John Tolbert and Bobs Smokin Joe
Bobs Smokin Joe, owned by Ping Gough, and John Tolbert scored a 221 to win the 1993 NCHA Futurity Open Championship. (Photo by Teresa Jett)

NCHA Hall of Famer John Tolbert Dies at age 64

John Tolbert, 64, died Tuesday morning in his sleep at home in Greenville, Texas, friends of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall of Famer confirmed.   Before induction into the NCHA Rider Hall of Fame in 1994, the Goliad, Texas, native, who began training professionally in 1981, reached the pinnacle of his sport atop Bobs […]

Dox Miss N Reno, 1992 NCHA Futurity Champ, dies at 31

Dox Miss N Reno, who emerged on her sport’s biggest stage as the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity champion in 1992, died on Wednesday.  The mare by Miss N Cash and out of Doc Quixote mare Paloma Quixote was 31. “She decided it was her time. She laid down and that was it,” said […]
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HIGH BROW CD: A Son of the Legend

In 2007, we saw one of the most outstanding runs to ever win the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship. It was accurate, intense and filled with cow expression. It was also the run the crowd wanted to win. The following year, High Brow CD’s winning run was what people measured all other […]
Lee Garner and Peponitas Acre at the 1996 NCHA Futurity.

Lee Garner, 75, Friend to the Cutting Industry, Dies

Lee Garner, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Members Hall of Famer, World Champion and one-of-a-kind personality and cutting horse promoter died Tuesday in Batesville, Mississippi, his beloved hometown. Garner was 75. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Visitation is scheduled to take place […]
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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 […]
Ted Sokol receives the Zane Schulte Award.

Ted Sokol Wins Zane Schulte Award

As a youngster growing up in Connecticut in the 1960s, Ted Sokol had an encounter one week that impacted the direction of the rest of his life. Renowned horseman and champion roper Lanham Riley traveled from his home in Aledo, Texas, to conduct a roping clinic for young people such as Sokol, who made sure […]
Hilary Watson and Iridescent Cat.

Hilary Watson’s Legacy Larger Than Life Itself

Her life cut short by the scourge of our day, Hilary Watson’s legacy is as safe as houses. Watson, who died in November after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, was honored at the NCHA Futurity with the Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award. Watson lived as an exemplar to the spirit of longtime NCHA Amateur […]

Good Help the Difference for NCHA Amateur Champion

Roger Booth said he’d felt a little nervous from the first day he rode Quaintrelle into the herd at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. And, yes, he was excited and relieved following their 217 Amateur finals run, but the “worst part yet” set in. As the fifth draw, he had to wait for […]
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Metallic Rey Mink and Bellenfant Mark Big 226 to Win NCHA Futurity Open

The 2019 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open finals was nothing short of entertaining, keeping the audience cheering until the very end. Twenty horses and riders made it back to the finals, held Dec. 15 in the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. From the first draw, Twice In Santiago and Adan Banuelos […]
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Two Horse-and-Rider Teams Share NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Title with 222s

When Kristen Galyean and Coureygous laid down a sizzling 222 from the second hole in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro finals on Friday night, it was a dubious proposition anyone would catch her.  That is until Brandon Westfall stepped into the arena on the second of his two horses, I Reckon So. […]