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☛ NCHA Futurity Sales to feature close to 800 well-bred cutting horses 11-28-17

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

NCHA FUTURITY SALES FEATURE CLOSE TO 800 WELL-BRED HORSES

 

SALES WILL BE  HELD DEC. 5-10 IN WATT ARENA, JOHN JUSTIN ARENA AND ROUND-UP INN

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 28, 2017

Looking for a well-bred seasoned cutting horse, a broodmare, a yearling or a 2-year-old you can get ready for next year’s Futurity? A wide array of cutting-bred horses will go on sale in three sale arenas during the 2017 NCHA Cutting Futurity, currently being held in Will Rogers Coliseum. The seven sales held during six days, Dec. 5-10, will be featuring close to 800 cutting-bred horses. The sales are all produced during the NCHA Futurity by Western Bloodstock Ltd., owned by Jeremy and Candace Barwick. Auctioneers will include Steve Friskup, Muleshoe, Texas; Justin Holmberg, Lexington, Ky. and Wade Cunningham, Jay, Okla. Pedigree information will be announced by Spence Kidney, Shawnee, Okla.; Phil Rapp, Weatherford, Texas and Jayson Jackson, Bixby, Okla.

NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale – Session 1:

The sale begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with Session 1 including 130 head of 2-year-old cutting-bred horses going under the auctioneer’s hammer in the first of two sessions in the Watt arena, where trainers will show the horses with some already being on cattle. The youngsters will have all been nominated to next year’s NCHA Futurity.

NCHA 2-Year-Old Sale – Session 2:

A total of 110 2-year-olds will go on the auction block on Wednesday, Dec. 6, during Session 2 of the NCHA 2-Year-Old sale, starting at 9 a.m. in the Watt Arena. All of the youngsters will be started and will be nominated to the 1918 NCHA Futurity.

Select Yearling Sale & Gala:

The highlight of the sales will be a group of 50 of the best-pedigreed yearlings to be offered during the sales. The Select Yearling Sale and Gala, which will be held Wednesday evening, Dec. 6 and will include a dinner at 6 p.m. with the sale starting at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and sale will take place in the Round-Up Inn. This select sale usually holds the highest average amount paid for the horses out of all the sales.

Preferred Breeders Sale – Session 1:

The Preferred Breeders Sale has been broken down into two Sessions, with the first one, consisting of 142 top-bred cutting horses being sold Thursday, Dec. 7, starting at 10 a.m. in the John Justin Sale Arena. Most of the consignments will be yearlings; however, you could also find broodmares with embryos selling with them.

Preferred Breeders Sale – Session II:

The Preferred Breeders Session II will begin on Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in the John Justin Sale Arena on Friday, Dec. 8. A total of 144 mostly well-bred yearlings and a few broodmares bred to top sires will be auctioned off. However, just prior to the sale, two 2018 breedings to the industry’s leading sire, High Brow Cat, consigned by Rockin 5 Ranch LLC, will be auctioned off, as will a Rockin W Syndicate share, consigned by Mariposa Farms LLP.

Preferred Breeders Sale – Session III:

The Preferred Breeders Sale – Session III, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 iin the John Justin Sale arena, with 120 horses selling, starting at 10 a.m. The sale will include 120 head of mostly yearlings, as well as trained cutting horses.

2017 NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale:

Your last chance to buy a cutting horse during the NCHA Futurity sales will take place Sunday, Dec. 10 in the Watt Arena. Preceded by the demonstration and sales of four Select Cow Dogs, which starts at 9 a.m., the Cutting Horse Sale will include 100 cutting bred horses of all ages, with most of them in training or having performance and money-earning records.This sale will be held in the Watt Arena so you can check out their cutting ability on cattle.

Don’t forget to pick up a nice thick catalog on your way into the sale and have your check book with you!!!!

