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Bama Jelly & Austin Shepard. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Shepard Family Goes 1-2 At Augusta Futurity

The Augusta Futurity celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2019, so it might be only fitting that some of its longest supporters, the Shepard family, headlined the 4-Year-Old finals held Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Augusta, Georgia.
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Elizabeth Quirk’s Not Hauling — Probably

After a standout 2018 season that culminated with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro World title, Elizabeth Quirk was ready for a break. She wasn’t planning to haul this year, but that may change.
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Dick Gaines Passes Away

Dick Gaines, of Wichita Falls, Texas, has passed away at the age of 75 following an illness. Gaines, a past National Cutting Horse Association President, died on Jan. 15, according to a Facebook post from Horsemen For Christ. Gaines, who was an Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider and the father of Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Matt […]
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Open World Champion: “The Whole Package” Hashtags Wins World Title

Hashtags and Tatum Rice had nothing to prove as they walked to the herd for the final time in the stallion’s career at the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. They’d won money from coast to coast, taking titles or reserve championships from Georgia to California, racking up wins […]
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Payne Named As 2018 Bill Freeman Award Winner

The Bill Freeman Award is given annually to a cutting competitor who epitomizes the namesake’s tradition of pursuing excellence in the show pen. In 2018, that honor was bestowed upon trainer James Payne.