Justin Rockey had the lead going in the Amateur World Standings going into the NCHA World Finals, but he had a sneaking suspicion James Vangilder was going to give him a run for his money. He was right.
Some comebacks are years in the making. They’re carefully choreographed, plotted and mapped out – maybe even years in advance. James Vangilder’s return to cutting wasn't like that. It was an accident.
When Jim Vangilder rode into the arena at the Will Rogers last night, it was only the third time he had been aboard the 4-year-old gelding Take It Eazee. But that didn’t stop them from marking a 220 from the fourth draw to win the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby […]
Two riders came out on top in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals, which saw 34 horses compete for the title. The first was Langson Pattillo, who rode Dualin Smooth Legacy to a 221 from the 19th hole. The score was matched two draws later by James Vangilder and Smooth […]