Katie Young, Copper Cat Capture PCCHA Futurity Non-Pro

coppercat-katieyoungKatie Young and Copper CatKatie Young earned her second Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Non-Pro Championship in the past four years on Sunday in Paso Robles, Calif. In 2010, she rode For Instance to victory. This year, it was Copper Cat who carried her to a score of 222 and the $7,859 win. Both horses are trained by her father, Stan Fonsen.


NRHA Futurity To Feature Clinton Anderson Colt-Starting Demo

clintonandersonClinton AndersonThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and Downunder Horsemanship are excited to announce that Clinton Anderson will be presenting a Colt Starting Demonstration at the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) in Oklahoma City.

Sally Cats Meow and Gary Gonsalves Win PCCHA Futurity Open

During 150 dramatic seconds in Paso Robles, Calif., on Nov. 2, the 3-year-old mare Sally Cats Meow earned $32,000 and upgraded her status from solid cutting prospect to possibly great one.

The horse, bred and owned by Tom Bailey’s Iron Rose Ranch of Cardonbale, Colo., carried Gary Gonsalves, of Millsap, Texas, to a final-round 225 and the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association/Borjon Auto Center Futurity Open Championship.

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My Lizzy Babe and Tim Smith’s 232 Dominates PCCHA Classic/Challenge Open

MyLizzyBabe TSmithMy Lizzy Babe and Tim Smith, as Derby Open Champions at the 2011 PCCHA Futurity - Photo by Midge AmesMy Lizzy Babe ended her limited-age cutting career even better than she started it – carrying career-long trainer Tim Smith of Temecula, Calif., to another big win during Sunday’s Classic/Challenge Open finals at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Borjon Auto Center Futurity in Paso Robles, Calif.
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Revolution Is Dun Carries Martin Larcombe To Win The SWRHA Futurity Open Championship

Revolution Is Dun MLarcombeRevolution Is Dun and Martin LarcombeThe biggest event at the Billingsley Ford Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity and Show, held Oct. 17-27, was the John Deere Open Futurity. It became evident early on that it would take a big score to win it, but in the end, it was Revolution Is Dun and Martin Larcombe who came out on top to win the Futurity Levels 4, 3 and 2 Open on Oct. 26.
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Elseware & Lee Francois Top Southern Cutting Futurity Open

Lee and Holly FrancoisLee and Holly FrancoisThe Southern Cutting Futurity descended on Jackson, Miss., Oct. 21-27, bringing some of the sport's greatest limited-age horses out to compete. As the dust settled on the Futurity Open finals Thursday, Oct. 24, Elseware and trainer Lee Francois were sitting at the top of the scoreboard.


Cataduala, Gerry Hansma Top Calgary Stampede Futurity Open

catadualaCataduala and Gerry Hansma • Photo by James Hudyma PhotographyA 3-year-old stallion named Cataduala and Canadian trainer Gerry Hansma claimed the Wrangler Cutting Futurity Open title and $16,928 on Oct. 19, near the end of the Oct. 16-20 Calgary Stampede limited-age event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Show By Appointment’s Championship Finals End On A High Note

SmartShooter MorganHolmesMorgan Holmes and Smart Shooter • Photo by Mary Adelaide BrakenridgeShow By Appointment’s (SBA) inaugural Championship Finals concluded on Sunday at the Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, Fla. Youth, Level One and Level Two Boxing, and Two Rein riders came out for their second go, and champions received generous cash awards and prizes sponsored by Skyline Vaquero, Don Rich Saddlery and J.W. Brooks Custom Hats. Jay Holmes, who owns and operates Triple J Ranch with his wife, Rhonda, was happy to host the Finals.

Cutting at the Congress

lanewoodLane Wood and Pepto BoomWith $25,000 added in both the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro, there was incentive for trainers to travel from far-flung states to the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. Texas competitors took the top spots in both the Open and Non-Pro divisions.


Tammy Jo Hays Wins NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro Championship Aboard SDP Got Fancy Genes

TJHays13Tammy Jo Hays & SDP Got Fancy Genes (Photo by Primo Morales)Tammy Jo Hays has won the Non-Pro Championship at every National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Premier Event except one: the Snaffle Bit Futurity. That all changed Friday, Oct. 4, when Hays claimed the Futurity Non-Pro title on SDP Got Fancy Genes (RC Fancy Step x SDP I Got Good Genes x Dual Rey), a mare she owns with her father, Walter Greeman.