Few stallions have risen up the sire ranks as quickly as Once In A Blu Boon has in the past two years.
The cattle at the Summer Spectacular look pretty tough, but they had nothing on Nadine Payne and a horse called Princess.
After the first three horses walked into the pen during the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Open, held Aug. 4 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, the score to beat was a 219. Summer Time Fun and James Payne did that and then some when they marked […]
The Bill Freeman Award is given annually to a cutting competitor who epitomizes the namesake’s tradition of pursuing excellence in the show pen. In 2018, that honor was bestowed upon trainer James Payne.
Some horses are just born special. Brenda Armstrong knew that PG Heavily Armed – the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Finals Show Champion – was a standout from the very start.
Going into the Southern Cutting Futurity Non-Pro, Nadine Payne and Desires A Gun had won two non-pro futurities, placed second in a third and her husband, trainer James Payne, had ridden the mare to the Southern Cutting Futurity Open Reserve Championship a few days before. Any pressure?
Stylish Hailee and James Payne continued to blaze through the early cutting futurities with a victory in the Southern Cutting Futurity Open Championship.
The 2018 Brazos Bash is in full swing at Silverado on the Brazos in Weatherford, Texas. Stay tuned for more updates from the show! 4-Year-Old Open Rollz Royce and Beau Galyean 14S (Dual Smart Rey x Show Biz Kitty x High Brow Cat) Owner: Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, MS Breeder: Royce Stallcup, Seymour, TX Score: 225 Payout: $19,000 […]
Stylish Hailee and James Payne rolled into West Monroe, Louisiana, for the Cotton Stakes fresh off their win at the West Texas Futurity, where they were named the Futurity Open Champions. When they head home from the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, they’ll be carrying their second Futurity Open title.
The West Texas Futurity featured the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro finals, drawing a big audience, big payouts and a great sense of déjà vu after the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which ended in early August. James Payne and Playgun stallion PG Heavily Armed spent more than two minutes […]