Champion cutter, reiner and standout sire Smart Chic Olena was hailed for his versatility and trainability during the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame ceremony held recently in Jacksonville, Florida.
Over the past year, Ali Good has learned how to cut shape when the cows won’t cooperate. Learning that lesson helped Good mark a 221 on Cat Atat Cat and win $327 as the Senior Youth champion at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals. “It’s pretty cool,” Good said of winning her first […]
Charles Russell Bushaw may only be 14, but the young cutter from Weatherford, Texas, who placed second in the Junior Youth, mixed with the adults and marked a 220 on Crown Ranch LP’s Peptotoodie to win the $35,000 Non-Pro at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals. Bushaw earned $3,717 for his win. “It […]
Katherine Queen has grown up going to cutting horse shows, but the 14-year-old from Allendale, South Carolina, had never been to a big show by herself before. Riding solo did not faze Queen, as she and her gelding Metallic Manziel marked a 225 to win the Junior Youth and $312 at the 2018 National Cutting […]
Blake Heid first showed Stylindipity, bred by Peter and Nora Stent, at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals last year and made the top 10 in the Youth. This year, he and the mare placed first in the $2,000 Limit Rider when they marked a 220 to win $5,594. “This Eastern title is […]
A long-time Montana rancher and the coordinator of Texas A&M University’s Equine Initiative were recently elected onto the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee.
John Rockey had a busy week at The Cattlemens Derby and Classic. He qualified for four finals rounds – two aboard Dureyngo Kid, and two with Medal For Honor. It was 4-year-old Dureyngo Kid, “Jimmy,” who brought home the biggest paychecks, winning both the 4-Year-Old Amateur and the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur divisions. “I had really […]
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) announced a new series of continuing education events for current and aspiring equine practitioners.
Voting will open soon for the office of National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) vice president. The association announced Steve Norris and Jim Johnson are this year’s candidates.
Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, unlimited amateur rider Danny Jones cut his way to the top of The Cattlemens Derby and Classic 5/6-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur division. In the first go, Jones was the sixth draw out of 47 competitors aboard Play Miss Boonsmal. The duo had a solid run going until their third cow. “The first two […]