Kandace Stone and Laneys Gotta Player.
Kandace Stone won her first Eastern Nationals title, aboard Laneys Gotta Player, whom Stone calls “Super Spike.” Photo by Video West Productions

Kandace Stone, “Super Spike” strike $50k Amateur Gold at Eastern Nationals

Kandace Stone has competed at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals four or five times and had placed at the show, but this year marked her first time to win a championship. The Dublin, Texas, resident rode Laneys Gotta Player (Lizzys Gotta Player x Catalaney x High Brow Cat), a 7-year-old gelding bred […]
Missy Jean Etheridge and Cutting Commander

Cutting Commander,Missy Jean Etheridge in Control at Eastern Nationals

Cutting Commander, whose Equi-Stat lifetime cutting earnings officially surpassed the $100,000 mark last summer, added $4,896 to her show record following her Non-Pro win at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi. Missy Jean Etheridge and Cutting Commander (Third Cutting x Olena Peppy Command x Miss N Command), a 7-year-old mare bred […]
Luke Brown and Joseph Harrison.

16-Year-Old Bred to be a Cutter Instead a Prized Roper

He was after all bred by leading cutting breeders and owners Phil and Mary Ann Rapp of Weatherford, Texas, so when Main Street Boon was born in 2004, he seemed destined to become a champion cutting horse — just like his sire and dam. Instead, though, Main Street Boon (Peptoboonsmal x Playboys Ruby x Freckles […]
Bama Jelly and Austin Shepard at the Eastern Nationals.

Austin Shepard Jammin’ in Jackson, Mississippi

If you’re a betting man, one logical choice to guide one or more horses to a championship title during this year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi, would be Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Austin Shepard.  The Summerdale, Alabama, trainer has won numerous Eastern Nationals titles through the years and this year […]
You CD Signs and Cody Crow at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

You CD Signs, Cody Crow Avoid Limited Open Bridle Tailspin

Cody Crow and You CD Signs’ Limited Open Bridle finals round started out a little shaky at the John Justin Arena. You CD Signs’ tail extension nearly fell off and the pair’s first cow was so wild that a second cow was soon ordered by way of a blown horn.  But, in the end, their […]
Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown Cash In at Cowtown

It was just like another day at the office for Myles Brown as the Stinnett, Texas, rancher and Twice In A Blu Moon successfully completed their cow work during the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Non-Pro division.  Brown and the 4-year-old mare (Once In A Blu Boon x Teletrona x Little Trona) bred by Diamond […]
Hott Rod and Corey Cushing at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Hott Rod Gets the Job Done for Corey Cushing in Usual Otherworldly Effort

Corey Cushing and Hott Rod paid tribute, per se, to the 5-year-old stallion’s Equi-Stat Elite $3 million sire Hottish, who died earlier this month, by winning the 2020 Tres Osos Derby Open championship on Monday. Hott Rod (out of Sugars Smart Kitty by High Brow Cat) and Cushing displayed true consistency throughout the competition — winning […]