Smokin Little Ringo & Monica Caetano Take IRCHA Futurity Open Title

Monica-Caetano-on-smokin-little-ringoMonica Caetano & Smokin Little Ringo • Photo by Scootemnshootem PhotographyCalifornia reined cow horse trainer Monica Caetano got her first Open-level win at the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association (IRCHA) Futurity aboard Smokin Little Ringo, a gelding owned and bred by John Pascoe, of Irvine, California.


Minnesota CHA Breeder’s Incentive Futurity Offers Rich Payouts

PistolpackinBarmaid-webPistolpackin Barmaid and Greg BeutenmillerThe Minnesota Cutting Horse Association (MCHA) Breeder’s Incentive Limited-Age Event was held in conjunction with the MCHA Fall Festival of Cutting Oct. 10-12 in Winona, Minnesota. Pistolpackin Barmaid thrilled her first time-cutting owners, Bill and Jennifer Horton, by winning the MCHA Breeder’s Incentive Futurity and earning $4,355.


Olan Hightower Passes Away

olan-hightower-portraitOlan Hightower in 1989On Nov. 2, Olan Hightower, who won the 1976 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open, passed away in Chappell Hill, Texas. He was 79.

American Royal

The American Royal cutting horse show is planned for Nov. 5-7 in Kansas City, Missouri. The event features a full slate of weekend classes, as well as four classes for 4-year-old horses. It is also the final leg of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Associaton World Series of Cutting. The Mercuria finals are slotted for Friday, […]

Where Do You Wear Your Spurs?

DMTspursSpurs are an invaluable tool for cueing and guiding your horse. To get effective use from your spurs they need to be positioned functionally on your boots.

Chickaroos Firefox and Morgan Cromer take the win in the PCCHA/Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity Open.

Chickaroos Firefox & Morgan Cromer Win PCCHA Futurity Open

Chickaroos Firefox and Morgan Cromer take the win in the PCCHA/Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity Open.Morgan Cromer and Chickaroos Firefox take the win in the PCCHA/Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity Open.The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association/Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity, held Oct. 21-Nov. 1 in Paso Robles, California, featured great hospitality, which always makes attending the event enjoyable for spectators and competitors. At the end of the day, it was Chickaroos Firefox and Morgan Cromer who took home the Futurity Open Championship.

2014 West Coast Breeders Select Sale

West Coast Breeders Select Sale
Held September 20, 2014
43 horses consigned
$622,200 gross for a $14,470 average
25 sold (58%), $321,300 net, $12,852 average and $9,000 median.

Cornbread Thinks: It’s Kind of a Big Deal

The NCHA Futurity starts this month. Our biggest deal. In today’s world of war, pestilence, drought, non-functioning politicians, earthquakes, rampant crazy and such, we are tiny. I’m guessing Mr. Putin has never even heard of us. Too bad, we could fix him. We could fix a lot of oversized egos, given a half a chance. During this Futurity thing, we ain’t knowing much about him, either. It is all consuming. Because all it takes is all you got and, unfortunately, that is sometimes still not enough.