Little Jo Cat and Pedro Ornelas marked a 225 to win the NCHA Futurity Limited Open Championship. -- Photo by Molly Montag

Little Jo Cat & Pedro Ornelas Seize Opportunity in NCHA Futurity Limited Open

With a 221 already on the board, Pedro Ornelas walked into the herd aboard Little Jo Cat in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Limited Open knowing the championship was within his reach.
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Tapt Twice Tops $1 Million as Dam

TaptTwicePRappMA3Tapt Twice & Phil Rapp – Photo by Midge AmesTapt Twice, the 1999 mare (Dual Pep x Tap O Lena x Doc O’Lena) who carried her breeders and longtime owners and riders Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, to combined cutting earnings of $285,226, recently became the 15th mare to produce cutting earners of more than $1,000,000.

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Horses Ridden By Steve Colclasure Top Eastern Nationals Open and $3,000 Novice Open

SteveColclasureMT3Steve Colclasure receives a hug from his wife HeidiWinning a title at the National Cutting Horse Association Eastern National Championships had always ranked high on Steve Colclasure’s “bucket list” of things to accomplish before his life ends. “I’d been second here twice, and I’d always wanted to win it,” he said. Thursday in Jackson, Miss., the 38-year-old Cushing, Okla., trainer won the Open and the $3,000 Novice Open titles within a few hours of each other while riding two geldings sired by Smart Little Lena.
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Reyn Storm, Gabe Reynolds Top $10,000 Novice at Eastern Nationals

ReynStormGabeReynoldsHP3Reyn Storm & Gabe ReynoldsA final-round 225 by Gabe Reynolds and 10-year-old stallion Reyn Storm claimed the $10,000 Novice Open title at the annual National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships Wednesday in Jackson, Miss.