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Olena Shes Metallic and Walt Erwin • Photo by Hart Photos

Olena Shes Metallic Tops 3-Year-Old Intermediate Open

When Olena Shes Metallic, a daughter of Equi-Stat Elite $21 Million Sire Metallic Cat, and Walt Erwin entered the arena from the second draw, the crowd erupted in cat-calls. The cheers grew louder as the duo put the moves on their cattle, earning the Cotton Stakes 3-Year-Old Intermediate Open title in a nine-horse field. “It was good! We cut three really […]
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The Cotton Stakes Gives Us Somethingtobelievein

The 2018 Cotton Stakes are in full swing at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. The debut of a new leveling system and Tropical Storm Gordon haven’t deterred the competition, as the arena has been packed with top competitors coming back for seconds. Stay tuned for more updates from the show!   4-Year-Old […]
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Pocket Change and Highbrow Sue Bring Home the Money

The Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity wrapped up on Sept. 2, with non-stop finals loaded with talent from start to finish. When Katie Forsen Young rode out of the arena with Pocket Change, she was also carrying the title for 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Champion and a check for $4,273 to jump-start the gelding’s career. The […]
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Hashtags & Ichis My Choice Top Mercuria Finals

The Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity featured a Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro in Nampa, Idaho. The Ford Idaho Center witnessed some of the toughest competitors going head to head with fast cattle that demanded excellence from these equine athletes. Many rose to the challenge, eliciting roaring […]
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CDs Kual Gun & Matt Gaines Shoot for Futurity Open Win

It’s beginning to feel like fall in the high country, and contestants from around the country headed north to compete in the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity, which is held at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. The air is cooler there, but not as cool as CDs Kual Gun, who shot for […]
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Hoenck Plays the Odds to a World Title

The odds to win a championship were in Susan Hoenck’s favor with two horses qualified for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Adequan Select World Championship Show’s Cutting finals.
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No Payne No Gain At West Texas Futurity

Desires A Gun walked into her first showpen at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo, Texas, piloted by owner Nadine Payne. When she rode out of the arena she had claimed her first title as the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Champion. The Boon Too Suen mare couldn’t have made Payne happier with her performance. “It’s very exciting!” […]
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Payne and Anderson Seeing Double at the West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity featured the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro finals, drawing a big audience, big payouts and a great sense of déjà vu after the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which ended in early August. James Payne and Playgun stallion PG Heavily Armed spent more than two minutes […]
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EVENT RECAP: Cascades Futurity

Held Aug. 9-19, the inaugural Cascades Futurity brought a premier limited-age cutting back to the state of Oregon. It was hosted at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon.