Westfall and Cowan Pick Up El Rancho Mercuria/NCHA World Series Titles

The cattle must have felt the electricity in the air as the loud rock music played and large crowd of spectators enthusiastically expressed their support for the six finalists in the El Rancho Futurity’s Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series Open finals. They were definitely “wound up,” trainer Russ Westfall said. Westfall rode Reyning […]
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Matt Gaines Finishes One, Two in El Rancho Futurity

Matt Gaines could not have asked for a better El Rancho Futurity after having won the Futurity Open Championship and Reserve Championship titles. Carrying him to top honors with a score of 222 was Desires Bo Monkey (Dual Rey x Playguns Desire x Playgun), a gelding bred by H.B. Bartlett, DVM, of Pike Road, Alabama, […]

Eazee E Fires Back with Mercuria Open Championship

Two mares, Eazee E and Deluxe Checks, were running 1-2 atop the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World standings going into the El Rancho Futurity. The most recent tally showed Kevin and Sydney Knight’s Eazee E trailing Deluxe Checks by almost $15,000 going into the California event, but she and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million […]

Cindy Lou Blue Takes The El Rancho Futurity Open Championship

Cindy Lou Blue launched her show career into orbit with the El Rancho Futurity Open Championship. California horseman Andrew Coates and the 2014 daughter of High Brow Cat, owned by Coyote Rock Ranch, won with a 221. The Reserve Championship went to Good Lookin Metallic and Grant Setnicka, who marked a 216.5. Cindy Lou Blue’s mother, Swingin […]

First Champions Crowned at El Rancho Futurity

The El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta just kicked off a few days back in Rancho Murieta, California, and the excitement has already started ramping up. The Derby and Classic/Challenge Open finals were the first two to go, and some of the cutting industry’s hard hitters proved their place was on top.