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Defending champions Lindy Burch and Louellas Cat marked 227 for a 3-point win over Matt Budge and Arc Ruby Playgunia in the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at El Rancho Futurity on September 14.

Louellas Cat, by High Brow Cat out of Louella Again, is owned by Oxbow Ranch. Earlier in the show, she finished third in the Open Classic Challenge. That, along with her $9,386 Mercuria paycheck, took her lifetime earnings over $232,000.

The Mercuria money will also move Louellas Cat into the Top 10 in the 2013 NCHA World Standings.

Video by: Video West Productions

Super Stakes Videos

NCHA 2:30 8.29.12

NCHA's news show for August 29, 2012, hosted by NCHA Director of Marketing, Julie Bryant. This episode covers a couple of new online tools, including how to make sure your equine drugs are FDA approved.

NCHA 2:30 #80


NCHA news show for June 20, 2012. This episode features a video supplement to NCHA President Keith Deaville’s Year in Review article.

2012 Super Stakes Wrap-Up

Check out the highlights from the 2012 XTO Energy / NCHA Super Stakes. This includes champion horses, parties, a champion clinic, and 3 weeks of non-stop cutting horse action.

2012 Super Stakes Open


It was Clay Johnson’s first time to qualify for a major open finals and he won it with a 226-point performance that brought down the house on KR Isadora Dual.

2012 Super Stakes Non-Pro

Dustin Adams and Hottish came out of the gate and lapped the field with a 227-point NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro record win, as second to work in the Finals.

2012 Super Stakes Limited Non-Pro

Christina Cox earned her spurs Friday, as the latest champion in cutting’s preeminent Galyean family, with her 220-point win aboard SDP Twist Of Sue, by Meradas Blue Sue.

2012 Super Stakes Non-Pro Gelding


Patrick Collins and Lach Down score a 217.5 to take the finals of the 2012 XTO / NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Gelding division on April 12, 2012.

2012 Super Stakes Open Gelding


Tarin Rice and That Sly Bob marked 224 Tuesday to win the Open Gelding finals at the XTO Energy NCHA Super Stakes.

2012 Super Stakes John Deere Open


Tom Dvorak drew last in the 16-horse finals of the John Deere Division of the XTO Energy NCHA Super Stakes Saturday night, but his 224-point performance gave him a one-point victory. Dvorak rode Chad and Amie Bushaw’s Bet On A Cat, by High Brow Cat.

2012 Super Stakes Amateur


Mary Kate Huntsberger, Paso Robles, Calif., came into the NCHA Super Stakes Amateur Finals on a 217-point high note from the go-round and rode out with a 218-point championship win aboard My Lil Lucky Duck.