The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Classic Non-Pro finals was jam-packed with talent. Twenty-seven horses competed for prize money and bragging rights, and several recognizable names made appearances.
On the morning of April 5, the Classic Amateur finalists took to the arena at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Everyone in the audience was in for a treat. There were 33 horse-and-rider combinations set to show and the finals got more and more exciting as each run went on.
Thirty-three combinations stepped into the Will Rogers Coliseum with the hope of coming away with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur title. But ultimately, one pair shined brighter than the rest and came out with the glory.
When Jessica Feiner and her husband Steven purchased B Nimble last year, they knew they had a special horse on their hands. His low-moving style stood out to Feiner, and the gelding’s athletic ability helped set the pair apart in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro finals.
Metallic Rebel makes his presence known when he steps into the cutting pen, and his showing with Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Beau Galyean at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes was a familiar scene.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes kicked off March 24 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. After five days of go-rounds, the first finals, the Classic Limited Open, took place March 29. From the first draw, Superfly carried Hayden Upton to a 222, which topped the seven-horse class.
The 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships wrapped in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 17. Skills and some St. Patrick’s Day luck were needed for the testy herds on the final day of competition. The event began March 6.
At the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals, held March 6-17 in Jackson, Mississippi, Page Bowman and Tom E Boy marked a 222 as the first pair to work in the second set of the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro finals, winning the Championship.