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.
Moments after her title-clinching run in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) $15,000 Amateur World Finals, Dannic Percevich couldn’t quite wrap her mind around the fact that she won two titles.
The Amateur finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity saw 33 contestants ride to the herd, but it was a 219 marked by Blake Heid aboard Nothing Comes Easy that held strong through the remainder of the finals.
Halfway through the year, Amanda Smith gave up on going to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals in Fort Worth. Good thing somebody talked her back into it, because she left the show a champion.
Hesa Belle Cat and Mike Wood won the $5,000 Novice World Finals Show Championship, giving the Arizona trainer his fifth win in a row in the class.
In the Limited Non-Pro finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, 27 competitors rode to the herd in the Will Rogers Coliseum. It was 14-year-old Charles Russell Bushaw who topped them all from the first draw of the second set with a huge 221 aboard the Woody Be Tuff mare Wood You See.
Cat Sheree was given to Elizabeth Quirk as a gift. The mare has been a blessing ever since for the Louisiana cutter.
Some horses are just born special. Brenda Armstrong knew that PG Heavily Armed – the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Finals Show Champion – was a standout from the very start.
For the second year in a row, Little Jackson Cat won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) $25,000 Novice World Finals Show Championship. This time, she and trainer Mike Wood did one better and also won the year-end World Championship.
Michelle Lemaster and Mootalic Cat entered the $5,000 Novice Non-Pro World Finals with an insurmountable $34,567 lead over the next-closest pursuer. But, they weren’t done winning yet.