June Bug Jam & Darren Simpkins • Photo by Midge Ames

EVENT RECAP: PCCHA Core Balance Derby

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas June 8-16, featured $195,000 in added money and a Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting event. Derby & Classic/Challenge Open PCCHA Core Balance Derby Crowns Open Champions Derby Non-Pro Lacy and Cougars […]

Sheehan, Roth, Cowan and Quirk All Mercuria Winners at PCCHA Derby

The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting is always an exciting event, and the one held in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby on June 16 was no exception. Nine entrants made a go at the Open title, but it was Cromed Out Cat and Geoffrey […]

Clark Seals Two Cool Victories in Vegas

Most people consider themselves lucky to walk away from an event with one championship. On June 16 at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, Emily Clark did one better – she gained not one, but two titles at the show with her gelding Cool Cat In Shades. “I was a little […]

Lacy and Cougars Diesel Roar Into First at PCCHA Derby

When Bill Lacy and Cougars Diesel stepped into the show pen during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby Non-Pro, the gelding had $27,546 to his name. He and his owner had only competed in one show together – the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes – and he had carried […]

PCCHA Core Balance Derby Crowns Open Champions

Prior to the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, June Bug Jam had not garnered any checks in the show pen. It wasn’t for a lack of trying; the mare, who trainer Darren Simpkins described as “wild,” simply lacked confidence. That all changed on June 15 at the Las Vegas-based show, though, […]

Feiner Secures Nimble and Quick Victory at Breeder’s Invitational

When Jessica Feiner walked to the herd on B Nimble in the Breeder’s Invitational Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro finals on May 18, it was her second time to the herd. She had just ridden Tommy Mo to a 210, and the score to beat was a 219, marked by Carly Chiarelli and Olive Martini. Feiner had […]

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!

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NRBC

The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, showcased some of the best reiners April 15-22 and featured more than $595,000 in added money. Classic Open Modern Gun and Duane Latimer Crowned NRBC Level 4 Open Champions Classic Non-Pro After Nine Years, Jose Vazquez Again Finds Victory […]

After Nine Years, Jose Vazquez Again Finds Victory at NRBC

As Jose Vazquez rode Like Shiner into the ring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas, the stakes were high. Jack Medows and Chicsdreamofdiamonds had marked a 222 only nine runs before, and Vazquez knew he would have to lay it all on the line if he wanted to best Medows’ score. […]