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Exciting Runs at NCHA World Finals Top a Year of Champion Efforts

ALittleBossy-webOpen World Champions A Little Bossy and R.L. Chartier • Photo by Jennifer K. HancockAfter a year of hauling thousands of miles and competing against each other week after week, the final dollars of the year were earned on Dec. 3 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Mercuria National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals. Soon after the last horse walked out of the Watt Arena, the party began to celebrate the champions and the top 15 in each of the 10 divisions.

Celebrities Cut for a Cure

GunterKingsleyDr. Amy Gunter and Bob Kingsley won the Careity Celebrity Cutting. • Photos by Jennifer K. HancockBob Kingsley, the iconic voice of country music’s popular top-40 radio show, credits six-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association All-Around World Champion Larry Mahan with introducing him to cutting in the early 1990s. On Dec. 1 at the 22nd edition of the Careity Foundation’s Celebrity Cutting, Kingsley and Mahan put on a clinic for the other celebrities competing.

First NCHA World Titles Finalized in Fort Worth

HevvyMetal-webHevvy Metal and Todd Gann were the NCHA World Finals $25,000 Novice Show Champions. • Photo by Jennifer K. HancockTodd Gann and Hevvy Metal moved from fifth place in the World standings in the $25,000 Novice to the Reserve World Champion position by earning $4,287 and the Show Championship to start the day’s action in the Watt Arena at the Mercuria National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals on Dec. 1.

Careity Celebrity Cutting Set for Dec. 2

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If you like horses and celebrities, you won’t want to miss the 22nd annual Careity Celebrity Cutting, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

NCHA Futurity Entries Increase

2016futurityEntries in the Open class of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Jerry’s Chevrolet National Cutting Horse Association Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance, are up 12.2% from last year.  The increase in Open participation is reflected across the board in all major divisions with the event’s prize fund exceeding $3.5 million.

First Champions Crowned at AQHA World Show

DonasSuenBoon KWoodDonas Suen Boon & Kobie Wood • Photo by Hart PhotosThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show kicked off on Nov. 3, and the cutting finals were the first to take place in Oklahoma City. In the Senior Cutting, it was Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Kobie Wood and his homebred Donas Suen Boon who took home top honors.