Super Stakes Limited Open Champions Zen And Tonic and Lance Cooper • Photo by Hart Photos

Lance Cooper & Zen And Tonic Still Unstoppable

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 […]

Anderson and Littlemak Ride to Classic Non-Pro Championship

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 […]

Vangilder and Pattillo Split NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Championship

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 […]

Davis Double Dips in Unlimited Amateur

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 […]

Barker Wins First Major NCHA Super Stakes Title with Smooth Nu Cat

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 […]

Vivas Lives It up in Will Rogers

  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 […]

Chelsea Tatum Marks Big to Win NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro

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 […]

Reyefied Carries Erickson to NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Title

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Open finals, held April 4 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, may have been small, but it was packed with talented horses and riders. Eight duos rode to the herd, and Reyefied and Brent Erickson came out on top when they […]

Fults Ranch Ltd. Delivers 1-2 Punch in NCHA Super Stakes Classic

With Stevie Rey Von added to their arsenal, Fults Ranch Ltd. is proving it won’t fade quietly into the background after the sale of Metallic Cat. Their new 6-year-old stallion and a 6-year-old mare they bred – both by “Denver” – clinched the top placings in the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super […]

Cheyenne Johnson & Tom E Toy Hit Their Stride

Cheyenne Johnson has known her 8-year-old gelding Tom E Toy since he was born, but it was only at the end of his 5-year-old season that she got to own him. And while the pair has been working together for the past two years, they only started winning six months ago. During the National Cutting […]