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Kenny Platt rode Moms Stylish Player to a 226 to win the Open at the Transwest NCHA Western Nationals in 2018. • Photo by Video West Productions

In the Stats: Western National Championships

Check out the leading horses, riders, sires, owners and breeders from the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Western National Championships!
crey-zee-pedigree

In the Blood: Crey Zee

The pedigree of this mare highlights the sire accomplishments of the late Dual Pep, a sire of sires and a legendary broodmare sire.
pedigree chart for A Vintage Smoke

In the Blood: A Vintage Smoke

When Diane Mesmer, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, bought a weanling colt named A Vintage Smoke in 2015, her goal was to win the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. He didn’t disappoint her. A Vintage Smoke and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jason Vanlandingham became the 2018 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champions with a […]
SJR Diamond Mist pedigree

In the Blood: SJR Diamond Mist

When SJR Diamond Mist won the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity last year, it was a “like father, like son” moment. The stallion’s sire, CD Diamond, won the same event in 2012. Corey Cushing, an Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider, showed both horses to their championships. During the finals, SJR Diamond […]
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Cowboy’s Best Friend

It is said that dogs are man’s best friends. Cowboys take it one step further — working dogs are their best friends. Their appreciation for quality herding dogs was made clear during the NCHA Futurity Sales, where four dogs brought total gross sales of $32,500 in the Select Cow Dog Demonstration & Sale on Dec. […]
Tin Man

Tin Man Shatters Sale Record

When Hip No. 1099 walked in the sale ring on Dec. 3 during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale Session I, everyone stopped to pay attention. Tin Man displayed a degree of skill and athleticism rarely seen in a horse his age.
PG Heavily Armed Pedigree chart

In The Blood: PG Heavily Armed

A summer highlight for PG Heavily Armed and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider James Payne has to be their win in the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open, where they marked a 229. Then they reinforced their good summer with a Mercuria/ NCHA World Series of Cutting Open Championship at […]
Pedigree Chart for The Wizster

In The Blood: The Wizster – WEG Part 5

The Wizster and Tom McCutcheon have been a team for years, having won titles like the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Open Reserve Championship in 2016. They are the fifth team we will look at that has qualified to compete on Team USA and represent their country in the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World […]