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Four Champions Crowned at West Texas Futurity

CatCee HCogdell 16HHHarlee Cogdell & Cat CeeOn the last day of the West Texas Futurity, the Amateur riders took over the arena, and the excitement didn’t end until the last horse left the working area. The 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur finals were first, and Harlee Cogdell walked away with the Championship. With her grandmother’s horse Cat Cee between the reins, she took home a $4,000 paycheck after marking a 220.5.

Glitter Done Gets It Done Again

GlitterDone ABanuelos HHarrel0816Glitter Done & Adan BanuelosSpectators filed into the Tri-State Exposition Arena on Saturday night for the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting, which was held in conjunction with the West Texas Futurity. The Open riders were up first, and they did not disappoint. At the end of the night, Glitter Done picked up her second consecutive Mercuria Open title with Adan Banuelos in the saddle.

Ashlock Tops 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro

LittleMissOneTime LAshlock HHarrel0816Lindy Ashlock & Little Miss One TimeThe West Texas Futurity is in its final weekend of competition, and on Saturday morning, the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finalists took to the show pen. Out of 15 horse-and-rider teams, Lindy Ashlock and Little Miss One Time took home the Championship, the bragging rights and a check for $10,000.

Sweet Baby Marie and Matt Miller Win West Texas Futurity Open

Matt MillerEqui-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Matt Miller • QHN file photoThe West Texas Futurity has been full of exciting runs so far. The 3-Year-Old finals consisted of 25 horse-and-rider combinations vying for the first Futurity Open title of the 2016 season. After it was all said and done, Sweet Baby Marie walked away with the Championship.

A Peculiar Pattern

draw sheetsThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular was packed with exciting moments. But hidden behind the thrill of a Non-Pro Triple Crown winner and several repeat champions with huge scores was a unique pattern in the draws and results.