2013 NCHA Super Stakes Awards More Than $3.3 Million

The 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic, presented by XTO Energy, an Exxon Mobil Subsidiary, wrapped up April 20 as another multi-million dollar event for the sport of cutting, offering more than $3.3 million in cash and prizes to more than 2,000 entries from across the United States.

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."

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.