Sires and No of Offspring in Futurity Sale 17>>

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☛ AQHA to raise rates 11-1-17

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

AQHA TO RAISE RATES

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 1, 2017

Got some horses to register or a stallion breeding report to send to the AQHA. You better hurry! A bevy of increases have been made by the American Quarter Horse Association taking effect on Jan. 1, 2018. They include membership fees, registration fees, genetic testing, stallion breeding report, duplicate certificates, embryo transfer enrollment, breeding permits, leases, rushes and show approvals.

The AQHA  has delivered the information on their website, saying, “To deliver the best service to our members and horse lovers around the world, it is necessary for AQHA to review the Association’s budget and make changes to maintain a strong financial position to support the future of our great Association.

“As the largest single-breed equine association in the world, the American Quarter Horse Association strives for excellence as a breed registry and to provide outstanding customer services as an Association.

“Every year, internal staff develops a tentative budget prior to the beginning of the fiscal year, which is approved by the AQHA Executive Committee prior to October 1, and a final budget, which is approved by the Executive Committee at its April meeting, after the AQHA convention. The AQHA treasurer and chief operating officer presents the Association’s audited financial statements every year at convention, and the financial statements are also published on AQHA.com.

“When developing and updating the Association’s budget, we evaluate all of AQHA’s programs and focus on the pillars of excellence from our strategic plan, which include animal welfare, customer satisfaction, culture and communication. We also evaluate the multiple business areas that support the pillars: technology, business development, growth of the American Quarter Horse Foundation, youth development and operational efficiency. All of these, plus several other factors come into play when evaluating the budget.

“AQHA has supplemented its income for years with investment earnings to keep fees as low as possible for AQHA members. We have arrived at a point where the Association’s fees need to reflect the Association’s services provided to our members, and we must continue to be a financially healthy Association with at least a half of a year to a full year budget in reserves.

“With that being said, the Executive Committee reviewed the tentative budget during its September meeting and recently approved multiple fee increases that will go into effect January 1, 2018.

“Membership fees are included in the fees that will increase on January 1, 2018. Membership fees support the services and programs that are provided by AQHA. Members receive 10 issues of the members-only America’s Horse, an official AQHA membership ID card, access to AQHA programs and direct access to members-only discounts, provided by Ford, SmartPak, John Deere and more.

“Other fees affected are:

•Registration fees (Members can log-in to Member Services to save $5 by using the online registration form. Submitting the form online will also reduce the processing time for this request.)

•Genetic testing fees

•Stallion breeding report fees

•Certificate fees

•Embryo transfer enrollment fees

•Breeding permit fees

•Lease fees

•Rush fees

Show approval fees

View a list of the increased fees; this list only includes fees that will change as of January 1, 2018, and the show approval fees, which are effective immediately for 2018 shows. All fees can also be found in the 2018 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations, which will be available soon.

While we know the fee increases will affect our members, like you, I can assure you that we kept the fees as low as possible in order to be cost effective for our members, provide members with the best services available and help our great Association stay financially strong, not only for today, but for years to come.”

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☛ From the Editor 7-20-17

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE ABUSE, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

FROM THE EDITOR

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 20, 2017

Yesterday I sent out a notice in “Latest News” that a “well-known horse owner shot a tied-up unruly stallion multiple times with a BB pistol at an NCHA cutting in Whitesboro, Texas. An update to that information is that the show was held on Saturday, July 15, rather than July 8. Also, that well-known horse owner is a top non-pro. NCHA’s Director of Judges Russell McCord was called and told what was going on and he told the caller to do whatever it took to stop it and make the person shooting the horse leave, which he did.

A bystander did take a video of the shooting which is now in the hands of the NCHA, and I understand that they have initiated the process against the person that did the shooting, as it is definitely against’ the NCHA’s highly advertised zero tolerance “horse-cruelty” policy. Still no mention of that person’s name but I do know that that person is a Non-Pro and a large advertiser in the Cutting Horse Chatter, giving the NCHA some hard choices.

