Slate River Ranch mare named Pet Squirrel competing in the cutting pen
Cutting breeder Slate River Ranch’s leading money-earner is Pet Squirrel, who was ridden by Jim Vangilder to the Classic/ Challenge Non-Pro Championship during the 2008 NCHA Summer Spectacular. Photo by Ross Hecox

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 […]
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Martin Wins NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Amateur Championship

Since their show pen debut at the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, where they finished sixth in the Amateur finals, Grant Martin, of Hensley, Arkansas, and CD Stylish Catt, bred by Ronald Varvera, of Fredericktown, Missouri, have been on one successful run after another — qualifying for the finals in each event they […]
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Misty Greeson Rides to First NCHA Western Nationals Title

It could have been beginner’s luck, but more than likely, winning the $50,000 Amateur finals at her first National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Western Nationals was the result of Misty Greeson’s hard work and determination to make Lil Maddy Rey a show champion. The duo scored a 222 for the win and garnered $4,303. Greeson […]