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CR Dualin Out Tuff & Julie Beasley • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska

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.
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For the Fun of It?

Have you ever heard of the “bait and switch” method? Simply put, it is the tactic of attracting a person (oftentimes a customer) by promising one thing, but then changing the game once they’re hooked. The “switch” can come in the form of pressuring a customer to spend more money than was originally expected or […]
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Khaleesi Kat Rules Limited Open

True to her name, Khaleesi Kat took command of the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Limited Open finals on Sunday evening. She and pilot Cody Green walked out of the “Big Pen” as champions.
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The Value of Experience

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho penned those words in his 1998 novel “Veronika Decides to Die,” a bit of psychological fiction that examines the all-too-real concepts of madness, self-destruction and redemption. Remember your youth, when no matter how much your parents pleaded […]