Top Honors for Mandy McCutcheon
Mandy McCutcheon becomes NRHA’s first non-pro and first female $2 million rider.
April 29, 2014
The National Reining Horse Association
The National Reining Horse Association, an AQHA alliance partner, congratulates its newest $2 million dollar rider, Mandy McCutcheon, for unofficially becoming the first non-pro and first female to earn the designation.
Most recently, Mandy won her sixth National Reining Breeders Classic non-pro championship and earned reserve champion honors at the Kentucky Reining Cup. At the 2014 NRBC, Mandy piloted Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whiz-A Bueno Poco Dunit) to a score of 220.5 for first place. She also tied for fourth place on Customized Gunner (Colonels Smoking Gun-Custom Made Dunit) and was eighth on Shiney Enterprise (Smart And Shiney-My Royal Enterprise).
Mandy and Ms Whiz Dunit came off of a successful 2013, winning championships at the NRHA Futurity and Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity. During the Kentucky Reining Cup, Mandy competed in the Adequan-United States Equestrian Federation Open Reining National Championship and Selection Trial for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Squad. In two rounds of competition, Mandy tallied an overall score of 449 to clench reserve championship honors and to become the first woman to represent the United States at a reining world championship.
To make the win even more special, she was aboard her father Tim McQuay’s 10-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion, Yellow Jersey (Wimpys Little Step-Ms Clara Melody) for the final money needed to reach the milestone.
Mandy has created many memorable moments in reining, including these most recent major event wins:
- 2013 NRHA Futurity Cinch non-pro championship, aboard Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whiz-A Bueno Poco Dunit)
- 2013 NRHA Derby and NRBC non-pro championships on Always Gotyer Gunsup (Gunner-Always A Dunit)
- 2012 NRHA Futurity Cinch non-pro co-championship, with Customized Gunner (Gunner-Custom Made Dunit)
- 2009 NRHA Futurity Cinch non-pro championship, riding West Coast Mizzen (West Coast Whiz-Mizzen Shine)