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Top 5 Cutting Sires

What does it take for a stallion to build a name for himself? With the quantity of top-level sires available in the Western performance horse industry today, it’s not an easy feat. Still, the cream always seems to rise and quality genetics endure. The Equi-Stat Five-Year Stallion Statistics were created to give credit where it is due […]
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Tears From Heaven Carries Cooper to Brazos Bash Championship

The Brazos Bash Futurity Open Championship was led by a 217 marked from the first draw, which held strong throughout nearly the entirety of the class. That is, until the Dual Pep mare Tears From Heaven and Michael Cooper earned a 222 from the last draw with a performance that wowed the crowd and sent […]
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Desires A Gun Doubles Up at Cotton Stakes

Desires A Gun may be little, but she is fierce in the show pen. She proved her worth yet again at the Cotton Stakes, where she and Nadine Payne won the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro and 3-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro championships! “Toad,” who is by Boon Too Suen, scored a 215 in the first go-round and a 215 […]

Event Recap: 2018 Breeder’s Invitational

The 2018 edition of the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) was held May 12-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show has paid out nearly $20 million in the last 12 years and is ranked as one of the major limited-age events in the industry. Read on and click the links to learn more about all the champions! Derby […]

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. […]

Boozer Named NCHA Show Secretary of the Year

“Leave them with a smile,” said Judy Boozer, the first recipient of the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) Sandy Sokol Show Secretary of the Year award. Six months ago, NCHA Vice President Ron Pietrafeso convinced the NCHA Executive Committee that as show secretaries are paid employees and not eligible for the Member’s Hall of Fame, […]
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Leading Sire Metallic Cat Sells

Equi-Stat Elite $14 Million Sire Metallic Cat has sold to Robert “Bobby” Patton Jr., of Rocking P Ranch. The stallion changed hands Wednesday, Sept. 20, for an undisclosed price.

Reymageddon Rocks Reno

At the inaugural Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, held Sept. 11-17 in Reno, Nevada, Reymageddon proved lightning can strike twice. The full brother to 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Reymanator carried professional Zane Davis to an exciting win at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Reymageddon (Dual Rey x Savannah […]

Farewell to Bob Byrd

Bob Byrd, 88, the 1964 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Co-Champion and a contestant and honoree in the NCHA Futurity 50th Anniversary Champions Cup in 2011, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Jayton, Texas. Byrd was born on Sept. 11, 1928, to Charlie and Lizzie Byrd, and married Maricate Warren in September 1951. Visitation […]