Paul Hansma, cutting's newest $6 million rider, is shown aboard one of his top earners, Sisters CD.

Paul Hansma passes $6 million mark

Cutter Paul Hansma didn’t realize he was close to a major career milestone until the congratulations arrived by text message and phone call after the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular.

Farewell to Bob Byrd

Bob Byrd, 88, the 1964 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Co-Champion and a contestant and honoree in the NCHA Futurity 50th Anniversary Champions Cup in 2011, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Jayton, Texas. Byrd was born on Sept. 11, 1928, to Charlie and Lizzie Byrd, and married Maricate Warren in September 1951. Visitation […]

Metalic Al Wows at Idaho Mercuria

The Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event is a popular show each year, and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)/Mercuria World Series of Cutting event it hosts always brings a big and rowdy crowd.

Shepard Passes $7 Million Milestone

Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Alabama, passed a major earnings milestone at the West Texas Futurity, held Aug. 12-20 in Amarillo, Texas. He joined Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp and two $8 million riders – Matt Gaines and Lloyd Cox – as the only riders to earn more than $7 million in the National […]

Change to NCHA Amateur Rules Announced

As a result of a recent rule change approved by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) executive committee, the earnings cap for NCHA Amateur card holders that are 60 years of age or older will be increased to $200,000 limited-age event/$200,000 weekend, and $400,000 lifetime. Under the new rule, past or future senior monies will […]

2017 Lifetime Cutting Statistics

The 2017 Lifetime Cutting Statistics contain information compiled, researched and tabulated through the end of 2016. The charts rank cutting’s all-time leaders according to money won at aged and any-age events. The data contained in this review includes regular purse money and money awarded by incentives open to all stallions. The money attributed to a […]