Success Stories

Lane Colston makes a splash with two TM Horses at the NRHA Derby in the Non Pro!


“My goal was to make a Level 4 final,” he said.

Lane reached that goal earlier this summer at the National Reining Horse Association Derby in Oklahoma City. Lane, 14, who will be a freshman at Western Hill this fall, earned $32,000 at the competition.


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That Kind Of Nite and Hannah Lovrien place 9th at the AQHYA World Show!


Congratulations Hannah and That Kind Of Nite on their 9th place finish at the AQHYA World show! Hannah purchased That Kind Of Nite from Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses! We love seeing the horses that have been through our program go onto be so successful for others! Great team! 

That Kind Of Nite 
2013 Gelding
Gunners Special Nite x Docs Santa Belle 

We are proud of the many horses that have been a part of our success. Below are just a few of them.


Congratulations to Paige Vernon and her beautiful mare Hot Hollywood Nite for being your Non-Pro Res. Lv 4, 3, 2, and level 1 Champion here at the NCRHA Derby in St. Paul, Minnesota! They are taking home over $2,300!
Paige purchased Natasha from us just a few months ago and they are getting along great! We look forward to watching all the future success from this great team! 


Vintage Crome

Congratulations to Oldenberg Farms on the purchase of Vintage Crome. This mare has been very special to us and we look forward to watching her career continue as a broodmare. “CoCo” started with us as a long yearling and went on to win over $69,000 for Mandy and Cade McCutcheon in the show pen!

Vintage Crome – A Sparkling Vintage x Smart Custom Crome 
Life time earnings $69,941.65
– 2014 NCRHA Non Pro Lv4 Champion 
– 2014 SWRHA Non Pro Lv4 Champion
– 2015 Cactus Classic Non Pro Lv4 Derby Champion
– 2015, 2016 and 2017 NRBC Non Pro Derby Lv4 Finalist
– 2016 and 2017 NRHA Non Pro Derby Lv4 Finalist
– 2016 NRHA Derby and 2017 NRBC Non Pro Lv4 Go around winner


Hollywood Starburst

Bred, raised and trained here at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses Hollywood Starburst holds a special place with us being one of the last daughters of Hollywood Dun It and winning the 2017 NRHA Derby with Mandy McCutcheon!


Sunglasses At Nite

Brenda Joyce purchased “Corey” Sunglasses At Night from us during the 2017 NRBC. These two turned around and made the Level 4 Non Pro finals at the 2017 NRHA Derby! We look forward to watching all their future success!


Dun Git A Nicadual

Owned by Jennifer Marley, Dun Git A Nicadual was shown by Tom McCutcheon to the NRBC and NRHA Open Derby Finals, winning over $41,000 in 2013, putting his LTE at over $75,000. This athletic palomino gelding was also shown by Jennifer’s daughter Jaci to several several wins and the duo made the 2012 NRBC L4 Non Pro Finals.

West Coast Mizzen

West Coast Mizzen

This talented mare was the 2009 SWRHA Non Pro Futurity Champion and NRHA Non Pro Futurity Champion with Mandy McCutcheon riding. Prior to those wins, West Coast Mizzen underwent surgery and had rehabilitation therapy at the Tom McCutcheon Equine Rehabilition Center and Spa for 45 days. She ended her show career with earnings of over $48,000.

Hes Justa Benz

Hes Justa Benz

Bonnie Hippensteel and Hes Justa Benz, sired by Smart Starbuck, earned $37,645 in 2010 on their way to winning the NRHA Non Pro World Championship! Their many 2010 wins included 2 Non Pro class championships at the NRBC, pictured left.

Tom McCutcheon bred, raised and trained Hes Justa Benz, and we are thrilled with his success! Prior to selling Hes Justa Benz to Bonnie, Tom rode this talented gelding to finalist slots at the NRHA Open Futurity, Congress Futurity and NRBC Open Derby.


Chic Olena Starbuck

Owned and shown by Sarah Willeman to the NRBC Intermediate Non Pro Finals and the NRHA Derby Non Pro and Int Non Pro Finals. This fancy mare was also shown by Tom McCutcheon, winning the 2012 Ariat Reining Cup Reserve Championship, the 2007 NRCHA Open Futurity, and made the 2010 NRHA Open Derby finalis.  Chic Olena Starbuck now has earnings of $67,000.


A Shining Sidekick

A Shining Sidekick (Starbucks Sidekick x A Shining Starlett) and Tom McCutcheon were 2011 NRHA Open Futurity Finalists. Owned by Turnabout Farm as a three year old, this nice mare was also shown by Jim McCutcheon to the 2011 NCRHA Int and Ltd Open Futurity Championships and the NCRHA Open Futurity Reserve Championship. Tom and Mandy purchased A Shining Sidekick in 2013, and in 2014 assistant trainer Debbie Arballo won the NRBC Open L2 Derby Reserve Championship on her. A Shining Sidekick has NRHA earnings of over $45,000.

Star For The Chicks

Shown by Tom McCutcheon, this powerful show horse has earnings of over $21,000 on his way to winning the 2008 SWRHA Open Futurity Reserve Championship and making the finals at the 2008 Tulsa Classic Open Futurity and 2008 NRHA Open Futurity.  Sold as a four year old, Star For The Chicks has gone on to win over $119,000 with Pat Warren, Randy Paul, Arno Honstetter, Andrea Fappani, and Janet Peterson.

Whizzen Shine

Whizzen Shine

Whizzen Shine (Topsail Whiz x Mizzen Shine) and Tom McCutcheon were 2011 NRHA Open Futurity Finalists, and finished 3rd at the 2011 SWRHA Open Futurity. Owned by Jimmy Pierce prior to being sold, this physical stallion earned over $20,000 with Tom at the helm.


Gimme Major Bucks

Gimme Major Bucks (Smart Starbuck x Majors Serendipity) was raised at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses, and shown by Tom and our client, Sarah Willeman, earning top finishes at the major aged events. He was then sold to Christy McElreath who rode the gelding to the Limited Non Pro and Non Pro 1 Championships at the NRBC, and the L3 Non Pro Reserve Championship and made the Non Pro Finals. Further shown by Pete Kyle and Ryan Kyle, Gimme Major Bucks now has NRHA earnings of over $88,000+


SL Lenas Chick

SL Lenas Chick (Lenas Spark x Dual Chicadee) was shown by Tom McCutcheon to the 2011 AQHA Jr Reining Reserve World Championship. The duo made the Open finals at the NRHA Derby (twice) and the NRBC. Lenas Chick has earnings of over $30,000.

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