Victories such as this win with Deluxe Checks in the $25,000-added Open weekend class at the West Texas Futurity pushed Austin Shepard over the $7 million mark. • Photo by Suzanne Sylvester

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 […]

Video Shows Alleged Horse Abuse At Whitesboro cutting

An incident of alleged horse abuse at a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-approved event Saturday, July 15, near Whitesboro, Texas, on Tuesday continued to attract attention from people in the industry. Recently, a Quarter Horse News(QHN) staff member was given the chance to watch two short cell phone videos said to be of the event in question.

NCHA Investigates Alleged Horse Abuse at Texas Cutting

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) on Saturday acknowledged receiving allegations of horse abuse at an approved cutting held last week near Whitesboro, Texas. In a statement, the NCHA said it received a written complaint of abuse that allegedly happened on July 15.  “The complaint is being fully investigated and will be acted upon under […]