In the Blood: BFR Igniting Sparks

When BFR Igniting Sparks came out of the 2017 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show, he had earned a World Championship in Senior Working Cow Horse, a Reserve World Championship in Senior Heading, a fourth in Senior Tie-Down Roping, a ninth in Senior Ranch Riding and a ninth in Aged Performance […]

In the Past: He Had It All!

This year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity marks 40 years since the legendary Peppy San Badger, aka “Little Peppy,” was ridden by another cutting legend, Buster Welch, to win the prestigious Futurity Open Championship. The stallion (Mr San Peppy x Sugar Badger x Grey Badger III), owned by the King Ranch, of Kingsville, Texas, […]

In the Know: Stay Up To Date With QHN’s NCHA Futurity App

Staying up to date at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is now as easy as tapping an icon on your phone’s home screen. Thanks to a new progressive web app from Quarter Horse News (QHN) and sponsored by Platinum Performance, the resources you need to make the most of your Futurity experience are […]

In the Stats: NRHA Futurity

Top 10 Open Horses The Great Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Shirleys Folly x Great Pine), a 2000 gelding bred and owned by Lance Griffin, of Edmond, Oklahoma, is the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity’s leading open horse with earnings of $209,252. The gelding and Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Duane Latimer won the 2003 […]

In the Blood: Chex For Nite

When a horse wins a go-round to qualify for the finals of an event, it gives them momentum. The goal is to have that momentum carry over into the finals. So, when Chex For Nite won the Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open, he made good use of the momentum from his […]

In the Stats: NCHA Futurity

The No. 1 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity money-earner is The Gemnist, who was ridden by Kathy Daughn to win the 1985 Futurity Open Championship. The Gemnist (Doc Bar Gem x Miss Fancy Zan x Black Gold Zan), a 1982 gelding whose Equi-Stat record totals $368,547, was bred by Jim and Mary Jo Milner, […]

In the Blood: Plain Catty

Plain Catty, a bay roan stallion, is this year’s National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion. He was shown by Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jake Gorrell. They had a 657.5 composite score, with a 214.5 in the herd work, 218 in the rein work and a 225 down the fence, […]