Interscholastic Reining Championship competitors at the 2011 NRHA Derby • QHN file photo

IEA Holds First Annual Semifinal Competitions Prior to the National Finals

In 2017, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) adopted a new structure for their Western Program. This restructuring included new Regional assignments across the nation as well as a new Western Zone, headed-up by Zone Administrator Todd Knerr. In addition, the IEA also adopted a new format for post-season competition that included a Semifinals format (much like […]

EVENT RECAP: PCCHA Core Balance Derby

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas June 8-16, featured $195,000 in added money and a Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting event. Derby & Classic/Challenge Open PCCHA Core Balance Derby Crowns Open Champions Derby Non-Pro Lacy and Cougars […]

Open Finals on Fire at The Non Pro Plus the Open

For some horses, transitioning to a new rider in a fairly short period of time can take some getting used to, but Cool N Hot proved he could be cool about the transition and remain hot in the arena. On June 17 at The Non Pro Plus the Open, he carried Sean Flynn to the […]

Sheehan, Roth, Cowan and Quirk All Mercuria Winners at PCCHA Derby

The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting is always an exciting event, and the one held in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby on June 16 was no exception. Nine entrants made a go at the Open title, but it was Cromed Out Cat and Geoffrey […]

Clark Seals Two Cool Victories in Vegas

Most people consider themselves lucky to walk away from an event with one championship. On June 16 at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, Emily Clark did one better – she gained not one, but two titles at the show with her gelding Cool Cat In Shades. “I was a little […]

Lacy and Cougars Diesel Roar Into First at PCCHA Derby

When Bill Lacy and Cougars Diesel stepped into the show pen during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby Non-Pro, the gelding had $27,546 to his name. He and his owner had only competed in one show together – the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes – and he had carried […]