Blake Heid Rides to Stylish Victory at NCHA Eastern Nationals

Blake Heid first showed Stylindipity, bred by Peter and Nora Stent, at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals last year and made the top 10 in the Youth. This year, he and the mare placed first in the $2,000 Limit Rider when they marked a 220 to win $5,594. “This Eastern title is […]

John Rockey and Dureyngo Kid Sweep The Cattlemens 4-Year-Old Amateur Divisions

John Rockey had a busy week at The Cattlemens Derby and Classic. He qualified for four finals rounds – two aboard Dureyngo Kid, and two with Medal For Honor. It was 4-year-old Dureyngo Kid, “Jimmy,” who brought home the biggest paychecks, winning both the 4-Year-Old Amateur and the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur divisions. “I had really […]

Lance Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Winning Streak

Lance Cooper and Zen And Tonic won their fourth title with a score of 222. The latest came at The Cattlemens Derby and Classic, where they won the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship. “I’m okay with that being my lucky number,” laughed the laid-back teenager. “I’d take that score any day.” In the first go, Cooper, 17, […]

Ferrier and Martin Tie for NCHA Eastern Nationals $15,000 Amateur Title

At the National Cutting Horse Association Eastern Nationals, two young competitors’ dreams came true when they both marked a 219 to share the $15,000 Amateur Championship. Grant Martin, 19, rode TR Reyn Dancer to the high score, and Ryleigh Ferrier, 13, matched it on Ichi City Limits. They both earned $3,828. Ferrier, a former three-day […]

Shepard Picks Up Another Title at the NCHA Eastern Nationals

Austin Shepard is always on the lookout for a good horse, and it was that keen eye that led him to buy MK Rey Girl, the mare he marked a 221 on to win the Open and $4,908 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals. It was his second title at the 2018 […]

Madalyn Colgrove Rides Sweet Baby Marie to Success at The Cattlemen’s

Cutting horses have to be agile to be successful, but sometimes it’s the rider’s composure and ability to control the speed that is as important as the horse’s athleticism. Madalyn Colgrove, of Boligee, Alabama, said that was the key to winning the 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship at this year’s Cattlemens Derby and Classic. “The cows were […]

Blackish Repeats Ike Performance at The Cattlemens

Blackish, guided by Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Lloyd Cox, marked an impressive 225 at The Cattlemens Derby & Classic to win the 4-Year-Old Open division and a check for $15,000. This was only the mare’s second show, but it was her second 225 and second big win. Her first was at the Ike Derby […]