Joe Heim and Docs Okie Quixote at the 1984 Super Stakes
Few in the history of the NCHA emerged to the top quite like Docs Okie Quixote.

Docs Okie Quixote a Superfly Gent if there ever was one

If anybody had any doubts about Docs Okie Quixote, the National Cutting Horse Futurity Association Futurity champion only months earlier, those were all erased when he followed it up with a convincing triumph at the Super Stakes in 1984. And if that weren’t enough, he won the Derby later in the year to become the […]
Widows Freckles and Austin Shepard

Saying Goodbye to Widows Freckles, a family’s ‘Dream Horse’

Top cutting competitor and sire Widows Freckles has died, those closest to the stallion announced on Tuesday afternoon. The sorrel stallion was 26. “We received the news this morning that our boy Widows Freckles, or as his family knew him, ‘Obi,’ was laid to rest,” Lauren Middleton said through a social media platform. “It is […]
Nu Chex To Cash turned out

Nu Chex To Cash Family Mourns His Loss at 30

In the immediate aftermath of Wimpys Little Step’s triumph on the center stage of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in 2002, the owners of his sire, Nu Chex To Cash, received an offer they couldn’t refuse. “We were offered $1 million for him,” said Hilldale Farm’s Tammye Hutton, her voice at times tailing […]
This Isa Stray Cat and Ron Malone

Ron Malone was an Attorney by Day, Cowboy Forever

In the archives of Ron Malone’s most excellent adventure called life is a treatise authored for the Santa Clara Law Review by a young up-and-comer with 40 years of lawyering in front of him. “Obscenity: The Pig in the Parlor” is laden with the lawyer speak typical of such a scholarly appraisal of First Amendment […]
Andrea Fappani and Shine Plum Shine with a stop.

Organizers Call Off the Cactus Reining Classic

Officials with the Cactus Reining Classic announced Sunday morning that this year’s event, set to begin this week, has been called off because of continued and growing concerns with the national health emergency, COVID-19. Organizers of the Scottsdale, Arizona, event made the call a day after the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) recommended from its […]
Nu Chex To Cash turned out

Top NRHA Stallion Nu Chex To Cash Dies at 30

National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Famer and Three Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash has died, his owners announced on social media on Saturday evening. The palomino stallion was 30. “Today we say goodbye to an old friend,” said Hilldale Farm, which had owned him for 25 years, from its Facebook account. […]
Mandy McCutcheon and Coronas At Nite at the Ride & Slide

Mandy McCutcheon Rides, Slides into Run For A Million

Mandy McCutcheon checked off a couple of 2020 to-do items at last week’s Ride & Slide in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Aboard Coronas At Nite, the famed non-pro reiner picked right up where she left off, to borrow the pithiest of tried and true expressions, winning the Non-Pro Level 4 Derby at the Ford Arena. The twosome’s […]

Dox Miss N Reno, 1992 NCHA Futurity Champ, dies at 31

Dox Miss N Reno, who emerged on her sport’s biggest stage as the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity champion in 1992, died on Wednesday.  The mare by Miss N Cash and out of Doc Quixote mare Paloma Quixote was 31. “She decided it was her time. She laid down and that was it,” said […]