NCHA Futurity Prospects 2000

This cutting futurity thing can be a cruel game. Unlike every other sport, where veterans are the highest paid athletes, in the world of cutting (and western performance horses in general), it's the opposite: the biggest ...This cutting futurity thing can be a cruel game. Unlike every other sport, where veterans are the highest paid athletes, in the world of cutting (and western performance horses in general), it's the opposite: the biggest ...

NCHA World Champion Futurity Set to Offer $4 Million; Pot Gets Richer for Amateur and Non Pro Riders

The National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) World Championship Futurity has long served as a “must see” in horse sports and 2013 will be no exception. More than 2,000 three-year-old future stars will vie for a chance at the $4 million purse during the event’s 21-day run, beginning November 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Futurity is the highlight of the year for the cutting horse industry, drawing an international audience of more than 12,000 to Fort Worth and...

Futurity double-dippers

So just what does it take for a horse to win the coveted NCHA Futurity Championship? Ability, charisma, cow sense, or just a lot of luck?So just what does it take for a horse to win the coveted NCHA Futurity Championship? Ability, charisma, cow sense, or just a lot of luck?

Father/son 1-2 at NCHA Futurity

The National Cutting Horse Association's 40th annual Futurity, which ended December 16 after a 20-day run, featured Ronnie Rice beating his son, Tag, for the title. Ronnie, a 49-year-old trainer from Buffalo, Texas, rode late in the 24-horse finals. If he had the horse to win the $200,000 prize, he had to prove it by beating his son, who earlier had set the standard with a 222 mark. Mounted on a Freckles ...The National Cutting Horse Association's 40th annual Futurity, which ended December 16...

2012 NCHA World Championship Futurity Is All in the Family

For the first time in history, the National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Futurity saw two family members share the coveted Open Championship title December 15 with Texas-based professionals Tarin Rice, 23, of Spearman, riding He Bea Cat, and his great-uncle, Ronnie Rice, 60, of Centerville, riding CR Tuff Hearted Cat, each scoring a 222.5 to take the win.

Augusta Futurity open finals set to go

The open finals of the 22nd annual Augusta Futurity is set. Brad Mitchell, riding Tummys Little Jewel, is leading the pack. The Augusta Futurity, located in Augusta, Ga., is the top cutting event east of the Mississippi. It began Jan. 26 and will end with the open Futurity finals Feb. 3.The open finals of the 22nd annual Augusta Futurity is set. Brad Mitchell, riding Tummys Little Jewel, is leading the pack. The Augusta Futurity, located in Augusta, Ga., is the top cutting event east of the...