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 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 Past: Lean With Me and Bob Avila

Two-time American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World champion Lean With Me’s show career had barely begun when he sustained a serious and life-threatening accident that easily could have ended his performance career.

In the Past: John Ward

Ten years ago, John Ward, of Kingsburg, California, gave Smart Little Pepinic a pat on the neck following the pair’s victory run at the second annual National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) World’s Richest Stock Horse contest.

Veteran Trainers

Veteran all-around trainer Bob Avila, of Temecula, California, is pictured in the winner’s circle at the 1995 Oregon Quarter Horse Association Summer Classic and Great Northwest Futurities in Central Point, Oregon.

Family Dynasty

The Shepard family, from Alabama, is a cutting horse industry dynasty. Four members of the family are National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall of Fame inductees, have won multiple championship titles and, between them, have earned more than $10.5 million ($10,602,591).
InthePast MrBoomerjac

In the Past: Putting it All on the Line

InthePast MrBoomerjacMr Boomerjac and Dell Hendricks • Photo by Cheryl Magoteaux CodyThe National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) celebrated its 20th anniversary during this year's show, held April 16-23 in Katy, Texas. Looking back in time, the inaugural event was called the National Reining Breeders Cup, and it was held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. A $210,439 purse was distributed to the winners of the 4- and 5-year-old event.

InthePast DoctorWood

In the Past: One Man’s Loss, Another’s Good Fortune

InthePast DoctorWoodDoctor Wood & Bill Glass • Photo by Gary Willis

When collegiate basketball player Larry Jeffries moved from Illinois to Houston, Texas, in the 1970s, he not only established a successful office cleaning business, he also caught the “cutting horse bug.”

InthePast DryDoc 1991

In the Past: Born to be Great

InthePast DryDoc 19911971 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Dry Doc • QHN File Photo

Dry Doc, pictured in 1991, was born in 1968. Sired by the legendary Doc Bar and out of the great mare and NCHA Hall of Fame inductee Poco Lena, Dry Doc was destined to become a star performer and sire. The stallion was ridden to the 1971 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship by legendary cutting horse trainer Buster Welch. Dry Doc, bred by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Jensen, of Paicines, California, earned more than $85,000 in NCHA lifetime earnings and 96 American Quarter Horse Association points during his show career.