Hickorys King Duce cuts with Bill Freeman in the semi-finals of the 1986 NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular.

Hickorys King Duce Lived Two Lifetimes Of Memories

When Missy Tuttle purchased Hickorys King Duce, she wasn’t bargaining for 25 years of memories with the bay gelding. When “Snake” passed away on July 2 he was 37 years old and had multiple lifetimes of love, attention and admiration to his name.  Snake was laid to rest on Tuttle’s Fort Collins, Colorado, property after […]
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Hackamore Classic: Bet He Sparks? More like Bet He Wins

Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall made quick work of the National Reined Cow Horse Associations’ (NRCHA) Open Hackamore Classic, taking the event by storm with a 668 composite and earning $15,173 for owner K & L Phillips LLC of Corona Del Mar, California.  “It’s great, he’s been a really good horse,” Edsall recounted, reflecting […]
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Caliente Raffle Horse To Benefit Julie Hansma

In the wake of Julie Hansma’s horse accident in the fall of 2018, the Western performance horse community pulled together to raise funds for her recovery. Now, cutters have stepped forward to form a horse raffle ensuring continued financial support for the Hansma family.  A GoFundMe account was set up by Virginia McLamb shortly after […]
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Mare Power Prevails at Brazos Bash

Alexa Stent is familiar with generations of Smooth Little Bow’s lineage, and together in the cutting pen, the pair put together a fluid run on Wednesday that appeared decades in the making at the NCHA’s Brazos Bash. The dashing duo’s 431.5 composite bested the Non-Pro Futurity field at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford with runs […]
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Second Star Sighting

Following a victory at the Cotton Stakes, A Star Is Borne (Boon Too Suen x Holly Is Smooth x Smooth As A Cat) marched into the Silverado On The Brazos arena during the Brazos Bash with confidence.
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Triumph Over Tragedy

In March, Stephany Bufe was hopeful her prized mare Bossy Minnie Pearl (CD Lights x Shiners Hot Flash x Shining Spark) would conceive and produce the futurity prospect of Bufe’s dreams. But, it was not to be. The sorrel mare, known simply as “Pearl,” won more than $2,200 in reined cow horse with Bufe. Along […]
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Tulsa Reining Classic SmartPak Derby Non-Pro Winners Determined

The SmartPak Derby Non-Pro at the Tulsa Reining Classic featured $26,000 in added money, and the one-go format meant every entry was riding for a win. In the end, it was National Reining Horse Association $2 Million Rider Mandy McCutcheon who took home top honors with a score of 221.5, winning $5,244. “I thank SmartPak […]