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Langston Pattillo was the winner of the 2019 Bill Freeman Award. He received the trophy at the NCHA Futurity. • Photo by Video West Productions.

Cutter Langston Pattillo Honored for Excellence

Eighteen-year-old Langston Pattillo has accomplished a lot in the short time he's been in the cutting pen.

Good Help the Difference for NCHA Amateur Champion

Roger Booth said he’d felt a little nervous from the first day he rode Quaintrelle into the herd at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. And, yes, he was excited and relieved following their 217 Amateur finals run, but the “worst part yet” set in. As the fifth draw, he had to wait for […]
Cinca De Metallica and Amelia Servin.

Australian, ‘Ice’ Queens of the NCHA Limited Non-Pro

When Australian native Amelia Servin decided to travel to Texas, purchase a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity prospect this year and show it herself, she had no idea that she’d return home with a championship title. “I’m pretty excited,” Servin said after her Futurity Limited Non-Pro finals victory aboard her recent purchase — a […]
Sugar Smak and Rodrigo Taboga

Sugar Smak, Rodrigo Taboga Enjoy Sweet Taste of NCHA Limited Open Victory

Sugar Smak (Kit Kat Sugar x Mates Pretty Special x Smart Mate), a mare bred by Chet Burrows of Olney, Texas, and ridden by Rodrigo Taboga, won the Futurity Limited Open finals and more than $11,500 with a finals score of 220 at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum.  Some of the best riders and 3-year-old […]
Bill Rhoades and Mega Maggie Mae at the AQHA World Show

Mega Maggie Mae a Mega AQHA Boon for Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads, a Whitesboro, Texas veterinarian, said that after some clients of his decided against purchasing a yearling filly named Mega Maggie Mae — X-rays he took during a pre-purchase exam showed a blemish — he seized the moment.  “I really liked her, so I took the opportunity to purchase her myself,” he said.  That […]
Trevor Dare and Electric Wind.

Electric Wind in OKC: When a Plan Comes Together

In the end, the game plan that trainer Trevor Dare and Electric Wind’s owners, Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Oklahoma, had set for the stallion’s 2019 show season worked out perfectly. Dare and “Hobbs,” as the stallion is called, claimed the Senior Reining Level 3 title at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship […]
Nathan Piper and Patriot at the AQHA World Show

Nathan Piper’s AQHA World Show Dreams Come True With Patriot

Patriot and Nathan Piper of Pilot Point, Texas, were on their A game when they arrived at Oklahoma City for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. After having scored a 218 and finishing fourth in the Junior Reining Level 3 preliminary go-round, they upped their ante and swept the Level 3 finals […]
Ricky N Reyd Streaks and Rieta Dufurrena at the AQHA World Show.

“Moss,” Rieta Dufurrena Ride Off as AQHA Winners

Ricky N Reyd Streaks and Rieta Dufurrena, the winners of the Amateur Cutting Level 3 finals, did double-duty in order to claim victory at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Dufurrena of Gainesville, Texas, and the 6-year-old gelding (Dual Rey x GS Kittys Littlelena x Smart Little Lena), bred by […]
Bet Shes Smooth and Lindy Burch

Cowy Bet Shes Smooth, Lindy Burch AQHA Level 3 Cutting Champs

Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Lindy Burch and her mare Bet Shes Smooth took control in the Senior Cutting Level 3 finals — scoring a 219.5 to win the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.  Burch said she was happy to draw early, fourth, in the finals. “In the preliminary go-round, I was last […]