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This Is How We Luau

1 LuauGirlsAs usual, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular was a blast in Fort Worth, Texas. The NCHA’s draw parties are always fun, but this year’s Platinum Performance Open Draw Party tops the rest. A luau, complete with barbeque pig and Hawaiian dancers, made it a night to remember – all we were missing was the beach. Check out these fun photos from the great event.

2 PigBBQCutters pigged out on fresh pork barbeque.

3 LeightonLuauLeighton Cox had the luau spirit.

4 THolt LCoxTom Holt, the voice of the NCHA, was one of the first guests to arrive.
5 SingerIt’s not a party without quality entertainment.


Who can resist cheering for Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Beau Galyean when he takes on the limbo?

6 GGonsalves PHallGary Gonsalves (left) visited with Holy Cow Performance Horses owner Phil Hall.

7 JSniderLook out ladies – these fine gentlemen have arrived.

8 KMooreKathleen Moore was looking for her lucky number.
9 JohnBrengardJohn Brengard reached in the bucket to draw for his parents’ horse Sweet Lil Amanda.

10 MCromerMorgan Cromer is always happy to make the finals.

Kelsey Pecsek is the managing editor for Quarter Horse News. The 2010 American Horse Publications Student Equine-related Journalism Award winner began working for QHN in 2011 after graduating with honors from Virginia Tech. Kelsey enjoys showing her American Paint Horse “Lucky” in speed events at breed shows, while also exercising horses for her boyfriend, who is an assistant cutting horse trainer.