Todd Nelson Cutting Horses and Jordan Performance Horses are exclusively focused on breeding, raising, developing and promoting world class 2 year old cutting and performance horse prospects. Our primary outlet is the Western Bloodstock 2-year-old-in-training Sale at the NCHA Futurity in December each year. Our goal is to bring our best, and (hopefully) bring the very best in the sale. And, the real end game is to see them placed in top programs, and to see them come back and compete in the NCHA Open Futurity the following year.
We started in 2011 with just three prospects (all NCHA money earners). In 2012 (our second year of operation) we developed and sold Dual Smart Kitty (NCHA Futurity Open Champion and runner up for NCHA Open Horse of the Year with Clay Johnson aboard, LTE $316,251.16). In the class of 2012 with Dual Smart Kitty was Canasta Time, a Peptotime gelding shown by Todd Gann (NCHA LTE $32,255.31). The following year, in 2013, DMAC Spicy Spoon was the standout program graduate, piloted by James Payne (NCHA LTE $151,870.89). But Smooth Two Taper was also in that class of 2013, shown primarily by Kyle Manion (NCHA LTE $46,373.88). The class of 2014 included two horses that came back in 2015 and made the Open Finals at the 2015 NCHA Futurity -- Ichis My Choice piloted by Grant Setnicka (NCHA LTE $280,968.13 and currently runner up for NCHA Open Horse of the Year), and Miss Aristolcrat, piloted by Jonathan Rogers (NCHA LTE $57,831.88). High Brow Clay 012, piloted by Austin Shepard, Sean Flynn and Todd Quirk, was also in the class of 2014 (NCHA LTE $53,270.58). Steve Schlesinger also successfully piloted Purdy Katz Flash, another performer from the class of 2014, primarily on the west coast (NCHA LTE $24,151.17). And, this is just to name a few. Almost all of the horses we have sold from the start are money earners and have gone to on successful show careers.
There are currently three horses from the class of 2015 paid up in the Open Futurity, and we are eager to see them go and wish them the very best.
Videos of the current class (consigned to the Western Bloodstock sale in December 2016):
DBL Smart - 2014 Dual Smart Rey filly. https://youtu.be/EH6-WleHbIM
The Hottest Ruby – 2014 Spots Hot filly. https://youtu.be/2ffGRB7zORw
Royal Gabby Cat – 2014 CD Royal filly. https://youtu.be/64qQJYDm4jQ
Smart Look Classic Metal – 2014 Metallic Cat gelding. https://youtu.be/X5Qvwa2OO7
Mamas Way Too Smooth – 2014 Smooth as a Cat filly. https://youtu.be/JH1_EQNz2sg
SDP Quinna Cat – 2014 Hydrive Cat filly. https://youtu.be/BQpDHu6llS8
JK Ella Rey – 2014 Cat Ichi filly. https://youtu.be/lmYHcyJ67Hg
Shesa Steady Cat – 2014 Cat Ichi filly. https://youtu.be/-PnHh0N5LG4
Ichi the Thief – 2014 Cat Ichi colt. https://youtu.be/M15zaksjWEo