Dual Reyish & Austin Shepard • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

Dual Reyish Carries Austin Shepard to NCHA Futurity Open Championship

In 1970, Doc O’Lena became the first horse to make a clean sweep of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open preliminary rounds, semifinals and finals. Since then, the feat has not been repeated. But on Dec. 10, Dual Reyish carried Austin Shepard to the Futurity Open Championship, their fourth victory in a string that […]

Talented Show Mares Top Cutting Horse Sale

The conclusion of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales was as exciting as the start. Talented show mares were a hot commodity in the Watt Arena on the Sunday, Dec. 10, event. Consigned by Tommy Manion Inc., Miss Meow sold as Hip No. 6036 with an embryo by Equi-Stat Elite $9 […]

Sought After Bloodlines Top Session III at Preferred Breeders Sale

Top-notch cutting bloodlines are a common offering at the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales, and the most sought after pedigrees proved most profitable during the Preferred Breeders Sale Session III, held Saturday, Dec. 9. Hip No. 5060, Splittin Aces, was the highest seller on day five of six at the NCHA […]

Broodmares Lead Preferred Breeders Sale Session II

Broodmares were in high demand at the second session of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale, where three of the top four sellers were breeding stock. Hip No. 4078, Awesome Autumn, was the day’s highest seller when the hammer fell at $200,000 for the 2004 black mare, who was […]

Select Yearling Sale & Gala Goes out With a Bang

After five years of successful, classy events, the Western Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale & Gala has come to an end. In its final year, the highest percentage of completed sales (88 percent) and the $57,714 average were evidence of the quality horseflesh that walked through the ring. When Hip No. 35, Nu Metallic Lace, entered […]

Six-figure Sales Highlight Session I of NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale

With 130 2-year-old prospects catalogued in the first session of the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, Dec. 5 offered a full day of horse shopping in the Watt Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The first day of the Futurity Sales was highlighted by the high-dollar purchase of CR […]

NCHA Futurity Amateur Championship Ends in Tie

The National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Amateur finals saw 32 contestants competing for the Championship title, bragging rights and a three-horse trailer donated by Cowboy Trailer Sales. When two exhibitors marked the same high score – a 215 – they eventually agreed to settle for Co-Championship honors, although a coin was tossed for the trailer. […]

Deluxe Checks Reigns Supreme in NCHA World Finals

Deluxe Checks and Austin Shepard hit the road hard in 2017 in pursuit of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship. Their hard work paid off Saturday night with three championship trophies.  The mare’s connections – Shepard, and owners Amanda and Rhein Standish – received trophies at the NCHA World Finals Party on Saturday […]