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Galyean’s Geldings Make a Clean Sweep

kristingalyeanLeft to right: Justin Rogan, Im Reydioactive, Wes, Gracelyn and Kristen Galyean, ZR One and Casey FreelsKristen Galyean, of Claremore, Okla., picked up champion and reserve champion honors in the 2014 Super Stakes Gelding Non-Pro on April 17 in Fort Worth. Riding Im Reydioactive third in the first set, Galyean marked a 217. With ZR One, Galyean was next to last to work in final set and marked a 215.

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Boonbay Cat, Brad Mitchell, Top Super Stakes Gelding Open

boonbaycatBoonbay Cat with, left to right, Barbara Brooks, Rachel Braun and Brad MitchellBoonbay Cat, a 4-year-old bred and owned by NCHA President Barbara Brooks’ Painted Springs Farm, of Nashville, Tenn., carried trainer Brad Mitchell to an early 219 and a victory worth $11,580 Tuesday during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Gelding Open finals.

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Metalic Al and Tom Shelly Top John Deere Open

tomshellyMetalic Al, with owner Tom Shelly and his daughter, ShelleeAbout an hour and a half after making the Open semifinals with a strong effort in Saturday’s second go of National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open, Metalic Al and Tom Shelly returned to the same arena and earned $10,137 with a 222 in the John Deere Open finals.

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Amateurs Shine at Super Stakes

fortworthpipelineLisa Bankston is all smiles as she exits the pen on “Piper” after marking a 221, the highest score of the day.Mondays are usually a day of dread as a new work week begins, but the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes packed April 8 with a day full of Amateur cutting finals. More than $375,000 was awarded to the finalists in the Amateur and Unlimited Amateur, as well as the Classic Amateur and Unlimited Amateur finals.

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TGI Playtime and Skip Queen Win NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open

queens-matthewsElizabeth Queen, Carroll Matthews and Skip Queen with TGI PlaytimeThere was one thing wrong with TGI Playtime and Skip Queen’s 223-point effort that won Friday’s National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes Classic Open title and $37,295 – it came too early.

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This One Time Carries Todd Bergen To Win NRCHA Stakes Open

ThisOneTime TBergenThis OneTime & Todd Bergen • Photo by Primo MoralesClinched by a 228 cow work that he called a personal best, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million-Dollar Rider Todd Bergen, of Eagle Point, Ore., claimed the 2014 NRCHA Stakes Open Championship April 5 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., riding This One Time (One Time Pepto x Katie Starlight x Grays Starlight), owned by Pamela Bailey.