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Bakersfield brings out the best

Ralls, Call Me Mitch take Derby in Lifeline Horse Trials highlight

Horsetrader Staff Reports - May 21st, 2015 - Feature Article, Show & Event News

Phillip Ralls and Call Me Mitch, Estelle Roitblatt's stallion son of Metallic Cat, have picked up in 2015 where they left off, taking the Lifeline Derby Open Championship, earning $6,348.

Phillip Ralls and Call Me Mitch, Estelle Roitblatt’s stallion son of Metallic Cat, have picked up in 2015 where they left off, taking the Lifeline Derby Open Championship, earning $6,348.

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BAKERSFIELD — When the California Cow Horse Association puts on a show, you can count on competition.

The Central Valley is the cradle of reined cow horse, the root of the National Reined Cow Horse Association, so when the local club competes, there’s a round-up of all-stars.

“You know, even just for our weekend shows down there in Bakersfield, we get the ‘big dogs’ because there are so many in this area,” says CCHA Board Member Lance Johnston, himself one of those big dogs. “Doug Williamson, Jake Gorrell, John Ward, Jon Roeser and Teddy (Robinson) comes over the hill with Tucker and Tina, and Ron Emmons comes down.

“You would think that our club would put on a nice little weekend show, where we go, have a little fun, and back the horses off a bit,” added Johnston. “But you really don’t get to do that if you want to place at all, or win. You still got to run pretty hard and compete. There are no freebies down there in Bakersfield.”

The “big dogs” as well as a large group of non pros brought the Sundance Arena to life April 24-26 Lifeline California Horse Trials, Derby and CCHA Show No. 4. Even with a rare threat of rain that had been forecasted — but never hit — in the week before the event, Sunday’s horse show classes had 160 entries, not including the seven sets of herd work, reining and fence work of Friday and Saturday’s Derby and Bridle Spectacular.

With the NRCHA Hackamore Classic relocated to Colorado, this CCHA event has proved attractive for Californians coming off NRCHA Stakes competition in Las Vegas.

Nicolas Barthelemy and Sheri Jamieson's Very Red Remedy tied for the reserve Derby Open title, earning $4,421.

Nicolas Barthelemy and Sheri Jamieson’s Very Red Remedy tied for the reserve Derby Open title, earning $4,421.

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One such competitor was Phillip Ralls of Paso Robles on Estelle Roitblat’s Call Me Mitch (Metallic Cat X Miss Hickory Hill), who followed a good showing in the $56,600-added NRCHA Stakes Open, earning $18,461, before heading to Bakersfield to win the Lifeline Derby Open Championship, earning
$6,348.

“That’s a special horse, and Phillip’s doing real good with him,” Johnston said of Ralls, who was a Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals front-runner on Call Me Mitch at last fall. “He was a star as a 3-year old. He pretty much dominated our deal in Bakersfield and showed he was the best horse. I think he was the cream of the crop down there for the derby horses.”

Next up for the CCHA is its Super Show events May 30-31 at Sundance, followed by weekend shows June 27 and Sept. 6.

New this year will be the club’s Post-Futurity, Derby and Bridle Spectacular, along with a horse show, in November at the Paso Robles Events Center.
“We’re going to put on a good-sized event,” said Johnston. “We have a lot of people who live on the coast and come to our shows, and we’re looking forward to trying to have a few shows in different spots. Everybody loves going to Paso. And, it if rains, we’ll be covered!”

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2015 LIFELINE CALIFORNIA HORSE TRIALS & CCHA SHOW
April 24-26, 2015 * Sundance Arena, Bakersfiled, Calif.
Champions and Reserves
Horse Rider Owner

