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In the Stats: NCHA Futurity

Inthestats 01 CRTuffHeartedCatRonnieRiceDH WebRonnie Rice, of Centerville, Texas, who has won the Futurity Open three times, is the leading NCHA Futurity Open rider with total earnings of $1,785,875. He is pictured aboard CR Tuff Hearted Cat at the 2012 NCHA Futurity. • Hart Photos

The countdown is on for the annual National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, to be held Nov. 19-Dec. 12 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The event draws some of the best 3-year-old cutting horses in the world, competing for the coveted Futurity Open Championship title and a $200,000 paycheck.

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In the Past: Jim Roeser

Inthepast JimRoeser webJim Roeser (1933-1997) • Photo courtesy of the Roeser family
Recognized as one of the founders of the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association and for his traditional vaquero horsemanship ways, the late Jim Roeser is remembered and respected by many reined cow horse participants.

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In the Know: The Best Reserve Ever

Intheknow CatBlackI RChartier 15SR webCat Black I is a mare Randy Chartier calls “incredible, smart and very athletic.” • Shane Rux Photography

Randy Chartier has nothing but praise for Cat Black I (Smooth As A Cat x Smart Little Gal x Smart Little Lena). The 2007 mare had stifle surgery in early 2014 and has returned to the show pen ready to cut.

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In the Blood: May I Be Wild

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May I Be Wild served double duty in the Calgary Stampede Wrangler Cutting Horse Futurity, held Oct. 14-18 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She rewarded her owners, Russ and Julie Elrod, of Terrebonne, Oregon, with the Open Championship and Non-Pro Reserve Championship. She carried Russ in the Open, winning $17,026, and Julie in the Non-Pro, earning $6,569.
May I Be Wild is a 2012 filly bred by Jeffrey Paul Boggess, of Bend, Oregon. The Elrods officially became the owners of this filly in October 2013.

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In The Stats: Idaho RCHA Futurity, Derby & Show

InTheStats VerySmartFloJo AReynolds 07S web2007 Futurity Open Champions Very Smart Flo Jo and Annie Reynolds • Photo by Scootemnshootem

The annual Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association (IRCHA) Futurity, Derby and Show will kick off this Wednesday, Oct. 21, and run through Sunday, Oct. 25. The show is held at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho.

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In The Past: Highbrow Supercat

InThePast webHighbrow Supercat, ridden by Tommy Marvin, won the 2005 NCHA Futurity Open. • Photo by Don Shugart

With the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity just one month away (Nov. 19-Dec. 12), let's take a look back to the 44th annual NCHA Futurity, where Highbrow Supercat and Tommy Marvin were the Open Champions. It was the 45-year-old Oklahoma trainer’s first Futurity Open win. 

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In The Know: Taking A Rest

InTheKnow taking-a-rest webIt was a miracle Marc Wagman even got to ride Taking A Rest after the stallion foundered as a 3-year-old. Now, they are showing and winning. • Photo by Fletch Photography

One of the more inspirational stories that came out of The International, held Sept. 23-27 in Denver, was that of Taking A Rest, owned by Marc Wagman, of Talala, Oklahoma. Wagman rode Taking A Rest in the NRHA Non-Pro, scoring a 216 that won the Prime Time Championship, as well as the Loot For Grassroos Prime Time Amateur Championship.