June Bug Dually put her name on the map in 2007 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. A decade later, on May 21, she was laid to rest after sustaining injuries in a pasture accident.
Cutting, Outside the Pen
Purple Reyn, known for her grit and flair in the show pen, died the morning of May 23 due to complications associated with enteritis. The talented mare was 7 years old.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) recently welcomed a new chief financial officer (CFO). Barb Benedum assumed the new position May 15.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) released the results of the organization’s vice presidential election May 23. With a total of 2,307 ballots received and tabulated by the independent voting firm Simply Voting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the winner by majority was Ron Pietrafeso.
Lewis Wray was selected to be the 2017 recipient of the University of Arkansas Department of Animal Science Friend of the Department Award. The Department of Animal Science elects individuals who have excelled in the support of animal science, not only at the department, but also in other areas of development in the industry.