NRCHA NOB: OPEN BRIDLE
Heart Of A Remedy Ron E. Emmons Kristin Marie Bacchett
Tuckers Smart Cat Lyn Anderson David And/or Barbara Archer
CCHA COB: OPEN BRIDLE
Heart Of A Remedy Ron E. Emmons Kristin Marie Bacchett
Tuckers Smart Cat Lyn Anderson David And/or Barbara Archer
NRCHA NLOB: LIMITED OPEN BRIDLE
Gallo My Heart Tye MacDonald Nancy Or C Creighto Macdonald
Tr Dual Jewell Tye MacDonald Cynthia Belmont
CCHA CLOB: LIMITED OPEN BRIDLE
Gallo My Heart Tye MacDonald Nancy Or C Creighto Macdonald
TLC Little Indian Travis B Mankins Rebecca E Gilda
CCHA CYB: YOUTH BRIDLE
Farileas Colonel Zip Camille Arnold Lydia Vanlandingham
Smart Rockin Pepinic Chandler Daddino Chandler Daddino
NRCHA NNPB : NON PRO BRIDLE
Just Plain Hip Scott Trueblood Scott and Darnell Trueblood
Wild N Seven Nicki J Mamelzat Rancho Paradiso
CCHA CNPB: NON PRO BRIDLE
Slider Up Buck Cynthia L Bias Roger or Cynthia Bias
Just Plain Hip Scott Trueblood Scott and Darnell Trueblood
NRCHA NINPB: INTERMEDIATE NON PRO BRIDLE
Just Plain Hip Scott Trueblood Scott and Darnell Trueblood
Dats Trouble Kathryn L Schaefer Kathryn L Schafer
NRCHA NNPB : NOVICE NON PRO BRIDLE
Zo Flo Nina S Mc Corkie Nina S Mc Corkie
Kt Nics Salty Pearl Tammy Evans Tammy Evans
CCHA CNNPB: NOVICE NON PRO BRIDLE
Anuther Mister 505 Landona D Emmons Ron E Emmons
Sallipep Marcel D Mendes Julia Picher/ Marcel Mendes
NRCHA NOH: OPEN HACKAMORE
Night Time Dual Doug Williamson Imperial Ranch Llc
Shes Smokin Cash Ted Robinson Allan Moyer
CCHA COH: OPEN JR HORSE
Night Time Dual Doug Williamson Imperial Ranch Llc
Shes Smokin Cash Ted Robinson Allan Moyer
NRCHA NLOH: LIMITED OPEN HACKAMORE
Little Lena Prize Travis B Mankins Meghan Mankins
CCHA CLOH: LOMITED OPEN HACKAMORE
Little Lena Prize Travis B Mankins Meghan Mankins
NRCHA NOTR: OPEN TWO REIN
High Brow Shiner Doug Williamson Belle Meade Ranch
Topsails Slidergirl Monica J Caetano FredricS Marns
CCHA COTR: OPEN TWO REIN
Topsails Slidergirl Monica J Caetano FredricS Marns
Fancy Blue Roo Monica J Caetano Linda A Mars
NRCHA NPTR: NON PRO TWO REIN
Call Me WR Murray G Thompson Murray G Thompson
NRCHA NNPL: NON PRO LIMITED
Arc Sparked Interest Diane L Shaffer 4d Ranch
Smokums Dual Move Erin Schlegel Erin Schlegel
CCHA CNPL : NON PRO LIMITED
Arc Sparked Interest Diane L Shaffer 4d Ranch
Mr Spook Nic Doreen Dalbey Doreen Dalbey
NRCHA 5KNPL: 5000 NON PRO LIMITED
Smokums Dual Move Erin Schlegel Erin Schlegel
Get a Dual Pep Lisa C Nelson Lisa C Nelson
CCHA C5KNPL: $5,000 NON PRO LIMITED
Get a Dual Pep Lisa C Nelson Lisa C Nelson
Miss Peekaboon Ashley Elcano Diane L Lucas
NRCHA NYL: Youth Limited
Will He Boogie Dana Gramckow Martin & Linda Gramckow
Miss Peekaboon Ashley Elcano Diane L Lucas
CCHA CYL: YOUTH LIMITED
Will He Boogie Dana Gramckow Martin & Linda Gramckow
Bingo Nic Hannah M Self Hannah M Self
NRCHA 1KNPL: $1,000 NON PRO LIMITED
Wimpys Little Havoc Carlee Miller Carlee Miller
Von Remichex Samara C Trimble Samara C Trimble
CCHA CNNPL: NOVICE NON PRO LIMITED
Wimpys Little Havoc Carlee Miller Carlee Miller
Me Col Fox Chrissy M Rogers Christine and Todd Rogers
CCHA COBX: OPEN BOXING
Shesa Berry Clanton Berry Clanton
Nu Shiney Shocks Laura Rene’ Johnson Laura Rene’ Johnson
CCHA CNPR NON PRO REINING
Shiners Money Talks Elizabeth Poor Elizabeth Poor
What A Pretty Cat Barry A Kerns Barry K Kerns
CCHA COR: OPEN REINING
Nu Shiney Shocks Laura Rene’ Johnson Laura Rene’ Johnson
Chex Out This Wave Tommy F Thompson Lauren DeReget
CCHA CYR: YOUTH REINING
Fairleas Colonel Zip Camille Arnold Lydia Vanlandingham
Qts Trash Man Camille Arnold Lydia Vanlandingham

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