Monday, 30 November 2020 10:14

2020 NCHA Futurity Daily Update

The last shall be first
Mamas Stylish Sophie came into the NCHA Open World Finals “on the bubble,” so to speak, as the 15th-ranked horse in the World Standings. But her 228-point win with Chris Hanson in the first round of the NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena on November 28, earned $6,035 and shot her into the Top 10 for the year.

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The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is proud to announce Cutters in Cowtown, a co-sanctioned event with the United States Cutting Horse Association (USCHA), to be held November 21-22, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas in conjunction with the 2020 NCHA Great American Insurance World Championship Futurity presented by North Texas Chevy Dealers.
“NCHA is excited to team up with USCHA to host this event,” Jay Winborn, NCHA executive director, said. “We all share a love of cutting and working together for this event is a great way to continue to grow our industry and promote the sport of cutting.”

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Smooth As Mercedes and Matt Gaines scored 224 points to win the 4-Year-Old Derby finals of the 2020 El Rancho Futurity on Monday, September 8, in Rancho Murieta, Calif. It was the third 2020 championship win for the duo. TF Reysin Chex and Morgan Cromer claimed the reserve championship and won the Gelding division with 222.5, while WR This Playgunsmart and Monty Buntin placed third with 220.5 points.

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Monday, 31 August 2020 06:43

2020 Idaho CHA Futurity Daily Update

High notes from 2020 Idaho Futurity final day
The 2020 Idaho CHA Futurity, at Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, concluded its 10-day agenda on August 30, with a full slate of Non-Pro and Amateur working finals.
Non-Pro 4-Year-Old Derby
Janet Westfall, Los Olivos, Calif., was winner of the Derby 4-Year-Old with 217 points on Sugarlesss LTE $26,061, a homegrown Kit Kat Sugar gelding, who her husband, Russ, had shown to place twelfth in the Open Finals.  Sugarlesss is out of the CD Royal daughter Lil Bit Reckless LTE $231,124, who won the 2010 Idaho Futurity 5/6 Open Classic under Russ Westfall, while Janet claimed reserve in the Non-Pro Finals.

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Legendary cutter Buster Welch will visit with another legend, Red Steagall in an interview to be televised on Steagall’s West of Wall Street show on RFD-TV this Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 a.m. Central Time.
Welch, who is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame, NCHA Members Hall of Fame and AQHA Hall of Fame, and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a four-time NCHA World Champion. He won the NCHA Futurity a record five times. His name is linked to such great horses as Peppy San Badger (“Little Peppy”), Mr San Peppy, Marion’s Girl, Peppymint Twist and many more.

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The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) will reinstate the world standings and award programs beginning June 3rd. These standings will include Amateur Horse and Rider of the Year, Non-Pro and Open Horse of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Senior World Tour, World, Youth World and Youth Rookie of the Year Standings.
With the reinstatement of the NCHA world standings and programs, the expediated show approval process will expire on June 2nd. The NCHA show approval process will return to the original approval timelines.

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Last week the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) announced that they will resume show approvals beginning April 27 recommending show producers and affiliates follow local and state guidelines to ensure the safety of their members while establishing best practices. The Executive Committee reviewed decisions regarding NCHA earnings and is looking forward to a safe return to horse shows. This timeline will continue to be evaluated as more guidelines are released from local and state officials. NCHA will provide a two week notice of any changes.

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Lance Cooper wins Cattlemen’s Derby
On Sunday, March 8, riding Wiskeemakesmefriskee LTE $28,547, by Smooth As A Cat, Lance Cooper, Weatherford, Tex., scored 219.5 points to win the Cattlemens' 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Derby. Ryan Rapp, Weatherford, Tex., scored 219 on Too Suen To Drive LTE $18,048, by Boon Too Suen, for the reserve championship, while Brad Wilson, Lone Grove, Okla., aboard Sumkinda Kitkat LTE $5,497, by Kit Kat Sugar, placed third with 218.

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Saturday, 29 February 2020 21:01

Arbuckle Mountain Futurity Underway

Jarma and Cooper tie for Non-Pro title
Julie Jarma, Whitesboro, Tex., on  Metallic Bonus, and Lance Cooper, Weatherford, Tex., aboard Wiskeemakesmefriskee, tied with 222 points on Friday, February 28, to each earn $11,683, as co-champions of the 2020 Arbuckle Mountain 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Futurity. Ty Moore, Madill, Okla., scored 219 points for the third-place payout of $7,807, riding Tweezin My Brow.
Julie Jarma the NCHA earner of $590,414, won last year’s Brazos Bash Non-Pro Classic on Blackish LTE $180,399, by Hottish, as well as the West Texas Classic, and the reserve championship of the Brazos Bash Non-Pro Classic on Hott Heels, by Hottish. Metallic Bonus LTE $16,061, by Metallic Cat, is the first NCHA money earner out of the Dual Rey daughter Reys My Way LTE $10,827.

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Metallic Drifter LTE $144,665, owned by Jim Vangilder, Weatherford, Tex., and shown by Matt Gaines, scored 223 points on Friday, February 14, to win the 2020 Bonanza Open Classic, in Belton, Tex. The 6-year-old Metallic Cat gelding, one of 15 finalists, also earned top money in the Open Gelding and Open $25,000 Novice divisions, for a grand total, including the Classic Open Finals payout, of $22,682.

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