I was given the name of the perpetrator; however, that person who told me about the shooting was not at the show and heard the information from someone who was. I would like to hear it from anyone who was present at this cutting who knew who the shooter was. I will not reveal your name. Call me at 940-433-5232 or 940-393-1865 or e-mail me at glory.kurtz@gmail.com. Since the NCHA has taken action, If that person’s name is not revealed sooner, I’m sure the perpetrator’s name will show up eventually in the Chatter under “Suspensions,” or possibly (but hopefully not) under “Probations.”

NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR NEWS:

The second go-round of the Open Classic/Challenge was completed yesterday, with those 26 scoring a 435.0 and above, advancing to the finals. Jon Burgess, riding Littlemak (Starlights Gypsy x Just a Swinging), owned by Anderson Cattle Co., Victoria, Texas, topped the two go-rounds with a 440.5 total score.

Grant Setnicka, not only finished a close second by scoring a 440.0 riding Ichis My Choice (Cat Ichi x My Little Abra), owned by J Five Horse Ranch Mgmt, LLC, Weatherford, Texas, but was the only rider to qualify three horses for the Finals. Also tying for second with a total score of 440.0 was Ed Flynn, riding Play Miss Boonsmal (Peptoboonsmal x Play Miss) for Danny R. Jones of Canada. The Open Classic/Challenge Finals is scheduled for Saturday,July 22, following six sets of the NCHA Derby Amateur and UnlimitedAmateur first go-round.

The Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro in the Classic/Challenge  go-round is being held today. Also, don’t forget that the Western Bloodstock Summer Spectacular Sale,with 145 consignments, will be held Saturday, July 22, in the Watt Arena, starting at 9 a.m.

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☛ Horse Sale News 7-14-17

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

HORSE SALE NEWS

July 14, 2017

NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR SALE:

The 2017 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, managed by Jeremy and Candace Barwick, is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth. There are 145 head of horses  cataloged, with a list of horses selling and a copy of the sale catalog available at www.westernbloodstock.com.

The sale, starting at 8 a.m., includes a Sale Incentive, in which all eligible yearlings sold at any Western Bloodstock Sale throughout the year are eligible to participate in the Bl-Western Bloodstock Sale Incentive. The seller/buyer has the option to pay $600 to make that foal eligible for the Bl-Western Bloodstock Sale Incentive purse which will be paid out to the 4 highest advancing eligible foals in the Open and Non-Pro classes of the BI Derby in the year of competition. To date, the program has paid out more than $600,000.

The sale is being held during the NCHA Summer Spectacular, held from July 17-Aug. 6, This event is the final leg of the NCHA Triple Crown of Cutting and is contested 21 days. It features the NCHA Derby for 4-year-olds, and the NCHA Classic Challenge for 5/6-year-olds and offers a purse of over $2 million. As the third jewel in the NCHA Triple Crown, the NCHA Derby has seen just three Open horses, and one Non-Pro horse claim the Triple Crown title. The NYCHA Convention and Scholarship Cutting are held in conjunction with the Spectacular which brings the youth to the forefront of the competition.

For a sale catalog, go to www.westernbloodstock.com. For an NCHA Summer Spectacular schedule, go to: www.nchacutting.com.

 

AGED GELDINGS AVERAGE $7,670 AT WESTERN HERITAGE CLASSIC RANCH HORSE SALE:

The Western Heritage Classic Invitational Ranch Horse Sale was held in Abilene, Texas in May and included registered Quarter Horses from 24 prominent ranches.

The horses brought a record average of $7,670, wit the average on aged geldings (4 years of age and older) being $13,885. Topping the sale was TRR Sharlenas Pepcid consigned by Tongue River Ranch, Dumont, Texas, purchased by Glenn Springer of Aspermont for $25,000.

The Guitar Ranch of Abilene won the championship in the Ranch Rodeo. The Top Remuda Award went to Tongue River Ranch. Robert First of the Stuart Ranch in Waurika, Okla., showed the top Horse, SR Surprise Party (Quest). Cody Aaron of the Guitar Ranch was judged Top Hand.

