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Late Cutter John Rockey to be Honored at PCCHA Derby

A tribute ceremony for the late John Rockey Sr. will be held Wednesday, June 12, during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby. The cutter from Palmdale, California, passed away last week. PCCHA Executive Director Phil Benadum said the ceremony will be held in the arena at the South Point Equestrian Center between the second and […]
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NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur Goes to John Rockey and Sweet Toothe

John Rockey added one more award to the illustrious non-professional cutter’s 2018 collection on Dec. 7 when he rode Sweet Toothe, a gelding owned by Rockey and his wife, Rose, to win the National Cutting Horse Association (MCHA) Futurity Unlimited Amateur Championship with a 218 finals score. He and the horse collected $23,837 for the […]

Vivas Lives It up in Will Rogers

  Nelson Vivas was astounded. Not only had he just won the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Championship with a score of 216, he’d done it on Playboy Is Smooth, a horse he’d only ridden three times, including the event go-rounds. And, it was the day after his birthday. “Can you believe it? This is […]

John Rockey and Dureyngo Kid Sweep The Cattlemens 4-Year-Old Amateur Divisions

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 […]