Adan Banuelos – Teaching, Not Telling, Two Year Olds

January 10th, 2020 by Sophia Skeith

$3 Million Trainer Adan Banuelos

It’s that time of year again! Two year olds are being started and the ever important foundation for the rest of their career is being established.

Reserve NCHA Futurity champion for the second year running, Adan Banuelos has already earned in excess of $3 million in the show-pen. At just 31 years of age, Adan has proven his mastery in the show pen. Now we take a closer look at his skill as a horseman and learn how he handles his two year olds.

Adan is captivating to watch and listen to because he is such a student of the horse. His respect for the horse is admirable. He reiterates all the time how he likes to TEACH his horses something rather than TELL them!

Adan wants to instill a “where’s the cow” mentality in his horses, so that no matter what angle they land or where they end up (past the cow or behind the cow) that they want to find the cow and go with it.

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Gary Bellenfant Wins 2019 Futurity!

December 16th, 2019 by Simone Cobb

Watch legendary trainer Gary Bellenfant bring the house down with his emotional win in the 2019 Futurity Open.

Gary rode Metallic Rey Mink to score a 226, some three points ahead of Reserve Champion Adan Banuelos and Twice In Santiago.

The horse is owned by Los Jaboncillos Ranch Inc.

It’s Gary’s second Futurity title, he won in 1995 aboard Peptoboonsmal. We included that ride further down as well for you to watch.

To honor Gary, who is one of our featured trainers on CHTO, we are continuing our show special for 24 hours only!  Scroll down for details.

Watch Gary’s amazing videos on CHTO where he reveals his secret for creating such cowy horses. Login and watch or become a menmber now. Get your first month for just $1, on any subscription! New members only. Offer only lasts until Dec 15.

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You can watch Gary’s 1995 Futurity run below.


Member Spotlight – Ty Cole – North Fork, Idaho

November 8th, 2019 by Sophia Skeith

Ty ColeTy Cole got his start riding range colts in Montana. After attending a cutting, Ty’s fascination with horsemanship was sparked. Ten years later, he specializes in yearlings, trains them for a year or two and then sells them mostly to cutting and cow horse competitors.

To learn his craft, he spent 6 months riding with Zane Davis. He said everything changed for him when he worked for Tom Campbell, based in Texas. Tom had a good string of horses and soon Tom said, “Alright, you’re up.” Ty got on his A string horses for the next few days. He said that helped him develop feel and how to cow up a horse. He said he felt those horses think independently about the cow.

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The Heart of Cutting

October 7th, 2019 by Sophia Skeith

Star Roberts
Photo By: John O’Hara

With all the recent turmoil in cutting with declining membership, staff turn-over and controversies over how to make the sport fairer and more accessible, it can be hard to stay positive. But two cutters who have optimism to share are Star Roberts and Amy Jones.

When they started out in cutting, both knew that they weren’t going to go buy a six-figure cutting horse, if ever. They each began with a horse that was at their level and gradually moved up in horse power as they developed. Their trainers helped them learn and improve, knowing full well that they were not going to spend a lot of money on a horse. As a result, both riders have thoroughly enjoyed their time in the sport, making great friends.

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Beau Galyean Wins Second Super Stakes Classic

April 2nd, 2018 by Duncan Steele-Park

It was back to back titles for Beau Galyean when he took out the 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Final in Fort Worth. Beau rode 2015 Futurity Champion, Stevie Rey Von and marked a massive 231 to beat Adan Banuelos sitting on a 226. Beau, who won the same event last year, told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he’s only been training the stud for the past month, after Alvin and Becky Fults purchased him.


Adan Banuelos Wins $60,000 In First Slot Cutting Show!

July 15th, 2015 by CHTO

A 4yr old beat horses up to two years older in the Western Bloodstock and National Cutting Horse Association first Slot Cutting Final in Fort Worth!

Adan Banuelos put on an awesome show to clinch the winning run with a 226 on Pedel To The Metall owned by Faith Mountain Ranch.

A great final on steers, Adan’s four year old defeated 4, 5 and 6 year old horses to take home the coveted $60,000 prize purse in the Showdown in Cowtown event.

Phil Rapp riding Reyzin owned by Gale Force Quarter Horses came second with a 223 earning $39,500. All 12 riders who made the final won very respectable earnings, with the bottom hole still getting $10,000, which was twice their entry fee back.

Watch Adan’s winning run below!

The Amateur Slot Cutting Final is on July 19th, with the winner taking home $20,000.


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