Cutting horse competitors will notice several changes – some big and some small – were implemented this year by the NCHA. There also are new NCHA programs.
Kandace Stone has competed at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals four or five times and had placed at the show, but this year marked her first time to win a championship. The Dublin, Texas, resident rode Laneys Gotta Player (Lizzys Gotta Player x Catalaney x High Brow Cat), a 7-year-old gelding bred […]
Cutting Commander, whose Equi-Stat lifetime cutting earnings officially surpassed the $100,000 mark last summer, added $4,896 to her show record following her Non-Pro win at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi. Missy Jean Etheridge and Cutting Commander (Third Cutting x Olena Peppy Command x Miss N Command), a 7-year-old mare bred […]
If you’re a betting man, one logical choice to guide one or more horses to a championship title during this year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi, would be Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Austin Shepard. The Summerdale, Alabama, trainer has won numerous Eastern Nationals titles through the years and this year […]
National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals Open Champions Big Bow Pepto and Josh Dozier, who earned $5,026 March 5 with a dramatic 220.5 finish in Jackson, Miss.The last 10 seconds probably seemed like 10 minutes to
Cameron Thompson finally won his first title.Competing in Eastern Nationals Youth cutting events for the final time in Jackson, Miss., on Sunday, 19-year-old
$15,000 Amateur victory Friday aboard 11-year-old mare Lasso My Colors.Butch Shaver, 74, a real estate businessman based in Parkersburg, W. Va., a cancer survivor and a longtime cutting horse owner, had owned champions before. He had never guided one to a big win in the arena on his own until his
Eastern National Championships had always ranked high on Steve Colclasure’s “bucket list” of things to accomplish before his life ends. “I’d been second here twice, and I’d always wanted to win it,” he said. Thursday in Jackson, Miss., the 38-year-old Cushing, Okla., trainer won the Open and the $3,000 Novice Open titles within a few hours of each other while riding two geldings sired by Smart Little Lena.Winning a title at the National Cutting Horse Association