West Texas Futurity

Aug. 10-18         Amarillo, TX West Texas Futurity, $359,000 Added, 806-683-2683, westtexasfuturity.com

More Major NCHA Events Trying Leveling This Year

At least three major limited-age cuttings plan to offer leveled classes this year. Officials hope testing the leveling system proposed during last year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Convention will give insight into how well the class-restructuring system works.
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No Payne No Gain At West Texas Futurity

Desires A Gun walked into her first showpen at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo, Texas, piloted by owner Nadine Payne. When she rode out of the arena she had claimed her first title as the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Champion. The Boon Too Suen mare couldn’t have made Payne happier with her performance. “It’s very exciting!” […]
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Payne and Anderson Seeing Double at the West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity featured the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting Open and Non-Pro finals, drawing a big audience, big payouts and a great sense of déjà vu after the NCHA Summer Spectacular, which ended in early August. James Payne and Playgun stallion PG Heavily Armed spent more than two minutes […]
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Mamas Stylish Sophie and German Lugo Take 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Title

The West Texas Futurity Amateur finals showcased the 4-, 5- and 6-year-old standouts in the showpen on Aug. 19 in Amarillo, Texas. 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur Rider: German Lugo Lifetime earnings: $93,552 Horse: Mamas Stylish Sophie 14M (One Time Pepto x Stylish Amanda x Docs Stylish Oak) Lifetime earnings: $63,608 Owner: German Lugo, Gainville, Texas Breeder: […]
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Drummond and Metallize Sweep 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at the West Texas Futurity

Tim Drummond piloted Metallize to the lead in the first go of the West Texas Futurity 4-Year-Old Non-Pro, where a 221 in a field of 56 horse-and-rider teams made them kings of the jungle. He returned with the Metallic Cat gelding, known affectionately as “Tarzan,” the next day for the finals, where he held onto that […]
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Stylish Hailee & James Payne Set Trend At West Texas Futurity

The West Texas Futurity debuted a new crop of performers, chomping at the bit to make a name for themselves in the 3-Year-Old Open finals. In the end, Stylish Hailee, piloted by Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider James Payne, rose to the top with a 219 marked from the fifth draw, which remained unchallenged throughout the 15-horse […]