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.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Open finals, held April 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, boasted two sets of finalists for a total of 21 horse-and-rider combos. Included in the line-up were second go-round winner Exs N Ohhs; NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Badboonarising; […]
Riding into a testy herd, Ashley Baxstrom cinched not only the Champion but the Reserve Champion title as well in the 4-Year-Old Limited Open finals at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Aboard the Metallic Cat gelding Spot of Hot Metal, Baxstrom marked a 222 to bring home a check of $4,690 for breeder […]
Matt Gaines could not have asked for a better El Rancho Futurity after having won the Futurity Open Championship and Reserve Championship titles. Carrying him to top honors with a score of 222 was Desires Bo Monkey (Dual Rey x Playguns Desire x Playgun), a gelding bred by H.B. Bartlett, DVM, of Pike Road, Alabama, […]
It’s beginning to feel like fall in the high country, and contestants from around the country headed north to compete in the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity, which is held at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. The air is cooler there, but not as cool as CDs Kual Gun, who shot for […]
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.