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The world according to this non-pro revolves around a fateful trip to the Oxbow Ranch in Oregon as a young boy. It was love at first sight, and he never was the same again.   Somewhere between the readin’, the writin’ and the ’rithmetic, Chad Bushaw’s third-grade class carved out a little time for a field trip to the mini-metropolis of Prairie City, Oregon, a neighboring town to his fam- ily’s home in Long Creek. His teacher...

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Bushaw & Velvets Revolver Win Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting

Will Bushaw was out for redemption at this year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting. He got it, thanks to some help from his horse.   Last year, Bushaw and Velvets Revolver won the Junior Youth go-round leading into the Scholarship Cutting Finals. However, he then broke his arm while riding in a golf cart with friends in one of the parking lots at Will Rogers Memorial Center.   The injury forced him to withdraw from...

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NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Ends in Tie

The Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro finals turned out to be a marriage of ties, as both the champion and reserve champion spots made room for four.   A purse of $471,864 was the carrot for the 20 riders hoping their ride might be blessed on Palm Sunday, April 14, at Will Rogers Coliseum, yet it was Chad Bushaw who felt he might have gotten a little help from above as...

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Charles Russell Bushaw Sees It Through to NCHA Futurity Title

In the Limited Non-Pro finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, 27 competitors rode to the herd in the Will Rogers Coliseum. It was 14-year-old Charles Russell Bushaw who topped them all from the first draw of the second set with a huge 221 aboard the Woody Be Tuff mare Wood You See.   “It was good, I’m real excited. I was just trying to have a good, clean run, and have fun,” Bushaw said...

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7 Questions with the Bushaw Brothers

Western Horseman spends an afternoon with Russell, Will and Wesley Bushaw of Weatherford, Texas, and catches a glimpse of what it’s like for three brothers to grow up riding horses together.   https://www.westernhorseman.com/slides/3453-7-questions-with-the-bushaw-brothers...

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One Sweet Victory

When Bittersweet stepped in the arena at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) for the Derby Non-Pro finals, she and Chad Bushaw had only shown at two prior shows, where they were named 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro Champions and 2018 NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Co-Champions. When they rode out of the pen in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they had marked a 223, garnered $23,758 in earnings and secured yet another title as the Derby Non-Pro...

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Tic-Tac-Tie in the Super Stakes Non Pro

In a field thick with potential winners, it was no surprise that two rose to the top. “Cutting with the Stars” would have been an apt description of Sunday night’s Lucas Oil National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Non-Pro finals. Among the 21 finalists were 2017 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Champions Chad Bushaw and Bittersweet, as well as Megan Miller and Carolena Reyn, who won the first go-round, composite and Non-Pro semifinals. Both teams scored a...

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Charles Russell Clinches 2018 NCHA Eastern Nationals $35,000 Non-Pro with Peptotoodie

Charles Russell Bushaw may only be 14, but the young cutter from Weatherford, Texas, who placed second in the Junior Youth, mixed with the adults and marked a 220 on Crown Ranch LP’s Peptotoodie to win the $35,000 Non-Pro at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals. Bushaw earned $3,717 for his win.   “It was pretty awesome. I knew I had a chance, but I didn’t know if I could do it or not,” said...

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Sweet win for Bushaw and Bittersweet

Chad Bushaw owned the night, Friday, December 8, with a 225-point championship performance on Bittersweet, by Metallic Cat, in the 2017 NCHA Non-Pro Futurity. Brandon Westfall on Smooth Lil Cowtown, by Smooth As A Cat, took reserve with 221 points, and Cody Hedlund placed third with 220 points on Iggy Reyzalea, by Dual Smart Rey.   This was the second NCHA Non-Pro Futurity championship title for Bushaw, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $3,259,465. He...

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