When Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Tarin Rice heard there was a $40,000-added any-age cutting at this year’s Augusta Futurity, he knew exactly where he and the stallion CR Gotcha Covered were going to be come January.
Julie Beasley has competed at the Augusta Futurity for years. She’d had some good runs and made various finals, the Alabama cutter had never landed a championship at the event in Augusta, Georgia. That changed this year.
After a standout 2018 season that culminated with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro World title, Elizabeth Quirk was ready for a break. She wasn’t planning to haul this year, but that may change.
At the Abilene Spectacular on Jan. 10, Mason Mefford and Smart Lookin Ruby walked into the first class of the day, the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur, and marked a 213.5. After the 15th and final rider of the class exited the arena, Mefford was named the Champion. But the day’s success didn’t end there. Later that […]
The Abilene Spectacular Derby Non-Pro ended in a non-working finals, which took place Jan. 8-9 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas. When it was all said and done, Jaylee Hall and One Time Legend, bred by Cowan Select Horses, rose to the top with their composite score of 435. They took home […]
2019 is in full swing, and cutters at the Abilene Spectacular have already hit the ground running going into the new show season. The event, held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, kicked off on Jan. 4, and the 4-Year-Old Open finals were held Jan. 8. Twenty-five horses walked to the herd, […]
Last year, Austin Shepard piloted Deluxe Checks to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World title shortly before riding Dual Reyish to the Futurity Open Championship – a feat that had rarely been accomplished before. But Tatum Rice stepped up to the challenge, navigating Hashtags to the Open World title before arriving in the Futurity […]
John Rockey added one more award to the illustrious non-professional cutter’s 2018 collection on Dec. 7 when he rode Sweet Toothe, a gelding owned by Rockey and his wife, Rose, to win the National Cutting Horse Association (MCHA) Futurity Unlimited Amateur Championship with a 218 finals score. He and the horse collected $23,837 for the […]
Twenty horses. Two sets. The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro finals, held Dec. 7 late in the evening, boasted some of the best talent in the industry, and in the end, it came down to Cade Shepard competing against himself for the Championship. Cade had qualified two horses to the finals and had […]
Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider Austin Shepard fought back tears as he spoke on behalf of Hip No. 4050, High Brow CD, during The Evening Session at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales.