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Chromium & Dylan Meyer • Photo by John O'Hara

El Rancho Spring Classic Promotes West Coast Cutting

The El Rancho Spring Classic, presented by Carol Ward, owner of Carol Ward Cutting Horses and the Murieta Equestrian Center, took place at Murieta Equestrian Center April 25-28 in Rancho Murieta, California. The El Rancho Cutting Horse Association, an NCHA Affiliate, prides itself on promoting one of the last outdoor cuttings on the West Coast. […]
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Highbrow Supercat Laid to Rest

The day before Mother’s Day, Highbrow Supercat, a distinguished mom herself, was laid to rest. The mare had been in colic surgery at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma, but didn’t recover and passed away May 11.
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NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Ends in Tie

The Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro finals turned out to be a marriage of ties, as both the champion and reserve champion spots made room for four. A purse of $471,864 was the carrot for the 20 riders hoping their ride might be blessed on Palm Sunday, April 14, […]
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Alannah Chalmers and Metallic Made Capture Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro

Alannah Chalmers was mildly subdued following her win in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro April 13. She had been a little discouraged before coming into the finals, and she also missed her mom, Julie Hansma. Hansma, who suffered a traumatic brain injury last October […]
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Megan Miller and Carolena Reyn Repeat NCHA Super Stakes Success

Storms were moving across north Texas and wreaking havoc as they traversed to the east April 13, but a different kind of storm was happening in the Will Rogers Coliseum as 26 riders competed for a share of the more than $261,000 purse in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat […]
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Chelsea Tatum Repeats in NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro

An emotional Chelsea Tatum gripped the reins of her mare, Bobs Smart Rey, as she soaked in a rather miraculous repeat win in the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro, held April 11, in Fort Worth, Texas. “This mare is 6 and she is just so awesome,” Tatum […]
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Rollz Royce Throws Down 228 to Win NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Open finals took place on April 6 before the Open finals, and the field was stacked with some of the best 5- and 6-year-old horses in the industry. The first three entries out had a tough time with the cattle, but draw five, Second Spot and […]
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Hiss N Vinegar Fires to NCHA Super Stakes Open Win

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Open finals, held April 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, boasted two sets of finalists for a total of 21 horse-and-rider combos. Included in the line-up were second go-round winner Exs N Ohhs; NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Badboonarising; […]
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This Bentleys Hot Claims NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Title

With three horses qualified for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Classic Limited Open finals, the odds-on favorite going into the 11-head class had to be Brent Erickson. It didn’t take Erickson long to set the bar — as draw No. 1, he scored a 220 on Dacole Investment Company’s […]
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Kit Kat Sugar Rolls Over $1 Million Sire Threshold

2012 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year Kit Kat Sugar has surpassed the $1 million mark as a sire. While “Skeet” has sired quite a few offspring for the cutting pen, the success of his No. 1 earner — a reined cow horse — helped elevate the stallion to his newest […]