Cutting

  • nadine-payne-desires-a-gun No Payne No Gain At West Texas Futurity - Desires A Gun walked into her first showpen at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo, Texas, piloted by owner Nadine Payne. When she rode out of the arena she had claimed her first title as the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Champion. The Boon Too Suen mare couldn’t have made Payne happier with her performance. “It’s very exciting!” […]
  • Horse running Cutting Horse Trainer Keith Barnett Passes Away - A long-time member of the cutting community has died.
  • james-payne-pg-heavily-armed Payne and Anderson Seeing Double at the West Texas Futurity - The West Texas Futurity featured the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro finals, drawing a big audience, big payouts and a great sense of déjà vu after the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which ended in early August. James Payne and Playgun stallion PG Heavily Armed spent more than two minutes […]
  • Horse crouching EVENT RECAP: Cascades Futurity - Held Aug. 9-19, the inaugural Cascades Futurity brought a premier limited-age cutting back to the state of Oregon. It was hosted at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon.
  • mamas-stylish-sophoe-german-lugo-west-texas-futurity Mamas Stylish Sophie and German Lugo Take 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Title - The West Texas Futurity Amateur finals showcased the 4-, 5- and 6-year-old standouts in the showpen on Aug. 19 in Amarillo, Texas. 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Rider: German Lugo Lifetime earnings: $93,552 Horse: Mamas Stylish Sophie 14M (One Time Pepto x Stylish Amanda x Docs Stylish Oak) Lifetime earnings: $63,608 Owner: German Lugo, Gainville, Texas Breeder: […]
  • Horse chasing a cow Tuff Crowd and Barnes Have The Right Stuff in Cascades Futurity - It’s hard to know how a 3-year-old cutter is going to handle its first time going to the herd. Jeff Barnes added anther wrinkle to the equation with Tuff Crowd at the Cascades Futurity: It was the first time he’d ever cut a cow on the gelding.
  • horse crouching What Daddy Don Know And Cromer Deliver At Cascades Futurity - Normally, there’s a chance Julie Clarke might get nervous when one of her cutting horses compete at big event. Fortunately, she was way too busy helping run the Cascades Futurity to worry too much as What Daddy Don Know walked to the herd in the Classic Challenge Open finals.
  • metallize-tim-drummond=west=texas-futuroty Drummond and Metallize Sweep 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at the West Texas Futurity - Tim Drummond piloted Metallize to the lead in the first go of the West Texas Futurity 4-Year-Old Non-Pro, where a 221 in a field of 56 horse-and-rider teams made them kings of the jungle. He returned with the Metallic Cat gelding, known affectionately as “Tarzan,” the next day for the finals, where he held onto that […]
  • under-the-reydar-elizabeth-quirk-west-texas-futurity Under the Reydar and Elizabeth Quirk Top 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Finals - The second draw rode out of the arena in the West Texas Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals with a 222 lit up on the scoreboard, a number that would leave Elizabeth Quirk and Under The Reydar the unequivocal champions at the sound of the last buzzer.
  • horse chasing a cow Cindy Lou Blue Wins For Home Team At Cascades Futurity - Andrew Coates was thrilled Cindy Lou Blue put everything together in the Derby Open at the Cascades Futurity. However, who was in the audience in Redmond, Oregon, made the win truly special.