Adan Banuelos and Armani Blue at the El Rancho Futurity.
Armani Blue and Adan Banuelos master a futurity field for a second time at the El Rancho Futurity. Photo by Video West Productions

El Rancho: Armani Blue, Adan Banuelos Go Two-Steppin’

Armani Blue and Adan Banuelos added a second futurity victory to their show record, winning the Futurity Open Championship at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta with a 225 finals score at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California.  At the end of August, Banuelos rode the blue […]
Ann Fonck and Gunners Specialolena at the Americana 2019.

Americana 2019 Wrapup: Belgian Tops NRHA Field

Ann Fonck, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Rider from Belgium, had a good weekend.  Fonck and Gunners Specialolena (Gunners Special Nite x Dolly Jac Olena x Spat Olena), a 5-year-old mare bred by Luigi Parise and owned by Diego Dalla Gassa, captured the $44,000-added NRHA Bronze Trophy Open at the Americana 2019 […]
A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper at the Cotton Stakes.

Final: A Star Is Borne Solves Futurity Mare’s Nest At Cotton Stakes

A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper, a cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas, rode away with the $10,100 grand prize in the Futurity Open of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Stakes on Thursday in West Monroe, Louisiana. A Star Is Borne, a mare, is by Boon Too Suen and out of Holly Is Smooth […]
Maurizio Battista Sandei and Iminent Cat at Americana 2019.

Americana: Cutter Iminent Cat closes deal in Non Pro

Iminent Cat, with Italian Maurizio Battista Sandei on the reins, bested 11 finalists to win the $6,822-added Non Pro division with a 150 at the European Championship Cutting portion of the Americana in Augsburg, Germany. Iminent Cat is a 7-year-old gelding by Metallic Cat and out of Peekaboon (by Freckles Playboy). He was bred by […]
Adan Banuelos astride Armani Blue at the Idaho Futurity.

Adan Banuelos Rides Away With Two Titles In Idaho

Adan Banuelos had two good reasons to celebrate at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity in Nampa after riding Armani Blue to victory in the Futurity Open finals and Badboonarising to the 4-Year-Old Open winner’s circle. Also claiming two aged-event championships at the Ford Idaho Horse Park was Elizabeth Quirk, who rode Dressedin Smartstyle […]
Rob Georg and Primetime Shorty competing.

Cutter’s Ode To “Soul Mate” Striking A Chord

As he did with the death of a close friend, cutter and songwriter Rob Georg found solace in his grief over the passing of his beloved horse in the words of a ballad. “On a cold February Sunday, I found my good, ol’ Shorty dead on his paddock,” said Georg in an email written from […]
Inside of Will Rogers Coliseum

NCHA Competitors Must be in Compliance With Will Rogers Biosecurity Measures

Participants in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) events at the Will Rogers Coliseum must be in compliance with the biosecurity practices of that facility, as well as those of the Texas Animal Health Commission. The decree is effective immediately, “moving forward with the 2019 Futurity and all NCHA produced events in Fort Worth, Texas,” said […]