New NRHA Futurity and Derby Dates to be Decided

The 2019 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity might be getting a date shift that could move the finals to the same weekend as the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity, which is tentatively planned for Nov. 21-Dec. 14, 2019. NRHA board members discussed several topics related to NRHA-owned events during their May 2018 meeting, and […]

Hashtags Proves It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over

The Breeder’s Invitational (BI) kicked off May 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Classic/Challenge Open finals, held May 15, hosted a field of 23 horses. One five-year-old superstar had to wait for 22 of them to make their runs before he could spar for the championship as the last draw of the second set. Two-and-a-half […]

In the Blood: Cool N Hot

Kobie Wood, as an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider, has been in the winner’s circle many times and earned a wide variety of championships. On April 22, he entered new territory when he topped the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open for the first time. He did it with a homebred […]

Southern Memorial Day Youth Scholarship Cutting to Feature $20,000 Added

The Southern Cutting Futurity is excited to announce the Southern Memorial Day Youth Scholarship Cutting. Young cutters will be awarded $20,000 in scholarships over the three-day circuit to be held May 26-28, 2018, at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Full championship cuttings will be held Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28. […]

UPDATE: NCHA Releases Revised Class-Restructuring Proposal

Updates to the class-restructuring proposal released by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) would establish a top 100 ranking in each division to establish a revolving door in cutting’s limited-age event divisions, allowing riders to drop down a level in competition.

Last-Minute Entry Lands Peter DeFreitas Carolina Classic Championship

Peter DeFreitas didn’t plan to ride Sweet Daisy Surprise in Open at the Carolina Classic Derby, but changed his mind when he realized the entry box wasn’t as full as he’d anticipated. “I figured, you know, what the heck? I got her here,” he reasoned. “I might as well try and show her.”