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Kenny Platt Dominates in Denver

Written by Alex Lynch.

kennyplatt web$5,000 Novice Horse Open winners Dualin Smooth Legacy and Kenny Platt • Photo by Kristin PitzerIt has been said that competing on home turf gives someone an advantage, and at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Transwest Denver Nationals, Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Kenny Platt confirmed that thought.

PCCHA Derby Open Dominated by Co-Champions

Written by Bridget Kirkwood.

simpkins-ward-martin-sniderDarren Simpkins, Carol Ward, Bonnie Martin & Jaime Snider • Photo by Bridget KirkwoodThe Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby and Classic Challenge came to a close June 18 with Crafty With Cows and Reysin Kittens being named co-champions in the feature event after marking scores of 223. Crafty With Cows was ridden by Darren Simpkins, while Jaime Snider rode Reysin Kittens.

Mercuria Wins Shake Up NCHA World Standings

Written by Bridget Kirkwood.

whiskey catRuss Westfall, Suzanne Rodoni-Silverberg and Brandon Westfall with Whiskey Cat • Photo by Bridget KirkwoodThe Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting held at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby on Saturday saw new faces jump into the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World standings in both the Open and Non-Pro.

Goodbye to June Bug Dually

Written by Kelsey Pecsek.

JuneBugDually DSimpkins 07June Bug Dually & Darren Simpkins at the 2007 NCHA Futurity • Photo by Don ShugartJune Bug Dually put her name on the map in 2007 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. A decade later, on May 21, she was laid to rest after sustaining injuries in a pasture accident.