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The Animal & Lee Francois • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NCHA Summer Spectacular

The 2018 edition of the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular was held July 15-Aug. 5 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. With Derby  and Classic/Challenge classes, a wide range of talented horses and riders came out to compete. Derby Open The Animal Powers to NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby […]

The Animal Powers to NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open Win

At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, The Animal and Lee Francois roared through the Open finals, marking a 225.5 that ultimately gave them the Reserve Championship. They returned to the Will Rogers Coliseum on Aug. 5 in the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open finals and rocked the pen again, stealing […]
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Kenli Marvin’s Cinderella Story

Kenli Marvin first saw Cinderella Cat (PT) four years ago in a sale ring trotting alongside her dam, Miss Instant Choice (PT) (by HB Instant Choice [PT]). “I had a Paint Horse when I was a kid, but circumstances took her away from me. I always said I would own a Paint Horse again. Then […]
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Vangilder Didn’t Take It Eazee

When Jim Vangilder rode into the arena at the Will Rogers last night, it was only the third time he had been aboard the 4-year-old gelding Take It Eazee. But that didn’t stop them from marking a 220 from the fourth draw to win the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby […]

Wagonhound Named 2018 Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda

To honor the contributions ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis are proud to announce Wagonhound Land & Livestock as the recipient of the 2018 Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda Award. The Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder is based in […]
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Chalmers Brings Home Second Victory from NCHA Summer Spectacular

First out in the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Open finals was Paul Chalmers and Blue Bayou Cat. Seven competitors later, his son Justin piloted Reystylin Smooth to victory with a 220.5. “I feel really good. We just wanted to cut some good, easy kind of cattle, and not […]
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In the Blood: Heavy Duty Chex —WEG Part 3

Heavy Duty Chex made big news when he and Sarah Locker won back-to-back National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level 4 Non-Pro championships in 2015 and 2016. So, Heavy Duty Chex is no stranger to success in the arena. He has lifetime earnings of $133,555, according to Equi-Stat. But Heavy Duty Chex’s latest achievement must be […]