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What’s Prestige Worth?

Fame. Honor. Esteem. Influence. Authority. No matter how you describe it, prestige is all about being in a position of prominence. Prestige is defined as “a widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.” In the Western performance horse industry, that used to […]
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Beasley on a Roll

The year started strong at the Augusta Futurity, but it could’ve been a fluke. Repeat success at The Ike Derby made it seem more real. But after their winning Derby Unlimited Amateur performance at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI), there’s no denying that Julie Beasley and CR Dualin Out Tuff are on a roll.
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Diehl Elected NCHA Vice President

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) announced Tuesday, May 14, that Ora Diehl was elected as the organization’s vice president for the 2019-2020 term. She will officially assume the responsibilities of her office during the NCHA Convention, scheduled for May 31-June 2.
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Legendary Mare Bet Yer Blue Boons Dies

The death of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Champion and million-dollar producer has the Western performance horse industry in mourning. Bet Yer Blue Boons, an earner of $350,615, reportedly died at the age of 29 on May 1 due to complications from colic.
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All Hail the Lopers (& Other Support Staff)

Lopers, assistants, grooms, barn help and all other manner of support staff in the Western performance horse industry, this one’s for you. There are many thankless (yet necessary) jobs in the world, and therefore, many people who must work them. Garbage men, teachers, janitors, weathermen, TSA security agents and the poor souls who take care […]
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Meet the Candidates

Election Day is fast approaching! Learn more about the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) chosen candidates for vice president this year, as well as their opinions on important issues affecting cutting today.