Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting
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Lance Cooper Takes Second Straight Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting

The National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) World Finals show just seems to agree with Lance Cooper. Cooper, 18, won his second straight National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting on Friday (July 26) in Will Rogers Coliseum. Minutes after his latest win, he stood in the shade under the overhang of the […]

Lance Cooper & Zen And Tonic Still Unstoppable

If you follow limited-age cutting and don’t recognize the name Zen And Tonic, you haven’t been paying attention. The 4-year-old mare has been a force in the arena with young Lance Cooper, and they have maintained that momentum for the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Cooper, a 17-year-old non-pro based out […]

Lance Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Winning Streak

Lance Cooper and Zen And Tonic won their fourth title with a score of 222. The latest came at The Cattlemens Derby and Classic, where they won the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship. “I’m okay with that being my lucky number,” laughed the laid-back teenager. “I’d take that score any day.” In the first go, Cooper, 17, […]

Non-Pro Champions Crowned at Arbuckle Mountain Futurity

Lance Cooper just might have it figured out when it comes to being in his “zen” – at least with his mare, Zen And Tonic. He and the mare rode to their second win of the year in the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity on Feb. 24. One definition of “zen” is a […]

Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Good Karma at Abilene Spectacular

At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Lance Cooper rode his new horse, Zen And Tonic, to the Limited Non-Pro Co-Championship. They rolled that success over into 2018, winning the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship with a 222 – the same score they marked at the Futurity. It was a great birthday gift […]
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Trea Rice and CR Sun Reys Claim NCHA Senior Youth Scholarship Championship

Trea RiceTrea RiceFort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum was buzzing with excitement during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Youth Scholarship finals on July 25. The Junior and Senior divisions saw a total 53 entries, and the young riders from all over competed for championship honors. In the Senior Youth Scholarship finals, it was Trea Rice and CR Sun Reys who bested the field to take home the victory title.