Sugar Smak and Rodrigo Taboga
When the dust settled, Sugar Smak and Rodrigo Taboga found themselves winners of the NCHA Futurity Limited Open. Photo by Video West Productions

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 […]
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Regan Plendl Keeps Streak Alive with Summer Spectacular Victory

Regan Plendl and Cats Lightning Rey continued their streak of wins as they thundered to a 220, winning the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals.  “The crowd tonight, they were pulling for me, so that was cool,” Plendl said.  Plendl and Cats Lightning Rey (NRR Cat King Cole x […]

2018 Cutting Lifetime Statistics

The review contains information compiled, researched and tabulated through the end of 2018. The charts rank cutting’s all-time leaders according to money won at aged and any-age events. The horses and individuals included in this statistical review are among the cutting industry’s star performers. Many of them have been at the top of their game for […]
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Rollz Royce Scores Another Jewel at NCHA Summer Spectacular

As the first horse walked into the pen for set No. 1 of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open finals, the audience buzzed with anticipation. Both sets were stacked with horses that could claim the grand prize, and each new horse-and-rider brought with them into the arena the anticipation […]

Calgary Stampede

July 5-14           Calgary, AB, CN 2019 Calgary Stampede, 403-261-0101, ag.calgarystampede.com