2015 Cotton Stakes

West Monroe, LA - September 6-13, 2015
533 Entries - $110,000 Added - $360,897.99 Total Purse

Jessicah Keller & Malena Chic Olena

Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro Champions Crowned

Jessicah Keller & Malena Chic OlenaJessicah Keller & Malena Chic Olena • Photo by Kelsey PondThe Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro at the Tulsa Reining Classic, held at the Expo Square from Aug. 31-Sept. 6, featured $26,000 in added money. Jessicah Keller, of Madill, Oklahoma, and Malena Chic Olena won the Level 4 Non-Pro Championship with a 222.5.

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Lach Perks Wins Idaho Futurity Non-Pro Championship

IF LPerks graciousHalreycious 15KBPLach Perks & Gracious HalreyciousThe Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event wrapped up Thursday, Sept. 3, and it was a busy day full of finals for non-pros and amateurs alike. In the Futurity Non-Pro, Lach Perks and his homebred Gracious Halreycious came out on top, marking a 215. The duo was the last draw of a 4-horse finals, and none of the pairs before them had been able to put together a clean run.

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Craig Cameron Returns To Road To The Horse 2016 As Horseman’s Host

rtth-craig-cameronRoad to the Horse competitor Craig Cameron will fill the role of Horseman’s Host in 2016.

With five-year veteran Horseman’s Host Richard Winters trading his microphone for a lariat, Road to the Horse was hunting for a substitute. Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland turned to the history books to produce something special. Like Winters, Craig Cameron is a past Road to the Horse World Champion and is adorned by many. A cowboy, horseman, clinician and now a Horseman’s Host, Cameron couldn’t be more excited to put down his lariat and pick up the microphone.

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CHA International Conference Offers “Ride A Cutter” Session

cutting-flagCHA members will have the chance to work a cutting horse on a flag at the International Conference in October. - QHN file photo

Attendees at the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference will get the chance to experience the sport of cutting on Friday, Oct. 23, thanks to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA). NCHA Region 7 Director Skip Jones, of Jones Quarter Horses in Amarillo, Texas, is coordinating with the CHA to provide four or five cutting horses CHA members will be able to work on a flag.

Mandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz Dunit • Photo by Kelsey Pond

Mandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz Dunit Do It Again

Mandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz Dunit • Photo by Kelsey PondMandy McCutcheon & Ms Whiz Dunit • Photo by Kelsey PondThe SmartPak Derby Non-Pro, with 75 entries and more than $25,000 in added money, was the main event of the day on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Tulsa Reining Classic, which runs Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Level 4 Non-Pro Championship went to Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, and Ms Whiz Dunit.

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Sale Fever

Kelsey Steve 2011Steve Worman and I paused our stallion conversation for a quick selfie at the 2011 NRHA Futurity.As everyone buzzes about the upcoming sale season, I can’t help but get excited. I am approaching my four-year anniversary with Quarter Horse News (QHN) and I’m more involved in this amazing industry than ever before.

Thiago Boechat & Xtra Taris Voodoo • Photo by Kelsey Pond

Xtra Taris Voodoo Impresses at Tulsa Reining Classic

Thiago Boechat & Xtra Taris Voodoo • Photo by Kelsey PondThiago Boechat & Xtra Taris Voodoo • Photo by Kelsey PondThere were 87 entries in the Darling 888 Ranch Developing Horse Futurity Level 4 Open, and Thiago Boechat, of Purcell, Oklahoma, and Xtra Taris Voodoo bested the field with a 220.5 to win $4,097, a Lawson bronze and a saddle from the Tulsa Reining Classic, which runs Aug. 31-Sept. 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Time to Ride Challenge Breaks 20,000 Newcomers Mark

time-to-ride-challengeThe Time To Ride Challenge is successfully introducing people to horses, many for the first time!The Time to Ride Challenge, a grassroots competition offering $100,000 cash and prizes to stables, clubs and businesses that introduce new people to horses, has reached 20,107 people as of Aug. 26, marking a 31 percent increase over this point in 2014. The Challenge began May 30 and continues through Sept. 30 nationwide.