The Cutting Edge, EP.1 with Tatum and Kylie Rice


A huge thank you to Tatum and Kylie Rice for taking the time to be on the Cutting Edge today. If you want to use the time "fairytale career", the great stallion, Hashtags, comes to mind. The blue roan stallion, a son of Metallic Cat out of Dual Rey Tag was bred by Jim Hawthorn and Tatum successfully piloted him to $478,571 in earnings. The stallion amassed major career highlights including being an NCHA Futurity Finalist, Derby Finalist, Super Stakes Champion, Idaho Mercuria Champion and of course, the 2018 NCHA Open World Champion title. Hashtags retired at the end of 2018 and is now standing at the Brazos Valley Stallion Station. His first foal crop hit the ground this year in 2019 and his stud book is currently (and incredibly!) sold out - it goes to show that this stallion captured the heart's of the nation. On the podcast today we talk about his career, the Rice's favourite highlights and memories, and we talk the NCHA World Finals where Tag laid down an incredible 231 in the final round, his last run as a show horse.

Tatum Rice showing Hashtags. Photo Credit: Cutting Horse Central.

The "fairytale" theme continued for T Bar K Cutting Horses when a week later Tatum was crowned the 2018 NCHA Open Futurity Champion aboard the home bred mare, Crey Zee (Dual Rey x Eazee E), owned by Kylie's parents, Kevin and Sydney Knight. Tatum and Kylie fill us in on the precocious mare that they call Reyn, who has now captured three titles in a row - the Futurity, the Ike, the Bonanza and made the finals at Arbuckle.

Tatum Rice celebrates winning the Open Futurity aboard Crey Zee, flanked by his wife, Kylie, daughter, Kennedy and their respective family members. Photo Credit: NCHA Cutting

To bring the fairytale full circle, the Rice's just welcomed a new member to their family.. a beautiful blue roan filly owned once again by Kylie's parents. The filly is by Hashtags out of Eazee E - a mare that Tatum piloted to a Reserve Open World Champion, and that Kylie had success on in the show pen as well. Plus, the mother of the current reigning Futurity champion - talk about building a dynasty. We ask Kylie if it's hard not to put too many expectations on these babies, and we confirm whether or not this little filly is currently living in bubble wrap.

The legacy continues, the first baby, a blue roan filly by Hashtags out of Eazee E.

Finally, to finish off our first episode, we ask the Rice's 10 fast questions that you'll definitely want to tune in for! To listen: https://soundcloud.com/cuttingedgepodcast/ep1-with-tatum-and-kylie-rice & available on all major podcast apps! Make sure to "like" us at Western Twist Media on Facebook and Instagram to never miss an episode, and comment or DM us with your thoughts and who you'd like to see on the Cutting Edge next! To keep up-to-date on Crey Zee, and Team T Bar K, follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TkCuttingHorses/ Make sure to follow Hashtags as well as he starts his next chapter as a sire at: https://www.facebook.com/bvssTags/

Louisa Murch White

Creative Director

Western Twist Media