Rider demonstrating how to use your reins while riding a cutting horse

Get A Grip — Learn How to Use Your Reins While Cutting

If you’re new to cutting or thinking of getting involved in cutting you may have attended some shows or watched some live stream cutting to get a better understanding of the sport. If so, you might be wondering about all the different ways cutters hold and use their reins. Follow along in the video as […]
Todd Drummond Memorial Award winner Cash Carpenter

Cash Carpenter Wins Todd Drummond Memorial Award

West Texan Cash Carpenter was the recipient of the Todd Drummond Memorial Award on NCHA Futurity Open finals Sunday last month. The Todd Drummond award is presented each year to a young cutter who demonstrates athletic and scholastic achievement outside the cutting pen. The 18-year-old from Silverton, Texas, has demonstrated ability both as team captain […]

Good Help the Difference for NCHA Amateur Champion

Roger Booth said he’d felt a little nervous from the first day he rode Quaintrelle into the herd at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. And, yes, he was excited and relieved following their 217 Amateur finals run, but the “worst part yet” set in. As the fifth draw, he had to wait for […]
Sugar Smak and Rodrigo Taboga

Sugar Smak, Rodrigo Taboga Enjoy Sweet Taste of NCHA Limited Open Victory

Sugar Smak (Kit Kat Sugar x Mates Pretty Special x Smart Mate), a mare bred by Chet Burrows of Olney, Texas, and ridden by Rodrigo Taboga, won the Futurity Limited Open finals and more than $11,500 with a finals score of 220 at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum.  Some of the best riders and 3-year-old […]

EL RANCHO FUTURITY

Ranco Murieta, CA – Sept. 6-15, 2019 594 Entries – $143,000 Added – $380,985.64 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Final $$ / Total $$ FUTURITY OPEN – 57 E. – $40,000 Add. – $83,983 TP 1) ARMANI BLUE (16S) / Adan Banuelos / Jeffrey David Neidhart, 225, $12,000 (Smooth As […]
Ann Fonck and Gunners Specialolena at the Americana 2019.

Americana 2019 Wrapup: Belgian Tops NRHA Field

Ann Fonck, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Rider from Belgium, had a good weekend.  Fonck and Gunners Specialolena (Gunners Special Nite x Dolly Jac Olena x Spat Olena), a 5-year-old mare bred by Luigi Parise and owned by Diego Dalla Gassa, captured the $44,000-added NRHA Bronze Trophy Open at the Americana 2019 […]
Slate River Ranch mare named Pet Squirrel competing in the cutting pen

In Total Harmony: Slate River Ranch

The successful teamwork between Slate River Ranch owner Glade Knight and trainer John Mitchell has produced numerous champion cutting horses. A “magic cross” may produce a champion performer that will reward his or her breeder with a ranking among the industry leaders. When it comes to Glade Knight’s Slate River Ranch, which ranks among the […]
Reyly and Regan Plendl standing with their horses

Living the Dream: Reyly and Regan Plendl

Regan Plendl just won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro on her family’s homebred Cats Lightning Rey. Here’s a throwback to the day Quarter Horse News caught up with the cutting-crazed teenager and her twin back in 2017. Ten years ago, twin sisters Reyly and Regan Plendl sat in front of the television […]