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ld Series of Cutting - National Cutting Horse Association
2016 Idaho CHA Futurity
World
Cutting
MERCURIA NCHA
WORLDSeries
SERIES OFof
CUTTING
FINALS PROGRAM
About
the Mercuria
NCHANCHA World Series
Making history
with the Mercuria
daho hosted its first Mercuria added money at each series event,
World
Series
Cutting
NCHA World
Series of
of Cutting
the Mercuria NCHA World Series of
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event in 2011 when Phil Rapp Cutting has become a highlight of
Energy
Group,
one
theannual
world’scutting
five largest
and Dontercuria
Look Twice
marked
234
to ofthe
horse independent
competition
energy
traders,
is
the
title
sponsor
of
the
2011
Mercuria
Energy
win the Open. Dan Hansen won the year attracting highly
competitive
Group
NCHA
World
Series
of
Cutting,
a
rich
series
of
nine
champiNon-Pro on Woody Be Lucky on his horses and riders to the event in their
onship
held across
North
America
and for
Europe.
way to shows
his second
NCHA
Non-Pro
quest
NCHA World Champion
Each
of
the
eight
shows
offers
$25,000
in
added
forhonors.
the Open and
World title.
and Horse ofmoney
the Year
$25,000
for
the
Non-Pro
competition.
The
format
brings
out
many of
the
Dont Look Twice came back to
“The Mercuria NCHA World
Series
sport’s
superstars,
as
well
as
up-and-coming
contestants
eager
to
join
those
win in 2012. In 2013, two mares of Cutting and the Mercuria NCHA
ranks.
that would be World Champions, World Championship Finals have
“Mercuria
Energy
hasJ Five
established
as a global
leader
in the energy
Dont
Look Twice
and
Ranch’sitself
become
valued
showcases
for secthe
tor,
so
it’s
fi
tting
that
they
should
support
competition
that
brings
the
One Time Pepto, ridden by Chubby seasoned cutting horse,” said world’s
NCHA
leading
cutting
horses
in a crowd-pleasing
series
of shows,”
said Jeff
Turner, tied
with
a 228together
for the Idaho
Past President
Ernie
Beutenmiller
Jr.
Hooper,
Executive
Director
of
the
National
Cutting
Horse
Association.
honors. Todd Bimat won in 2015 on “They help the sport expand through
Mercuria
plays Peptos
a dynamic,
diversified
growing
inveteran
the global
enLauren
McIntire’s
Chic Olena.
theand
exposure
ofrole
these
horses
ergy
market.
Mercuria
Energy
is
an
international
group
of
companies
active
In 2015, Special Nu Baby, ridden by to a new audience. The growth of
over
wide spectrum
global
energy
including
crude
oil Europe
and refined
MattaGaines,
markedof229
to win
on markets
the event
in Canada
and
has
petroleum
products,
natural
gas,
power,
coal,
biodiesel,
vegetable
oils and
her way to the World Championship. served as testimony to the global
apcarbon
emissions.
Mercuriawon
Energy
of theasworld’s
Brandon
Dufurrena
theGroup
peal is
of one
the sport,
well.” five largest
independent
TheRey
Group
assets NCHA
ranginginfrom
oil exploraNon-Pro titleenergy
here ontraders.
Miss Ella
in owns
“Joining
the recognition
tion
and
production
in
the
U.S.,
Canada
and
Argentina
to
product
terminals
2012, on his way to being the year’s of these athletes fits the goals
of Merin
Europe
and
China,
and
a
biofuels
plant
in
Germany.
It
controls
more
than
NCHA Non-Pro World Champion.
curia in the support of communities
30 million
barrels
of
storage
capacity
globally.
