Virginia Kilduff, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, rode 8-year-old Jay Jay Wilson in the first-ever Invitational Amateur Blow Out in Las Vegas, Nevada. • Photo by Midge Ames.

Arizona Cutter Cashes In Big At $15,000-Added Amateur Blow Out

Two cows into a great run in the first-ever Invitational Amateur Blow Out in Vegas, Virginia Kilduff threw caution to the wind. In her final cut – with everybody watching – she gathered her courage and chipped her last cow.

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 […]

Amateur Hour

The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting events are known for bringing high-energy crowds and attracting some of the industry’s greatest any-age athletes. The event is made up of main Open and Non-Pro divisions, but amateurs have been wanting in on a part of the action.

Change to NCHA Amateur Rules Announced

As a result of a recent rule change approved by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) executive committee, the earnings cap for NCHA Amateur card holders that are 60 years of age or older will be increased to $200,000 limited-age event/$200,000 weekend, and $400,000 lifetime. Under the new rule, past or future senior monies will […]
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Cactus Reining Classic Adds AQHA Ranch Pleasure Classes

cactusIn response to the growing popularity of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Pleasure classes, the Cactus Reining Classic announced the addition of both the AQHA Amateur Ranch Pleasure and AQHA Youth Ranch Pleasure classes to the 2014 schedule at the upcoming event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 5-9.