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This Bentleys Hot Claims NCHA Super Stakes Classic Limited Open Title

With three horses qualified for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Open finals, the odds-on favorite going into the 11-head class had to be Brent Erickson. It didn’t take Erickson long to set the bar — as draw No. 1, he scored a 220 on Dacole Investment Company’s This Bentleys Hot […]

EVENT RECAP: 2018 NCHA Super Stakes

The Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes is the first Triple Crown cutting of the year. The 2018 edition of the event, held March 29-April 22, welcomed 2,167 entries to Fort Worth, Texas, and paid out $3,211,847. Read on and click the links to learn more about all the champions!
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NCHA Invites Dr. Temple Grandin to the Super Stakes

Dr. Temple Grandin was the guest of honor at the NCHA Super Stakes in Fort Worth, Texas. After evaluating the cattle and facilities at the Will Rogers Coliseum, she spoke to a captivated room of NCHA members, competitors and cutting enthusiasts on the best practices for handling cattle in a calm, controlled manner. Grandin, a […]

So Cool & So Hot

Cool N Hot was the only horse to make both the Open and Non-Pro finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes in Fort Worth, Texas. According to owner Kobie Wood and his wife, Paula, that proves one thing in particular – the stallion is solidly trained. After Paula’s run in the Non-Pro […]

Tic-Tac-Tie in the Super Stakes Non Pro

In a field thick with potential winners, it was no surprise that two rose to the top. “Cutting with the Stars” would have been an apt description of Sunday night’s Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro finals. Among the 21 finalists were 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Champions Chad Bushaw and Bittersweet, […]

Lance Cooper & Zen And Tonic Still Unstoppable

If you follow limited-age cutting and don’t recognize the name Zen And Tonic, you haven’t been paying attention. The 4-year-old mare has been a force in the arena with young Lance Cooper, and they have maintained that momentum for the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Cooper, a 17-year-old non-pro based out […]

Anderson and Littlemak Ride to Classic Non-Pro Championship

The Will Rogers Coliseum has been quite kind to cutters riding early in the finals at this year’s Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Texas rancher Steve Anderson was no exception when he and his gelding Littlemak crushed the competition with a score of 224 as the third horse to go in […]

Vangilder and Pattillo Split NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Championship

Two riders came out on top in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Amateur finals, which saw 34 horses compete for the title. The first was Langson Pattillo, who rode Dualin Smooth Legacy to a 221 from the 19th hole. The score was matched two draws later by James Vangilder and Smooth […]

Davis Double Dips in Unlimited Amateur

After 10 years riding cutting horses, Valleyview, Alberta, Canada, native Rocky Davis has found his saddle mate in Redneck Creyzy. The 4-year-old gelding dominated in the Will Rogers Coliseum for the second time April 11 at the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. He also took the Unlimited Amateur title in the […]