Cody Hedlund won the Non-Pro in which Mercuria conducts busithe generous
of Mercuria Global Energy, the NCHA World
title“With
on Teles
Bout Thissupport
Cat in 2013,
ness,” said Mike Redenbaugh, MercuSeries
of
Cutting
continues
to
build
in its third season,” said
while Ashley Snider won in 2014
on momentum
ria, President. “NCHA members are
NCHA Executive Director Jeff Hooper. “The Series provides greater opportuSly Chance. In 2015, Constance Jaeg- largely rural and the majority live in
nities for our members, exciting competition for spectators, and a tremengi and Saguaro Ichi won.
states where cutting horse competidous attraction for the participating shows. We look forward to continued
Offering a total of $50,000 in tions thrive.” H
growth in the program through the year, and into the future.” ★
2016 NCHA Leading Open Horses
1 NRR Cat King Cole............... $54,169
2 Rue Du Ichi........................... $43,534
3 A Little Bossy........................ $34,674
4 Donas Suen Boon................. $22,446
5 SDP Lil Ichi Maddie.............. $21,909
6 Catlena Rey.......................... $19,553
7 Clays Little Kit Cat................ $19,447
8 GS Zans Cat......................... $18,922
9 Stylish Bet............................. $18,429
10 Cat Black I............................ $18,403
11 Cool Cat Dual Rey................ $18,242
12 Scooter Mcgavin................... $18,078
13 Peptos Chic Olena................ $14,802
14 Dont Stopp Believin.............. $13,894
15 CR First Tuff.......................... $13,459
16 Joes Last Cat........................ $13,310
17 CR Sun Reys........................ $12,859
18 Cats In Ya Dreams................ $12,631
19 Little Pepto Cat..................... $12,356
20 PKR Big Mac........................ $12,201
21 George C Merada..................$11,737
22 Glitter Done............................$11,354
23 SVR Reys Smart Chic...........$11,126
24 Spooked By A Cat................. $10,755
25 This Cats Max....................... $10,680
26 This Cats Got Style............... $10,249
27Reyzin..................................... $9,763
28 Katz Flash............................... $9,491
29 Gold From Home.................... $9,147
30 EE Ichi Bar.............................. $8,845
2016 NCHA Leading Non-Pro Riders
1 Kaitlyn Wimberly..................$66,513
2 April Widman.......................$44,488
3 Kelsey Conn........................$30,080
4 Mary Jo Milner.....................$26,679
5 Constance Jaeggi................$26,284
6 Joe Howard Williamson.......$25,160
7 Emily Jones.........................$20,356
8 E J Huntley..........................$20,142
9 Alexis Stephas.....................$19,808
10 Dawn Chapman...................$19,496
11 Carol Ward...........................$18,589
12 Tammy Jones.......................$18,259
13 Judy Rogers.........................$17,249
14 Elizabeth Queen..................$12,932
15 Kade Smith.......................... $11,391
16 Andrew Viola........................ $11,205
17 Jarrett Callahan...................$10,832
18 Susan Marvin.......................$10,430
19 Mary Ann Rapp......................$9,990
20 Sherry Graham......................$9,929
21 Sandra McBride.....................$9,714
22 Jason Reed............................$9,512
23 Priscilla Wilson.......................$9,396
24 Joey Varnadore......................$9,214
25 Doug Wiens...........................$9,124
26 Wendy Johnson.....................$8,990
27 Lauren Middleton...................$8,620
28 Debbie Day............................$8,285
29 Ray Baldwin...........................$8,003
30 Greg Coalson.........................$7,790
2016 Mercuria
NCHA World Series
of Cutting
FEBRUARY 13-14
San Antonio Stock Show
Open: Cullen Chartier / Scooter McGavin
Non-Pro: Constance Jaeggi / Saguaro Ichi
FEBRUARY 26-27
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Open: Kobie Wood / Cool Cat Dual Rey
Non-Pro: Constance Jaeggi / Saguaro Ichi
JUNE 17-18
PCCHA Derby - Classic Challenge
Open: Adan Banuelos / Glitter Done
Non-Pro: Kaitlyn Wimberly / Light N Lily
JULY 11-13
Calgary Stampede
Open: Travis Rempel / This Cats Max
Non-Pro: Carol Ward / Spooked By A Cat
AUGUST 17-20
West Texas Futurity
Open: Adan Banuelos / Glitter Done
Non-Pro:
Jarma / SS Blacks Lil Kitty
Mercuria atJulie
a glance
Mercuria trades oil and other energy resources in
AUGUST 29-30
over 50 countries
• Global turnover
$47 billion in 2008
Idaho :Futurity
• 81 million total physical tons of oil and
Nampa, Idaho
products sold
• 10.5 million tons of middle distillates
soldSEPTEMBER 15-16
• 61 million
tons of physical
El Rancho
Futuritycrude sold
• 10.2
million
tons
of
products sold
Rancho Murieta,other
California
• 370 ships and 245 barges chartered
• Aggregated credit line: currently $11
billion OCTOBER TBA
All• American
Quarter
Horse
Congress
Access to over
30 million
barrels
of storage
capacity Columbus,
worldwide Ohio
Mercuria NCHA World Series of Idaho CHA Futurity 2016
NON-PRO FINALISTS
Draw: 1
Rider: KADE SMITH, Mineral Wells, TX
Go-Round: 221.5
HAY U, 2011 m.
