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Hiss N Vinegar & Phil Hanson

Hiss N Vinegar Fires to NCHA Super Stakes Open Win

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes Open finals, held April 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, boasted two sets of finalists for a total of 21 horse-and-rider combos. Included in the line-up were second go-round winner Exs N Ohhs; NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Badboonarising; […]
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Smooth Strategy and Phil Hanson’s 224 Tops NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Open

Havey Kyle Kix Barbara Phil SumSpec 13Phil Hanson (right) was presented with the Derby Gelding Open award by NCHA President Barbara Brooks and her husband, country music performer Kix Brooks. Smooth Strategy's owners, Havey and Kyle Manion (left) were there to join in.A couple hours after securing a spot in the Derby Non-Pro semifinals with his owner, Smooth Strategy marked a career-best 224 and carried trainer Phil Hanson to a victory in July 31’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Open finals.