Moria Metallica, consigned by Ten / 27 Ranch, brought the top price of $54,000 at Western Bloodstock’s Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale.

Live streamed on Saturday, July 22, during the NCHA Summer Spectacular, the 2023 Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale established a digital performance horse sales high bar with an average of $20,591 and a top five average $41,600.

Over 200 buyers registered for the 46 head offering. The pace and momentum was kept strong with phone bidding, online action and in house bidding.

Moria Metallica LTE $55,769, a 12-year-old red roan daughter of Metallic Cat, bred to Badboonarising, topped the sale at $54,000 with a bid from Reid Scivally, Canyon, Texas. Consigned by Ten/27 Ranch, Moria Metallica is the dam of Metallic Action, a 5-year old NRCHA money earner of $55,656, by One Time Royalty.

Super Freakin Bad, a yearling bay colt by Badboonarising, brought the sale’s second highest price of $40,000 from Billy Foster, Millsap, Texas. Consigned by Plantation Farms, LLC, Super Freakin Bad is the first performer out of NCHA Non-Pro Co-World Champion CD Super Freak LTE $92,729, by High Brow CD.

Four-year-old AQHA/APHA sorrel filly Petunia Picklebottom, by Smooth As A Cat, and yearling blue roan colt Cowboi Bill, by Badboonarising, each brought the sale’s third-highest price of $39,000.

Consigned by Teton Ridge Ranch, in training with Todd Bergen, Petunia Picklebottom, a 2022 NCHA Limited Open Futurity finalist, was purchased by Alice Suzanne Nellen, Sheridan, Montana.

Cowboi Bill, consigned by Ten/27 Ranch and purchased by Michelle Cowan Ardmore, Oklahoma, is out of Billies Catty LTE $227,423, by Catty Hawk, and half-brother to four earners of $210,435, including NCHA Amateur Horse of the Year Redneck Hillbillie LTE $96,116.

Badd Freak, by Badboonarising, and Dream You Never Had, also by Badboonarising, were the sale’s highest-selling yearling fillies at $36,000 and $33,000, respectively.

Consigned by Plantation Farms, LLC and purchased by Billy Foster, Millsap, Texas, Badd Freak is a full brother to Super Freakin Bad, the sale’s high-selling yearling colt.

Dream You Never Had, consigned by Barwick/Simpson/Burleson and purchased by Lisa Kruse/Diamond LK Cutting Horses, Dallas, Texas, is a half-sister to NCHA Futurity Open Futurity Champion and Dual Smart Rey daughter Dual Smart Kitty LTE $317,758, among 10 money earners out of Cats Peptolena , by High Brow Cat.

Look for the complete list of results from the 2023 Mid-Year Cutting Horse Sale at

Go to, as well, for information about the upcoming (October 20 and 21, 2023) NRCHA Sales at Fort Worth’s historic Will Rogers Coliseum. Consignment deadline for nominations is August 25.

Also, August 1st marks the first day that online nomination forms become available for the 2023 NCHA Futurity Sales (December 4th through the 9th).