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, 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 […]
Austin Shepard hopes that in 20 years time, he and his children will be riding horses that carry the bloodlines of Christy Hughes – the mare he rode to the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships $25,000 Novice title. Shepard marked a 224 on Christy Hughes, 6, who he owns with his wife, […]
The ninth annual Cattlemens Derby and Classic offers $125,000 in added money, which draws much of the industry’s top talent. On March 7, the 5/6-Year-Old Open finalists were the first to officially cash in. It was Stevie Rey Von who delivered for his new owners Alvin and Becky Fults, of Amarillo, Texas.
Mary Lynne “Muffy” Rogers peacefully departed this world on Feb. 18, 2018, with her family by her side. Rogers was born in Chula Vista, California. She attended Orme School in Mayer, Arizona, and then attended the University of Wyoming her freshman year. In Laramie, Wyoming, she first met Glenn Rogers Jr. when they drag raced. […]
In a great piece of music, the crescendo will sometimes appear in the middle, bringing to a peak the energy and impact of the piece. That’s basically what happened with Rockin KW at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity on Feb. 25. Owned by Kim and Whit Davis and ridden by Kim in the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur, […]
Fort Worth, Texas realtor Von Sutten woke up the judges on a Sunday afternoon when he and his gelding, Superey, controlled a rowdy set of cattle to score a 220 and take the win in the 5/6-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur finals at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity on Feb. 25.
Lance Cooper just might have it figured out when it comes to being in his “zen” – at least with his mare, Zen And Tonic. He and the mare rode to their second win of the year in the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity on Feb. 24. One definition of “zen” is a […]
Ashley Flynn and LHR Smooth James Rey drew last in the Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals, held Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Taylor County Expo Center. The cattle were fractious, and that position in the draw is notoriously not the best for handling angsty cows. Still, Flynn and her gelding powered through and marked a […]
At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Lance Cooper rode his new horse, Zen And Tonic, to the Limited Non-Pro Co-Championship. They rolled that success over into 2018, winning the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship with a 222 – the same score they marked at the Futurity. It was a great birthday gift […]