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Equi-Stat Reining Non-Pro Rider Award Winner Mandy McCutcheon

01 AlwaysGotyerGunsup MMcCutcheon 12WAlways Gotyer Gunsup was Mandy McCutcheon's top earner in 2012. Photo by WaltenberryA successful show year doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and a good partner in the arena. These are just a few things National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) rider Mandy McCutcheon, Aubrey, Texas, made use of in 2012. With earnings of $172,053, she is the recipient of the Equi-Stat Non-Pro Rider Award.

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A Night To Remember

AQHAHallOfFameAQHA Hall Of Fame – photo courtesy of AQHAOn the evening of March 10, 2013, five men and five horses were inducted into American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) Hall of Fame. This writer was one of the fortunate five who received admission through those hallowed arches, and I must admit, it was a night I will remember for the rest of my life!

Cutters Reach For The Stars Indoors

partybandChilly temperatures and strong wind moved Thursday, April 18’s, Reach For The Stars of Cutting party, planned for the open rooftop at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas, to a hybrid indoor/outdoor celebration.

Sponsored jointly by The Residences at Montgomery Plaza and Park Place Motors, the party featured live music and free appetizers. It also acted as an informal introduction for some people to the charitable NCHA Foundation.

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2013 NRBC Non Pro Finalists Announced

Surprizentheprincess KSmithNRBC Non-Pro leaders Surprizentheprincess and Kelle Smith, shown winning the Gordyville Breeders Derby Non-Pro. Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Breeders Classic Non-Pro preliminaries concluded Tuesday, April 16, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Coming in as the third-to-last draw, Kelle Smith and Surprizentheprincess took the lead of the round with a 222.5, besting the other 174 entries.

TOP SIRES (2015)

SIRES All Ages/All DivisionsSire/# 2014 Money-Earners/Avg. $/Total 2014 $/Top Performers, $ 1. HIGH BROW CAT     535    $9,281    $4,965,188Classy CD Cat, $200,000; Sueper Kitty, $97,491; Cats Little Boomer, $91,933; Cat Rey Lou, $84,706; Cattalou, $73,431 2. DUAL REY     345    $7,459    $2,573,341RW Rockin, $131,125; Cr Sun Reys, $100,030; Lil Rattler, $82,112; Reyz The Bar, $67,482; […]

TOP HORSES, ALL AGES, ALL DIVISIONS (2015)

TOP HORSES All Ages/All DivisionsHorse/Earnings/YOB/Sex/Pedigree/Rider(s), $/Owner/Breeder 1. JUNIE WOOD, $221,796(10M) (Nitas Wood x Tuffs Junie) John Mitchell, $218,837; Glade Knight, $2,959; Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, TX; Craig & Janet Crumpler, Wichita Falls, TX 2. CLASSY CD CAT, $200,000(11M) (High Brow Cat x Classical CD) Phil Hanson, $200,000; Bobby & Dottie Hill, Glen Rose, TX; Bobby […]

TOP RIDERS (2015)

TOP RIDERS All Ages/All DivisionsRider/2014 Earnings/Location/Top Performers, $ 1. JASON CLARK, $516,711Weatherford, TX – Cat Rey Lou, $84,706; Short N Smooth, $76,016; A Tale Of The Cat, $57,384; Starlight Starbrite, $49,841; Little Jackson Cat, $47,169; Spoonful Of Stella, $39,067; Quick To Dual, $27,593; Katz Flash, $25,277; Wise Little Pepto, $25,144; Vela Suave, $17,377 2. LLOYD […]

TOP NON-PRO RIDERS (2015)

TOP NON-PRO RIDERS All AgesRider/2014 Earnings/Location/Top Performers, $ 1. CHAD BUSHAW, $204,784Weatherford, TX – Bet On A Cat, $70,204; Thata Rey, $39,911; Eastbound And Down, $27,685; Call Me Queen B, $26,756; Miss Priss Pepto, $20,000; Careless Daughter, $11,006; My Redemption, $5,000; State Of Play, $2,066; DB Mates Brow, $1,350; Cats Incredible, $806 2. KELLE EARNHEART, […]