(Third Cutting x A Little Reylena, by Dual Rey)
Breeder: Greg Smith Horse LTE: $80,639
Owner: Kade & Emily Smith Rider: $404,071
• Kade won the NCHA Non-Pro Futurity with Lean
This Rey in 2011
• He and Hay U won LAEs at Calgary Stampede,
Idaho Derby and Canadian Supreme last year.
• He won the NCHA Classic Challenge Limited
Non-Pro on this mare’s dam, A Little Reylena
Draw: 2
Rider: TRACEY WOODWARD, Los Alamos, CA
Go-Round: 218.0
ABSOLUT PEPTO, 2009 m.
(Peptoboonsmal x Absolutely Stunning, by Smart Little Lena)
Breeder: Jackson Land & Cattle LTE: $65,939
Owner: Marvin & Paulette Teixeira
Rider: $141,914
• Tracey won the Mercuria NCHA World Finals in
the $50,000 Amateur on this mare in 2014
• She won LAE championships at Pacific Coast
Derby, El Rancho Futurity and Las Vegas Futurity
• Tracey was the Unlimited Amateur champion at
the Breeders Invitational this spring
Draw: 3
Rider: DOUG WIENS, Lindell Beach, BC
Go-Round: 220.0
THIS CATS MAX, 2009 g.
(WR This Cats Smart x Pf Docs Med, by Peppys Formula)
Breeder: Doug Wiens Horse LTE: $113,167
Owner: Doug & Angie Wiens Rider: $93,756
• This Cats Max won the Mercuria World Series
Open at Calgary Stampede with Travis Rempel
• Dustin Gonnet won two limited age
championships on the gelding
• Doug Wiens won the NCHA Western Nationals
$50,000 Amateur on Trava Bob in 2012
Draw: 4
Rider: DAN HANSEN, Weatherford, TX
Go-Round: 221.0
PLAY CORN, 2006 m.
(Playgun x Bobcorn, by Bob Acre Doc)
Breeder: Dan & Karen Hansen LTE: $168,090
Owner: Dan & Karen Hansen
Rider: $1,756,651
• Rider has 6 previous Mercuria wins / 23 finals
• Dan Hansen is a Non-Pro Hall of Famer and a
two-time World Champion
• He won the inaugural edition of this event in 2011
on Woody Be Lucky
Draw: 5
Rider: VERLIE DOING, Conway, MO
Go-Round: 220.5
CANDY GIRL (U), 2010 m.
(That Sly Cat x Cotton Candy (dna), by Bob Acre Doc)
Breeder: Glade Knight Horse LTE: $5,747
Owner: Verlie Doing Rider: $19,108
• Verlie was a Non-Pro semi-finalist on Candy Girl
at the NCHA Classic Challenge in July
• She was a Youth finalist multiple times at the
NCHA Western Nationals
• Candy Girl comes from the great breeding
program of Glade Knight’s Slate River Ranch
Draw: 6
Rider: CAROL WARD, Rancho Murieta, CA
Go-Round: 220.0
SPOOKED BY A CAT, 2006 g.
