The $15,000 Amateur National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals and the World Championship race went down to the wire. In the end it was a pair of “Benjamins” — Benjamin James and Raven Benjamin — who proved victorious during the 7 Ranch NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth.. The top contenders in the World […]
German Lugo began showing cutting horses back in 2008 in his native Venezuela. He moved his tack to the United States in 2013, and has been an avid student of the game ever since. On Saturday (Dec. 7), Lugo and his bay stallion, Too Hot To Copy, aced the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro class in the […]
The $5,000 Novice World Finals is Mike Wood’s world. The rest of us are just living in it. For the sixth year in a row, Wood took home the $5,000 Novice National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals Show Championship. This time, he did it with Christine King’s gelding, This Isa Third. They clinched the […]
Suffice to say, December of 2019 won’t soon be forgotten by a bright young lady from Franklin, Tennessee, the town just south of Nashville on the Harpeth River. Next week, Blair McFarlin will graduate from Auburn University in Alabama with a bachelor’s in animal science. On Saturday, she had her biggest moment in the National […]
It was a fair question considering the Twilight Zone moment they had just encountered. Was this Friday the sixth of December or Friday the 13th? Luca Fappani and Gotta Get Diamonds, who just missed a sweep of levels before settling as Level 2 Non-Pro winners, wanted to know. On the first of what turned out to be […]
Aden Bernhagen had the biggest cheering section during Thursday’s action in the 7 Ranch NCHA World Finals
Mike Wood’s goal for TRs Best Player at the beginning of the year was simply to make the 7 Ranch NCHA World Finals. They did that, but also took home a slew of prizes and a championship.
Ten riders led reining enthusiasts into the National Reining Horse Association Futurity’s climactic final two days with an entertaining and, in some cases, enchanting evening of the Invitational Freestyle event on Thursday. For Emily Emerson, in a raincoat the picture of a rider astride her steed in a driving rain storm, the show represented a […]
Some people plan their whole year around making enough money to qualify for the NCHA World Finals. Marilyn Kittelman had no idea she was in the top 15, and didn't plan to go. Fortunately, her friends stepped in.
Gavin Clarke had a narrow lead going into the $35,000 Non-Pro at the NCHA World Finals. He needed a solid performance to clinch the title. Good thing Rubys CD Legacy is a "once-in-a-lifetime" horse.