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Deluxe Checks Reigns Supreme in NCHA World Finals

Deluxe Checks and Austin Shepard hit the road hard in 2017 in pursuit of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship. Their hard work paid off Saturday night with three championship trophies.   The mare’s connections – Shepard, and owners Amanda and Rhein Standish – received...

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Southern Futurity Heats Up

The $175,000-added Southern Cutting Futurity in Jackson, Miss. was in high gear on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 and 26, with four finals, including the Open Derby and the Open Futurity. In the Derby, riding 2016 NCHA Futurity Open reserve champion and 2017 NCHA Derby...

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Shepard Passes $7 Million Milestone

Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Alabama, passed a major earnings milestone at the West Texas Futurity, held Aug. 12-20 in Amarillo, Texas. He joined Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp and two $8 million riders – Matt Gaines and Lloyd Cox – as the only...

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“Big A” Aces in Fort Worth

At a show like the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, there is plenty of anticipation leading up to the Derby Open, and this year the performances brought the house down.   When Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Matt Miller marked a 224 on Cynthia Villas’...

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A Deluxe Twist at the Eastern Nationals

Sam and Austin Shepard, riding Twistful Thinking and Deluxe Checks, respectively, tied with 224 points to claim co-champion titles in the 2017 NCHA 6666 Eastern Nationals Open Finals. It was the first time a father and son team have tied in an NCHA event, and...

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Unparalleled feat at Eastern Nationals

At the Eastern Nationals Championship event in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 7, 2017, Austin Shepard claimed an unparalleled first, second, and third, riding Deluxe Checks in the $25K Novice Finals with a score of 228....

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Twistful Thinking Takes 5/6-Year-Old Open at The Ike

The Ike Derby and Classic kicked off on Jan. 27, and the first champions were crowned during the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals on Jan. 29. Out of a field of 21 horses, Equi-Stat Elite $6 Million Rider Austin Shepard and Twistful Thinking took home top honors.   The...

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Cade Shepard Dominates Classic Non-Pro at NCHA Super Stakes

The Classic Non-Pro finals at the Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes brought a competitive group, but the youngest of the bunch ended up on top.   Fourteen-year-old Cade Shepard came in as the second draw on Some Kinda Highbrow (High Brow CD x...

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