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.

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...

Fifth Annual Cuttin’ With Shynia Heads to Nebraska to Offer $18,000 in Youth Scholarship Funds

Cuttin’ with Shynia, a memorial youth cutting horse event, is held annually to help under-18 competitors earn scholarships for college while enjoying a two go-round and working finals formatted event. Established in honor of Shynia Randles, an avid youth cutting horse competitor who died in a non-equine related accident in 2008 at the age of 13, Cuttin’ with Shynia is offering $18,000 to NCHA youth this May. The 2013 event will be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in...

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.

Lifetime Cutting Statistics: almost $380 million!

Cutting purses rose by a modest 3.3 percent in 2001, pushing lifetime earnings to almost $380 million, according to records researched and compiled by Equi-Stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group.Cutting purses rose by a modest 3.3 percent in 2001, pushing lifetime earnings to almost $380 million, according to records researched and compiled by Equi-Stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group.

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...