(Cat Ichi x San Starlight, by Grays Starlight)
Breeder: Jeff Barnes Horse LTE: $268,108
Owner: Carol Ward Rider: $735,678
• Horse has 1 previous Mercuria win / 9 finals
• Rider has 3 previous Mercuria wins / 13 finals
• Carol Ward is in the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame
• She’s won a record three Mercuria Non-Pro finals
at Calgary Stampede, including this summer on
Spooked By A Cat
Draw: 7
Rider: KEN SCHULTZ, Sacramento, CA
Go-Round: 218.0
REYS OF STARLIGHT, 2010 m.
(Dual Rey x Prowlin By Starlight, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Teddy Price Horse LTE: $47,106
Owner: Ken Schultz Rider: $153,828
• Ken Schultz was Senior Non-Pro champ at NCHA
Super Stakes Classic this spring on this mare
• He placed third in the 1993 NCHA Non-Pro
Futurity on Bob Acre Oak
• Reys Of Starlight goes back to two-time Reserve
World Champion Doc’s Starlight
Open Purse
1............................ $10,823
6.............................. $1,700
2.............................. $8,542
7.............................. $1,700
3.............................. $6,261
8.............................. $1,700
4.............................. $3,980
Total........................... $36,408
5.............................. $1,700
FUN FACTS
H Two finalists, Dream Little Sue (Open) and Candy Girl (Non-Pro)
tonight go back to Australian mares.
H Chubby Turner has won 3 Open World Championships
and Dan Hansen has won 2 Non-Pro World Championships
H Tonight’s horses have won a total of 4 Mercuria NCHA World
Series finals: Glitter Done (2), Spooked By A Cat (1) and This
Cats Max (1)
H Tonight’s riders have won a total of 19 Mercuria NCHA World
Series finals: Chubby Turner (6), Dan Hansen (6), Carol Ward
(3), Morgan Cromer (2), Adan Banuelos (2).
Non-Pro Purse
1............................ $10,178
5.............................. $1,700
2.............................. $8,058
6.............................. $1,700
3.............................. $5,939
7.............................. $1,700
4.............................. $3,819
Total........................... $33,096
Mercuria NCHA World Series of Idaho CHA Futurity 2016
OPEN FINALISTS
Draw: 1
Draw: 2
Go-Round: 220.5
(High Brow Cat x Starlights Liz, by Grays Starlight)
Breeder: Flying V Ranch Horse LTE: $74,215
Owner: R J Chambers, Val Verde, CA
Rider: RUSS MILLER Rider: $3,033,482
• Two-time winner at the Utah Futurity
• Full brother to $270,000 earner Kittens
• Russ won the Gold Coast Futurity on this
gelding’s dam
• Russ is an NCHA Futurity champion and Hall of
Fame Rider
Go-Round: 222.0
(Boon Too Suen x Shes A Dream As, by Grip It And Rip It)
Breeder: Chubby & Ginger Turner LTE: $34,445
Owner: Chubby & Ginger Turner, Weatherford, TX
Rider: CHUBBY TURNER Rider: $2,471,047
• Rider has 6 previous Mercuria wins / 38 finals
• Dream Little Sue has been an Open and Non-Pro
Mercuria World Series finalist
• Chubby Turner is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider
• He won this event in 2013 with World Champion
One Time Choice
CATNAPS, 2009 g.
DREAM LITTLE SUE, 2011 m.
Draw: 3
Draw: 4
Go-Round: 223.0
(Smooth As A Cat x Play Like A Ricochet, by Smart Lil Ricochet)
Breeder: K & D Ventures Horse LTE: $73,557
Owner: Ronald Wheeler, Quincy, IL
Rider: MIKE GIANNINI
Rider: $397,976
• Winner of 5 limited age championships
• From the family of NCHA Futurity and Erby
champion Little Tenina
• Mike Giannini and Cats Smart Ricochet won the
Big Sky Classic this month
Go-Round: 228.0
(Cat Ichi x My Little Abra, by Abrakadabracre)
Breeder: EE Ranches Horse LTE: $211,801
Owner: J Five Horse Ranch, Weatherford, TX
Rider: GRANT SETNICKA Rider: $1,898,926
• Ichis My Choice won the Breeders Invitational
with Grant Setnicka this year
• She was 2nd at the West Texas Derby this month
• Owner Constance Jaeggi won the Non-Pro
Pacific Coast Derby on the mare
• Grant is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider
CATS SMART RICOCHET, 2010 s.
