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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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☛ NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale results 8-16-16

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 2 comments

NOODLES BROWN TOPS NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR SALE AT $34,000

 

WITH 130 CONSIGNED, 109 SOLD AVERAGING $8,851

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Aug. 16, 2016

The NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, produced by Jeremy Barwick’s Western Bloodstock, held Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Watt Arena of the Will Rogers Complex, featured 130 consignments, with 109 selling for $964,800, averaging $8,851 for an $8,000 median (Median is halfway between the highest- and lowest-selling horse). This is down from the 2015 sale, which had 171 consignments and 135 selling for $1,359,350, averaging $10,069. The high-selling horse in the 2015 sale, Miss Aristolcrat, brought $85,000.

 

This year the high-selling horse, brought a $34,000 final bid. Noodles Brown, a 3-year-old red roan mare sired by Metallic Cat out of Jitters Brown by Smart Little Lena, bred by David Brown, Gainesville, Texas, and sold by Thomas Guinn, Philadelphia, Miss. Noodles Brown had been sold by David Brown as a yearling to Jody Galyean, who six months later resold the mare in December 2014 to Guinn.

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Showing the results from a poor economy this year, last year, six head brought over $30,000, while this year only the top two sellers brought $30,000 or more. The second high seller, bringing $30,000, was Lil Pepto Memory, a yearling sorrel stallion consigned by the Shrontz Family Ltd. Partnership, sired by Sweet Lil Pepto out of NCHA Futurity Champion, Some Kinda Memories by Smart Little Lena.

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Although one 6-year-old gelding brought $21,000, a 3-year-old stallion and a 7-year-old gelding brought $20,000, a weanling mare brought $19,500 and an 8-year-old gelding brought $15,000, leading the average of multiples by the age of the horses, were six 4-year-old geldings averaging $14,617, nine 3-year-old mares averaging $14,367 and two 3-year-old geldings averaging $14,250.

 

These figures more than likely show that buyers are currently looking for young, trained cutting horses they can show and have fun with, with 14 money earners (that were not broodmares) averaging $14,879 for a $14,000 median. Money-earning broodmares averaged $8,786 on seven head.

 

Probably thinking the economy would be better in two or three more years, three weanlings sold, averaging $15,000; however, 36 yearling mares averaged a disappointing $6,803 and 20 yearling stallions averaging $6,360. One yearling gelding only brought $2,200.

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SIRES:

The leading sire of horses, with 2 or more sold) was High Brow Cat, with three head selling for an $18,667 average. Catish, a 2012 gelding brought $23,000, Cats Reyvenge, a 2013 stallion brought $20,000 and Drs Starlight, a 2012 gelding brought $13,000, for a total of $56,000 and $18,667 average.

 

The second leading sire was Once In A Blue Boon, with two head averaging $18,250. They included two unnamed weanlings bringing $19,500 and $17,000, for an $18,250 average. Third was Smooth As A Cat, with two head averaging $15,500, followed by Metallic Cat with nine head averaging $15,222.

 

Woody Be Tuff had the most offspring selling, with 17 head averaging $9,788.  All of his offspring were sold by Center Ranch, the owner of Woody Be Tuff, with the high-selling offspring, CR Purrty Tuff, a yearling filly bringing $25,000, followed by CR Tuff Telecatster and CR Della Wood, both yearling fillies bringing $20,000 each.

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No buyers were provided by the sale company.

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☛ Reined Cow Horse News 6-26-16

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

REINED COW HORSE NEWS

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
June 26, 2016

 

NRCHA NEWS:

It’s time to consigned your horses to the 2016 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Reno, Nev., in conjunction with the NRCHA Futurity. The entry deadline is July 15. Entry forms and sale requirements are available on www.snafflebitsales.com. The sale company will be Parnell Dickinson. For more information on the NRCHA go to: www.nrcha.com.

 

NATIONAL STOCK HORSE ASSOCIATION NEWS:

The 2016 National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity is scheduled for Aug. 16-20, 2016 in Paso robles, Calif. The Open Futurity Champion will receive a new Logan Riot, two-horse, slant, bumper-pull trailer sponsored by All American Trailers.

 

The Non-Pro Limited Futurity and Derby Champions will receive a beautiful Mark Luis Cow Horse Trophy saddle, crafted by Cactus Saddlery and sponsored by Chandler Ranch.

 

For more information on the NSHA, go to www.nationstockhorse.com or call 559-789-7007.

 

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