Cheyenne Johnson & Tom E Toy Hit Their Stride

Cheyenne Johnson has known her 8-year-old gelding Tom E Toy since he was born, but it was only at the end of his 5-year-old season that she got to own him. And while the pair has been working together for the past two years, they only started winning six months ago. During the National Cutting […]

Last-Minute Trip Yields Non-Pro Victory

Alexis Stephas hadn’t planned on being in Jackson, Mississippi, for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals this year, but the Weatherford, Texas-based cutter is pleased she made the impromptu trip. Marking a 217.5, Stephas won the Non-Pro and $4,835 aboard her mainstay mount Once You Go Black. “The one thing about that horse […]

Van Boekel and Middleton Tie for NCHA Eastern Nationals $5,000 Novice Non-Pro

When Eric Van Boekel’s wife, Katherine, sold her $5,000 Novice Non-Pro horse and then posted the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals slot as available for sale on Facebook, she couldn’t have known the person who bought it would become her husband’s fiercest competition at the show. As the second to last person to […]

Ali Good Takes Second Title Home from NCHA Eastern Nationals

Ali Good made it two titles for two entries during her first visit to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals when she marked a 222 to win the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro. Riding Cat Atat Cat, the gelding she won the Senior Youth with, Good collected $3,777. “I have so much confidence in my […]

Blake Heid Rides to Stylish Victory at NCHA Eastern Nationals

Blake Heid first showed Stylindipity, bred by Peter and Nora Stent, at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals last year and made the top 10 in the Youth. This year, he and the mare placed first in the $2,000 Limit Rider when they marked a 220 to win $5,594. “This Eastern title is […]

Ferrier and Martin Tie for NCHA Eastern Nationals $15,000 Amateur Title

At the National Cutting Horse Association Eastern Nationals, two young competitors’ dreams came true when they both marked a 219 to share the $15,000 Amateur Championship. Grant Martin, 19, rode TR Reyn Dancer to the high score, and Ryleigh Ferrier, 13, matched it on Ichi City Limits. They both earned $3,828. Ferrier, a former three-day […]