NYCHA auction raises $79,200

NYCHAThe generosity of donors and sponsors helped raise $79,200 for NYCHA and Cooks Children’s Hospital Friday night at the annual NYCHA Awards Gala.

An egg from Holly Is Smooth, the mare that carried Lane Cooper to a record 233 Thursday in the NYCHA Senior Scholarship cutting, was donated by Gary Rosenbach of Rose Valley Ranch and purchased by Steve and Michelle Anderson for $30,000 to top the auction.

A breeding to Smooth As A Cat (the sire of Holly Is Smooth), was donated by Manion Ranch and purchased by Silverbrook Ranches for $11,000.

Western Bloodstock Ltd. provided the auctioneer and bid spotters.

Chad and Amie Bushaw’s Crown Ranch sponsored the evening’s entertainment, Jason Cassidy.

Item Price Buyer Donor
Smooth As A Cat Breeding $11,000 Silverbrook Ranches Manion Ranch
Shorty’s Custom Hat $1,000 Bill Pierce Shorty’s Hattery
Big Island Condo $3,000 Kevin/Melissa Dukes Debbi Rousey
Don Bell Art $1,500 Bryant Slaughter Don Bell
Day of Fishing $1,200 Paula Wood Hydie McAlister
Prom Dress – 1 $550 Stacey Croft Beechfork Ranch
Prom Dress – 3 $1,650 Daryl Shelton Beechfork Ranch
Tom Watson Flag $2,700 Doug Varnadore Tom & Hilary Watson
Gulf Shores AL Condo $2,300 William Cole Henderson Auction Svcs
Brooks/Dunn $1,500 Phil Rapp Barbra Brooks
Brooks/Dunn $1,300 Michael Cooper Barbra Brooks
Puppy $2,000 Mauldin’s Chad/Amie Bushaw
Long Range Rifle $5,200 Jeremy Barwick McAlister Investment Real Estate/Best of The West TV Show
PBR Tickets $1,300 Mike Wood – Texas Jim Haworth
Maui Condo $2,500 David Stone Dr Lisa Stephens
Lifetime NCHA Membership $1,000 Mike Wood – Texas NCHA
Roven Estate Trip $5,700 H McAlister/S Beach Charles and Stephanie Roven
2017 NCHA Fut Tickets $1,000 Phil Rapp NCHA
K Kelly Spurs $1,500 Chris Thibodeaux Kerry Kelly Custom Bits and Spurs
TCU Baseball Tickets $700 Jeremy Barwick Lee Tennison
Ranchology Necklace $600 Robin Packard Ranchology, Inc
Holly Is Smooth Egg $30,000 Steve/Michelle Anderson Gary Rosenbach of Rose Valley Ranch

Credit goes to the Youth Finals Committee: Sharon Beach, Chairman; Jeanine Slaughter – World Finals Chair; Jody McGlothlin – Leadrship Conference Chair, Officer Training Co-Chair; Janet Cagley – Family Fun Night – Co-Chair, Chelsa Crouch – Family Fun Night – Co Chair & Shirt Designer; Johnna Shelton – Volunteer Initiative, Office Training Co-Chair; Amie Bushaw – Program & Live Auction Chair; Tracy Farris – Arts & Crafts Chair.

Youth Week sponsors include:

  • Faith Mountain Ranch
  • Edward Jones & Tommy Neal
  • John & Lica Pinkston
  • Callahan Famimly
  • Anderson Cattle Co
  • Miles & Becky Elliott
  • Dennis Moreland Tack
  • Horseware Ireland
  • David & Kim Murray
  • Hydie McAlister
  • Daryl & Johnna Shelton
  • Veda’s Awesome Framing
  • Bill & Mary Lee Dixon
  • Henderson Auctions
  • Lawrence Klamon Jr
  • Gist Silversmiths
  • Classic Equine
  • Martin Saddlery
  • Kerry Kelley Bits & Spurs
  • Matthews Cutting Horses
  • Sean Ryon Western Store
  • Mike Wood
  • Skip & Elizabeth Queen
  • Linda Holsey
  • Jimmy & Carolyn Farris
  • Gus & Janic Trocjac
  • Lynann Farris
  • Farris Insurance
  • Jody & Clay Cerny
  • Stephen & Becky Drake
  • Raymond Shumate
  • Jay & Devon Klamon
  • Billy Emerson
  • Pocket Stable
  • Skip Hobbs
  • Cowboy Trailer Sales
  • Chickadees Embroidery
  • KW Design Group
  • Rios of Mercedes
  • Cinch/Cruel Girl
  • J3 Cutting Horses
  • Jackpot Ranch
  • Horsemen for Christ
  • Big Sky Internet Design
  • Lamb Ranch
  • Sarco Creek Ranch
  • Farris Ranch
  • Cutting Horse Central

