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Goodbye to Nievas

Nievas B14Nievas carried Brandon Dufurrena to the 2013 NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro Championship. • Photo by Hart PhotosAfter a nearly three-month battle with complications from founder in both front feet, cutting performer Nievas was laid to rest on Saturday, Aug. 22. The 8-year-old mare left behind an impressive $361,877 Equi-Stat record, but the void she left in the Dufurrena family’s barn in Gainesville, Texas, is much bigger.


Brunzell Sentenced In Horse Abuse Case

dual-peppyDual Peppy & John Ward • Photo by Midge AmesOn Thursday, Aug. 13, Sherri Brunzell was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years of supervised probation after being found guilty on eight counts of animal cruelty in May.

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Goodbye to Oh Cay Felix

OhCayFelix PatOh Cay Felix and Pat Collins won the 2006 NCHA Futurity Amateur. • Photo by Don ShugartThe cutting industry lost a special horse on Wednesday, Aug. 5, when Oh Cay Felix was euthanized after he colicked. The standout cutting performer was more than just a show horse – to owners Pat and Laura Collins, he was a once-in-a-lifetime gelding.


Losing a Legend: Little Badger Dulce

LittleBadgerDulceLittle Badger Dulce & Pete Branch • Photo by Teresa JettLittle Badger Dulce made an incredible impact on the cutting industry as a performer and later as a producer, but on Aug. 6, at the age of 26, the mare was humanely euthanized at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, where she’d lived for nearly a year under the supervision of Dr. Charlie Buchanan.


NCHA Unveils Equine Ambulance

ncha-ambulanceThe NCHA equine ambulance was custom built by Kyle Zanetti Trailers.The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), producer of the world's richest equine events outside of racing and a leader in animal welfare, recently unveiled a custom-built horse ambulance to be available on-site at all major NCHA events.


PCCHA Hall Of Famer Jack Adams Passes Away

jack-adamsJack AdamsJack Ray Adams, 77, died Saturday, July 18, at home in Clements with his immediate family by his side.

Jack was born on April 21, 1938 in Blanding, Utah to Jack and Helen Adams. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judy, his daughter Jazlyn Rice, and sons Hazen and Andy Adams.


Smooth As A Cat Reaches $15 Million Milestone

SmoothAsACat1Smooth As A Cat • Photo by Don ShugartSmooth As A Cat’s bankroll as a sire continues to thicken as the 16-year-old stallion’s offspring leave their mark on the cutting and reined cow horse industries. Most recently, he has surpassed the $15 million mark to join the elite ranks of the leading cutting horse sires of all time.

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Lewis Wray Wins NCHA Vice Presidential Race

LewisWray 15SPLewis Wray • Photo by Stacy PigottOn Tuesday, June 9, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) released the results of its vice presidential race. Candidate Lewis Wray, of Russellville, Arkansas, edged out his opponent to win the election.

NCHA Releases Western Nationals Statement

There have been a number of allegations and innuendos through social media and general “gossip” regarding the bids for the 2017 and 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Western National Championships. In a continuing effort to keep the membership accurately informed of the association’s operations, Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell would like to update you on the facts relating to the current bid process for those shows.