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June Bug Jam and Darren Simpkins topped the 2018 PCCHA Derby Open. Photo by Midge Ames

In the Stats: PCCHA Derby

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby, Classic and Challenge will take place June 7-16 at the South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas.
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Cutting Horse Enthusiast Jim Holmes Dies

Cutting horse rider, breeder and owner James F. “Jim” Holmes, of Longmont, Colorado, died Thursday, May 23, at the age of 82. A successful entrepreneur and businessman, Holmes was passionate about his cutting horses and the cutting horse industry. He served as president of the Western States Cutting Horse Association and was inducted into the […]
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Mr Royal Hollywood Slides to Carolina Classic Open Titles

Cody Sapergia has been paired up with 4-year-old Mr Royal Hollywood since the end of May 2018 when he went to work for the stallion’s owners, George and Carol Bell, of Raleigh, North Carolina. Sapergia and “Royal,” who finished as the Level 2 Open Co-Reserve Champions at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, […]
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Abigail Ehringer and All You Need Is Luv Sweep Carolina Classic Non-Pro

This year’s Carolina Classic Derby marked Abigail Ehringer, of Dawsonville, Georgia, and her gelding All You Need Is Luv’s second time to compete in the show, held May 9-12 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina. Ehringer, who had more than $16,226 in Equi-Stat earnings following the Carolina Classic Derby, said she loved […]
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This Bentleys Hot Claims NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Title

With three horses qualified for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Classic Limited Open finals, the odds-on favorite going into the 11-head class had to be Brent Erickson. It didn’t take Erickson long to set the bar — as draw No. 1, he scored a 220 on Dacole Investment Company’s […]
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Shine Plum Shine Sparkles at Cactus Reining Classic

Andrea Fappani, an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider and 2018 Equi-Stat Reining Open Rider of the Year, added a sixth Cactus Reining Classic Derby Open title to his collection as he rode Shine Plum Shine to victory in the Derby Level 4 Open at the Scottsdale, Arizona show. The 5-year-old gelding (Shine Chic Shine x Plum Reyning […]
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Mandy McCutcheon Slides to Cactus Reining Classic Non-Pro Title

At the Cactus Reining Classic, held March 20-24 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mandy McCutcheon felt blessed to win the Derby Level 4 Non-Pro Championship on Me And Julio (PT), a 5-year-old Paint gelding owned by McCutcheon and her husband, Tom. It was the second Cactus Reining Classic Derby title McCutcheon had won at the event. In […]
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Second Chance for Bob Kerby

Bob Kerby is thrilled to have an opportunity to own a magic-cross performer and potential broodmare. Trainer Bob Kerby, of Powell Butte, Oregon, was visiting family members in New Orleans when he received notice that he’d won the Quarter Horse News Stallion Register Breeding Giveaway. “It was a shock,” said Kerby, who admitted he thought […]