The above information came from the Lone Star Horse report. 

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☛ Today’s News 1-2-17

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, HORSE NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

TODAY’S NEWS

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Jan. 2, 2017

Black Little Lena put down at age 28; NCHA looking for an Executive Director and Western Bloodstock reports the 2016 NCHA Futurity Sales claim a $23,235 average, with 13 horses selling for $100,000 or more.

 

BLACK LITTLE LENA PUT DOWN AT AGE 28

A TOP CUTTING HORSE THAT SIRED VERSATILE OFFSPRING 

 

Black Little Lena put down at age 28

Black Little Lena, a beautiful 1988 black son of Smart Little Lena out of a foundation-bred mare Missy Dry by Dry Doc out of Silver Creek Til by Cutting Hoss, was put down for Dec. 29, 2016, following complications of old age. The loss was a great one for owner Phyllis Vincent, Terrell, Texas, who had owned the stallion for the past three years.

Bred by Benny J. and Rebecca Martinez, Bakersfield, Calif., he was sold as a yearling during the 1989 NCHA Futurity to the Reidy Land & Cattle Company, Houston, Texas. They sold the stallion as a 3-year-old to Stephen or Phyllis Ward, Terrell, Texas, where he competed in and won most of his money in NCHA aged-event competition.

With lifetime earnings of $93,000, several aged-event finals and and an NCHA Certificate of Ability, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards from the NCHA, the stallion was also in the Top 10 of the Open Division of the NCHA in 1995. Some of his titles included being a semifinalist in the 1991 NCHA Open Futurity, ridden by John Wold. The pair went on to be a finalist in the 1992 Montgomery Open Futurity Classic for 4-year-olds, also ridden by Wold. In the 1992 Gold Coast Winter Championship Derby, John Ward rode the stallion to the finals, while Wold continued to ride him to the finals of the NCHA Derby, 1994 Augusta Classic, Georgia National for 5-and 6-year olds, 1995 Augusta 7-Up class and 1995 NCHA Super Stakes 7-Up class.  Following the aged events, the stallion continued winning at NCHA weekend shows and was the NCHA Fort Worth Open Stock Show Champion.

His offspring were very diversified. According to NCHA records, as a sire, Black Little Lena sired 189 AQHA-registered foals in 22 crops with 33 of them performing in NCHA; AQHA in Open, Amateur and Youth competition, with several receiving Register of Merit titles in various divisions; NRHA; NRCHA and United States Penning Association competition. Several offspring also excelled in roping competition, both in AQHA and other roping associations. His highest number of foals came in 1995 through 2002.

 

NCHA SEARCHES FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The NCHA is searching for a new Executive Director, following the exit of Jim Bret Campbell. According to the NCHA website, the Executive Director is the chief administrative executive officer of NCHA and reports to and is responsible to the chief elected officer (President – currently Phil Rapp) of the Association and the Executive Committee. He provides leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the Association will effectively increase member satisfaction, grow members, purses, service, revenue and programs. He will direct all aspects of the Association and is responsible for the staff and the financial assets of NCHA. He is also responsible for promoting and marketing the Association and the sport of cutting, as well as implementing and being responsible for implementing the goals and objectives of the Association. Click below for full NCHA press release.

NCHA Executive Director opening | NCHA News

 

 

WESTERN BLOODSTOCK CLAIMS A DAZZLING WEEK OF SALES DURING NCHA FUTURITY

Western Bloodstock reports the 2016 NCHA Futurity Sales claim a $23,235 average, with 13 horses selling for $100,000 or more. The high-selling horse was Lot 5145, Sly Playgirl, a 2007 mare by That Sly Cat, bringing $800,000; followed by the popular stallion Spots Hot, a 2001 stallion by Chula Dual, bringing $550,000. Another top stallion, Third Cutting, a 2005 stallion by Boonlight Dancer, also brought $285,000. Allaboutcutting.com will be publishing of breakdown of these sales during the next few weeks. Go to the Western Bloodstock website (www.westernbloodstock.com) to see all the sale results and go to the NCHA website at www.nchacutting.com for a press release from Western Bloodstock about the sales.

