Michael Cooper and Zen And Tonic, pictured at the 2017 NCHA Futurity • Photo by Hart Photos

Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Good Karma at Abilene Spectacular

At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Lance Cooper rode his new horse, Zen And Tonic, to the Limited Non-Pro Co-Championship. They rolled that success over into 2018, winning the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship with a 222 – the same score they marked at the Futurity. It was a great birthday gift […]

From White Line to Winner

After the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Bridey Greeson pulled TC Heiress’ left front shoe off and discovered the mare had white line disease. After having 80 percent of her hoof removed, TC Heiress sat in a stall recovering until September of 2016. After making a full recovery, she carried Boyd Rice to […]

4-Year-Olds Shine at First Show of the Year

When Mike Kemna purchased DBL Smart after the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity from one of Lloyd Cox’s customers, he was drawn to the mare for a couple of reasons. Even though she and her previous owner did not get past the Unlimited Amateur semifinals, he liked the way she looked on a […]

Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open Ends in Co-Championship

The Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open finals were packed with big names and even bigger talent the morning of Saturday, Jan. 6. Horses like 2016 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion Second Spot, 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion Hashtags, 2017 Amateur Horse of the Year Two Time Dual and 2016 NCHA Super Stakes […]

New PCCHA Jack Adams Most Improved Cutter Award Established

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) is establishing a year-end award to be given to the PCCHA cutter, professional or non-professional who “demonstrates the most improvement during each current PCCHA show year.” The “Jack Adams Most Improved Cutter Award” will be given out each year. After a nomination process, the recipient will be determined […]
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Dual Reyish Carries Austin Shepard to NCHA Futurity Open Championship

In 1970, Doc O’Lena became the first horse to make a clean sweep of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open preliminary rounds, semifinals and finals. Since then, the feat has not been repeated. But on Dec. 10, Dual Reyish carried Austin Shepard to the Futurity Open Championship, their fourth victory in a string that […]

Mare Power Dominates Preferred Breeders Sale Session I

For the discerning buyer looking for their next prospect, several broodmares and plenty of coming 2-year-olds were offered at the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale Session I. While none of the sales knocked it out of the park, the top five horses, all mares, each sold for more than […]

NCHA Futurity Amateur Championship Ends in Tie

The National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Amateur finals saw 32 contestants competing for the Championship title, bragging rights and a three-horse trailer donated by Cowboy Trailer Sales. When two exhibitors marked the same high score – a 215 – they eventually agreed to settle for Co-Championship honors, although a coin was tossed for the trailer. […]

Futurity Champions Crowned at Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association Futurity

The Kiplinger Arena in McCook, Nebraska, saw some cow horse action during the Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association Futurity, which took place Oct. 25-29. Two horse-and-rider duos marked composite scores of 428 during the Futurity Open, and the title was determined based on the highest fence work score. In addition to a 141 in the herd […]

Cutters Take the Stage at APHA World Championship Show

Paint cutting horses took center stage on Friday, Sept. 29, at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show. In the Senior Cutting, A Cat Named Slash and Monty Buntin rode from the first draw to mark a 219, and the score held through the rest of the class for the World Championship. It […]