ICHIS MY CHOICE, 2012 m.
Draw: 5
Draw: 6
Go-Round: 221.5
(High Brow Cat x Moms Stylish Pepto, by Peptoboonsmal)
Breeder: Rhodes River Ranch LTE: $186,117
Owner: Ron Patton, Nanton, ALB
Rider: DUSTIN GONNET Rider: $1,076,035
• Two-time winner at the Canadian Supreme
• Won the Western Bloodstock NCHA Winter
Showdown in Cowtown
• This mare’s family has produced earners of $3
million
• Dustin passed $1 million in earnings this year
Go-Round: 224.5
(Cat Ichi x Snicker Roo, by SR Instant Choice)
Breeder: EE Ranches Horse LTE: $115,175
Owner: Shannon Lamb, Boerne, TX
Rider: GAYLON WELLS
Rider: $597,947
• Rue Du Ichi was second at the Mercuria NCHA
World Series in San Antonio last winter
• Maternal family has produced earners of $2
million
• Gaylon Wells received the prestigious Zane
Schulte Memorial Award
THIS CATS GOT STYLE, 2009 m.
RUE DU ICHI, 2009 s.
Draw: 7
Draw: 8
Go-Round: 222.0
(Dual Smart Rey x Tinsels Cat Lady, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Sue Hearst Horse LTE: $20,314
Owner: Sue Hearst, Millsap, TX
Rider: ADAN BANUELOS Rider: $1,474,504
• Rider has 2 previous Mercuria wins / 11 finals
• Glitter Done has already won two Mercuria World
Series finals this year, at the Pacific Coast Derby
and West Texas Futurity
• Adan Banuelos is an NCHA Hall of Fame Rider
• Won Western Bloodstock Showdown in Cowtown
Go-Round: 227.0
(Dual Smart Rey x Kats Dainty Gal, by High Brow Cat)
Breeder: Austin Kenyon Horse LTE: $104,643
Owner: Clarke Butte Ranch, Bend, OR
Rider: MORGAN CROMER Rider: $1,940,305
• Rider has 2 previous Mercuria wins / 7 finals
• Morgan and Daintys Kual Kitty were champions
at El Rancho Futurity and the South Point Futurity
• This mare’s second dam, Dainty Playgirl, won the
NCHA Futurity with Ronnie Rice
• Morgan is a Hall of Fame Rider
GLITTER DONE, 2008 m.
DAINTYS KUAL KITTY, 2009 m.
World Series of Cutting
A spectator’s guide to cutting
Understanding what is happening, and why!
by Sally Harrison, www.sallyharrison.com
Yesterday
C
enturies before the conquistadors arrived in America, Spaniards used horses to herd cattle. But it was American cowboys, mounted on descendants of the conquistadors’ horses,
who turned herd work into art.
Buster Welch grew up in West Texas listening to tales of renowned cutting horses. “I remember when I was a little kid, they
didn’t have hardly any contests,” says Welch, the all-time leading
NCHA Futurity champion. “But they talked and bragged about
cutting horses constantly. People didn’t sell them then. That
would be like selling your windmills; you just didn’t sell your
cutting horse.”
Tom Saunders III, a fourth generation Texas cattleman and
president of NCHA in 1949, reminisced in one of the first issues
of the Cuttin Hoss Chatter about some of the great horses he had
seen as a boy.
“There was an Art Waggoner in our remuda that hands from
the Matadors, JJ’s and X’s called tops as a cutting horse. Nobody
trained him or groomed him, nor did he ever know what the
inside of a stall looked like. He was truly a natural and so particular about his ability to do it his own way, if you tried to cue or
handle him too much, he’d unload you.
