The Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro finals turned out to be a marriage of ties, as both the champion and reserve champion spots made room for four. A purse of $471,864 was the carrot for the 20 riders hoping their ride might be blessed on Palm Sunday, April 14, […]
Alannah Chalmers was mildly subdued following her win in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro April 13. She had been a little discouraged before coming into the finals, and she also missed her mom, Julie Hansma. Hansma, who suffered a traumatic brain injury last October while at a […]
Storms were moving across north Texas and wreaking havoc as they traversed to the east April 13, but a different kind of storm was happening in the Will Rogers Coliseum as 26 riders competed for a share of the more than $261,000 purse in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes […]
An emotional Chelsea Tatum gripped the reins of her mare, Bobs Smart Rey, as she soaked in a rather miraculous repeat win in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro, held April 11, in Fort Worth, Texas. “This mare is 6 and she is just so awesome,” Tatum […]
Brian Bell had a lot to celebrate as he sipped his martini in celebration of his win at the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide. His choice of drink was deliberate as he toasted the win to the horse they called “Martini,” a gelding named Gunnaout Shine Ya. Owned by Rolling Hills Ranch, of […]
The conversation in the alleyway prior to introductions for the Senior Youth World Finals focused on points. With just two points separating Joey Varnadore from powerhouse rider Cade Shepard, the two teens speculated on who might come out the winner. Little did they know what the night would hold.
Faith Farris knows you can’t take anything for granted . . . especially not in cutting.
Makenzie Cowan thought her run in the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Junior Scholarship Cutting would be good, but 222 good?
For some horses, transitioning to a new rider in a fairly short period of time can take some getting used to, but Cool N Hot proved he could be cool about the transition and remain hot in the arena. On June 17 at The Non Pro Plus the Open, he carried Sean Flynn to the […]
The herd was a mass of black and muddy gray, swirling and turning like an early summer storm ready to crack. Luckily for Alexa Stent, of Aledo, Texas, the storm eased just a bit as she entered as the last rider to work in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro at The Non Pro Plus The Open. In […]