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Horses Ridden By Steve Colclasure Top Eastern Nationals Open and $3,000 Novice Open

SteveColclasureMT3Steve Colclasure receives a hug from his wife HeidiWinning a title at the National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships had always ranked high on Steve Colclasure’s “bucket list” of things to accomplish before his life ends. “I’d been second here twice, and I’d always wanted to win it,” he said. Thursday in Jackson, Miss., the 38-year-old Cushing, Okla., trainer won the Open and the $3,000 Novice Open titles within a few hours of each other while riding two geldings sired by Smart Little Lena.
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2012 NCHA Futurity Open Co-Champion He Bea Cat Wins Cattlemen’s 4-Year-Old Open

TarinKatieRiceTarin and Katie RiceThe 2012 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Co-Champions He Bea Cat (High Brow Cat x Mae Bea Marie x Freckles Playboy), owned by Jim Crawford, and Tarin Rice took the Cattlemen's Derby & Classic 4-Year-Old Open Championship and Gelding Open Championship Thurs., March 7, in Graham, Texas, with a score of 224.

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Once In A Blu Boon wins Cattlemen’s 5/6-Year-Old Open

JamesNadinePayne JillFreemanJames and Nadine Payne, and Jill FreemanFresh off a victory in the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity nearly two weeks earlier, Once In A Blu Boon kept the ball rolling at the Cattlemen's Derby & Classic in Graham, Texas.

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Reyn Storm, Gabe Reynolds Top $10,000 Novice at Eastern Nationals

ReynStormGabeReynoldsHP3Reyn Storm & Gabe ReynoldsA final-round 225 by Gabe Reynolds and 10-year-old stallion Reyn Storm claimed the $10,000 Novice Open title at the annual National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships Wednesday in Jackson, Miss.

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2013 NRHA Cowtown Classic Plans Finalized

cowtown-classicThe Cowtown ClassicThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has hosted two successful events at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas and has finalized its plans for a third event. The 2013 NRHA Cowtown Classic will run Aug. 10-17 and once again will bring the sport of Reining to the “City of Cowboys and Culture.”

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ARC Ruby Playgunia Picks Up Mercuria Open Win

mattbudgemt3Matt BudgeARC Ruby Playgunia and Matt Budge won the Open division of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting, held Feb. 24-25, at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in Texas.

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Ashley Snider & Sly Chance Pick Up Another Win At Arbuckle

AshleySnider SlyChanceAshley Snider and Sly ChanceThe Arbuckle Mountain Futurity took place in Ardmore, Okla., Feb. 18-25. Sly Chance (That Sly Cat x Oaks Smart Chance x Doc’s Oak) carried Ashley Snider, Lipan, Texas, to a 224 in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro for the win. The duo took home $13,089 for their performance.