|TAPT DANCIN CAT (TAPPER)|
Tapt Dancin Cat arrived at the Diamond Double C Ranch as a yearling colt. Chris had hand picked him himself from the Western Blood Stock Invitational Yearling Sale. Tapper's exceptional bloodlines, strength and presence was what had caught Chris's eye. His talents continued throughout his training as a two year old and he continued to impress. He was a Semi-Finalist and Limited Open Finalist in the 2010 NCHA futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. From there, his career has taken him onto Australia to win the 2011 NCHA Open Derby Championship. “Tapper” and his rider Todd Graham, four-time Australian Futurity Champion, were marked a 150 to win the competition. “I only had him for a few weeks before the Derby, and this was my first show on him. The first time I showed him, I wasn’t sure what he was going to be like in the show pen; but we snuck him through, and every time we showed him, he got better. In the end, I was confident going into the final on him,” said Graham. “He’s got a ton of ability, and he’s a good stud to have around. He’s getting better every day, and I think we’re going to click pretty good.” On August 28th he won the Victorian Futurity held at the Werribee Park and National Equestrian Centre.