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John Swales and Metallic Cat Rose circle up on their cow in the World's Greatest Horseman Finals. • Photo by Lillian Kent.

Metallic Cat Rose Tops World’s Greatest Horseman

Smashing expectations and outpacing the Reserve Champion by seven points, Metallic Cat Rose (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x Little Trona) and John Swales left no question unanswered on Saturday night during DT Horses and Hastags World’s Greatest Horseman Finals.  After Swales won The World’s Greatest Horseman in 2017 on Heza Diamond Spark (Diamond J Star […]
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Sparking Metallic, Rider Conquer Non-Pro Hackamore

Friday’s Non-Pro Hackamore finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions at the John Justin Arena came with a moral of the story. It’s amazing what happens when you just show up. Hope Miller weighed the pros and cons of making the more than 1,990-mile trip over 30 hours from Brush […]
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Metallic Cat Reputation as Sire Spreads

Offspring by Metallic Cat did plenty to enhance their father’s high standing as a sire at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. A 2019 Open finals-high six Metallic Cats competed on the final day, Dec. 15, in the 20-horse field, including eventual champion Metallic Rey Mink, who registered a 226 […]
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Sixteen Carat Cat Clinches Futurity Level 1 Limited Open Prize

Sixteen Carat Cat entered the John Justin Arena with an attentive expression and willingness to handle any cow that came out of the gate. When the dust settled, the Beechfork Ranch-bred and -owned mare scored a 222.5, good for a composite of 649.5 after a 220.5 in the herd work and a 206.5 in the […]
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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® Open Finalists — The Breakdown

As the final days of the long-awaited National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, draw nearer, the field has been thinned for the show’s climactic conclusion at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Below, grouped by rider but otherwise in no particular order, are the NRCHA Snaffle Bit […]
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Metallic Cat: Soaring to New Heights

He wowed right out of the gate at the 2008 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, and the spotlight has never dimmed. Indeed, Metallic Cat has stormed the Western performance horse industry.
A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper at the Cotton Stakes.

Final: A Star Is Borne Solves Futurity Mare’s Nest At Cotton Stakes

A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper, a cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas, rode away with the $10,100 grand prize in the Futurity Open of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Stakes on Thursday in West Monroe, Louisiana. A Star Is Borne, a mare, is by Boon Too Suen and out of Holly Is Smooth […]
Maurizio Battista Sandei and Iminent Cat at Americana 2019.

Americana: Cutter Iminent Cat closes deal in Non Pro

Iminent Cat, with Italian Maurizio Battista Sandei on the reins, bested 11 finalists to win the $6,822-added Non Pro division with a 150 at the European Championship Cutting portion of the Americana in Augsburg, Germany. Iminent Cat is a 7-year-old gelding by Metallic Cat and out of Peekaboon (by Freckles Playboy). He was bred by […]