Bryant Named NCHA Director of Marketing

Julie J. Bryant of Fort Worth, Texas, has been named Director of Marketing for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) in Fort Worth, Texas. Bryant assumed the role June 18 after having served the horse industry as a marketing and strategic planning consultant for the past 12 years through her agency, Latigo Associates.

CD Kual Gun & Austin Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

Courtesy of Quarter Horse News A 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as the 35th annual Augusta Futurity ended with a bang. 

Tejon Ranch Futurity

Ifitaintgotthatswing (PT), a mare owned by Susan Hearst, Paso Robles, Calif., was ridden by Gary Gonsalves to a winning 219 in the 3-year-old Futurity Open at the Tejon Futurity, Derby and Classic, which was held Sept. 11-16 at Lebec, Calif.Ifitaintgotthatswing (PT), a mare owned by Susan Hearst, Paso Robles, Calif., was ridden by Gary Gonsalves to a winning 219 in the 3-year-old Futurity Open at the Tejon Futurity, Derby and Classic, which was held Sept. 11-16 at Lebec, Calif.

Hightower notches second win

On Saturday night, the 44-year-old Hightower rode Pretty Boy Cat, a stallion by High Brow Cat out of Pretty Lean Chick, to the title. He won the 1993 Classic Open on High Brow Cat.On Saturday night, the 44-year-old Hightower rode Pretty Boy Cat, a stallion by High Brow Cat out of Pretty Lean Chick, to the title. He won the 1993 Classic Open on High Brow Cat.

NCHA World Finals offers record $256,400 purse

Nothing tops the John Deere/NCHA World Championship Finals, held in the Astroarena during Houston's world famous Livestock Show & Rodeo, for drama and excitement. But this year's event, February 15 Ð 18, will set a new record, with a purse double the size of last year's and showdowns for the title of World Champion in both open and non pro divisions.Nothing tops the John Deere/NCHA World Championship Finals, held in the Astroarena during Houston's world famous Livestock Show & Rodeo, for drama...

The Tomato Futurity

For Frank and Ora Diehl, cutting is synonymous with tomatoes. penning shows held at their facilities, the Diehls invite their cutting friends to their place outside Ruskin, Fla. The big show in the fall is called "The Tomato Futurity."For Frank and Ora Diehl, cutting is synonymous with tomatoes. penning shows held at their facilities, the Diehls invite their cutting friends to their place outside Ruskin, Fla. The big show in the fall is called "The Tomato Futurity."