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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.

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In The Stats: Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity

Inthestats 01 ElectricCode JLeclair webLeading SWRHA Futurity Horse Electric Code, with rider Jared Leclair • Photo by Waltenberry

The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity’s popularity continues to grow as its show entries, added money and purse increase. This year’s $131,125-added Futurity begins Tuesday, Oct. 20, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 25.

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In The Money: Are Dispersals A Good Deal?

Inthemoney waltons-rockingw-dispersal webA large crowd gathered in Millsap, Texas, to watch the Walton's Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal Sale. • Photo by Stacy Pigott

The recent Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal Sale on Oct. 22 drew a standing-room-only crowd of potential buyers and spectators who wanted to be a part of history. As is the case at all dispersal sales, horses that would not have otherwise been available were offered to the highest bidder. But are the horses on the auction block at dispersal sales a good deal?