Adan Banuelos and Armani Blue at the El Rancho Futurity.
Armani Blue and Adan Banuelos master a futurity field for a second time at the El Rancho Futurity. Photo by Video West Productions

El Rancho: Armani Blue, Adan Banuelos Go Two-Steppin’

Armani Blue and Adan Banuelos added a second futurity victory to their show record, winning the Futurity Open Championship at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta with a 225 finals score at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California.  At the end of August, Banuelos rode the blue […]
Adan Banuelos astride Armani Blue at the Idaho Futurity.

Adan Banuelos Rides Away With Two Titles In Idaho

Adan Banuelos had two good reasons to celebrate at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity in Nampa after riding Armani Blue to victory in the Futurity Open finals and Badboonarising to the 4-Year-Old Open winner’s circle. Also claiming two aged-event championships at the Ford Idaho Horse Park was Elizabeth Quirk, who rode Dressedin Smartstyle […]
Shona Dufurrena and Ricky N Reyd at the AQHA Adequan® Select World Championship Show.

AQHA Select Show Winners Have Right Ingredients

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Adequan® Select World Championship Show, the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over, kicked off Monday and will conclude Saturday. This is the first year for the Select World Show to have been held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
Spookgotgunsintown, with Dean Brown aboard, shows at the Buckeye Reining Series in August 2019.

The Buckeye Stops at Spookgotgunsintown

Spookgotgunsintown and Dean Brown slid in to the Champion Center in Springfield, Ohio, and slid out with three aged-event titles at the Buckeye Reining Series Aug. 15-18. The duo outperformed all comers in the Futurity Levels 4, 3 and Mares Open championships. Spookgotgunsintown, owned by Robert Santagata of Campbell Hall, New York, and Brown scored […]
R Cat Mr Wilson and Eric Wisehart work a cow at the Cascades Futurity in Redmond, Oregon.

R Cat Mr Wilson, Eric Wisehart master Cascades Futurity

R Cat Mr Wilson and Santa Ynez, California, resident Eric Wisehart did a little more than enjoy the cooler temperatures in the mountains of the Northwest while cutting at the Cascades Futurity and Aged Event during eight days in August. The duo edged out the next-best pair with a 219 in the Aug. 18 finals […]
Slate River Ranch mare named Pet Squirrel competing in the cutting pen

In Total Harmony: Slate River Ranch

The successful teamwork between Slate River Ranch owner Glade Knight and trainer John Mitchell has produced numerous champion cutting horses. A “magic cross” may produce a champion performer that will reward his or her breeder with a ranking among the industry leaders. When it comes to Glade Knight’s Slate River Ranch, which ranks among the […]
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The Kwack Shack Claims Derby Limited Open at NCHA Summer Spectacular

As draw No. 2 in the 17-head Derby Limited Open finals at the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, The Kwack Shack, a gelding bred by PJ Cutters LLC and owned by Anderson Cattle Co., of Victoria, Texas, and Pedro Ornelas impressed the judges to the tune of a 222. The score […]
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RMRHA Summer Slide Crowns Futurity Champions

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association Summer Slide Futurity took place at the National Western Events Center in Denver, July 24-31. Futurity Level 4 Open & Stallion Stakes Level 4 OpenHollys Hijacker & Franco Bertolani16S (HF Mobster x Conquista Holly x Conquistador Whiz)Breeder: Ingalls Land & Livestock, Midland, TXOwner: Quarter Dream SRL, Aubrey, TXScore: 225.5Payout: […]

Rodriguez Rides One Moore Try to Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship

Within approximately two months time, native-born Venezuelan Xavier Rodriguez, who now resides in Miami, Florida, has formed quite a partnership between himself, his 4-year-old gelding One Moore Try and trainer Steve Oehlhof. Rodriguez, the gelding, who was bred by Kathleen Moore, of Madill, Oklahoma, and Oehlhof have made their way to the pay window at […]