This Isa Stray Cat and Ron Malone
Ron Malone, who died on March 11, also competed on This Isa Stray Cat. Photo by Midge Ames Photo

Ron Malone was an Attorney by Day, Cowboy Forever

In the archives of Ron Malone’s most excellent adventure called life is a treatise authored for the Santa Clara Law Review by a young up-and-comer with 40 years of lawyering in front of him. “Obscenity: The Pig in the Parlor” is laden with the lawyer speak typical of such a scholarly appraisal of First Amendment […]
Kandace Stone and Laneys Gotta Player.

Kandace Stone, “Super Spike” strike $50k Amateur Gold at Eastern Nationals

Kandace Stone has competed at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals four or five times and had placed at the show, but this year marked her first time to win a championship. The Dublin, Texas, resident rode Laneys Gotta Player (Lizzys Gotta Player x Catalaney x High Brow Cat), a 7-year-old gelding bred […]
Missy Jean Etheridge and Cutting Commander

Cutting Commander,Missy Jean Etheridge in Control at Eastern Nationals

Cutting Commander, whose Equi-Stat lifetime cutting earnings officially surpassed the $100,000 mark last summer, added $4,896 to her show record following her Non-Pro win at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi. Missy Jean Etheridge and Cutting Commander (Third Cutting x Olena Peppy Command x Miss N Command), a 7-year-old mare bred […]
Bama Jelly and Austin Shepard at the Eastern Nationals.

Austin Shepard Jammin’ in Jackson, Mississippi

If you’re a betting man, one logical choice to guide one or more horses to a championship title during this year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi, would be Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Austin Shepard.  The Summerdale, Alabama, trainer has won numerous Eastern Nationals titles through the years and this year […]

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 […]
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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2019 NCHA Horse Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Four horses that collectively earned more than $1.5 million in the show pen will head the National Cutting Horse Association’s annual Hall of Fame class to be inducted later this year. 2013 gelding Crafty With Cows, 2009 gelding He Bea Cat, 2013 mare Second Spot and 2014 stallion Rollz Royce will be honored during the […]
Countess Catrina and Austin Shepard at The Ike

Countess Catrina Queen of 4 Year Olds at The Ike

Countess Catrina followed up a very nice National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity finish with a crown in West Monroe, Louisiana. The 2016 sorrel mare, working under Austin Shepard, posted a class-best 228 in the 4-Year-Old Open final at The Ike Derby and Classic on Tuesday at the Ike Hamilton Arena. Along with the triumph […]
Olena Dually and Charles Spence work a cow in Memphis, Tennessee

Olena Dually, a Cutting Ironman, Dies at 29

Over the course of his 29 years, Olena Dually had a fully merited reputation as one of cutting’s most durable ironmen, competing every year between 1994 and 2006, and back again for a very brief break from retirement in 2012. To his credit, in addition to an Equi-Stat record of just more than $302,000, are three appearances […]