June Bug Jam & Darren Simpkins • Photo by Midge Ames

EVENT RECAP: PCCHA Core Balance Derby

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas June 8-16, featured $195,000 in added money and a Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting event. Derby & Classic/Challenge Open PCCHA Core Balance Derby Crowns Open Champions Derby Non-Pro Lacy and Cougars […]

Sheehan, Roth, Cowan and Quirk All Mercuria Winners at PCCHA Derby

The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting is always an exciting event, and the one held in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby on June 16 was no exception. Nine entrants made a go at the Open title, but it was Cromed Out Cat and Geoffrey […]

Clark Seals Two Cool Victories in Vegas

Most people consider themselves lucky to walk away from an event with one championship. On June 16 at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, Emily Clark did one better – she gained not one, but two titles at the show with her gelding Cool Cat In Shades. “I was a little […]

Lacy and Cougars Diesel Roar Into First at PCCHA Derby

When Bill Lacy and Cougars Diesel stepped into the show pen during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby Non-Pro, the gelding had $27,546 to his name. He and his owner had only competed in one show together – the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes – and he had carried […]

PCCHA Core Balance Derby Crowns Open Champions

Prior to the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby, June Bug Jam had not garnered any checks in the show pen. It wasn’t for a lack of trying; the mare, who trainer Darren Simpkins described as “wild,” simply lacked confidence. That all changed on June 15 at the Las Vegas-based show, though, […]