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Hiss N Vinegar & Phil Hanson

Hiss N Vinegar Fires to NCHA Super Stakes Open Win

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Open finals, held April 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, boasted two sets of finalists for a total of 21 horse-and-rider combos. Included in the line-up were second go-round winner Exs N Ohhs; NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Badboonarising; […]
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Kit Kat Sugar Rolls Over $1 Million Sire Threshold

2012 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year Kit Kat Sugar has surpassed the $1 million mark as a sire. While “Skeet” has sired quite a few offspring for the cutting pen, the success of his No. 1 earner — a reined cow horse — helped elevate the stallion to his newest […]
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Austin Shepard Climbs to $8 Million Rider Status

Thanks especially to his success over the last two years, including the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Open Championship, 2017 NCHA Futurity Open Championship, 2017 NCHA Open World Championship and 2018 Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Championship, Austin Shepard has risen to Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider status merely a year-and-a-half after reaching […]
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Tom Herold Gains Two Titles at The Cattlemen’s

It wasn’t enough for Tom Herold to win one title at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic on March 10. After riding Simon Sez to the 4-Year-Old Amateur title, he came back in the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur with “Simon” to also take that Championship home to West Point, Iowa. Describing himself as “very surprised” to win […]
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The Cattlemen’s 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Ends in Tie

The Cattlemen’s Derby and Classic 4-Year-Old Non-Pro ended in a tie after two exhibitors marked matching scores of 217. The first was Dustin Adams, who rode Hottish For You from the third draw. Catching them at the end of the class were Kade Smith and Playboy Bunny. Hottish For You is a homebred mare by […]
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High Brow Lady Boon Tops The Cattlemens Derby Open

The Cattlemens Derby and Classic kicked off in Graham, Texas, at the Young County Arena on March 3. After two sets of go-rounds, the 4-Year-Old Open finals took place March 7, with 22 finalists on the roster. When Matt Miller entered the pen on High Brow Lady Boon as draw 10 in set one, he […]
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A Ringing Success: Spence & Kristin Bell

Spence and Kristin Bell’s small breeding operation at Rafter Bell Ranch relied upon a handful of broodmares to elevate them into the top 10 on the Reining Up-and-Coming Breeder Statistics.
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Dera Cat Takes Home NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship

Ten horses vied for the Open Bridle World Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions on Feb. 22, and it was draw seven, Dera Cat and BJ Avila, who came out on top with a composite 428.5 (212.5 rein/216 cow). “His big deal is on a cow,” Avila said. “He’s a […]
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Woodmansee Wins World Title During First Year Riding Cow Horses

When Jennifer Woodmansee arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, she wasn’t expecting to leave with a World title. She had only been riding cow horses for about a year and had owned her mount, Chicody Leo, for the same amount of time. When she was […]