Modine Smith Passes at Age 94

Modine SmithModine Smith • Courtesy of the NCHAModine Smith, 94, of Grass Valley, California, passed away on July 22. Smith, along with her late husband, Ed, selflessly committed herself to the betterment and promotion of cutting for nearly five decades.

Ichis My Choice Prevails in Fort Worth

IchisMyChoice GSetnicka 072217Ichis My Choice & Grant Setnicka • Photo by Kelsey PecsekIn a Classic/Challenge Open finals stacked with talent, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular saw tons of action July 22 in Fort Worth, Texas. Ichis My Choice topped the competition in a powerful run that had the arena filled with excitement.

Pepto Smoothy Tops NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale

peptosmoothy web 17KBPNCHA Summer Spectacular Sale highest seller Pepto Smoothy • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock, preceded the Classic/Challenge Open finals on July 22. More weanlings and yearlings walked through the pen than any other age group, but it was the older horses that brought the highest bids.

Escaping the Heat

July18 CraigsSpinThree-year-old palomino stud colt Palefacegunslinger (Pale Face Dunnit x Lost In Tinseltown), owned by Tim Anderson

Hi Everyone!

We have had a busy last month! We had a great show at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby, making the finals on all three of my entries, and my non-pros all made their finals, as well. I am very proud of them and my horses.

Gamble Pays off for Intrepid New York State Cutters


NYCuttingEventCutter at Challenger Series event in Fulton, New York. -- Photo by Hill Top Photography.

An enthusiastic group of cutters in the Northeast did what some thought was impossible earlier this month when they brought a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-sanctioned event back to New York State.