Craig Thompson with his family and staff welcome you to Thompson Cutting!
Thompson Cutting LLC is owned and operated by Craig and Sasha Thompson. Established in 2004, their facility located in Buffalo, Texas is just two hours south of the site of the annual NCHA Futurity Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.
SECOND FUTURITY WIN!!!
Craig Thompson wins 2011 NCHA Cutting Futurity Championship
on Oh Miss Caroline, a full sister to NCHA Futurity champion Oh Cay Felix,
following in her big brother's hoofprints by winning the
50th NCHA Futurity under a stirring ride by Craig Thompson
and breeders Patrick and Laura Collins of Lincoln, Illinois.
Craig Thompson's most outstanding and memorable accomplishments also include:
Qualifying two horses to the finals of the 2002 NCHA Futurity in which Meradas Armada placed Third overall,
Winning the 2006 NCHA Futurity Championship on Oh Cay Felix,
Induction into the NCHA Rider's Hall of Fame for lifetime earnings exceeding $1,000,000.00,
Winning the 2009 Super Stakes Classic Open on Oh Cay Felix,
Qualifying two horses to the finals of the 5/6 YO Open Finals at the 2014 Tunica Futurity,
Oh Cay Do Over owned by Pat & Laura Collins placed 12th overall and
Rey D Mercer owned by Jerry McClellan placed 23rd overall,
Qualified PC Im The One owned by Pat & Laura Collins to 4YO Open Finals at the 2014 Tunica Futurity placing 11th overall.
Qualified three horses to the semi finals of the Open Division at the 2014 Super Stakes Classic: Oh Cay Do Over owned by Pat & Laura Collins, Mc Im With The Band owned by Pat & Laura Collins and Rey D Mercer owned by Jerry L McClellan.
2012 Brazos Bash, riding Oh Cay Do Over to 3rd place in finals of Derby Open owned by Pat and Laura Collins; riding Mamas Cats A Star to 5th place in Classic Open Finals owned by Susan Merchant; riding Big Shiela to 4th place in Futurity Open Finals owned by Craig and Sasha Thompson.
2012 West Texas Futurity Open Reserve Champion on Big Shiela owned by Craig and Sasha Thompson.
2012 Summer Spectacular, riding Mamas Cats A Star to 6th place in Open Classic Finals owned by Susan Merchant.
2012 Augusta Futurity Open Champion riding Oh Cay Do Over owned by Pat and Laura Collins.
2012 Augusta Futurity Reserve Champion riding Lach Down owned by Pat and Laura Collins.
2012 Augusta Futurity Classic Open Finalist riding Sanjo Play owned by Barney Ramsey and Mamas Cats A Star owned by Rhodes River Ranch.
2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: 3,000 Novice Horse Champion, riding Mc Simply Smooth and 15,000 Novice Horse Finalist, riding Sanjo Play.
2012 Breeder's Invitational Derby Finalist riding Oh Cay Do Over.
2013 Augusta Futurity Open Futurity Champion riding MC I'm With The Band owned by Pat and Laura Collins.
2014 Summer Spectacular Open Derby Semi Finalist riding High Brow Sheree owned by Bill Paxton from Tallulah, La.
2014 West Texas Futurity Derby Open Champion riding High Brow Sheree owned by Bill Paxton.
2014 West Texas Futurity Classic Open Finalist riding Oh Miss Caroline owned by Pat and Laura Collins.
2014 Cotton Stakes Classic Futurity Open Champion riding Attamilliondollarcat owned by Robert and Melanie Tieperman of Midway, Tx.
2014 Cotton Stakes Classic Open Finalist riding Oh Miss Caroline owned by Pat and Laura Collins.
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The high degree of cutting horse industry competitiveness has kept Craig motivated in establishing and fine tuning his own training program. Consistency in daily attention and development are the basis of his training philosophy, while training each horse to its best individual talents.His success is attributed to a strong work ethic and his dedication to spiritual and family values.
Craig Thompson's career in cutting horses began in 1996 as a cutting horse apprentice working in Brenham, Texas, where he met his future wife, Sasha. She was then riding reining and pleasure horses. The next several years together included many moves to take advantage of opportunities for Craig to work with other accomplished trainers. These influences include Matt Gaines, Paul and Winston Hansma and Shannon Hall. Notably, Sasha has also evolved into a successful Non-Pro cutting competitor. Additionally, their family has grown to include two sons, Chase, age thirteen, and Catch, age ten.
Thompson family celebrate 2006 Futurity Championship!
Craig, Sasha & "Felix" at 2009 Super Stakes
2011 - Craig, Sasha, Chase and Catch Thompson
Successes in the Show Pen!
Sasha's achievements riding Miss Play Reyco includes:
Watch Sasha's winning run
Non Pro Championship
Miss Play Reyco
2010 Tunica Futurity & Classic
At 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,
Sasha was Reserve Champion of 15,000 Novice Non-Pro
and finalist in 5,000 Novice Non-Pro
riding Miss Play Reyco.
Sasha's 221 run for the wildcard Non-Pro at the
2013 Breeder's Invitational.
Sasha rode One Time Player in 5/6 Non Pro Limited
at the 2014 Tunica Futurity placing 5th place.
She rode One Time Player at the 2014 Super Stakes Classics
placing 11th in Finals in Limited Non Pro Division
and 22th in Finals of the Non Pro Division.
She rode One Time Player at the 2014 NCHA Classic Challenge
placing 5th in the Finals in Limited Non-Pro Division.
Sasha qualified One Time Player in the 5/6 Non-Pro Finals
at the 2014 Non-Pro.
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