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Jeff Barnes & Tuff Crowd. • Photo by John O'Hara.

Tuff Crowd and Barnes Have The Right Stuff in Cascades Futurity

It’s hard to know how a 3-year-old cutter is going to handle its first time going to the herd. Jeff Barnes added anther wrinkle to the equation with Tuff Crowd at the Cascades Futurity: It was the first time he’d ever cut a cow on the gelding.
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What Daddy Don Know And Cromer Deliver At Cascades Futurity

Normally, there’s a chance Julie Clarke might get nervous when one of her cutting horses compete at big event. Fortunately, she was way too busy helping run the Cascades Futurity to worry too much as What Daddy Don Know walked to the herd in the Classic Challenge Open finals.

Drummond and Metallize Sweep 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at the West Texas Futurity

Tim Drummond piloted Metallize to the lead in the first go of the West Texas Futurity 4-Year-Old Non-Pro, where a 221 in a field of 56 horse-and-rider teams made them kings of the jungle. He returned with the Metallic Cat gelding, known affectionately as “Tarzan,” the next day for the finals, where he held onto that […]

Stylish Hailee & James Payne Set Trend At West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity debuted a new crop of performers, chomping at the bit to make a name for themselves in the 3-Year-Old Open finals. In the end, Stylish Hailee, piloted by Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider James Payne, rose to the top with a 219 marked from the fifth draw, which remained unchallenged throughout the 15-horse […]
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EVENT RECAP: 2018 AQHYA World Show

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Show was held Aug. 2-11 in Oklahoma City. Top youth riders brought their A-game and cut, slid and circled to become the newest World champions. Cutting Faith Farris Wins Second AQHYA Cutting World Championship Reining Zimmerman Slides to First and Second at AQHYA World Show Reined Cow Horse […]
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Quahadi and Rice Ride to Derby Open Championship at SRCHA Pre-Futurity

The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) Pre-Futurity, held in Fort Worth, Texas, gives exhibitors a chance to get their futurity horses into the big pen before the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity. It also draws derby competitors to the hallowed Will Rogers Memorial Complex, like Boyd Rice, who rode Quahadi to […]