Rieta Dufurrena And Ozzum Man Lead Augusta Futurity Non-Pro First Go

ozzummanRieta Dufurrena and Ozzum ManRieta Dufurrena and Ozzum Man, a 4-year-old gelding sired by one of her family’s favorite horses, competed last and best with a 217 during Friday’s first round of the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro cutting competition.

“I think he’s amazing,” the young rider said after she and the horse clinched a spot in Saturday night’s finals in Augusta, Ga. “He’s real physical and he’s real cool on how he can do some things. He’s really fun, that’s for sure.”


12-Year-Old Earns Big Money At First Augusta Show

dealnwithacoolcatBlakley Colgrove and Dealnwithacoolcat • Hart PhotosBlakley Colgrove and Sassy Lil Sue competed at the Augusta Futurity cutting for the first time this year, but after winning Thursday’s 4-Year-Old Amateur title with a 220 to earn $8,388, there’s a good chance the 12-year-old rider and her 4-year-old mare will return.


Page Bowman Wins Classic Amateur Riding Athena Mad Man

athenamadmanPage Bowman and Athena Mad Man • photo by Stacy PigottTeen rider Page Bowman and Athena Mad Man finished as Augusta Futurity Classic Amateur Champions Thursday in Augusta, Ga., with a 221 to earn $3,000 - one year after her mother won the same title with the exact same score. Last year, Libby and her mare Rich N Snazzy (Cats Merada x Oh Cay Shez Snazzy x Oh Cay Quixote) won the event to earn $1,600.


Catagory Five Storms Past Rivals To Win Augusta Champions Challenge Open

categoryfiveCategory Five and Steve Oehlhof • photo by Stacy PigottCatagory Five, a 6-year-old cutting horse with a somewhat stormy early career, won Thursday’s Augusta Futurity Champions Challenge Open to earn $5,500 with trainer Steve Oehlhof. According to Oehlhof, the horse is still apparently gathering strength.

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Austin Shepard’s New ‘CDs’ Rank 1-2-3 During Augusta Futurity’s Open First Go

BigDaddysCD AShepardBig Daddys CD & Austin Shepard • Hart Photos“I had a good day,” Summerdale, Ala., cutter Austin Shepard said Tuesday night after advancing four horses to the Augusta Futurity Open finals, to be held Saturday night. Shepard swept the top three spots with horses sired by High Brow CD, the stallion he rode to win the 2008 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open. The fourth horse, sired by One Time Pepto, notched the first round’s seventh-best score.