash, he might not have won the South Coast Non-Pro Futurity in Las Vegas, on October 15. “I was disappointed that I didn’t get her shown to her ability and talent,” said Bushaw. “So on the Sunday of the Brazos Bash finals, I went ahead and entered the South Coast Futurity. The potential was always there and it finally...

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