Buster Welch with his statue
Buster Welch was honored on Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas, with the unveiling of a statue featuring the iconic cutter and Little Peppy. Photo by Lillian Kent

Officials Pull Curtain on Buster Welch Tribute in Fort Worth

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 […]
Justin Wright and Lil Bay Hawk at the NRCHA Derby 2017

Justin Wright an NRCHA Million Dollar Man

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 and Rodrigo Taboga

Sugar Smak, Rodrigo Taboga Enjoy Sweet Taste of NCHA Limited Open Victory

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 […]
Moms Stylish Player and Kenny Platt

Moms Stylish Player & Kenny Platt Power to Open World Finals Win

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 […]
Flashin Benjamins and Jacob Ballard

Triumphant Rider Adds ‘Benjamins’ to NRHA Lifetime Earnings

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 […]
what about blue and mia webster

Mia Webster & What About Blue Get Their $50,000 Amateur World Finals Title

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 […]
super marioo and cade mccutcheon

Dream Year Ends in Dream NRHA Futurity for Cade McCutcheon

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 […]