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Joe Howard Williamson Wins 4th Non Pro World Championship!

December 30th, 2015 by CHTO

It was a field of top quality contenders vying for the 2015 NCHA Non Pro World Championship, but Joe Howard Williamson proved too strong throughout the series to take out his fourth title.

Joe rode a number of different horses over the year while hauling for the title, but took Sweet Little Cats to the Finals at Fort Worth. He says having to adapt to different horses helped his showmanship immensely.

Joe took home a total of just under $100,000 in earnings for the year. He spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his win.


Rene Primasing 2015 NCHA World Finals $15,000 Amateur Champ!

December 28th, 2015 by CHTO

Rene Primasing won her first NCHA World title when she took out the $15,000 Amateur Division at the 2015 World Finals in Fort Worth.

Rene rode Malibu Maxx over two go rounds to clinch her victory.


Ed Dufurrena Crowned 2015 NCHA Open Futurity Champion!

December 13th, 2015 by CHTO

Ed Dufurrena rocked the house with Stevie Rey Von to take out the 2015 NCHA Open Futurity Championship in the Will Rogers Coliseum at Fort Worth.

In front of a packed crowd, Ed and his home-bred stud (Metallic Cat x Miss Ella Rey) put in a string of hard stops to mark an impressive 225, some 4 points ahead of reserve champion Lindy Burch.

Ed won $200,000 for his win.

It’s been an extremely successful show all up for the Dufurrena family, with daughter Rieta also winning the Limited Non Pro Futurity on Stevie Rey Von and their horse Purple Reyn named Non Pro Horse Of The Year.

Ed spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb saying his win was a dream come true. Watch his run below!

Lindy Burch scored a 221 on Bet Shes Smooth to win $88,126, while Jesse Lennox and Kody Porterfield tied for third with a 217.5. They rode Rockin Sallycat and This Isa Third respectively and each took home $71,280.


Barbara Brooks Claims First Futurity Title – 2015 NCHA Unlimited Amateur Champion!

December 13th, 2015 by CHTO

It may have taken 15 years of dedication to pull off a win in the Will Rogers Coliseum but the taste of victory is just as sweet!

Barbara Brooks and Smash Mouse scored a 220 to win the Unlimited Amateur National Cutting Horse Association Futurity last Thursday night.

Smash Mouse is a home-bred horse by her sire Cat A Rey and out of Boonbay Smash. Barbara, who was the 2014 NCHA President, took home more than $9,000 for her win.

Watch Barbara’s run and listen to the trials and tribulations she has endured to pursue this dream. She told CHTO’s Simone Cobb how tweaking became her secret weapon to regain her winning form!


Armando Costa Neto Claims Top Honors in 2015 NCHA Futurity Non Pro Finals!

December 12th, 2015 by CHTO

Imagine receiving a $27,852 birthday present! Well that’s what happened to Armando Costa Neto from Brazil (now at Weatherford) last night when he took home the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association Non-Pro Futurity Championship.

Watch Armando’s run on the Playgun filly, “Watch Me Whip” score a 224 as he talks to CHTOs Simone Cobb.


Barney Mac Smith Proudly Takes Out The 2015 NCHA $50,000 Amateur World Final

December 11th, 2015 by CHTO

Barney Mac Smith over came some tough months on the road this year to end up victorious in the 2015 NCHA World Finals.

Barney and his mare One Red Mist held the lead to become the $50,000 Amateur Champions at Fort Worth.

Barney won a total of more than $42,000 throughout the year and the finals. He spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his win.


Michelle LeMaster Clinches 2015 NCHA $15,000 Novice/Non Pro Championship

December 10th, 2015 by CHTO

It was a tight race, but nerves failed to stop Michelle LeMaster dominating in the 2015 NCHA World Finals.

Michelle rode El Gato Bonito to victory in the $15,000 Novice/Non Pro Championship, taking home a total more than $42,000.

Michelle, who came second in the Finals average spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about her year on the road.


Casey Crouch Crowned NCHA $5,000 Novice World Champion

December 10th, 2015 by CHTO

After a year-long jostle for first place between the top two competitors in the NCHA $5,000 Novice World Title, it was Casey Crouch from Texas who finally clinched the buckle on finals night at Fort Worth.

Casey and Twistin At The Roxie finished on top of the standings, earning almost $42,000 for the year, just $106 ahead of reserve champion Dusty Nelson on Rue Du Ichi.

Casey came into the finals in the lead but dropped to second after the first go.

Casey was elated and emotional about the win, telling CHTO’s Simone Cobb it was a bit of a surprise at the very end…..


Marilyn Jo Franz Claims First Futurity Buckle On Home Bred Horse!

December 9th, 2015 by CHTO

Twenty six years of persistence and passion finally paid off for Marilyn Jo Franz when she won the 2015 NCHA Amateur Futurity Final in Fort Worth.

Marilyn marked a 217 aboard Hawks Desire, a horse she bred by EBR Kitty Hawk out of Tina Bars Annie to beat out a large field of 30 competitors.

Marilyn, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, won more than $9,000 to take her total earnings to just under $100,000.

