When Snapdragons and Zane Davis won the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby, it was a validation for an owner who took a chance a few years ago on a yearling whose bloodlines were ahead of his time.
Not even freezing cold temperatures could stop Countin Hot Checks and Jaime Snider in the Bonanza Cutting.
They called Boon San Sally "The Queen." She more than lived up to that nickname.
Trainer Mike Wood was ready to ease up a bit after accomplishing a dazzling feat of three NCHA World titles in 2020. But, don’t think that means he’ll be taking the year off.
Not even a tricky first cow could keep Catolena Cashin In and Tarin Rice from grabbing their first big championship at The Ike Derby & Classic.
The nimble, black stallion Peponita was a fierce competitor in the cutting pen throughout the 1970s and 80s.
Staraleno was a winning cutter before mothering generations of Western performance horses. She also was a much-loved friend in the Circle Y Ranch geriatric pasture.
The stallion Playgun is a name that resonates with people of the Western performance horse industry. The versatile stallion influenced multiple disciplines.
Doc Tom Tucker refused to be left in his sire's shadow, and achieved as an important reined cow horse and cutting producer on the West Coast.
Doc’s Oak is regarded as one of the foundational horses in today’s cutting lines, and his sons and daughters have spread his influence to other disciplines.