Fresh off a victory in the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity nearly two weeks earlier, Once In A Blu Boon kept the ball rolling at the Cattlemen's Derby & Classic in Graham, Texas.
National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships Wednesday in Jackson, Miss.A final-round 225 by Gabe Reynolds and 10-year-old stallion Reyn Storm claimed the $10,000 Novice Open title at the annual
The annual National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships, featuring competition for any-age horses and Open, Non-Pro, Amateur and Youth riders, begins Monday, March 4, at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Miss., and continues through March 16.
ARC Ruby Playgunia and Matt Budge won the Open division of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting, held Feb. 24-25, at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in Texas.
The Arbuckle Mountain Futurity took place in Ardmore, Okla., Feb. 18-25. Sly Chance (That Sly Cat x Oaks Smart Chance x Doc’s Oak) carried Ashley Snider, Lipan, Texas, to a 224 in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro for the win. The duo took home $13,089 for their performance.
Reyzin and Mary Ann Rapp made their third straight finals and earned their second title since early January by topping Wednesday’s Bonanza Cutting 4-Year-Old Non-Pro finals with a 222.5 to earn $13,692 at the Glen Rose, Texas show.
A 224 score marked by Ashley Snider, 26, the mother of two young children and the wife of Lipan, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider, and her 6-year-old gelding Sly Chance stole the show and the day’s top check, $15,556, Wednesday at the Bonanza Cutting.
Sweet Little Cats and Austin Shepard continued a great comeback following a slow start Tuesday in Glen Rose, Texas, by winning the Bonanza Cutting 4-Year-Old Open finals with a 219 to earn $35,133.
Consistency was the name of the game for CR Sun Reys at The Bonanza in Glen Rose, Texas, on Feb. 8-10. Ridden by Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Boyd Rice, the 5-year-old mare turned in three solid runs, culminating with a 223 performance in the finals to win the 5/6-Year-Old Classic Open on Sunday evening.