West Texas Futurity 3-Year-Old Open Champion
A Mayzing Bluez & Tarin Rice. • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom.

Tarin Rice & A Mayzing Bluez Win West Texas Futurity

Futurity season is here! At the West Texas Futurity, 3-year-old cutting horses finally got to show their stuff in the spotlight of a big limited-age cutting for anxious owners, trainers and caretakers.

In the Open, A Mayzing Bluez and Tarin Rice had the top score in the 20-horse finals held Wednesday (Aug. 14) at the Tri-State Exposition Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Several other Open champions were crowned at the West Texas Futurity, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 18. The show is using the leveling format under consideration by the National Cutting Horse Association.


3-Year-Old Open

A Mayzing Bluez & Tarin Rice

16S (The Bluez Man x Miss Mazie Wood x Nitas Wood)

Owner: Blakely Colgrove, Boligee, AL 

Breeder: Blakely Colgrove, Boligee, AL

222 | $15,000


4-Year-Old Open 

West Texas Futurity 4-year-Old Open Champion
Ms Baby Cakes & Lloyd Cox. • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom.

Ms Baby Cakes & Lloyd Cox

15M (Metallic Cat x Special Nu Baby x Dual Rey)

Owner: Barker Ranch Cutting Horses LLC, Madill, OK

Breeder: Barker Ranch Cutting Horses LLC, Madill, OK

226.5 | $15,000


4-Year-Old Intermediate Open

West Texas Futurity 4-Year-Old Open Intermediate Champion
Hottist & Kelle Earnheart. * Photo by Dawn Baxstrom.

Hottist & Kelle Earnheart 

15G (Hottish x Light N Lily x Light N Lena)

Owner: Julie Jarma Weatherford, TX

Breeder: Kaitlyn Larsen, Millsap, TX

227 | $7,500


4-Year-Old Limited Open

West Texas Futurity 4-year-old Open Limited Champion
Reyvenge & Teryn Muench. • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom.

Reyvenge & Teryn Muench

15S (Reys Dual Badger x Cat N Gail x High Brow Cat)

Owner: Gale Knickelbein, Pilot Point, TX

Breeder: David Hartman, Whitesboro, TX

217 | $5,500


5/6 Year-Old Open

5/6-Year-Old Open Champions
Reystylin Smooth & Adan Banuelos. • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom.

Reystylin Smooth & Adan Banuelos 

14G (Smooth As A Cat x Rey N Style x Dual Smart Rey)

Owner: Ten/27 Ranch LLC, Denham Springs, LA

Breeder: Eddie W & Barbara Young, San Angelo, TX 

225 | $13,000


5/6 Year-Old Intermediate Open

West Texas Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Intermediate Open Champions
Bobs Smart Rey & Cass Tatum. • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom.

Bobs Smart Rey & Cass Tatum

13M (Dual Rey x Bobs Smart Chance x Bob Acre Doc)

Owner: Chelsea Tatum, Granbury, TX 

Breeder: Slave River Ranch, Weatherford, TX

223 | $6,000


5/6 Year-Old Limited Open

5/6-Year-Old Limited Open Champions
Royal Smart Mate & Rodrigo Taboga. • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom.

Metallic Royal Mate & Rodrigo Taboga 

14S (Metallic Cat x Royal Red Rinpoche x Smart Mate)

Owner: J H Nail Ranch Inc, Albany, TX 

Breeder: J H Nail Ranch Inc, Albany, TX

225 | $5,200


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