The cutting industry has lost another influential sire. Nitas Wood has died.
The typical 40-year anniversary gift is a ruby, usually set in a necklace or other type of jewelry. The Augusta Futurity, which will celebrate 40 years in 2019, is doing something a little different.
Acclaimed cutting horse sire Dual Pep has passed away. The stallion was humanely euthanized Sept. 25, just two days after his daughter Tears From Heaven captured the Brazos Bash Futurity Open title less than 10 miles away from his longtime home at Alpha Equine.
A long-time member of the cutting community has died.
It’s hard to know how a 3-year-old cutter is going to handle its first time going to the herd. Jeff Barnes added anther wrinkle to the equation with Tuff Crowd at the Cascades Futurity: It was the first time he’d ever cut a cow on the gelding.
Normally, there’s a chance Julie Clarke might get nervous when one of her cutting horses compete at big event. Fortunately, she was way too busy helping run the Cascades Futurity to worry too much as What Daddy Don Know walked to the herd in the Classic Challenge Open finals.
Andrew Coates was thrilled Cindy Lou Blue put everything together in the Derby Open at the Cascades Futurity. However, who was in the audience in Redmond, Oregon, made the win truly special.
When Julie Clarke thought about how many horsemen she might attract to the inaugural Cascades Futurity cutting in Oregon, she set her goal at filling 300 stalls. She got a lot more than that.
The conversation in the alleyway prior to introductions for the Senior Youth World Finals focused on points. With just two points separating Joey Varnadore from powerhouse rider Cade Shepard, the two teens speculated on who might come out the winner. Little did they know what the night would hold.
Faith Farris knows you can’t take anything for granted . . . especially not in cutting.