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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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Shepard Pushes Past $6 Million Mark

Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Alabama, needed to earn less than $10,000 at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) to surpass the $6 million point in Equi-Stat. At the event’s first opportunity to garner money, Shepard exceeded the mark by earning a total of $27,538 in the Classic/Challenge...

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Shepard Tops The Four Sixes/NCHA Eastern Nationals Open

During the first week of competition at The Four Sixes/NCHA Eastern Nationals, held March 9-21 at the Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi, competitor’s endured wet weather and tough competition, but eight champions were crowned.    On March 11, the first champion was crowned in Jackson. Leading the...

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