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Christy Hughes and Ettafied Win First Two Titles at the NCHA Eastern Nationals

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, […]

Stevie Rey Von Wins Big for New Owner/Trainer Combo

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 “Muffy” Rogers Passes Away

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. […]

A Rockin Win at the Arbuckle Futurity

 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, […]

Non-Pro Champions Crowned at Arbuckle Mountain Futurity

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 […]

Flynn Has Smooth Finish at Abilene Spectacular

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 […]

Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Good Karma at Abilene Spectacular

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 […]

From White Line to Winner

After the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Bridey Greeson pulled TC Heiress’ left front shoe off and discovered the mare had white line disease. After having 80 percent of her hoof removed, TC Heiress sat in a stall recovering until September of 2016. After making a full recovery, she carried Boyd Rice to […]

4-Year-Olds Shine at First Show of the Year

When Mike Kemna purchased DBL Smart after the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity from one of Lloyd Cox’s customers, he was drawn to the mare for a couple of reasons. Even though she and her previous owner did not get past the Unlimited Amateur semifinals, he liked the way she looked on a […]