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Cutting Events

Chisum, Shepard Tie for 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Title

AS17 CatsDoubleDown MChisum 15DBMandy Chisum (pictured) and Cade Shepard were the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Co-Champions. • Photo by Dawn BaxstromOn Feb. 2, the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finalists took to the arena at The Ike Derby and Classic. Out of six horse-and-rider combinations, two – Cade Shepard with Twistful Thinking and Mandy Chisum with Cats Double Down – came out on top to tie for the Championship.

Reyzurbetsonthiscat Tops The Ike 4-Year-Old Open

Reyzurbetsonthiscat CThompson 16HHReyzurbetsonthiscat & Craig Thompson • Photo by Hannah HarrelThe action at The Ike Derby and Classic continued in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Jan. 31 with the 4-Year-Old Open finals. Reyzurbetsonthiscat and Craig Thompson came out on top to secure the Championship.

Twistful Thinking Takes 5/6-Year-Old Open at The Ike

TwistfulThinking CShepard 16HPTwistful Thinking (pictured with Cade Shepard) claimed the 5/6-Year-Old Open Championship at The Ike Derby & Classic with Austin Shepard. • Photo by Hart PhotosThe Ike Derby and Classic kicked off on Jan. 27, and the first champions were crowned during the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals on Jan. 29. Out of a field of 21 horses, Equi-Stat Elite $6 Million Rider Austin Shepard and Twistful Thinking took home top honors.

Augusta Futurity Mercuria Crowns Two Champions

gaylon-wellsJay Moss Cougar & Gaylon Wells • Photo by Kristin PitzerWith added money sponsored by Miles and Becky Elliott, the NCHA and the Atlantic Coast Cutting Horse Association, the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting, held in conjunction with the Augusta Futurity, drew quite a few people to Augusta, Georgia. The Open boasted 34 entries, with 9 making it back to the finals.

Reyzurbetsonthiscat Collects Championship in Augusta

craigthompsonReyzurbetsonthiscat carried Craig Thompson to the Augusta Futurity 4-Year-Old Open Championship. • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe 4-Year-Old Open finals, held the evening of Jan. 21, wrapped up the last day of the Augusta Futurity. With 20 horses vying for the title and two bunches of tough cattle, the finals proved difficult, but Reyzurbetsonthiscat overcame the challenges and took home his latest title to add to his collection.

Dont Stopp Believin Tops Augusta Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Classic Open

philrappDont Stopp Believin & Phil Rapp • Photo by Kristin PitzerThanks in part to the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting being held with the Augusta Futurity, numbers were up at this year’s event, and many familiar names and faces returned to compete at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. The 5/6-Year-Old Classic Open finals were filled with a lot of big names, promising a competitive class.