Hott Rod and Corey Cushing at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions
Hott Rod and Corey Cushing delivered a 668 in the finals to become Open Derby World Champs. (Photo by Primo Morales)

Hott Rod Gets the Job Done for Corey Cushing in Usual Otherworldly Effort

Corey Cushing and Hott Rod paid tribute, per se, to the 5-year-old stallion’s Equi-Stat Elite $3 million sire Hottish, who died earlier this month, by winning the 2020 Tres Osos Derby Open championship on Monday. Hott Rod (out of Sugars Smart Kitty by High Brow Cat) and Cushing displayed true consistency throughout the competition — winning […]
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Shining CD Light Sparkles in NRCHA Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Open

After winning the 2018 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity a few months ago, the NRCHA’s new president, Corey Cushing, came back to Fort Worth with a different horse — Shining CD Light — and cut, slid and circled his way to another title. He and the stallion, who has not been in […]
Corey Cushing roping a steer at World Greatest

Cushing’s Top Choices

A $2 million reined cow horse rider, Corey Cushing commented on some of his favorite horses that have carried him to the pay window throughout his career. He’s a two-time National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champion and a winner of the World’s Greatest Horseman. Now, Corey Cushing has become one […]
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Working Cow Horses Steal Spotlight at AQHA World Show

Matt Koch has hauled to Oklahoma City four times to compete in the American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) Lucas Oil World Championship Show, and four times he’s left with a golden globe. It’s a feat few other riders can claim, and Koch calls it crazy. With a win in the Junior Working Cow Horse aboard […]
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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Prelims Complete

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open preliminaries came to an end on Oct.15 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. They say it all comes down to the fence work, and that was demonstrated in the John Justin Arena. The last horse to work out of 209 […]