Super Stakes Open Champions Cool N Hot & Kobie Wood • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NCHA Super Stakes

The Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes is the first Triple Crown cutting of the year. The 2018 edition of the event, held March 29-April 22, welcomed 2,167 entries to Fort Worth, Texas, and paid out $3,211,847. Read on and click the links to learn more about all the champions!

So Cool & So Hot

Cool N Hot was the only horse to make both the Open and Non-Pro finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes in Fort Worth, Texas. According to owner Kobie Wood and his wife, Paula, that proves one thing in particular – the stallion is solidly trained. After Paula’s run in the Non-Pro […]

Wimpys Littlecolonel Back in Action at NRBC

Wimpys Littlecolonel took home big wins from Friday night’s National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open Reining Night, presented by Kimmel Reining Horses. He was first in the draw and scored a whopping 226, which held up through 30 horses and won the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $25,000-added Open, the NRBC Classic Open Challenge and the […]

Lance Cooper & Zen And Tonic Still Unstoppable

If you follow limited-age cutting and don’t recognize the name Zen And Tonic, you haven’t been paying attention. The 4-year-old mare has been a force in the arena with young Lance Cooper, and they have maintained that momentum for the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Cooper, a 17-year-old non-pro based out […]

Fults Ranch Ltd. Delivers 1-2 Punch in NCHA Super Stakes Classic

With Stevie Rey Von added to their arsenal, Fults Ranch Ltd. is proving it won’t fade quietly into the background after the sale of Metallic Cat. Their new 6-year-old stallion and a 6-year-old mare they bred – both by “Denver” – clinched the top placings in the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super […]

Champion Talks with Roy Rich

Quarter Horse News Editor Kelsey Pecsek caught up with 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association Open Bridle National Champion Roy Rich, who won his title riding Rocking J Ranch Inc.’s Very Smart Luck. The 2011 gelding (Very Smart Remedy x Gunna Be Lucky x Gunna Smoke), who amassed 177 year-end points during the year, has lifetime […]

Last-Minute Trip Yields Non-Pro Victory

Alexis Stephas hadn’t planned on being in Jackson, Mississippi, for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals this year, but the Weatherford, Texas-based cutter is pleased she made the impromptu trip. Marking a 217.5, Stephas won the Non-Pro and $4,835 aboard her mainstay mount Once You Go Black. “The one thing about that horse […]

A Clear Win Meets a Double-Header

The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide Derby Open field, with nearly 100 entered, was thick with accomplished trainers and horses, as many were using the event to prime for April’s National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), followed by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby coming in June. It was a tight race on […]

Bling Brings Top Bid in Fort Worth

The Winter Premier Sale was back again at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions. Managed by The Sale Company, the Fort Worth, Texas, sale featured more than 40 horses and Smart Little Lena semen. Hip No. 36, Boonsmal Bling, was the highest seller during the Feb. 17 event. The 2008 sorrel […]

NRHA Convention Spurs Conversations for Change

The first round of committee meetings at this year’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Convention, formerly the NRHA Winter Meeting, kicked off Friday, Jan. 9. The convention, held at the the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, continues through Saturday, Jan. 10, when it concludes with the NRHA Awards Banquet. The Sale Selection and Aged Events […]