She told CHTO’s Simone Cobb it was a dream come true, made more special by having her nephew, Alex Franz compete in the same final on a horse also by her stud, EBR Kitty Hawk.


Top Honors For Rieta Dufurrena In the NCHA Ltd Non Pro Futurity Final

December 9th, 2015 by CHTO

Consistency won the day and the champion’s check for Rieta Dufurrena, who took out the Limited Non Pro Final at the 2015 NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth.

Rieta marked a 220 on Stevie Rey Von, the pair’s third such score at the show to wrap up the win. They competed against a field of 30 finalists and took home $9,426 for the title.

Peter Shumack of Australia and Fair Lady Flash, by Purdy Boy Flash out of Ristos Fair Lady, earned the Reserve title with a 217.5

Rieta spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about the thrill of winning….


Ashley Bosack Wins The $2,000 Limited Rider World Champion Buckle

December 9th, 2015 by CHTO

Ashley Bosack clinched her first world championship after a year of hauling for the 2015 NCHA World Championship in the $2,000 Limited Rider division.

Ashley, who works for trainer Mike Wood, came into the finals at Fort Worth some $7,000 ahead of her nearest rival. Ashley won $17,584 for her efforts this year.

She dominated the event on Tachitas Brigalena and spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb about her win.

Josh Cogburn Comes From Behind To Scoop The $2,000 Ltd Rider Show Buckle

Josh Cogburn put in a strong performance at the 2015 NCHA World Finals to finish up as Show Champion in the $2,000 Limited Rider division.

Josh rode Miss Little Gunner to win the average after coming into the finals in 11th place. Josh finished in 5th place overall, taking home a little over $7,000 in total earnings.

Josh spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his win and excitement to go pro down the track.


Michelle Barnes Beats Out Tough Competition To Win Her First NCHA World Championship

December 9th, 2015 by CHTO

With just $300 between the top three competitors, Michelle Barnes put on a timely show for the judges to take out the buckle in the $5,000 Novice/Non Pro division of the 2015 NCHA World Finals.

Michelle rode Timely Addition to seal the deal with an impressive 227 in the final go at the Watt Arena, Fort Worth. Michelle also won the average at the finals.

Michelle is a client of Arizona trainer Mike Woods, who had 16 horses make it to the World Finals this year.

Timely Addition is a One Time Pepto gelding out of Flo Little Lena. Michelle won more than $30,000 in earnings this year.

She spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb and said it’s the first time she’s hauled for a world title. Laughing, she added, “it would probably be my last”.


Tessa Buntin Dominates The 2015 NCHA $35,000 Non Pro World Championship!

December 9th, 2015 by CHTO

Tessa Buntin made cutting look an easy game when she took out her first world title at the 2015 NCHA World Finals in Fort Worth.

Tessa rode Smooth and Mighty to win both the World Championship and the average in the $35,000 Non-Pro division.

Tessa’s horse was trained by her husband, Monty Buntin, based in California. She totaled more than $19,000 in earnings for the year.

She told CHTO’s Simone Cobb, it was not just the first year she hauled but the first year she ever competed in cutting!


Mike Wood and Andrew Coates Victorious In the 2015 NCHA World Finals $15,000 Novice Division

December 7th, 2015 by CHTO

Mike Wood clinched the World Title in the 2015 NCHA $15,000 Novice Division at Fort Worth.

The leader coming into the World Finals series, Mike rode El Gato Bonito and put in a strong performance to stay ahead of the pack and claim the championship.

He spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his massive Finals week, where he 16 horses of his own and his clients make it to the top 15!

Andrew Coates – 2015 NCHA $15,000 Novice World Finals Show Champion

Andrew Coates wowed the crowd when he scored a 227 in the final Go Round to take out the Show Champion title of the $15,000 Novice division during the 2015 NCHA World Finals.

Andrew, a trainer from California, rode This Kittys Smart, marking a strong 222 in the first go round. He
spoke with CHTO’s Simone Cobb about his awesome finals in the Watt Arena, Fort Worth.


Matt Gaines Takes Out The 2015 Open World Championship On An Emotional High!

December 6th, 2015 by CHTO

A spectacular score, a standing ovation, tears of joy….

Matt Gaines capped off a phenomenal year taking out the 2015 NCHA Open World Championship as fans cheered, hollered and applauded them in the Watt Arena at Fort Worth!

Matt and Special Nu Baby gave the crowd a run to remember, scoring a massive 231 to finish the year on a high, both figuratively and literally!

Despite being the undisputed leader for months, Matt and his wife Tara were both emotional and elated after sealing the victory.

It’s been an outstanding year of accomplishments for Matt and Special Nu Baby, winning five of eight Mercuria events this year, four of them consecutively. The formidable duo also made history when they scored an amazing 234 at the El Rancho Futurity, equaling the all-time record set by Phil Rapp and Don’t Look Twice.

Special Nu baby is a mare by Dual Rey and out of Nu I Wood and is owned by Gary & Shannon Barker from Oklahoma.

Matt spoke to CHTO’s Simone Cobb and says he had a special bond with Special Nu Baby.


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