Cutting

  • Sheehan, Roth, Cowan and Quirk All Mercuria Winners at PCCHA Derby - The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting is always an exciting event, and the one held in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby on June 16 was no exception. Nine entrants made a go at the Open title, but it was Cromed Out Cat and Geoffrey […]
  • Clark Seals Two Cool Victories in Vegas - Most people consider themselves lucky to walk away from an event with one championship. On June 16 at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, Emily Clark did one better – she gained not one, but two titles at the show with her gelding Cool Cat In Shades. “I was a little […]
  • Lacy and Cougars Diesel Roar Into First at PCCHA Derby - When Bill Lacy and Cougars Diesel stepped into the show pen during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby Non-Pro, the gelding had $27,546 to his name. He and his owner had only competed in one show together – the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes – and he had carried […]
  • Stent Rides to Top 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro at The Non Pro Plus The Open - The herd was a mass of black and muddy gray, swirling and turning like an early summer storm ready to crack. Luckily for Alexa Stent, of Aledo, Texas, the storm eased just a bit as she entered as the last rider to work in the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro at The Non Pro Plus The Open. In […]
  • PCCHA Core Balance Derby Crowns Open Champions - Prior to the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, June Bug Jam had not garnered any checks in the show pen. It wasn’t for a lack of trying; the mare, who trainer Darren Simpkins described as “wild,” simply lacked confidence. That all changed on June 15 at the Las Vegas-based show, though, […]
  • Rothwell Finds Success at The Non Pro Plus The Open - Priscilla Rothwell, of Abilene, Texas, has been bitten by the cutting bug twice – first, when she and her husband, Rick, got started in the sport 30 years ago, and second this year after watching her son from the sidelines and then stepping back into the saddle. Rothwell became both chauffeur and cheerleader when her […]
  • Vangilder and Plendl Ride to Top Placings at The Non Pro Plus The Open - Most fathers will do just about anything for their daughters, and so it was for James “Jim” Vangilder when he decided he’d hang up his cutting horse spurs 10 years ago to oversee his daughter, Grace’s, education, as well as her cutting exploits. An earner of more than $1 million, the 72-year-old Vangilder was concerned […]
  • 15 Years Later, Another Doc’s Hickory Foal is Born - The first foal by the late Doc’s Hickory to be born in more than a decade hit the ground earlier this year at Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas.
  • After Convention, NCHA Issues New Class Structure Proposal - The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has posted an updated version of its class-restructuring proposal. The document includes changes made after discussion with members at the association’s annual convention, June 1-3.
  • Industry Rallies For Australian Cutters In Fatal Horse Hauler Crash - Dozens of stallion seasons were donated to raise money for an Australian cutting horse family involved in a crash that killed one person and several horses. The crash happened as they were traveling to the Australian National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity.