Todd Drummond Memorial Award winner Cash Carpenter
Cash Carpenter epitomized the standards of the Todd Drummond Memorial Award. Photo by Video West Productions

Cash Carpenter Wins Todd Drummond Memorial Award

West Texan Cash Carpenter was the recipient of the Todd Drummond Memorial Award on NCHA Futurity Open finals Sunday last month. The Todd Drummond award is presented each year to a young cutter who demonstrates athletic and scholastic achievement outside the cutting pen. The 18-year-old from Silverton, Texas, has demonstrated ability both as team captain […]
Ted Sokol receives the Zane Schulte Award.

Ted Sokol Wins Zane Schulte Award

As a youngster growing up in Connecticut in the 1960s, Ted Sokol had an encounter one week that impacted the direction of the rest of his life. Renowned horseman and champion roper Lanham Riley traveled from his home in Aledo, Texas, to conduct a roping clinic for young people such as Sokol, who made sure […]
Hilary Watson and Iridescent Cat.

Hilary Watson’s Legacy Larger Than Life Itself

Her life cut short by the scourge of our day, Hilary Watson’s legacy is as safe as houses. Watson, who died in November after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, was honored at the NCHA Futurity with the Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award. Watson lived as an exemplar to the spirit of longtime NCHA Amateur […]

Good Help the Difference for NCHA Amateur Champion

Roger Booth said he’d felt a little nervous from the first day he rode Quaintrelle into the herd at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. And, yes, he was excited and relieved following their 217 Amateur finals run, but the “worst part yet” set in. As the fifth draw, he had to wait for […]
Once In Love and Traci Shehady.

Once In Love Shows Moxie on the Way to NCHA Unlimited Amateur Title

Traci Shehady’s home-raised and trained mare has been as certain at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum this week as an exclaimed “Amen” on Sundays. Once In Love, son of Once In A Blu Boon, and Shehady turned in a 217.5 to prevail in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Unlimited Amateur division finals on Friday. […]
Cinca De Metallica and Amelia Servin.

Australian, ‘Ice’ Queens of the NCHA Limited Non-Pro

When Australian native Amelia Servin decided to travel to Texas, purchase a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity prospect this year and show it herself, she had no idea that she’d return home with a championship title. “I’m pretty excited,” Servin said after her Futurity Limited Non-Pro finals victory aboard her recent purchase — a […]
Buster Welch with his statue

Officials Pull Curtain on Buster Welch Tribute in Fort Worth

National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) officials, dignitaries, fans and even a couple of Hollywood celebrities assembled inside Fort Worth’s brand-new Dickies Arena on Wednesday evening for the unveiling of a Kelly Graham-commissioned statue of a cutting horse icon. Those on hand to honor Buster Welch applauded enthusiastically as Graham and others pulled the curtain on […]
Sugar Smak and Rodrigo Taboga

Sugar Smak, Rodrigo Taboga Enjoy Sweet Taste of NCHA Limited Open Victory

Sugar Smak (Kit Kat Sugar x Mates Pretty Special x Smart Mate), a mare bred by Chet Burrows of Olney, Texas, and ridden by Rodrigo Taboga, won the Futurity Limited Open finals and more than $11,500 with a finals score of 220 at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum.  Some of the best riders and 3-year-old […]
Bet Hesa Cat and Buster Welch

Buster Welch Statue Ready for Fort Worth Unveiling

Fort Worth’s new state-of-the-art Dickies Arena has transformed the landscape of the venerable Will Rogers Memorial Center and very soon, a treasured work of art will adorn one of the complex’s entrances to honor a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) pioneer. In conjunction with the NCHA Futurity, Buster Welch and his unparalleled contributions to the […]