Goodbye to Bobby Pidgeon

George Robert “Bobby” Pidgeon Sr., of Moscow, Tennessee, passed away July 14 after an extended illness. As a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) competitor, breeder, show producer, raconteur and enthusiast, Pidgeon had few equals.

$25,000-Added Weekend Events Added to West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity will offer $25,000-added Open and Non-Pro any-age cuttings at this year’s show in August at the Tri-State Exposition Arena in Amarillo, Texas. The five-judge format is similar to Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting events, with one go-round and a finals.

Goodbye to June Bug Dually

June Bug Dually put her name on the map in 2007 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. A decade later, on May 21, she was laid to rest after sustaining injuries in a pasture accident.

Purple Reyn Dies at 7

Purple Reyn, known for her grit and flair in the show pen, died the morning of May 23. The talented mare was 7 years old.

Ron Pietrafeso Named NCHA Vice President

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) released the results of the organization’s vice presidential election May 23. With a total of 2,307 ballots received and tabulated by the independent voting firm Simply Voting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the winner by majority was Ron Pietrafeso. Pietrafeso, who ran against current NCHA Vice President Phil Rapp in […]

NCHA Selects New CFO

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) welcomed a new chief financial officer (CFO) on May 23. Barb Benedum assumed the new position May 15.

Moms Stylish Player Marks Big at Breeder’s Invitational

Mom Stylish Player grabbed the attention of many in the cutting industry after marking a killer 228 with Kenny Platt to win the 2016 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open. The gelding’s (Lizzys Gotta Player x Moms Stylish Babe x Docs Stylish Oak) momentum stayed strong when he carried Platt to another winning […]

Lewis Wray Receives University of Arkansas Honor

Lewis Wray was selected to be the 2017 recipient of the University of Arkansas Department of Animal Science Friend of the Department Award. The Department of Animal Science elects individuals who have excelled in the support of animal science, not only at the department, but also in other areas of development in the industry.

Trey Hunt Loses Fight Against Cancer

After months of battling cancer, cutting horse trainer Trey Hunt passed away May 13. A husband and father, Hunt left behind a loving family and an industry full of people that are mourning the loss.