Spotlight on achievement at NYCHA Awards Gala

NYCHAThe National Youth Cutting Horse Association Awards Gala is Friday July 29, 2016 in the RoundUp Inn at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum Complex, beginning at 6:30pm.

As always, the evening will spotlight the achievements of NYCHA members from throughout the year, as well as at the NCHA Summer Spectacular.

New this year to the Gala will be the 1st Annual NYCHA Live Auction benefiting the NYCHA and Cooks Children Hospital. Please join us for dinner, awards and auction followed by dancing and live entertainment from Jason Cassidy.  If you are not able to attend the Awards Gala, phone bids will be accepted with prior approval.

For more information please contact Sharon Beach –  – 817-992-5257 or Jody McGlothlin – – 901-634-5090.  Phone bid approval deadline is July 29 – 5:00pm. Check the National Youth Cutting Horse Association Facebook page for updates on donated items.


  • Custom Cowboy Hat from Shorty’s Hattery of Oklahoma City
  • 4 tickets to 2017 PBR Iron Cowboy (Jim Haworth)
  • 4 tickets to 2017 American Rodeo (Jim Haworth)
  • 7 day/6 night condo – Kailua Kona Hawaii – Big Island
  • 2 bd/2bth – based on availability, across from White Sands Beach and 1 mile from Kahaluu Beach (Debbi Rousey)
  • 10 week old “Shorty Jack” Jack Russell Terrier, tri-colored female puppy.  Up to date on puppy shots and crate trained.   If you have been around weekend shows and met the Bushaw’s Super Dog, this puppy is Super Dog’s full sister (Amie Bushaw)
  • 7 day/6 night condo – Gulf Shores, Alabama – 3bd/2bth (Henderson Auctions)
  • 1 NCHA Lifetime Membership (NCHA)
  • Don Bell Framed Art (Don Bell)
  • Day of Redfish and Speckled Trout fishing off the Texas Gulf Coast in Port O’Connor  (Hydie McAlister)
  • The Best of the West Long Range Hunting Rifle, 7mmag, with a Black with Tan Webbing stock, Black cerekote on action and barrel, and topped off with a 3-12×42 Huskemaw Blue Diamond scope.  It is data’d with 168gr Berger Vlds.  Pairing valued at over $4,000 (Hydie McAlister and Tim Strickland of McAlister Investment Real Estate)
  • 7 day/6 night Maui beach front condo – Hale Mahina Resort – 2bd/2bth, sleeps up to 6 (Dr. Lisa Stephens)
  • Wine Country Trip (Stephanie Haymes Roven)
  • 2016 NCHA Futurity Finals Tickets
  • PGA Tom Watson signed memorabilia (Hiliary Watson)
  • Kerry Kelley Spurs
  • Brooks & Dunn/Reba Las Vegas tickets (Barbara Brooks)

Bar RR Ranches support Amateur finals

Finalists in the Rios of Mercedes Amateur classes at the 2016 NCHA Summer Spectacular presented by Great American Insurance will will find the payoffs enhanced by Bar RR Ranches of Bartonville, Texas.

Bar RR Ranches, the home of royally bred stallion Crimson Bet (Metallic Cat x Bet Yer Blue Boons), has added a total of $10,000 to the Rios of Mercedes Amateur purses. The money will be split evenly, with $2,500 going to each class:

  • Rios of Mercedes NCHA Derby Amateur presented by Bar RR Ranches.
  • Rios of Mercedes NCHA Derby Unlimited Amateur presented by Bar RR Ranches.
  • Rios of Mercedes NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur presented by Bar RR Ranches.
  • Rios of Mercedes NCHA Classic Challenge Unlimited Amateur presented by Bar RR Ranches.

