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Cutting Events

Crawfish Classic Cancelled

ike-hamilton-expoThe Ike Hamilton Expo Center was scheduled to host the Crawfish Classic this weekend.The historic flooding that has plagued southeastern Louisiana has resulted in the cancellation of the Crawfish Classic, scheduled for Aug. 19-21 in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Metallic Rebel Takes 4-Year-Old Open Title in Amarillo

TI01 MetallicRebel BGalyean 16DBMetallic Rebel & Beau Galyean • Photo by Dawn BaxstromThe first final at the West Texas Futurity wrapped up last night, and it was Metallic Rebel that took top honors in the 4-Year-Old Open. With Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Beau Galyean in the saddle, Thomas Guinn's red roan stallion marked a 229 to claim his third championship of the year.

A History-Making Night

MomsStylishPlayer KPlatt 080616Moms Stylish Player & Kenny PlattOn Saturday, Aug. 6, Fort Worth, Texas and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) witnessed history in the making. At the NCHA Summer Spectacular, the Derby Open Championship went to recent Super Stakes Open winners Moms Stylish Player and Kenny Platt. In the Derby Non-Pro, the association celebrated its first-ever Triple Crown winner in the division.

Ryan Rapp Takes Limited Non-Pro Title

TuffJulie RRapp 080516Ryan Rapp piloted Tuff Julie to the Derby Non-Pro Limited Championship.At just 15 years old, Ryan Rapp is on a roll in the cutting pen. Tonight, he is enjoying his most recent victory – the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Non-Pro Championship – as he prepares his mind for tomorrow’s Derby Non-Pro finals.

Youth World Champions Crowned at Summer Spectacular

MKVivian KMarvin HHarrel072016Kenli Marvin & MK VivianAfter three rounds of tough competition during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Youth World Finals, which were held July 25, 26 and 28 during the NCHA Summer Spectacular, Kenli Marvin secured the Senior Youth World Championship. She and MK Vivian (Kit Dual x Runnin Mate x Smart Mate) marked a 216.5 in the final round on Thursday, giving her a total of 231 points for the year.

Cooper and Queen Dominate in Youth Scholarship Finals

HollyIsSmooth LCooper HHarrel072016Lane Cooper & Holly Is Smooth
The youth riders took to the arena on Thursday at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular. In the Senior Youth Scholarship finals, several high scores had already been posted when Lane Cooper and Holly Is Smooth walked to the herd as draw No. 10 in the 29-horse field. As Cooper went to work, the crowd showed their enthusiasm for his run by cheering loudly, but when a score of 233 appeared on the screen at the end of the arena, the roar was deafening.

Amateurs Take Over Summer Spectacular

pritchett webDouglas Pritchett & Dual Glen Rey 012So far, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular has been jam packed with exciting go-rounds and finals, and on July 27 and 28 the amateur riders were in the spotlight.