In the Stats: National Stock Horse Association Futurity & Derby

The National Stock Horse Association’s (NSHA) leading open horse is Reymanator (Dual Rey x Savannah Hickory x Doc’s Hickory), a 2006 gelding bred by Lannie Louise Mecom, of Avondale, Colorado, who has won $34,000 at the Paso Robles, California, show. The gelding was ridden by Zane Davis to win the 2009 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity […]

In the Blood: Spookneedsacocktail

When Spookneedsacocktail and Martin Muehlstaetter won the Reining By The Bay Futurity Level 4 Open at Woodside Park in California, they entered the ranks of contenders for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity later this year. They marked a 219.5 over 18 other finalists. The win was worth $3,673 for owner Tami Schiltz, of […]

In the Past: Tarin Rice

  Ten years ago, 18-year-old Tarin Rice rode into the cutting pen at the Will Rogers Coliseum to compete in the 2007 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Scholarship Cutting with a cast on one of his legs.

In the Stats: West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity’s leading open horse is Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep), a 2005 mare bred by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, and owned by Waco Bend Ranch Ltd., of Graham, Texas.

In the Past: Nu Cash

Thirty years ago this fall, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall of Fame inductee Ted Robinson, of Oak View, California, rode the first of his seven NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champions, Nu Cash, to the winner’s circle.

In the Blood: QB Cat

The win by QB Cat and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Clint Allen at the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting at the Calgary Stampede moved them up the top 10 in pursuit of the NCHA Open World Championship.

In the Blood: Little Lenas Cat

Smart Little Lena shows up in multiple generations of so many pedigrees today, which indicates his significance as an important ingredient in Western performance horse bloodlines. But Little Lenas Cat’s win brought back memories of Smart Little Lena when he was in his prime and how that made him the important sire and grandsire he is today.