National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) officials, dignitaries, fans and even a couple of Hollywood celebrities assembled inside Fort Worth’s brand-new Dickies Arena on Wednesday evening for the unveiling of a Kelly Graham-commissioned statue of a cutting horse icon. Those on hand to honor Buster Welch applauded enthusiastically as Graham and others pulled the curtain on […]
Three distinguished veterinary students working toward careers in equine medicine have been awarded Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarships totaling $300,000.
Few stallions have risen up the sire ranks as quickly as Once In A Blu Boon has in the past two years.
Justin Wright’s 17-year journey as part of the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s competitive circuit has reached a benchmark of note as one of the organization’s newest One Million Dollar Riders. “I remember my first several embarrassments,” he joked when asked if he recalled collecting his first check in 2002, a year in which he […]
Sugar Smak (Kit Kat Sugar x Mates Pretty Special x Smart Mate), a mare bred by Chet Burrows of Olney, Texas, and ridden by Rodrigo Taboga, won the Futurity Limited Open finals and more than $11,500 with a finals score of 220 at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum. Some of the best riders and 3-year-old […]
For the second year in a row, Blakley Colgrove and Cat Man Blue were both in Fort Worth during the month of December. Last year, he became her horse. This year, they won a championship.
Moms Stylish Player and Kenny Platt were a force to be reckoned with at the 7 Ranch National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals. Platt, of Fort Lupton, Colorado, and the bay gelding nicknamed “Sprout” won three of four rounds in the Open – starting with a 227 in round one followed by a pair […]
When Jacob Ballard decided to head out on his own as a trainer in the beginning of 2019, it’s a sure bet he didn’t think he would finish out the year with a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 1 Open Championship. There was merely one horse in training at the beginning of the […]
If there was a list of people who should win a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals Show Championship in 2019, it’s easy to make a case for Mia Webster to be near the top. After coming oh-so-close to winning the $50,000 Amateur World Finals Show Championship last year, the young cutter from the […]
The 53rd running of the National Reining Horse Association Futurity was history making, a young phenom from an acclaimed family of horsemen and horsewomen taking his place among the most prominent parts of the annals of the NRHA. A year ago, Cade McCutcheon sat among the spectators watching the Futurity open division, as he had […]