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!” […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
The second draw rode out of the arena in the West Texas Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals with a 222 lit up on the scoreboard, a number that would leave Elizabeth Quirk and Under The Reydar the unequivocal champions at the sound of the last buzzer.
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 […]
Beau Galyean swung a leg over another winner at the West Texas Futurity – this time partnered with Metallic Cat son Stevie Rey Von to clinch the 5/6-Year-Old Open Championship.
The West Texas Futurity kicked off on Thursday, Aug. 9, in Amarillo, Texas. On Sunday, Aug. 12, the Derby Open featured 24 horse-and-rider teams competing for the title, two of which marked a 225, tying for the win. Matt Miller, aboard Carolena Reyn, and Beau Galyean, riding Rollz Royce, were both awarded a check for $8,000. […]
Kenli Marvin first saw Cinderella Cat (PT) four years ago in a sale ring trotting alongside her dam, Miss Instant Choice (PT) (by HB Instant Choice [PT]). “I had a Paint Horse when I was a kid, but circumstances took her away from me. I always said I would own a Paint Horse again. Then […]
When Jim Vangilder rode into the arena at the Will Rogers last night, it was only the third time he had been aboard the 4-year-old gelding Take It Eazee. But that didn’t stop them from marking a 220 from the fourth draw to win the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby […]