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  • Legendary cutter Buster Welch will visit with another legend, Red Steagall in an interview to be televised on Steagall’s West of Wall Street show on RFD-TV this Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 a.m. Central Time. Welch, who is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame, NCHA Members Hall of Fame and AQHA Hall of Fame, […]
  • Super Stakes History Spotlight Lenas Telesis, ridden by Doug Jordan. Lenas Telesis came to the 1991 Super Stakes with some unfinished business. Shown by Doug Jordan for California real estate developer Jimmie Rogers, the bay stallion had won the semi-finals of the NCHA Futurity with 221 points and was co-reserve champion of the Memphis Futurity, […]
  • Super Stakes History Spotlight Foxie Merada, ridden by Terry Riddle. The tougher the cattle the better, at least as far as Terry Riddle was concerned, when he showed  Foxie Merada to win the 1990 NCHA Super Stakes. Foxie Merada, a Freckles Merada daughter owned by Chuck Drummond, Pawhuska, Okla., came through the Super Stakes go-rounds […]
  • Super Stakes History Spotlight Peppy Star Rio, ridden by Gary Bellenfant. She is officially MNY Peppy Star Rio in the registry of the American Quarter Horses Association. But in 1989, when she won the NCHA Super Stakes, she was Peppy Star Rio, the first horse conceived via embryo transfer to win a major event. Shown […]
  • Super Stakes History Spotlight “It’s a storybook ending,” said Bill Riddle, after capturing the 1988 NCHA Super Stakes championship aboard Aglows First Rio and the 1988 Super Stakes Classic with Fannin Sugar. He also placed third in the Classic on Poco Quixote Rio, the gelding he had shown to win the famous 1987 Gold & […]
  • Super Stakes History Spotlight In 1987, Dry Clean , shown by Tom Lyons, earned a record 227 points and became the first gelding to win the NCHA Super Stakes. In addition, reserve champion Oak Mist, shown by Tara Stark, marked 226.5 points. The previous record of 222 points had been established by Docs Okie Quixote […]
  • NCHA received word on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, that NCHA Hall of Fame Rider John Tolbert, 64, Andrews, Texas, has passed away. Tolbert’s many accomplishments as a trainer include the 1993 NCHA Futurity championship win on Bobs Smokin Joe, and the 1985 NCHA Super Stakes co-championship on Boons Sierra. He also claimed two NCHA Futurity […]
  • Longtime NCHA member, Jerry Louie, 85, Chico, Calif, passed away due to an apparent heart attack on Saturday, April 25; according to pccha.com. Raised on a farm in Kingman, Kansas, Jerry Louie enjoyed success mainly at West Coast events, as well as at the NCHA Western Nationals, and worked tirelessly to support the sport that […]
  • Super Stakes History Spotlight 1986 Super Stakes: Delta Flyer scores two firsts Delta Flyer, ridden by Kenny Patterson. Delta Flyer, shown by Kenny Patterson, became the first registered American Paint Horse to win a major NCHA limited age event, when he scored 220.5 points to claim the 1986 NCHA Super Stakes championship and $170,004. Miss […]
  • Super Stakes History Spotlight 1986 Super Stakes: Delta Flyer scores two firsts Delta Flyer, ridden by Kenny Patterson. Delta Flyer, shown by Kenny Patterson, became the first registered American Paint Horse to win a major NCHA limited age event, when he scored 220.5 points to claim the 1986 NCHA Super Stakes championship and $170,004. Miss […]
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