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Photo by John Brasseaux.

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. […]
Once In Love and Traci Shehady.

Once In Love Shows Moxie on the Way to NCHA Unlimited Amateur Title

Traci Shehady’s home-raised and trained mare has been as certain at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum this week as an exclaimed “Amen” on Sundays. Once In Love, son of Once In A Blu Boon, and Shehady turned in a 217.5 to prevail in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Unlimited Amateur division finals on Friday. […]
Cinca De Metallica and Amelia Servin.

Australian, ‘Ice’ Queens of the NCHA Limited Non-Pro

When Australian native Amelia Servin decided to travel to Texas, purchase a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity prospect this year and show it herself, she had no idea that she’d return home with a championship title. “I’m pretty excited,” Servin said after her Futurity Limited Non-Pro finals victory aboard her recent purchase — a […]
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Officials Pull Curtain on Buster Welch Tribute in Fort Worth

National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) officials, dignitaries, fans and even a couple of Hollywood celebrities assembled inside Fort Worth’s brand-new Dickies Arena on Wednesday evening for the unveiling of a Kelly Graham-commissioned statue of a cutting horse icon. Those on hand to honor Buster Welch applauded enthusiastically as Graham and others pulled the curtain on […]
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Sugar Smak, Rodrigo Taboga Enjoy Sweet Taste of NCHA Limited Open Victory

Sugar Smak (Kit Kat Sugar x Mates Pretty Special x Smart Mate), a mare bred by Chet Burrows of Olney, Texas, and ridden by Rodrigo Taboga, won the Futurity Limited Open finals and more than $11,500 with a finals score of 220 at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum.  Some of the best riders and 3-year-old […]