Tin Man
Tin Man, the highest-selling Western performance 2-year-old at public auction of all time • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska

Tin Man Shatters Sale Record

When Hip No. 1099 walked in the sale ring on Dec. 3 during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale Session I, everyone stopped to pay attention. Tin Man displayed a degree of skill and athleticism rarely seen in a horse his age.
PG Heavily Armed Pedigree chart

In The Blood: PG Heavily Armed

A summer highlight for PG Heavily Armed and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider James Payne has to be their win in the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open, where they marked a 229. Then they reinforced their good summer with a Mercuria/ NCHA World Series of Cutting Open Championship at […]
Pedigree Chart for The Wizster

In The Blood: The Wizster – WEG Part 5

The Wizster and Tom McCutcheon have been a team for years, having won titles like the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Open Reserve Championship in 2016. They are the fifth team we will look at that has qualified to compete on Team USA and represent their country in the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World […]
MsDreamy's pedigree chart

In The Blood: Ms Dreamy – WEG Part 4

The show record of Ms Dreamy indicates an ability to win, no matter who is in the saddle. This mare has won $171,398, and her titles include the 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 2 Non-Pro Reserve Championship; the 2014 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Amateur Reining World Championship; the 2015 High Roller […]
Heavy Duty Chex pedigree

In the Blood: Heavy Duty Chex —WEG Part 3

Heavy Duty Chex made big news when he and Sarah Locker won back-to-back National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level 4 Non-Pro championships in 2015 and 2016. So, Heavy Duty Chex is no stranger to success in the arena. He has lifetime earnings of $133,555, according to Equi-Stat. But Heavy Duty Chex’s latest achievement must be […]

In The Blood: Custom Made Gun—WEG Part 2

When Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun hit the arena together in 2015, they did it in a big way. They were the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Derby Non-Pro Co-Reserve Champions and a few weeks later, they were the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Non-Pro Champions. They have successfully campaigned since then, and […]

In The Blood: ARC Gunnabeabigstar—WEG Part 1

On May 18, the United States Equestrian Federation named the horse-and-rider teams that will represent the U.S. on the reining squad at the 2018 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games. The plan calls for “In The Blood” to look at the pedigrees of the five horses over the next few installments.

In the Blood: Cool N Hot

Kobie Wood, as an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider, has been in the winner’s circle many times and earned a wide variety of championships. On April 22, he entered new territory when he topped the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open for the first time. He did it with a homebred […]

In the Blood: Metallic Train

When you look at the results of the Open finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes, you see that Clayton Edsall, of Oakdale, California, had a great shot at winning the event with four qualifiers. His qualifiers finished 20th (a scratch after the herd work), eighth, seventh and then there was […]