At the inaugural Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, held Sept. 11-17 in Reno, Nevada, Reymageddon proved lightning can strike twice. The full brother to 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Reymanator carried professional Zane Davis to an exciting win at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Reymageddon (Dual Rey x Savannah […]
Two mares, Eazee E and Deluxe Checks, were running 1-2 atop the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World standings going into the El Rancho Futurity. The most recent tally showed Kevin and Sydney Knight’s Eazee E trailing Deluxe Checks by almost $15,000 going into the California event, but she and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million […]
Cindy Lou Blue launched her show career into orbit with the El Rancho Futurity Open Championship. California horseman Andrew Coates and the 2014 daughter of High Brow Cat, owned by Coyote Rock Ranch, won with a 221. The Reserve Championship went to Good Lookin Metallic and Grant Setnicka, who marked a 216.5. Cindy Lou Blue’s mother, Swingin […]
Cutter Paul Hansma didn’t realize he was close to a major career milestone until the congratulations arrived by text message and phone call after the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular.
Prominent cutting breeder Tommy Manion has been suspended by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) amid allegations of horse abuse. He does not face criminal charges.
Bob Byrd, 88, the 1964 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Co-Champion and a contestant and honoree in the NCHA Futurity 50th Anniversary Champions Cup in 2011, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Jayton, Texas. Byrd was born on Sept. 11, 1928, to Charlie and Lizzie Byrd, and married Maricate Warren in September 1951. Visitation […]
The El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta just kicked off a few days back in Rancho Murieta, California, and the excitement has already started ramping up. The Derby and Classic/Challenge Open finals were the first two to go, and some of the cutting industry’s hard hitters proved their place was on top.
After settling for second place in a few recent big events, Denise Seiz and Time For A Smoothie broke through in a big way on Sunday, Sept. 10, with the Cotton Stakes Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship. Seiz, of Cedartown, Georgia, and the 2013 roan mare (Smooth As A Cat x One Secret Desire x One […]
Oklahoman Ty Moore rode Sweet Sister Cat to the second straight Futurity Non-Pro Championship of the mare’s career with a victory at the Cotton Stakes.
The final day of the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and aged Event was packed full with excited Non-Pro and Amateur finals, allowing the show to end on a high note.