 

 

 

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☛ San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes/Sale Returns to South Texas 11-22 -16

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

SAN ANTONIO RANCH GELDING STAKES AND SALE RETURNS TO SOUTH TEXAS

Nov. 22, 2016  

Ring side scene of the horse sales at the 2016 San Antonio Livestock Exposition. The horse
sales are the most highly attended horse event each year at the San Antonio Stock Show.

The Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale is both a judged competition and auction of working ranch horses.  This year’s event will see 68 horses consigned by owners from eight states.  On February 19 these working geldings will be judged on their ability to perform certain routine ranch jobs associated with everyday cattle ranching work.  Judged competition begins at 7:00 a.m. in the climate-controlled Horse Exposition Center located on the grounds of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.  A champion working horse will be chosen from this judged event along with six top ranking horses.  Awards include an estimated $20,000 in cash and prizes to owners of the top six horses.  Following the judging, the auction begins and will include all 68 horses entered in the event, including the champion and top placing six horses.

The event is highly popular throughout the multi-million dollar ranching industry of South Texas and has become to be known as “America’s Premier Ranch Gelding Sale”.  The South Texas cattle ranching industry is the perfect setting for such an event which showcases the western style working horse.  During the past three years the auction has seen working horses sell to new owners from 34 states in the nation.  Sale results from the 2016 sales saw the Ranch Gelding Sale on Sunday average $10,000 overall on completed sales.   Honors for the high selling gelding that day was a tie, going to two geldings at $20,000 for each.   One of these geldings was a 9-year old red roan sired by Peptoboonsmal while the other was a 5-year old buckskin sired by Nu Cash Cow.

The Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale contributes to the scholarship fund of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.  As of 2016, and holding true to its mission statement of being a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas, the San Antonio Livestock Exposition has committed $171.4 million to education, with $11.3 million committed in 2016 in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth.  Awards and scholarships for this year will add more than 300 new scholars to the program.  With over 1,300 active scholarship recipients, S.A.L.E. represents students in 67 colleges and universities throughout the state of Texas.  The success of the event, positive impact on the community, world class rodeo action and entertainment and ability to provide financial support to Texas youth is the result of many hours of hard work by committed S.A.L.E. volunteers.

S.A.L.E. has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 6,000 volunteers, S.A.L.E. will continue to provide wholesome family entertainment and be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas.

The management firm of Segraves and Associates, a 40-year-old equine management and consulting company specializing in the production of events such as the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale, manages the event in conjunction with the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.

On the day prior to the ranch gelding sale is the 30th Annual San Antonio Select Performance Horse Sale.  This year’s sale will be on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the exact same location as the Ranch Gelding Show and Sale that is on Sunday.  This is the traditional sale at the San Antonio Stock Show and features horses from all genders and performance horse disciplines, especially the cow horse events and ranch backgrounds.   This sale is known for its high concentration of color such as grays, red roans, buckskins, blue roans, palominos, etc.  Many people come to the sale every year looking for a colored performance horse or ranch horse.  This year’s sale finished with a sale average of $5,004 on the top 50% of the consignments.   The high selling horse went for $34,500, a 4-year-old buckskin stallion sired by Smart And Shiney and out of a granddaughter of Peppy San Badger.  The stallion was a RHAA and SRCHA money earner.

Consignments are currently being accepted for both sales at the San Antonio Stock Show.   Persons interested in consigning in either sale should contact the management firm of Segraves and Associates soon as possible to consign and obtain further information.   Contact information is P.O. Box 224, Midlothian, TX 76065, (972)775 2880 office, mail@ddsegraves.com or www.ddsegraves.com.  Both sales will close when filled.

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