Westfall and Cowan Pick Up El Rancho Mercuria/NCHA World Series Titles

The cattle must have felt the electricity in the air as the loud rock music played and large crowd of spectators enthusiastically expressed their support for the six finalists in the El Rancho Futurity’s Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series Open finals. They were definitely “wound up,” trainer Russ Westfall said. Westfall rode Reyning […]
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Matt Gaines Finishes One, Two in El Rancho Futurity

Matt Gaines could not have asked for a better El Rancho Futurity after having won the Futurity Open Championship and Reserve Championship titles. Carrying him to top honors with a score of 222 was Desires Bo Monkey (Dual Rey x Playguns Desire x Playgun), a gelding bred by H.B. Bartlett, DVM, of Pike Road, Alabama, […]
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Hottish Soars Past $1 Million Sire Mark

Hottish started his stallion career with a bang last year when son Dual Reyish won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship, landing his sire the sport’s biggest prize in his freshman year at stud. Things didn’t slow down in his sophomore season, and Hottish is now an Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire.