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5/6-Year-Old Open Champion Metallics MVP and Beau Galyean were two of an increased number competitors at the Abilene Spectacular. • Photo by S. Sylvester.

Abilene Spectacular Enjoys Rebound in 2020

When entries for the Abilene Spectacular dramatically dropped in 2019, there was a question of its ability to continue. Were people still game for a mid-sized cutting event so soon after the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity? The question was answered when the entry numbers rolled in for 2020. The show made thoughtful changes […]

USCHA NATIONAL FINALS Results

Sulphur Springs, TX – Dec. 28-30, 2019 278 Entries – $15,850 Added – $42,687.37 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ 3-YEAR-OLD OPEN – 4 E. – $1,000 Add. – $2,552 TP 1) BEAR CREEK CAT (16S) / Lee Francois / Mlh Partners, 221, $1,276 (High Brow […]

2019 USCHA NATIONAL FINALS

Sulphur Springs, TX – Dec. 28-30, 2019 278 Entries – $15,850 Added – $42,687.37 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ 3-YEAR-OLD OPEN – 4 E. – $1,000 Add. – $2,552 TP 1) BEAR CREEK CAT (16S) / Lee Francois / Mlh Partners, 221, $1,276 (High Brow […]

7 RANCH NCHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Results

Fort Worth, TX – Nov. 29-Dec. 7, 2019 157 Entries – $265 Added – $366,571.93 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ OPEN – 17 E. – $100,000 Add. – $120,700 TP 1) MOMS STYLISH PLAYER (12G) / Kenneth (Kenny) Platt / Robert D Tregemba, 907, $6,035, […]

NRHA ADEQUAN NORTH AMERICAN AFFILIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Results

Oklahoma City, OK – Nov. 28-Dec. 7, 2019 421 Entries – $26,500 Added – $49,946.18 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ OPEN – 17 E. – $5,000 Add. – $7,526.86 TP 1) STEPPIN LITTLE LENA (11S) / Mirjam Giraudini Stillo / Heidi Pichotta, 219.5, $1,957 (Wimpys […]
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Abilene Spectacular Concludes with Solid Scores and Slick Moves

The Abilene Spectacular had plenty going on this January, with a multi-level Amateur and limited classes in the Open Division. Lance Cooper was the big winner Saturday January 11 as he and Wiskeemakesmefriskee brought home the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship worth $9,000. 4 Year Old Non-Pro Wiskeemakesmefriskee & Lance Cooper16S (Smooth As A Cat x Justa […]
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Two Mares Split Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open

4 Year Old Open Co-Champion Ireydescent & Adan Banuelos16M (Dual Rey x Desires Katrina x High Brow Cat)Owner: Brumbaugh Ranches, Aledo, TXBreeder: Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, TX221.5 | $22,000 4 Year Old Open Co-Champion Stole A Kiss & James Payne16M (Metallic Cat x Smart Lookin Mate x WR This Cats Smart)Owner: Kathleen Moore, Madill, OKBreeder: Bradley Rogers, […]
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Reys Of Hope is Exactly That

When Cash Ashlock competed in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro, his mount had a name that perfectly matched the stallion’s charitable history. In 2018, Reys Of Hope was consigned to the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale by Cash’s parents, Lindy and Wes Ashlock of Abilene, Texas. The couple donated the proceeds of the […]

2019 NCHA FUTURITY

Fort Worth, TX – Nov. 21-Dec. 15, 2019 1,893 Entries – $3,335,674.00 Total Purse HORSE / Rider    1st Go     2nd Go     TotalSemifinal  Finals      ScoreScoreScoreScore (Place)    Score (Sire x Dam x Maternal Grandsire) / Owner    Finals $   Total $ FUTURITY OPEN – 517 E. – $1,598,404 TP 1) METALLIC REY MINK (16S) / Gary Bellenfant  225  213.5438.5219.5 (12T)      226 (Metallic Cat x Dual Rey Mink x […]
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Metallic Rey Mink and Bellenfant Mark Big 226 to Win NCHA Futurity Open

The 2019 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open finals was nothing short of entertaining, keeping the audience cheering until the very end. Twenty horses and riders made it back to the finals, held Dec. 15 in the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. From the first draw, Twice In Santiago and Adan Banuelos […]