Lee Garner and Peponitas Acre at the 1996 NCHA Futurity.
One of Lee Garner's career highlights as a cutter was the 1996 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro title. Photo by T. Jett

Lee Garner, 75, Friend to the Cutting Industry, Dies

Lee Garner, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Members Hall of Famer, World Champion and one-of-a-kind personality and cutting horse promoter died Tuesday in Batesville, Mississippi, his beloved hometown. Garner was 75. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Visitation is scheduled to take place […]
Tom Williams, Amateur champ at The Ike

Hashtag Metallic and Tom Williams “Cash” in at The Ike

Tom Williams took a 13-year break from cutting horses. “I didn’t intend to stop for 13 years, but that’s the way it worked out,” he said on Saturday on the floor of the Ike Hamilton Arena in West Monroe, Louisiana. His obligations to business and family — house construction, namely — got in the way. […]
Countess Catrina and Austin Shepard at The Ike

Countess Catrina Queen of 4 Year Olds at The Ike

Countess Catrina followed up a very nice National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity finish with a crown in West Monroe, Louisiana. The 2016 sorrel mare, working under Austin Shepard, posted a class-best 228 in the 4-Year-Old Open final at The Ike Derby and Classic on Tuesday at the Ike Hamilton Arena. Along with the triumph […]
Olena Dually and Charles Spence work a cow in Memphis, Tennessee

Olena Dually, a Cutting Ironman, Dies at 29

Over the course of his 29 years, Olena Dually had a fully merited reputation as one of cutting’s most durable ironmen, competing every year between 1994 and 2006, and back again for a very brief break from retirement in 2012. To his credit, in addition to an Equi-Stat record of just more than $302,000, are three appearances […]
WCRHA reiner Marion Walker and Custom Coffee on a stop.

She’s 82 Going on 42, This Inspiring West Coast Reiner

Marion Walker has a sneaking suspicion why the West Coast Reining Horse Association selected her for not one, but two of the organization’s prestigious awards. “I think it’s because I’m so old and still doing it,” the 82-year-old reiner joked during a recent larger-than-life phone conversation, which she participated in while aboard her faithful gelding […]
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Metallic Cat Reputation as Sire Spreads

Offspring by Metallic Cat did plenty to enhance their father’s high standing as a sire at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. A 2019 Open finals-high six Metallic Cats competed on the final day, Dec. 15, in the 20-horse field, including eventual champion Metallic Rey Mink, who registered a 226 […]
Todd Drummond Memorial Award winner Cash Carpenter

Cash Carpenter Wins Todd Drummond Memorial Award

West Texan Cash Carpenter was the recipient of the Todd Drummond Memorial Award on NCHA Futurity Open finals Sunday last month. The Todd Drummond award is presented each year to a young cutter who demonstrates athletic and scholastic achievement outside the cutting pen. The 18-year-old from Silverton, Texas, has demonstrated ability both as team captain […]
Shiners Voodoo Dr, a new Equi-Stat $1 Million sire

Stallion Shiners Voodoo Dr Hits Equi-Stat $1 Million Milestone

As December turned to January, 2007 Shiners Voodoo Dr found himself among the newest stallions to achieve the rank of Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire in the year 2019. “He’s just a terrific horse,” said Mike Miola, owner of Silver Spurs Equine. “When I bought Xtra Quarter Horses, I was so lucky to be able to get […]
Ted Sokol receives the Zane Schulte Award.

Ted Sokol Wins Zane Schulte Award

As a youngster growing up in Connecticut in the 1960s, Ted Sokol had an encounter one week that impacted the direction of the rest of his life. Renowned horseman and champion roper Lanham Riley traveled from his home in Aledo, Texas, to conduct a roping clinic for young people such as Sokol, who made sure […]