Autumn Acre Passes Away

autumnacreAutumn Acre and Phil RappAutumn Acre, an 11-year-old stallion who earned $365,436 as a cutter and sired several money-earners from his first few crops, passed away on Sept. 23 in Weatherford, Texas. Autumn Acre was humanely euthanized due to injuries suffered during an accident during his daily exercise routine, said cutting trainer Phil Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas.


Memorial Set For L.H. Wood

lhwoodL.H. WoodA celebration of life for L.H. Wood, 87, of Decatur, Texas, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Western Star Cowboy Church in Springtown, Texas. Pastor Bobby Bowden will officiate and burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Wood, a National Cutting Horse Association [NCHA] Hall of Fame honoree who served as a U.S. Army paratrooper, worked hard for many years as a construction contractor and led two NCHA Hall of Fame sons into cutting, passed away Sept. 21.

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High Brow Cat To Be Honored At NCHA Futurity

highbrowcat camHigh Brow Cat • photo by Cam EssickHigh Brow Cat, the leading sire of cutting horses, will be the subject of a special tribute during the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 21 through Dec. 14.


Top Cutting Trainers Roll With the Changes

MattTaraGainesTara and Matt GainesRoger Wagner has ridden Stylish Martini to a lead in the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association Open Horse of the Year race and will soon become the 14th rider in cutting history to earn more than $4 million. He’s also looking for a new job.


This Week’s Winner of the Omega Alpha Quarter Horse News/ Action Photo Contest

cutterfillyPhoto by Marilyn BowlingCongratulations to Marilyn Bowling of Oasis Ranch in Herald, California!! Her photo won this week’s Omega Alpha Equine Quarter Horse News/ Action Photo Contest. Along with the photo, Marilyn submitted this caption: “A palomino filly by Yellow Roan Of Texas out of Everywhere A Nic Nic. Owned by Oasis Ranch, Inc. at the time photo was taken.”


Memorial Set Monday for NCHA Hall Of Famer John Carter

JohnCarterPaintMT-webJohn Carter riding Paint at the 50th Anniversary NCHA Futurity in 2011John Carter, 87, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall Of Fame member and the father of two NCHA Hall Of Fame member trainers, died Wednesday, July 24 following lingering complications from an injury early this year. A memorial service will take place Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas, at Will Rogers Coliseum.


High Brow Cat Clone Born

HBCClone-webHigh Brow Cat's clone, pictured at two weeks old.A clone of all-time leading cutting horse sire High Brow Cat arrived the evening of July 3 and has enjoyed the first couple weeks of his life in good health at Weatherford Equine Breeding Center in Weatherford, Texas.

Dr. Heath Qualls, attending veterinarian at the colt’s birth, said all went well. “He is a very healthy and very active baby. It all went as planned.”

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Calgary World Series of Cutting Cancelled

logo calgaryCalgary, Alberta, Can., home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede Rodeo, suffered severe flooding that necessitated evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people last week and it has cancelled the city’s planned July 8 Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting event.