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Cutting Events

NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Finals Come to an Exciting End

PreyciousGem JColgrove 17HHClassic Amateur Champions Joel Colgrove & Preycious Gem • Photo by Hannah HarrelOn 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.

Gary Rosenbach Earns NCHA Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur Title

HerdingInstincts GRosenbachGary Rosenbach & Herding Instincts • Photo by Alex LynchThirty-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.

Jessica Feiner Tops Classic Limited Non-Pro 

Bnimble JFeinerJessica Feiner & B Nimble • Photo by Alex LynchWhen 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 Rules Super Stakes Classic Open

MetallicRebel BGalyean webMetallic Rebel & Beau Galyean • Photo by Alex LynchMetallic 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. 

Superfly Soars to the Top at NCHA Super Stakes

Superfly HUpton webSuperfly & Hayden Upton • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe 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.

Final Champions Crowned at Eastern Nationals

jeff-byars-lew-byarsJeff Byars and son Lew Byars • Photo by Jennifer K. HancockThe 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.

Two More Champions Decided at NCHA Eastern Nationals

Page Bowman resizedPage Bowman rode Tom E Boy to the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro Championship at the NCHA Eastern Nationals.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.