Collecting Thoughts with Cade McCutcheon

Cade McCutcheon is a name that almost every reining enthusiast has heard of. Along with being a tremendous athlete, Cade is also the youngest rider ever to represent the U.S. Reining Squad at the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Last year was a big year for Cade—not only did he ride at WEG, helping secure the gold medal for the U.S. team and taking bronze individually, he finished third at the United States Equestrian Foundation Selection Trial and WEG Reining Test Event aboard Custom Made Gun. Some may say it’s in his blood, as he is son of National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) million dollar riders Tom and Mandy McCutcheon and grandson of NRHA multi-million dollar rider/Hall of Fame member Tom McQuay and NRHA Hall of Fame Member Colleen McQuay.


Name: Cade McCutcheon
Age: 18
Business: Assistant Trainer at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses


Do you have any nicknames? Cade-O.

Who do you look up to? My grandparents.

What famous horse would you love to ride? Gunners Special Nite.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? To fly.

What is the last thing you watched on Netflix? Billy Madison.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Ice cream.

What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long day? Sit on the couch and turn on the TV.

Who is your equestrian idol? My dad, Tom McCutcheon.

If you weren’t in the horse industry, what would you be doing? Trying to coach basketball.

What is on your riding bucket list? To win the NRHA Futurity.

What was your worst fall off a horse? When I tried to ride bareback once and the horse bucked me off.

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