the inside of a horse arena
Arena One, in Batesville, Mississippi, was recently sold to new ownership. • Courtesy photo.

New Owners For Mississippi Cutting Venue

A facility in northern Mississippi that regularly hosts cutting events has new owners.
Lee and Holly Francois

Elseware & Lee Francois Top Southern Cutting Futurity Open

Lee and Holly FrancoisLee and Holly FrancoisThe 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.