Dustin Adams & Hottish Top Classic/Challenge Non-Pro

dustin-adelynnjo-adamsDustin Adams holds 1-year-old daughter Adelynn Jo as she gives Hottish a well-deserved pat • Photo by Jennifer K. HancockArmando Costa Neto, of Weatherford, Texas, and Pow Wow Pep marked a 221 as the first team to work in the Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals on Tuesday afternoon at the 2014 NCHA Summer Spectacular. The bar was set high, but Hottish and Dustin Adams, of Poolville, Texas, were up to the challenge. The 16th horse to work in the 18-horse finals, Hottish got down in the dirt and left the pen with a 228.

Austin Rey Wins John Deere Open

austinreyAustin Rey, with Candace Ryland and trainer Brett McGlothlin • Photo by Nina RosenbeckAustin Rey and Brett McGlothlin took the John Deere Open Championship and secured a check for $5,558 Monday at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular.

Once In A Blu Boon Chalks Up Another Championship

onceinabluboonOnce In A Blu Boon and James Payne - Photo by Kelsey PecsekOnce In A Blu Boon did a lot right to earn a 228 and a much-coveted championship on the floor of Will Rogers Coliseum. With James Payne aboard, the stallion won the Classic/Challenge Open at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular on July 18, earning nearly $40,000.