Clone Offspring Denied Entry At Breeder’s Invitational

The cutting horse industry has been on the forefront of equine cloning, with one of the reasons being that horses don’t need to be registered to compete at National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-approved events. That wasn’t the case at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI, however, where amateur Jason Abraham was not allowed to show his two 4-year-old mares – Rubys Metallic Matti and Metallic Lil Melody – both sired by Metallic Cat and out clone mares.

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...

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.

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Begins Monday, September 22nd

At this time three years ago, they were weanlings. Now, hundreds of talented young horses from the foal crop of 2011 face the biggest test of their young lives: the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity. A $100,000 prize awaits the Open Futurity Champion, and the entire show is expected to pay out more than $1.1 million. The 44th annual NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity begins Monday, Sept....

Grace Ranch to Sponsor NYCHA World Finals

The National Cutting Horse Association welcomed Grace Ranch as its newest corporate sponsor on January 1. Grace Ranch will be the title sponsor of the new NCHA Youth World Finals in 2012 and 2013, and will host a Cajun Cutters Party at the XTO Energy NCHA Super Stakes.