In the Stats: West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity’s leading open horse is Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep), a 2005 mare bred by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas, and owned by Waco Bend Ranch Ltd., of Graham, Texas.

In the Past: Nu Cash

Thirty years ago this fall, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall of Fame inductee Ted Robinson, of Oak View, California, rode the first of his seven NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champions, Nu Cash, to the winner’s circle.

In the Blood: QB Cat

The win by QB Cat and Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Clint Allen at the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting at the Calgary Stampede moved them up the top 10 in pursuit of the NCHA Open World Championship.

Modine Smith Passes at Age 94

Modine Smith, 94, of Grass Valley, California, passed away on July 22. Smith, along with her late husband, Ed, selflessly committed herself to the betterment and promotion of cutting for nearly five decades.

Ichis My Choice Prevails in Fort Worth

In a Classic/Challenge Open finals stacked with talent, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular saw tons of action July 22 in Fort Worth, Texas. Ichis My Choice topped the competition in a powerful run that had the arena filled with excitement.

NCHA Investigates Alleged Horse Abuse at Texas Cutting

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) on Saturday acknowledged receiving allegations of horse abuse at an approved cutting held last week near Whitesboro, Texas. In a statement, the NCHA said it received a written complaint of abuse that allegedly happened on July 15.  “The complaint is being fully investigated and will be acted upon under […]

Pepto Smoothy Tops NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale

The 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock, preceded the Classic/Challenge Open finals on July 22. More weanlings and yearlings walked through the pen than any other age, but it was the older horses that brought the highest bids.