Langston Pattillo & Dualin Smooth Legacy

Vangilder and Pattillo Split NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Championship

Two riders came out on top in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals, which saw 34 horses compete for the title. The first was Langson Pattillo, who rode Dualin Smooth Legacy to a 221 from the 19th hole. The score was matched two draws later by James Vangilder and Smooth […]

Davis Double Dips in Unlimited Amateur

After 10 years riding cutting horses, Valleyview, Alberta, Canada, native Rocky Davis has found his saddle mate in Redneck Creyzy. The 4-year-old gelding dominated in the Will Rogers Coliseum for the second time April 11 at the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. He also took the Unlimited Amateur title in the […]

Barker Wins First Major NCHA Super Stakes Title with Smooth Nu Cat

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Unlimited Amateur finals saw some big scores posted, with four riders marking above a 220. But Gary Barker and his homebred gelding Smooth Nu Cat blew them all away when they landed a 224 to win the title and a check for $13,815. Barker, who was […]

Vivas Lives It up in Will Rogers

  Nelson Vivas was astounded. Not only had he just won the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Championship with a score of 216, he’d done it on Playboy Is Smooth, a horse he’d only ridden three times, including the event go-rounds. And, it was the day after his birthday. “Can you believe it? This is […]

Reyefied Carries Erickson to NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Title

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Open finals, held April 4 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, may have been small, but it was packed with talented horses and riders. Eight duos rode to the herd, and Reyefied and Brent Erickson came out on top when they […]

Cheyenne Johnson & Tom E Toy Hit Their Stride

Cheyenne Johnson has known her 8-year-old gelding Tom E Toy since he was born, but it was only at the end of his 5-year-old season that she got to own him. And while the pair has been working together for the past two years, they only started winning six months ago. During the National Cutting […]

Last-Minute Trip Yields Non-Pro Victory

Alexis Stephas hadn’t planned on being in Jackson, Mississippi, for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals this year, but the Weatherford, Texas-based cutter is pleased she made the impromptu trip. Marking a 217.5, Stephas won the Non-Pro and $4,835 aboard her mainstay mount Once You Go Black. “The one thing about that horse […]

Van Boekel and Middleton Tie for NCHA Eastern Nationals $5,000 Novice Non-Pro

When Eric Van Boekel’s wife, Katherine, sold her $5,000 Novice Non-Pro horse and then posted the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals slot as available for sale on Facebook, she couldn’t have known the person who bought it would become her husband’s fiercest competition at the show. As the second to last person to […]

Ali Good Takes Second Title Home from NCHA Eastern Nationals

Ali Good made it two titles for two entries during her first visit to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals when she marked a 222 to win the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro. Riding Cat Atat Cat, the gelding she won the Senior Youth with, Good collected $3,777. “I have so much confidence in my […]