At just 18 years old, Cade McCutcheon was named to the 2018 U.S. Reining Squad for the WEG, making him the youngest ever U.S. athlete to represent reining at the competition. In March 2018, McCutcheon finished third at the USEF Selection Trial and WEG Reining Test Event on a total score of 446 points aboard Custom Made Gun. A member of a family with a long line of prominent reiners, reining is in his blood. At age seven, McCutcheon made his reining debut in the first ever Short Stirrup class. By 10 years-old, he was showing in his first NRHA Non Pro Futurity. He is the son of NRHA million dollar riders Tom and Mandy McCutcheon and the grandson of NRHA multi-million dollar rider/NRHA Hall of Fame member Tim McQuay and NRHA Hall of Fame member Collen McQuay. McCutcheon joined his father, veteran WEG team member and gold medalist Tom McCutcheon, on the WEG team this year. And he came back with a Team Gold Medal for the US team. 18-year-old (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Custom Made Dunit x Hollywood Dun It) to a huge 229. The score went untouched the rest of the round, putting Team USA’s youngest rider at the top of the entire class! Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun will be present at the NRHA Rome Shoot IN, in Rome, for ther first Reining Show in Europe!