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Dual Reyish and Austin Shepard were named the Open Champions at the NCHA Eastern Nationals. • Photo by Seth Petit & Video West Productions

Shepard Sweeps Open Finals at NCHA Eastern Nationals

With his first of three horses slated to compete in the Open finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi, Austin Shepard drew second amidst a field of 17 horse-and-rider teams. Riding to the herd aboard the Center Ranch-owned Woody Be Tuff stallion CR Dualin Tuff, Shepard marked a 219, which […]
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Dual Reyish Picks up Congress Win

Austin Shepard and Dual Reyish almost didn’t make it into the finals of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Derby Open Cutting held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Oct. 17. In the first go, a rough cut on the first cow earned the pair a 144, leaving them sitting right on the bubble. In the […]

Breeder’s Invitational Record Shattered

The horses in the Derby Open at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) are setting records. The minimum composite to advance to the finals this year was an all-time high at an impressive 438.5 – exceeding the previous record by 1.5 points. Bob O’ Bannon, executive director of the BI, said he believes the show attracts the […]
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Dual Reyish Carries Austin Shepard to NCHA Futurity Open Championship

In 1970, Doc O’Lena became the first horse to make a clean sweep of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open preliminary rounds, semifinals and finals. Since then, the feat has not been repeated. But on Dec. 10, Dual Reyish carried Austin Shepard to the Futurity Open Championship, their fourth victory in a string that […]