CHANNING, TEXAS – The historic XIT Ranch has acquired 2008 stallion Kit Kat Sugar. The ranch, based in Channing, Texas, with equine operations in La Veta, Colorado, once relegated to the history pages, has had a rebirth in recent years, led by third great grandson of original ranch founder and owner John V. Farwell, Drew Knowles, who is focused on breeding the highest quality cattle and Quarter Horses.

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Super win for Catolena Cashin In
Catolena Cashin In, ridden by Tarin Rice for Joel Colgrove of Boligee, Ala., scored 230 to win the Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes 4-Year-Old Open in Fort Worth on Saturday, April 17. It was the 40th edition of the second leg of the NCHA Triple Crown, which had been interrupted last year by Covid-19. The winning score was the second highest in Super Stakes history, with Rice tying his father, Boyd’s mark in 2009 on Third Cutting. Sunettes Dually established the record of 231 in 2001 with Matt Gaines.

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Quirk tops 6/7-Year-Old Non-Pro finals
Todd Quirk of Denham Springs, La., scored 223 on Reystylin Smooth to win the 6/7-Year-Old Non-Pro championship at the Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes on Friday, April 16, earning $20,902. Chad Bushaw of Weatherford, Tex. took the reserve championship, worth $18,602, with a 222 on Bittersweet. Third place went to Kylie Rice of Weatherford, Tex. with a 220 on Crey Zee, earning $16,302.

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The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Executive Committee has approved entry deadlines for the upcoming 2021 NCHA Kit Kat Sugar Super Stakes held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is scheduled for March 25 through April 18, 2021.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020 10:14

2020 NCHA Futurity Daily Update

A New Standard
The 2020 NCHA Futurity Sales concluded on Saturday, December 12, as the new standard by which all other cutting horse sales will now be measured.
Held live daily, beginning on December 7, at  Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, and with online bidding also available, the sale sessions shattered the 2014 overall all-time record average of $27,936 by an increase of 20%, for a new all-time record of $34,504 with completed sales of 83.5%.

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For an irrepressible mix of excitement and anxiety, nothing compares to the first day of the NCHA Futurity, with hopes and dreams riding on a clean slate of unproven 3-year-olds. And the 2020 NCHA North Texas Chevy Dealers World Championship Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance, with nearly $3 million in total prize money and 25 days of competition, in addition to the 2020 World Finals, and six days of Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity Sales, promises to deliver all of the anticipated thrills for participants and spectators.

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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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The National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) is honored and excited to partner with BraveHearts to host the 2021 NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout.
This exciting event will feature our regional champions in both the junior and senior divisions from each of the eight NCHA regions alongside veterans from the BraveHearts program in a team cutting invitational. Each team will consist of a youth regional champion partnered with a veteran, who will be trained by some of the industry’s top trainers from around the country.

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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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