In addition, Jim Haworth of Southwest City, Missouri; and James Bankston of Fort Worth, Texas, are contributing $500 each to Rios of Mercedes Amateur purse at the 2016 NCHA Summer Spectacular.

Stallion subscription, foal nominations coming due

Super StakesStallion Owners: October 1, 2016, is the deadline to subscribe your stallion for the 2017 Breeding Season for only $2,600! Subscription fees paid after the end of the grace period will be subject to penalties.

A 10-day grace period applies to this deadline. The grace period ends close of business on October 11, 2016.

This payment will make 2018 foals eligible to be nominated for the 2022 Super Stakes and the 2023 & 2024 Super Stakes Classic.

Click here for the stallion subscription form.

Foal Owners: Remember to send in your registration papers for foals that have already been nominated. (2011-2016 Foaling Years)

December 31, 2016, is the deadline to nominate your 2016 foals to the Super Stakes for only $200! Nomination fees paid after the grace period will be subject to penalties.

A 10-day grace period applies to this deadline. The grace period ends close of business on January 11, 2017.

Click here for the foal nomination form.

Forms may be submitted using one of the following options.

National Cutting Horse Association
Stallion/Foal Program
260 Bailey Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Click here to visit the NCHA website for a listing of current subscribed stallions or nominated foals.



NCHA convention develops proposals for the future

The 2016-2017 NCHA Executive Committee

The 2016-2017 NCHA Executive Committee

With its roots in the history of the West, the National Cutting Horse Association had its eyes on the future as the association concluded its annual convention in Grapevine, Texas on June 26.

“We need to preserve our Western heritage in these changing times,” said incoming NCHA President Chuck Smith of Canal Winchester, Ohio. “At the same time, we’re in a changing world, with increasing technology and faster communications. We should embrace that technology and use it to help us show the rest of the country and the rest of the world what the cutting horse is all about.”

At the convention, Smith took the gavel from retiring President Jo Ellard of Dallas, Texas. Other incoming officers are President Elect Lewis Wray of Russellville, Arkansas; and Vice President Phil Rapp of Weatherford, Texas.

Newcomers to the 14-member NCHA Executive Committee are Tatum Rice of Weatherford, Texas; Jay Klamon of Alto, Georgia, and Matt Miller of Poolville, Texas. Jeff Fisk of Walton, Kentucky was also re-elected to the Executive Committee.

The annual convention brings together the NCHA’s directors and standing committees to develop proposals which will be considered for adoption by the Executive Committee at their meeting in August 2016.

Common threads through the meetings were making the sport more accessible to entry-level cutters, ways to recognize competitors’ achievements, preserving the sport’s heritage in the coming decades, and increasing purses.

The NCHA celebrated its Hall of Fame Gala, presented by the Dogwood Foundation, on June 25. The banquet saw Robert Charles Brown of Tallulah, Louisiana; Jerry Durant of Weatherford, Texas; and Bob Mayfield of Wills Point, Texas; inducted into the Members Hall of Fame, NCHA’s most prestigious honor.

Junie Wood and Special Nu Baby were inducted into the NCHA Horses Hall of Fame. Junie Wood is owned by Glade Knight’s Slate River Ranch in Weatherford, Texas,  and trained by John Mitchell. Special Nu Baby is owned by Gary and Shannon Barker of Madill, Oklahoma, and was trained by Matt Gaines.

Tarin Rice of Centerville, Texas, and Mike Wood of Scottsdale, Arizona, were inducted into the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame.

Going into the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame were Bill Cowan of Ardmore, Oklahoma; Cody Hedlund of Lipan, Texas; Nelson Knight of Richmond, Virginia; Ty Moore of Madill, Oklahoma; Cade Shepard of Summerdale, Alabama; Dix Turnbow of Brenham, Texas; and Kaitlyn Wimberly of Millsap, Texas.

High Brow Cat was recognized as the leading sire of American Quarter Horse cutting horses for 2015. Rockin W was the leading freshman sire of American Quarter Horse cutting horses, and Miss Ella Rey was the leading dam of American Quarter Horse Association cutting horses.

The Alberta (Canada) Cutting Horse Association received NCHA’s Affliliate of the Year Award.

Celebrating its 70th year in 2016, the National Cutting Horse Association is based in Fort Worth, Texas, and has members around the world. For more information, visit