The first day of official classes began at the NRBC in Katy, Texas, on April 16, with the first section of the Classic Non-Pro prelims. Of the 167 non-pros entered, the first 84 made smart maneuvers and big stops inside the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Coliseum on Monday. Leading the Classic Level 4 Non-Pro prelims […]
If you follow limited-age cutting and don’t recognize the name Zen And Tonic, you haven’t been paying attention. The 4-year-old mare has been a force in the arena with young Lance Cooper, and they have maintained that momentum for the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Cooper, a 17-year-old non-pro based out […]
Spectators at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity were glued to their seats until the very last Open horse-rider combination entered the pen.
Carlo Ambrosini rode into the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity Non-Pro, threw down a great run and dared the others to catch him.
The Will Rogers Coliseum has been quite kind to cutters riding early in the finals at this year’s Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Texas rancher Steve Anderson was no exception when he and his gelding Littlemak crushed the competition with a score of 224 as the third horse to go in […]
Two riders came out on top in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals, which saw 34 horses compete for the title. The first was Langson Pattillo, who rode Dualin Smooth Legacy to a 221 from the 19th hole. The score was matched two draws later by James Vangilder and Smooth […]
After 10 years riding cutting horses, Valleyview, Alberta, Canada, native Rocky Davis has found his saddle mate in Redneck Creyzy. The 4-year-old gelding dominated in the Will Rogers Coliseum for the second time April 11 at the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. He also took the Unlimited Amateur title in the […]
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Unlimited Amateur finals saw some big scores posted, with four riders marking above a 220. But Gary Barker and his homebred gelding Smooth Nu Cat blew them all away when they landed a 224 to win the title and a check for $13,815. Barker, who was […]
Nelson Vivas was astounded. Not only had he just won the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Championship with a score of 216, he’d done it on Playboy Is Smooth, a horse he’d only ridden three times, including the event go-rounds. And, it was the day after his birthday. “Can you believe it? This is […]
In the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro finals, the stakes were high almost right from the start. Langston Pattillo guided High Stylin CD to a 222 from the third draw, and the pressure was on for the rest of the contestants. However, Chelsea Tatum, of Granbury, Texas, didn’t let nerves […]