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Legendary Cutting Rider/Owner/Breeder Spencer Harden Dies

SpencerHarden3Spencer HardenMemorial services for Specer Harden, 83, Millsap, Texas, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame member and successful cutting horse owner and breeder who passed away March 28, took place Monday, April 1, at  at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Weatherford, Texas. The three-time National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro Futurity Champion rider who won the 1989 NCHA Futurity Open title with homebred gelding July Jazz died Thursday, March 28.

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Horses Ridden By Steve Colclasure Top Eastern Nationals Open and $3,000 Novice Open

SteveColclasureMT3Steve Colclasure receives a hug from his wife HeidiWinning a title at the National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships had always ranked high on Steve Colclasure’s “bucket list” of things to accomplish before his life ends. “I’d been second here twice, and I’d always wanted to win it,” he said. Thursday in Jackson, Miss., the 38-year-old Cushing, Okla., trainer won the Open and the $3,000 Novice Open titles within a few hours of each other while riding two geldings sired by Smart Little Lena.
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2012 NCHA Futurity Open Co-Champion He Bea Cat Wins Cattlemen’s 4-Year-Old Open

TarinKatieRiceTarin and Katie RiceThe 2012 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Co-Champions He Bea Cat (High Brow Cat x Mae Bea Marie x Freckles Playboy), owned by Jim Crawford, and Tarin Rice took the Cattlemen's Derby & Classic 4-Year-Old Open Championship and Gelding Open Championship Thurs., March 7, in Graham, Texas, with a score of 224.