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It’s hard to know how a 3-year-old cutter is going to handle its first time going to the herd. Jeff Barnes added anther wrinkle to the equation with Tuff Crowd at the Cascades Futurity: It was the first time he’d ever cut a cow on the gelding.
Normally, there’s a chance Julie Clarke might get nervous when one of her cutting horses compete at big event. Fortunately, she was way too busy helping run the Cascades Futurity to worry too much as What Daddy Don Know walked to the herd in the Classic Challenge Open finals.
Andrew Coates was thrilled Cindy Lou Blue put everything together in the Derby Open at the Cascades Futurity. However, who was in the audience in Redmond, Oregon, made the win truly special.
Eric Wisehart had a plan in mind when he walked into the herd for the Cascades Futurity Intermediate Open finals. It worked out even better than he hoped.
Hott Rox was making his career debut at the Cascades Futurity, but the sorrel gelding put not one, but in two, high-scoring runs on finals night.
When Julie Clarke thought about how many horsemen she might attract to the inaugural Cascades Futurity cutting in Oregon, she set her goal at filling 300 stalls. She got a lot more than that.
A new premier aged-event cutting is headed to Oregon this year, and organizers are offering a load of added money for amateurs.