WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla native Kenny Pugh Jr. recently won a national title at the National Cutting Horse Association Western National Championships in Reno, Nev.
Pugh won the $3,000 Novice division riding Cat Splash, owned by Gig Harbor’s Amy Becken.
Pugh won $5,430 with the title, which increased his lifetime winnings to $488,023. Cat Splash has lifetime earnings of $28,441.
Pugh also won a reserve championship in the $10,000 Novice division.
Pugh trains horses in Milton-Freewater and is a AAAA judge for the National Horse Cutting Association.