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NCHA Executive Director Released

Chuck Smith was released from his duties as National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) executive director, effective immediately, on Thursday, May 31. The NCHA announced his departure Friday, June 1, at the start of its annual convention in Grapevine, Texas.

Tips for Safely Saddling Your Cow Horse with Dennis Moreland Tack

If you’re new to riding, and in particular to riding cow horses, you may be unsure of the saddling steps you need to follow to be safe while riding and working cattle. Follow along on the video as cow horse trainer Wade Meador of Wade Meador Performance Horses guides us through the steps of saddling […]

Event Recap: 2018 Breeder’s Invitational

The 2018 edition of the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) was held May 12-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show has paid out nearly $20 million in the last 12 years and is ranked as one of the major limited-age events in the industry. Read on and click the links to learn more about all the champions! Derby […]
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Hottish Sons Duel it Out

On Saturday, May 26, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the draw sheets revealed an incredibly competitive 22-horse field set to compete in the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) Derby Open finals. The 4-year-old open horses had already broken a show record, so cutting fans expected quite a show. They got it!
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One Sweet Victory

When Bittersweet stepped in the arena at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) for the Derby Non-Pro finals, she and Chad Bushaw had only shown at two prior shows, where they were named 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro Champions and 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Co-Champions. When they rode out of the pen in Tulsa, Oklahoma, […]

Breeder’s Invitational Record Shattered

The horses in the Derby Open at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) are setting records. The minimum composite to advance to the finals this year was an all-time high at an impressive 438.5 – exceeding the previous record by 1.5 points. Bob O’ Bannon, executive director of the BI, said he believes the show attracts the […]