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.
A Texas teen said he was flattered to be chosen as the recipient of the Todd Drummond Memorial Award. The honor is given annually to a young cutter who demonstrates athletic and scholastic achievement outside the cutting pen.
The human relationship with the horse, including the Quarter Horse, will be featured in an upcoming two-part miniseries on PBS.
At the Abilene Spectacular on Jan. 10, Mason Mefford and Smart Lookin Ruby walked into the first class of the day, the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur, and marked a 213.5. After the 15th and final rider of the class exited the arena, Mefford was named the Champion. But the day’s success didn’t end there. Later that […]
Following a banner 2017 show pen debut when they won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro, Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Chad Bushaw, of Weatherford, Texas, and his mare Bittersweet (Metallic Cat x Miss Sea Rey x Dual Rey), bred by Marilyn Jo Franz, and owned by Bushaw’s Crown Ranch LP, continued to […]
The Abilene Spectacular Derby Non-Pro ended in a non-working finals, which took place Jan. 8-9 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas. When it was all said and done, Jaylee Hall and One Time Legend, bred by Cowan Select Horses, rose to the top with their composite score of 435. They took home […]
It was July of 2017, and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular was in full swing. Blake Patillo, of St. Elmo, Illinois, and his wife, Lori, were taking a final look at a High Brow CD gelding named High Stylin CD before they sealed the deal. They’d done their research, and the Sunrise […]
2019 is in full swing, and cutters at the Abilene Spectacular have already hit the ground running going into the new show season. The event, held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, kicked off on Jan. 4, and the 4-Year-Old Open finals were held Jan. 8. Twenty-five horses walked to the herd, […]
The headlines from the major National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-sanctioned shows across the country contained a myriad of the hottest competitors, but in the Open division, the names of Cool N Hot and Hashtags became synonymous with success. As the NCHA tallied points throughout the season after each stallion marked high score after high score, […]
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is looking for outstanding veterinarians who are doing good for the horse industry. It’s asking horse owners and organizations to nominate veterinarians who have contributed services or resources to benefit horses.