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.
Willie J Rey and Walt Erwin were on their A-game Friday night in Augusta.
Somethingtobelievein sure must like it in Augusta.
Jordan Vaughn and Juan In A Million have been a great team in recent years. In Augusta, the Georgia rider and his gelded son of Spots Hot went to the pay window once again.
When Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Tarin Rice heard there was a $40,000-added any-age cutting at this year’s Augusta Futurity, he knew exactly where he and the stallion CR Gotcha Covered were going to be come January.
Julie Beasley has competed at the Augusta Futurity for years. She’d had some good runs and made various finals, the Alabama cutter had never landed a championship at the event in Augusta, Georgia. That changed this year.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.