In the Blood: Chex For Nite

When a horse wins a go-round to qualify for the finals of an event, it gives them momentum. The goal is to have that momentum carry over into the finals. So, when Chex For Nite won the Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open, he made good use of the momentum from his […]

In the Stats: NCHA Futurity

The No. 1 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity money-earner is The Gemnist, who was ridden by Kathy Daughn to win the 1985 Futurity Open Championship. The Gemnist (Doc Bar Gem x Miss Fancy Zan x Black Gold Zan), a 1982 gelding whose Equi-Stat record totals $368,547, was bred by Jim and Mary Jo Milner, […]

In the Blood: Plain Catty

Plain Catty, a bay roan stallion, is this year’s National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion. He was shown by Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jake Gorrell. They had a 657.5 composite score, with a 214.5 in the herd work, 218 in the rein work and a 225 down the fence, […]

In the Stats: SWRHA Futurity

The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity’s leading open horse is Electric Code (Jacs Electric Spark x Hot Coded Candy x The Hot Express), pictured with Jared Leclair, who rode the 2005 stallion to show earnings of $33,100. Leclair has $723,555 in lifetime earnings, while Electric Code, bred by Janice Free, of Bondurant, Wyoming, has […]

In the Past: Catching the Glory

Seven-time National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Ted Robinson catch-rode Smokums Prize (Smokum Oak x Tommie Tivio Tucker x Doc Tom Tucker), a stallion bred by Walter and Sharon Wright, of San Juan Bautista, California, to victory in the 2000 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals. Robinson won his first NRCHA […]

In the Blood: Sweet Sister Cat

Sweet Sister Cat & Ty Moore, pictured at the Brazos Bash • Photo by S. Sylvester PhotographySweet Sister Cat has shown the kind of consistency all cutters look for in the arena. She is the 2017 West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Champion, the Cotton Stakes Futurity Non-Pro Champion, the Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro Co-Champion and the […]

In the Stats: PCCHA Futurity

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association’s (PCCHA) leading open horse is Boon San Kitty (High Brow Cat x Boon San Sally x Boon Bar), who was ridden to $92,624 in show earnings by Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Eddie Flynn. The 2000 mare, bred by Walton’s Rocking W Ranch, has lifetime earnings of $555,504. She […]