Showing a three year old for the first time is always daunting! Young gun Kenny Platt has already won more than $765,200 and just finaled two of his three year olds in Amarillo. In these videos Kenny explains how he prepares his horses for competition.
Ronnie Rice is a 3 time NCHA Futurity Champion and approximately 30 time NCHA Futurity Finalist! He has won in excess of $4.9 million. He captured the 1998 title on Dainty Playgirl, in 2001 with San Tule Freckles and in 2012 he was Co-Champion on CR Tuff
Ryon Emerton is an Australian, second generation cutting horse trainer who arrived in the U.S. in 2001. Ryon has been mentored by some of the best trainers in the industry including; Paul and Winston Hansma, John Mitchell and Roger Wagner. With current ea
Tarin Rice Performance Horses, trains out of Center Ranch Centerville Tx and is the youngest ever cutting horse rider to win $150,000 in one event, the MillionHeir Non-Pro Derby. Also in December 2012, Tarin became the youngest trainer to win the NCHA Op
Phil is the first $8 Million Cuttter, $8,464,000 to be exact. Phil has been the number one Equi Stat open rider three times and has trained ledgendary horses such as Dont Look Twice, Tap Olena and many more. He was recently Co-champion at the NCHA Super S
Austin has amassed more than $6 million in his career, and has trained some of the best horses in the industry! He has won the NCHA Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Open World Championship and has a great reputation for creating a cow horse
Hayden Upton is a man of many talents. A sought-after equine chiropractor, Hayden became a professional trainer in 2010 and has won more than $137,000. He was the highest seller at the 2012 & 2013 NCHA 2-yr-old Futurity sale.
Lloyd Cox is the #3 all time money earner in cutting with $6.8-million in prize money. He is an NCHA Open Futurity Champion and been inducted into the NCHA Rider's Hall of Fame.
Australian trainer Rob Hodgman has won in excess of $760,000. He has won numerous titles including the Australian Futurity and Derby. Rob has more than thirty years expereince in the industry and spent time working for Ronnie Rice in Texas.
Craig Thomspon - Thompson Cutting LLC, Buffalo, TX. Craig has won in excess of $2.2 million and is a two-time NCHA Futurity winner. He has been inducted into the NCHA Rider's Hall of Fame.
Beau Galyean Cutting Horses Amarillo TX. Beau won the 2008 NCHA Open Futurity Champion on Metallic Cat. Beau has won more than $2.2 million in lifetime earnings.
Andrew was raised in Queensland, Australia on a cattle ranch, and has won in excess of $700,000. He worked for some of the best cutting horse trainers in Australia before moving to California in 1995. After working for Gary Gonsalves, Andrew was hired by
Wayne Robinson grew up in Australia and started breaking colts at age 13. He is a two time Open Futurity Finalist and four time ......
Wes Galyean Cutting Horses, Claremore, OK. Wes is an NCHA Open Futurity Champion and Reserve Champion and the youngest person ever inducted into the Riders Hall of Fame.
Phil just won the 2014 NCHA Futurity on Classy CD Cat, owned by Dottie St Clair Hill. Phil earned his first check in 1984 and has since acquired more than $4.1 million in earnings. He made his first NCHA Open finals in 1996 and returned to .....
Paul began his cutting career working as an assistant trainer for his mentor, Bill Riddle in 1984. In 1988 Paul was offered the position of head .....
Morgan has NCHA earnings in excess of $1.4 million and beyond the cutting pen, Morgan has also shown in NRCHA events and was an intermediate open finalist at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.
Michael scored an amazing 226 to capture the 2009 NCHA Futurity reserve championship title and in 2011 he finaled both his horses finishing third and fourth. To date Michael has won in excess of $2.2 million ......
Already a respected cutting horse trainer, Matt Gaines jumped to the industry forefront in 2001 when he won the National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes and ......
When it comes to making finals, Lee Francois is one of the most consistent trainers getting around. Lee's earnings have passed the $2.4-million dollar mark. Lee also has an ability to create horse's that have expression on a cow.
Jonathan Rogers, Tiemann Land and Cattle, Rockdale, TX. Jonathan was an NCHA Open Futurity Finalist 2012, and has won in excess of $911,000. He also was Reserve Champion at the NCHA 2012 Derby on Spoonfulla Cat.
Jesse trains for Alice Walton at the Rockin W ranch, outside Weatherford Texas. He has quickly made a name for himself and has won nearly $560,000! He has finaled at all of the NCHA major aged events and began his career with Gerry Hansma.
Jason Clark is one of only five people to ever final at both the NCHA and Working Cow Horse Futurities. He is in the NCHA Hall of Fame and has won in excess of $2.4 million. Jason grew up in California and now trains for the Highbrow Cat syndicate.
James has won in excess of $1.7 million and is one of the industry's up and coming leading trainers. James is a multiple aged event finalist and most recently he was Reserve Champion at the 2013 N.C.H.A Super Stakes Derby and in 2012 he won the Classic at
Grant Setnicka, GS Cutting Horses, Grandview TX. Grant has been an NCHA Open Futurity finalist on a number of occasions and Cutting Stakes Reserve Open Champion. He has won more than $1.2 million in lifetime earnings.
Geoffrey Sheehan is a true horseman. His skills are evident in the way he handles young horses, in this case introducing two-year-olds to cattle. Spud spent four years learning his craft with Graham Amos, the father of cutting in Australia and has won in
Canadian trainer Dustin Gonnet has won in excess of $830,000 in his relative short career. He won the Canadian Supreme Futurity on This Cats Got Style, and won both the Open and 10,000 Novice at the Western Nationals.
Gary has won in excess of $3.3 million to date, and has been a multiple aged event finalist with seven NCHA futurity finals. He has trained numerous horses that his clients or .......
Hunter Meinzer is a young trainer to watch! In 2014, Hunter prepared Eight Mile that fetched the highest price of the NCHA Futurity sale at $400,000. He has worked for some of the top names in the business such as Roger Wagner, Sandy Collier, Paul Hansma
Slate River's John Mitchell holds the double honor of being inducted into the NCHA and NCHA Australia Halls of Fame. He has won more than $3.3 -million in earnings and helped make Slate River Ranch the top owner and breeder for 2008 and 2010.
Phil won the Australian 2013 NCHA Futurity and has won three NCHA Classic titles and the NCHA Derby, amassing in excess of $600,000 to date. He has worked for some of our industries best such as Kathy Daughn and Todd Graham.
Kathy Daughn Circle Bar Blue Ranch, Gonzales, TX. Kathy is a two-time NCHA Futurity winner and has more than $4-million in lifetime earnings.
Canadian Trainer Gerry Hansma has won in excess of $1 million dollars and has trained and shown multiple Futurity, Derby and Classic Challenge Champions in both the Canadian and National Cutting Horse Associations events.
Aaron Wheatley is one of Australia's best cutting horse trainers. He has won the Australian NCHA Open Futurity and earned more than $1.1 million in prizemoney both in the USA and Australia.
Gary Bellenfant, living legend of cutting is an NCHA Open Futurity Champion and is featured in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame. He harks back to the glory days of cutting and has taught many of today's top trainers.
Allen Crouch, who lives with his wife Lauryn in Noxapater, MS, has trained cutting horses for over 20 years. A member of the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame, Crouch was 2005 NCHA reserve world champion riding ......
Tim Smith has won in excess of $5 million and is based in Temecula, California, 60 miles north of San Diego. Tim critiques two of his winning runs from a showing perspective.