Boyd Rice & Oh Cay N Short win World’s Greatest Horseman

BRiceOkWorld's Greatest Horseman Champions Boyd Rice and Oh Cay N Short • Photo by Kelsey PecsekTrue to form, the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) World's Greatest Horseman Championship finals, held Saturday, Feb. 22, in Fort Worth, Texas, came down to the very last fence run. The showdown in Cowtown ended with Spearman, Texas, professional Boyd Rice capturing the $25,000 World's Greatest Horseman Championship by a half-point aboard Oh Cay N Short.


Cattalou and Beau Galyean Top Arbuckle Mountain 5/6-Year-Old Open

cattalouCattalou and Beau Galyean winning in 2013 • Midge Ames photoCattalou and Beau Galyean, Derby Open Champions at last June’s Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby in Las Vegas, experienced good fortune again Friday as Arbuckle Mountain Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Open Champions with a 222 finish worth $15,116.

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Future Changes In Store For Show By Appointment

BlairBynum RickSteed 14KristinConsentinoSBA founders Blair Bynum & Rick Steed • Photo by Kristin ConsentinoShow By Appointment (SBA) is off to a good start in its second year, and founders Blair Bynum and Rick Steed are making plans for the season while also investigating the possibility of moving SBA's base to Wellington, Fla., for the 2015 competition year.

Wade Rust, Dual Smart Rosie Top Bonanza 5/6 Non-Pro Finals

dualsmartrosieWade Rust & Dual Smart Rosie • Hart PhotosWade Rust and Dual Smart Rosie, a mare who helped him top $1 million as a cutting rider last year, each added $14,600 to their career earnings Friday in Glen Rose, Texas, with a 222 that topped the Bonanza Cutting 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals. Rust and 5-year-old Dual Smart Rosie (Dual Smart x Spins Peppy Poco x Docs Spinifex), bred by Greg and Angie Jolly, of Weatherford, Texas, secured their first limited-age win after making several finals and earning $40,833 together last year.


San Antonio Stock Show Awards $30,000 In Youth Scholarships

marleywoodMarley Wood (center) won a $10,000 scholarship at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo • Dan Trout photoThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) cutting show is one of the biggest horse events the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo hosts each year. Held in the Expo Hall, cutters tried for their share of $67,000 in added money. Texas youth also competed for a total of $30,000 in scholarships. These scholarships were awarded to the top three average scores out of the two Senior Youth classes combined. The scholarships were presented Feb. 9 to Marley Wood, of Stephenville, Texas; Bailey Reina, of Wharton, Texas; and Tyler Johnson, of Granbury, Texas.


Kelle Earnheart, Hiasacat Top Bonanza 4-Year-Old Non-Pro

hiasacatKelle Earnheart riding Hiasacat • Hart PhotosKelle Earnheart and Hiasacat marked a final-round 219 Thursday in Glen Rose, Texas, to earn $12,800 as the Bonanza Cutting 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Champions. The Weatherford, Texas resident and the gelding she bought in mid-November tied for sixth at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, to earn $46,709 during their first show.


Tie for Title in Bonanza 5/6-Year-Old Open

CoxClarkCrumplerLloyd Cox, show co-producer Brady Crumpler & Jason Clark • photo by Laura RodgersCreedence Clearwater, a 5-year-old mare ridden by Lloyd Cox, and 6-year-old mare Starlight Starbrite, ridden by Jason Clark, tied for Tuesday’s 5/6-Year-Old Open title at the Bonanza Cutting in Glen Rose, Texas, with 220.5 scores to earn identical $19,850 checks.


Shesa Metallic Star Earns $37,000 In Bonanza 4-Year-Old Open

shesametallicstarShesa Metallic Star and Wes Galyean • photo by Laura RodgersAfter reaching Monday’s Bonanza Cutting finals with a pair of 217s in the preliminary rounds, Shesa Metallic Star and Wesley Galyean marked a finals-best 220.5 to earn $37,000 as 4-Year-Old Open Champions at the Glen Rose, Texas limited-age show. The victory boosted Shesa Metallic Star's early-career earnings to $50,462. Don and Joetta Bell, of Weatherford, Texas, own the winner, who was bred by Sunrise Ranch, of Fayetteville, Ark.