Fortune Bend followed their first-go leading 224 from Monday (pictured) with a 225 during Wednesday’s finals to capture the Classic/Challenge Open title and $12,153 during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA)/Core Balance Derby at South Point Arena in Las Vegas.Las Vegas trainer Cookie Banuelos and 5-year-old stallion
Jo Ellard, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Board of Directors member since 1994, has been elected the next NCHA vice president. On June 11, a total of ballots 2,585 were tabulated under the direction of the accounting firm Whitley Penn LLP. Ellard, Dallas, Texas received a total of 1,890 votes and Monty Johnson, Amarillo, Texas received 695 votes.
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Western Bloodstock, for more than 20 years the premier sale company for the cutting horse industry, has been sold by Ben Emison and Milt Bradford to Jeremy and Candace Barwick of Stephenville, Texas.
The 40th NCHA Futurity in Australia came to close with the crowning of a new champion. Phil Dawson rode Foo Licious, owned by Ryan Fielden to a score of 151. Dawson has earned over half a million as a rider and has been training horses for 13 years. He has previously placed second at the futurity.
Have you ever seen a horse so lame you just don't know where to start trying to figure it out? Well, it seems like here lately I have had more than my share of them. Hopefully, this has not happened to one of your horses, personally, but I bet you have a friend that has. Since it is the curse of any animal owned by a veterinarian, I will exclude myself from the conversation, and stay with client horses.