A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper, a cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas, rode away with the $10,100 grand prize in the Futurity Open of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Stakes on Thursday in West Monroe, Louisiana. A Star Is Borne, a mare, is by Boon Too Suen and out of Holly Is Smooth […]
Sept. 1-8 West Monroe, LA Cotton Stakes, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, $150,000 Added, 318-512-1596, cottonstakescutting.com
Desires A Gun may be little, but she is fierce in the show pen. She proved her worth yet again at the Cotton Stakes, where she and Nadine Payne won the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro and 3-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro championships! “Toad,” who is by Boon Too Suen, scored a 215 in the first go-round and a 215 […]
When Olena Shes Metallic, a daughter of Equi-Stat Elite $21 Million Sire Metallic Cat, and Walt Erwin entered the arena from the second draw, the crowd erupted in cat-calls. The cheers grew louder as the duo put the moves on their cattle, earning the Cotton Stakes 3-Year-Old Intermediate Open title in a nine-horse field. “It was good! We cut three really […]
Stylish Hailee and James Payne rolled into West Monroe, Louisiana, for the Cotton Stakes fresh off their win at the West Texas Futurity, where they were named the Futurity Open Champions. When they head home from the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, they’ll be carrying their second Futurity Open title.
The 2018 Cotton Stakes are in full swing at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. The debut of a new leveling system and Tropical Storm Gordon haven’t deterred the competition, as the arena has been packed with top competitors coming back for seconds. Stay tuned for more updates from the show! 4-Year-Old […]
The class-restructuring proposal under consideration by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) will be tested at this year’s Cotton Stakes.
After settling for second place in a few recent big events, Denise Seiz and Time For A Smoothie broke through in a big way on Sunday, Sept. 10, with the Cotton Stakes Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship. Seiz, of Cedartown, Georgia, and the 2013 roan mare (Smooth As A Cat x One Secret Desire x One […]
Oklahoman Ty Moore rode Sweet Sister Cat to the second straight Futurity Non-Pro Championship of the mare’s career with a victory at the Cotton Stakes.