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American Quarter Horse Association
March 5, 2014 - Money is on the line for competitors at the 2014 Zoetis AQHA Cattle Novice Championship Show, slated for April 17--19 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Every class at the Zoetis Cattle Novice Championship, with the exception of performance halter, will feature a jackpot option. This is an amazing chance for Level 1--eligible competitors to earn money Read More . . .
Big Bow Pepto takes a bow
Josh Dozier and Big Bow Pepto marked 220.5 to win the Open finals at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi Thursday. Matthew Williams took the reserve title on Stacy Todd’s Lil Peppy Paradigm, by Smart Lil Paradign.
Big Bow Pepto was bred by Alexa Stent and is owned by Ricky Brown of Warrenton, Virginia. The 8-year-old son of Peptoboonsmal is out of Bowmans Little Jewel, whose offspring have earned more than $740,000. Read more . . .
Ichi La Roo captures $3,000 Novice
Riding Ichi La Roo for EE Ranches, Guy Woods marked 224 for a 3-point win in the $3,000 Novice finals at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships on Thursday. It was the 11th Novice or Open championship Woods has claimed at the Eastern Nationals since 1995.
Ichi La Roo is a textbook example of EE Ranches’ breeding program. The 6-year-old is by Cat Ichi, which Woods showed to win the NCHA Derby in 2004. Cat Ichi is a son of foundation mare Laney Doc, who produced NCHA earners of more than $1.3 million.
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Pettys Little Lizzy takes first title at Eastern Nationals
After qualifying on top in the go-round, Josh Townsend and Pettys Little Lizzy marked 223 Wednesday to win the $10,000 Novice class, the first title awarded at the 6666 Ranch NCHA Eastern National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi. The show continues through March 15.
Bred by Dee and Vicki Merritt, Pettys Little Lizzy is an 8-year-old mare by Lizzys Gotta Player out of Petty Little One, by Smart Little Uno. She's owned by Doug Adamson Jr. of Durant, Oklahoma. Read more . . .
Western National Championships
The entry deadline for the Western National Championships is March 20, 2014.
An entry form can be found in the February Chatter or online by clicking on the following link Entry Form.
Look forward to seeing all qualified individuals in Denver April 29-May 9, 2014.
CR Sun Reys wins Mercuria finals at Houston
After marking 226 to lead the go-round, Boyd Rice marked the same score again on Center Ranch's CR Sun Reys for a 4-point win in the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Saturday. It was the first trip to the Mercuria finals for the 6-year-old mare by Dual Rey.
CR Sun Reys was bred by Oxbow Ranch out of Play Peek A Boon, an NCHA Futurity finalist and earner of more than $200,000. Oxbow Ranch also bred and owns the second-place horse in Houston's Mercuria finals, Louellas Cat.
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NCHA welcomes Bayer
Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division, one of the most recognizable brands in animal health, has joined the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) corporate partner group as an official animal health care product provider.
"Partnering with a brand with the excellent credentials of Bayer Animal Health is exciting for NCHA," said NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell. "Their investment in the cutting horse industry is reflective of the sports current use of their products as well as the potential growth for the Bayer Animal Health brand in one of the most demanding of equine sports." Read more . . .
AQHA/NCHA Weekend Locations Announced!
NCHA, along with the American Quarter Horse Association, is pleased to announce the 2014 AQHA/NCHA Cutting Weekend locations that will host three days of fun-filled cutting action for weekend cutters.
The shows kick off May 30 and run through June 1 at 25 select locations across the United States and Canada. AQHA/NCHA weekend historically hosts the largest weekend competitions of the year with many locations offering live music, cookouts and more family-oriented activities as well as increased payouts. As an added bonus, AQHA/NCHA Weekend cutters have the chance to qualify for the AQHA World Championship Show, which annually provides a tremendous value opportunity for cutters with great purses and a run at a coveted world championship trophy.
"AQHA/NCHA Weekend is one of the most important events of the year because it highlights weekend cutters," NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell said. "As always, we are excited to partner with AQHA on what we know will be a successful weekend of great cutting competitions across the nation. We look forward to cheering those qualifying competitors on at the 2014 AQHA World Show." Read more . . .