At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, The Animal and Lee Francois roared through the Open finals, marking a 225.5 that ultimately gave them the Reserve Championship. They returned to the Will Rogers Coliseum on Aug. 5 in the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open finals and rocked the pen again, stealing […]
In 1970, Doc O’Lena became the first horse to make a clean sweep of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open preliminary rounds, semifinals and finals. Since then, the feat has not been repeated. But on Dec. 10, Dual Reyish carried Austin Shepard to the Futurity Open Championship, their fourth victory in a string that […]
The Tunica Futurity, held Jan. 27-Feb. 3, is enjoying a new venue this year. The show that began in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Tunica, Miss., in 2005, now calls West Monroe, La., home. To break in the new location in style, Adan Banuelos swept the Open.
National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. Norris laughed when first approached for an interview and said, “Y’all forgive me if I don’t remember everything about my run – that was 34 horses ago.”Kayla Norris of Hattiesburg, Miss., and CD Kual Gun set the bar high with a 219 as the first team to work in the Unlimited Amateur finals at the
The Southern Cutting Futurity descended on Jackson, Miss., Oct. 21-27, bringing some of the sport's greatest limited-age horses out to compete. As the dust settled on the Futurity Open finals Thursday, Oct. 24, Elseware and trainer Lee Francois were sitting at the top of the scoreboard.