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Nadine Payne & Desires A Gun • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

No Payne No Gain At West Texas Futurity

Desires A Gun walked into her first showpen at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo, Texas, piloted by owner Nadine Payne. When she rode out of the arena she had claimed her first title as the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Champion. The Boon Too Suen mare couldn’t have made Payne happier with her performance. “It’s very exciting!” […]
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Payne and Anderson Seeing Double at the West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity featured the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro finals, drawing a big audience, big payouts and a great sense of déjà vu after the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which ended in early August. James Payne and Playgun stallion PG Heavily Armed spent more than two minutes […]
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Two Stallions Hit NRCHA Million Dollar Sire Status

Two top-notch stallions joined the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Sire league: Metallic Cat and Smooth As A Cat. The offspring of these elite sires, both sired by High Brow Cat, have exceeded the prestigious seven-figure milestone inside the reined cow horse industry.
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EVENT RECAP: Cascades Futurity

Held Aug. 9-19, the inaugural Cascades Futurity brought a premier limited-age cutting back to the state of Oregon. It was hosted at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon.
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Mamas Stylish Sophie and German Lugo Take 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Title

The West Texas Futurity Amateur finals showcased the 4-, 5- and 6-year-old standouts in the showpen on Aug. 19 in Amarillo, Texas. 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Rider: German Lugo Lifetime earnings: $93,552 Horse: Mamas Stylish Sophie 14M (One Time Pepto x Stylish Amanda x Docs Stylish Oak) Lifetime earnings: $63,608 Owner: German Lugo, Gainville, Texas Breeder: […]
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EVENT RECAP: 2018 SRCHA Pre-Futurity

Held Aug. 13-19, the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) Pre-Futurity hosted futurity, derby and horse show classes for riders of all ages and skill levels. The event was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Futurity Open Tornado Watch Blows Competition Away at SRCHA Pre-Futurity Futurity Non-Pro Myles Brown Two […]
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Kristen Avila Goes Xtra Step

Kristen Avila was unsure how the Buckeye Reining Series Coughlin Automotive Futurity Non-Pro, held Saturday, Aug. 18, was going to go for her.
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Tornado Watch Blows Competition Away at SRCHA Pre-Futurity

The pressure was rising in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 18. The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) Pre-Futurity Open fence work took place, and the 31 teams with the highest total on two came back in the evening for a showdown to see […]