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Cutter and beading artist Chrystal Ainsworth is ranked in the top 15 of multiple NCHA World Standings races. Pictured with SDP Hydrive Royalty, Ainsworth pursues her passion for beading and horses day-in and day-out. • Photo by Kate Bradley Byars.

Chrystal Ainsworth has a love of cutting horses and beading business

Louisiana cutter Chrystal Ainsworth has a love of good horses and making handmade beaded tack, jewelry and accessories.
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Blackish and Julie Jarma on the Move at The Non-Pro

Julie Jarma is a brand-new resident of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and this week gave herself a nice housewarming gift in the form of a non-pro championship. Jarma and Blackish vanquished all comers in the 5/6 Year Old Non-Pro class at The Non-Pro plus The Open at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, not far from home, with a […]
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Ryan Rapp Celebrates His Birthday with a Non-Pro Win

Ryan Rapp will look back on the second week of June and remember it as being a very nice several days. On Friday, he celebrated the occasion of his 19th birthday, and two days before that, he and Boon Too Suen mare Too Suen To Drive achieved triumph, winning the 4 Year Old Non-Pro class […]

Holy Cow: Sanctus, Rodrigo Taboga as Hot as Oklahoma

Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]
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NCHA Announces Executive Committee Election Results

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) announces the results from the elections for the four open positions to fill the NCHA Executive Committee.  The following individuals were elected to serve a three-year term beginning in 2020: Rock Hedlund – Region 2 Rock Hedlund hails from Wilton, California and has been an NCHA member for more than […]
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Casey Crouch Cutters and Crew Produce Lights Out Production

With this year’s COVID-19 outbreak leaving cutting horse participants without a place to show, many trainers and their clients have found themselves looking for ways to enjoy their horses. Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Casey Crouch, his wife, Chelsa, and some friends recently came up with a fun way to have a good time and […]
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From the Archives: Smart Chic Olena

At the turn of the century, versatile stallion Smart Chic Olena’s career as a sire was taking off, buoyed by waves of successful offspring. The late stallion, who died in June 2012, now stands at $14 million in progeny earnings, with foals competing in cutting, reining, reined cow horse, barrel racing and team roping — […]