Ty Moore and Windsomecash * Photo By Amy Olson

Ty Moore Collects First Will Rogers Coliseum Championship During NCHA Summer Spectacular

He’s been Reserve several times and placed in the top five on many occasions, but prior to the 2023 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Great American Insurance Group Summer Cutting Spectacular, Ty Moore had never won a title in the fabled Will Rogers Coliseum. His luck changed on Wednesday, July 26, when he piloted Windsomcash to a 220, winning the 4CYTE 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship and a check worth $16,582.

“It’s big. It’s been a long time coming,” Moore said. “I’m glad I finally got it done. I hope the next one comes a little quicker.”

The Summer Spectacular title wasn’t the first time Moore and Windsomcash had been in the limelight together. In 2022, the pair won the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at the Abilene Spectacular and the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity, then went to the NCHA Super Stakes and nabbed the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Reserve title. Around that same time, though, the mare started having some issues, and Moore and his aunt, Kathleen, who owns Windsomcash, discovered she had kissing spines.

The mare was injected to help her feel more comfortable, but at the end of 2022, the decision was made to have her undergo surgery. The procedure was extremely successful, and Moore said the difference in the mare has been “like night and day” ever since.

That was evident during the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals, where Moore and Windsomcash drew up first in the first set. Moore’s strategy was to not get too crazy by picking wilder cattle, he said. Instead, his goal was to just have a good run and let the mare do her job.

“I didn’t want to mess it up because of something I did, but she takes care of me pretty good,” Moore said. “She’s a little smaller mare, but she’s gritty, and she’s got a good look there in the middle.”

Moore planned to continue showing Windsomcash (Reyzin The Cash x Windsemal x Bodee Boonsmal), who was bred by Julie Christensen and John McBurney, through her 6-year-old year, then said the mare will eventually retire to the broodmare band. He thanked Lloyd and Christina Cox and their crew for taking care of him, along with his help in the show pen — Clay Johnson, Matt Miller and Casey Green. Those three, in addition to Lloyd, help him everywhere he goes, he added, and he was thankful to have a good team behind him.

Steven Feiner and his homebred stallion Bugattii (Metallic Cat x Button Down Supercat x Dual Rey), who won the 5/6-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro earlier in the day, scored the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Reserve Championship as well after marking a 219.5. The pair banked $14,626.

Steven Feiner and Bugatti * Photo By Amy Olson