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Cutting Events

PCCHA Derby Open Dominated by Co-Champions

simpkins-ward-martin-sniderDarren Simpkins, Carol Ward, Bonnie Martin & Jaime Snider • Photo by Bridget KirkwoodThe Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby and Classic Challenge came to a close June 18 with Crafty With Cows and Reysin Kittens being named co-champions in the feature event after marking scores of 223. Crafty With Cows was ridden by Darren Simpkins, while Jaime Snider rode Reysin Kittens.

Mercuria Wins Shake Up NCHA World Standings

whiskey catRuss Westfall, Suzanne Rodoni-Silverberg and Brandon Westfall with Whiskey Cat • Photo by Bridget KirkwoodThe Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting held at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby on Saturday saw new faces jump into the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World standings in both the Open and Non-Pro.

Cinca Im Hot Snags Derby Open Title at BI

Lennox webCinca Im Hot & Jessee Lennox • Photo by Alex LynchThere was plenty of attention on Jesse Lennox’s run on Cinca Im Hot (Spots Hot x Cinca De Maya x Dual Rey) at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, although the pair ended up in the 16th spot.

Titles Awarded at Breeder’s Invitational

Kadie Weeks Reytalic webKadie Weeks Hermes & Reytalic • Photo by Dawn BaxtromThe Breeder’s Invitational (BI) has been underway for more than a week, and on May 20, five action-packed finals brought excitement to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the Derby Unlimited Amateur finals, an impressive group came out to showcase their abilities, but only one duo came out on top.

Changes for NCHA Youth Announced

YouthCostumesYouth participation is an important part of the NCHA's National Championship shows, and changes to the point system have been announced. • Photo by Alex LynchThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) youth committee had a teleconference on May 1 to discuss Youth rules related to the National Championship shows. The committees proposed changed were approved by the executive committee as of May 18.