“He sensed his responsibility and showed it upon entering
a herd by quickening his cat-like steps, just as though he were
walking on eggs. Staying far enough back to counter every move
an animal made, he could shuffle, weave and bob, duck, dodge,
drop low with forelegs well apart, gather up and step sideways,
head and turn back with the lightning quickness of a jackrabbit.
If you didn’t want to drag the toe of your boot when he came
back through himself, you’d better raise it high and grab a piece
of that elm.”
Ranchers gather cattle to brand, castrate and vaccinate, as
well as to sort them and ship them to market. Once a herd is
rounded up—not an easy task in the rough and brushy country
of the Southwest—mounted cowboys circle the herd to keep it
contained on the roundup ground, while other riders hold the
culled cattle in a separate group.
The boss is mounted on a cutting horse—the horse that the
other cowboys would rather be riding—and he enters the herd
quietly and deliberately, taking care not to disturb the cattle. If
one animal bolts, the rest of the herd might follow. When an
animal is selected, it is slowly driven out of the herd and to the
“cuts.” If it tries to run back to the herd, the cutting horse heads
it and turns it around.
There was no official format for early cutting contests. Some
were speed events where the riders cut as many calves from the
herd as possible in a given amount of time. Other rules required
riders to drive a cow into a small pen, or to cut a designated steer
from the herd.
The National Cutting Horse Association was organized by 13
ranchers and cowboys at the 1946 Fort Worth Livestock Stock
Show & Rodeo. Their objective was to develop a standard format
for cutting contests. In a little over 50 years, the states and 22
foreign countries.
Today
Each contestant is allowed two and a-half minutes to cut at
least two cows from the herd. The rider must bring at least one
cow out from deep inside the herd during his run (performance).
If he brings out a small group and waits for all but one to peel (go
back to the herd), he has “cut for shape.” His other cuts may be
chipped from the edge of the herd. Extra credit is given if the rider
drives the cow he wants from deep inside the herd.
The contestant is helped by four riders of his choice. Two herd
holders are positioned on either side of the herd to keep the cattle from drifting into the working area. Two riders stay between
the cow that is being worked and the judges’ stands. These are
the turnback riders; they turn the cow back to the contestant, if it
tries to escape to the far end of the working area.
When the rider has clearly separated one cow from the herd,
he must loosen his grip on the reins and allow the horse to have
its head. The cow instinctively tries to return to the herd, but the
horse must defend the herd and hold the cow.
Horses receive extra credit for their skill and style and the exertion used to keep the cow under control. The rider may decide
when to stop working a cow, but he will be penalized if he quits
when a cow is moving toward the horse. This is known as a “hot
quit.” The rider also incurs a penalty for picking up his reins before he quits a cow. A horse will be penalized if he loses a cow
(the cow returns before the rider quits it.)
It’s all about cattle
Riders spend time watching the herd during the cattle change
and mentally sorting the “good” cows intelligent, curious and
alert. Although it wants to return to the herd, it will not bolt and
run like a “bad” cow, but will try to find a “hole” just to one side
of the horse for an escape route.
The “good” horse will control a cow by matching its moves
without being aggressive. If the cow runs, the horse must be quick
and agile in order to head it.
Cutting demands extraordinary control on one hand, and
lightning-quick action on the other. The smart and athletic American Quarter Horse has been bred for these qualities, as well as
a love for the job, and about 96% of all horses competing in
NCHA events are Registered American Quarter Horses, although
Paints, Appaloosas, Thoroughbreds and Arabians can also be
competitive.
Judges score contestants on a scale of 60 to 80 points. The total points awarded by three judges determine contestants’ scores
at the 2010 Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting events. ★
About the National Cutting Horse Association
With more than 20,000 members around the world, the National Cutting Horse Association promotes and celebrates the
cutting horse, and the ranching tradition and Western heritage
that helped foster it.
By establishing rules for cutting horse shows, NCHA gives
members a level playing field and a progressive class structure to
accommodate everyone from the beginner to the advanced competitor.
Each year, the National Cutting Horse Association sanctions
more than 2,000 shows that pay out a total of more than $40
million in prize money.
For more information about NCHA, visit nchacutting.com or
call (817) 244-6188. ★