Alexis Stephas & Once You Go Black • Photo by Hart Photos

Last-Minute Trip Yields Non-Pro Victory

Alexis Stephas hadn’t planned on being in Jackson, Mississippi, for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals this year, but the Weatherford, Texas-based cutter is pleased she made the impromptu trip. Marking a 217.5, Stephas won the Non-Pro and $4,835 aboard her mainstay mount Once You Go Black. “The one thing about that horse […]

First Draws Sweep Last Four Finals at The Ike

Everyone in cutting has a preferred draw. Some like a draw in the middle to see how the cows are working, and some like the later draw so they know exactly what they need to mark to win. A few also like the early draws, because any cow could be there’s, but there is no […]

Standish Shows Mom’s Still Got It In Augusta

Amanda Standish was out of the saddle for eight months surrounding the birth of her daughter, Eloise, but on Thursday showed her 7-month-old mom was back in top form by nabbing the Augusta Futurity 5/6-Year-old Unlimited Amateur Championship.

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 […]