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NCHA has selected a new official photographer. • Photo by Ted Petit Photography

New Team Named Official NCHA Photographer

A California-based photographer and videographer has been selected to capture images during the five National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-produced shows.
wood u n me baby

Elizabeth Quirk’s Not Hauling — Probably

After a standout 2018 season that culminated with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro World title, Elizabeth Quirk was ready for a break. She wasn’t planning to haul this year, but that may change.
Kelsey Pecsek and QHN employees standing with Smooth As A Cat

Insights & Opinions: Futurity Magic

As I write this, I’m sitting at the Quarter Horse News (QHN) booth in Fort Worth, Texas, during a cattle change for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open semifinals. The buzz in the Best of the West trade show seems livelier tonight than it has been in years. I see smiling faces — […]
cattle dog

Cowboy’s Best Friend

It is said that dogs are man’s best friends. Cowboys take it one step further — working dogs are their best friends. Their appreciation for quality herding dogs was made clear during the NCHA Futurity Sales, where four dogs brought total gross sales of $32,500 in the Select Cow Dog Demonstration & Sale on Dec. […]
High Brow CD

High Brow CD Tops Inaugural Evening Session

Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider Austin Shepard fought back tears as he spoke on behalf of Hip No. 4050, High Brow CD, during The Evening Session at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales.
Tin Man

Tin Man Shatters Sale Record

When Hip No. 1099 walked in the sale ring on Dec. 3 during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale Session I, everyone stopped to pay attention. Tin Man displayed a degree of skill and athleticism rarely seen in a horse his age.
Light N Lena

Goodbye to Light N Lena

Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Light N Lena was laid to rest on Nov. 2, according to a post on 72 Ranch co-owner Kris Martin’s Facebook page. The stallion was 18.
2019 QHN Stallion Register Cover Horse

The Big Reveal

Each year, a deserving stallion is selected to grace the cover of the Quarter Horse News Stallion Register.