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NCHA Futurity Open Champions Metallic Rey Mink & Gary Bellenfant • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

Metallic Rey Mink and Bellenfant Mark Big 226 to Win NCHA Futurity Open

The 2019 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open finals was nothing short of entertaining, keeping the audience cheering until the very end. Twenty horses and riders made it back to the finals, held Dec. 15 in the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. From the first draw, Twice In Santiago and Adan Banuelos […]
Adan Banuelos and Armani Blue at the El Rancho Futurity.

El Rancho: Armani Blue, Adan Banuelos Go Two-Steppin’

Armani Blue and Adan Banuelos added a second futurity victory to their show record, winning the Futurity Open Championship at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta with a 225 finals score at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California.  At the end of August, Banuelos rode the blue […]
Adan Banuelos astride Armani Blue at the Idaho Futurity.

Adan Banuelos Rides Away With Two Titles In Idaho

Adan Banuelos had two good reasons to celebrate at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity in Nampa after riding Armani Blue to victory in the Futurity Open finals and Badboonarising to the 4-Year-Old Open winner’s circle. Also claiming two aged-event championships at the Ford Idaho Horse Park was Elizabeth Quirk, who rode Dressedin Smartstyle […]
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Crey Zee Carries Rice to Winning NCHA Futurity Open Ride

Last year, Austin Shepard piloted Deluxe Checks to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World title shortly before riding Dual Reyish to the Futurity Open Championship – a feat that had rarely been accomplished before. But Tatum Rice stepped up to the challenge, navigating Hashtags to the Open World title before arriving in the Futurity […]

The Animal Powers to NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open Win

At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, The Animal and Lee Francois roared through the Open finals, marking a 225.5 that ultimately gave them the Reserve Championship. They returned to the Will Rogers Coliseum on Aug. 5 in the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open finals and rocked the pen again, stealing […]

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 […]

Miss Stylish Katz Breaks the Ice

Freezing, wet weather in Ardmore, Oklahoma, did nothing to ice the hot performance of Miss Stylish Katz (High Brow Cat x Miss Stylish Pepto x Peptoboonsmal) in her first major career win, where she scored a 223 to take the 5/6-Year-Old Open Championship at the Arbuckle Futurity on Feb. 21.