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 […]
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 […]
It may have taken Wendi Lund and Smooth As Tamulena awhile, but they finally captured that elusive World title in Fort Worth. Wendi Lund had mixed feelings as she rode Smooth As Tamulena into the show pen at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions. As they began their Non-Pro Bridle finals […]
As soon as Kelly Warner rode her beloved stallion, Metallic Pearl, out of the show pen, she was on a mission.
Katherine DeHaan had tears in her eyes as she led her treasured buckskin stallion, Shiners Lil Nickle, to get his photo taken after the NRCHA Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle finals.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eighteen-year-old Langston Pattillo has accomplished a lot in the short time he's been in the cutting pen.
After riding Game Day Surprise to finish in the “bridesmaid” position three times — 2014, 2015 and 2018 — Sharee Schwartzenberger of Longmont, Colorado, and the 2008 buckskin gelding took home top honors in 2020 at the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining in Denver. The pair scored a 226 to claim the championship and $6,750 in […]