As the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes comes to a close, Ray Baldwin and Shesa Hollywoodcat are celebrating their Non-Pro Championship. The 4-year-old mare (High Brow Cat x CD Fillybingo x Bingo Hickory) walked out of Will Rogers $28,355 richer.
Chilly temperatures and strong wind moved Thursday, April 18’s, Reach For The Stars of Cutting party, planned for the open rooftop at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas, to a hybrid indoor/outdoor celebration.
Sponsored jointly by The Residences at Montgomery Plaza and Park Place Motors, the party featured live music and free appetizers. It also acted as an informal introduction for some people to the charitable NCHA Foundation.
On Friday evening, April 12,Bob Anthony, 79, Tallahassee, Fla., experienced chest pains; however, he chose not to go to the hospital. By Saturday morning, when the pains had not lessened, Anthony agreed to go to be hospitalized. It was determined that he had indeed suffered a heart attack.
A stent was placed in the blocked artery, which immediately eased the pain and got the blood flowing. Anthony had quadruple bypass surgery in 1998.
High Brow Jackson and Clements, Calif., trainer Monty Buntin, 21, continued their early run of success in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday night by winning the Super Stakes John Deere Open finals with a 222 to earn $8,125.
The fifth annual Cuttin With Shynia Memorial Scholarship Cutting has been rescheduled for May 25-27 in Kearney, Neb. The prior date conflicted with the mid-summer National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Youth World Finals.
Gary Rosenbach picked up a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Derby Amateur Championship aboard Scooters Daisy Dukes (Dual Smart Rey x Scooters Playmate x Freckles Playboy) Monday, April 8, in Fort Worth, Texas. The duo marked a 220 to win the class and $5,138 in prize money. Scooters Daisy Dukes, a 2009 mare, is owned by Rosenbach’s Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Texas, and bred by Jeff Barnes, Wilton, Calif.
Some of cutting’s greatest 5- and 6-year-old horses made up the Friday, April 6, National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Open finals. Stylish Martini lived up to spectators' expectations when she and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Roger Wagner beat out 25 talented horse-and-rider teams competing for the top spot with a 225.5.
The 2012 show year was hit-and-miss for some riders. But National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Rider Annie Reynolds found success in many areas. Reynolds claims the Equi-Stat Non-Pro Rider Award following a winning season with a grand total of $176,107 in earnings.
Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Ariz., endless grit and determination during a busy year landed him at the top of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) leader board for 2012. His earnings of $329,621 make him the recipient of the Equi-Stat Open Rider Award.Fire and passion are key elements for success in any sport, and especially in the horse world. For 32-year-old