Mandy McCutcheon is part of American reining royalty. Her father is world-famous reiner Tim McQuay, who not only is an NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider, but also a Team Gold and Individual Silver medalist from the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games and Team Gold medalist at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Mandy is also married to Tom McCutcheon, an NRHA Million Dollar Rider and Team and Individual Gold medalist from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. She has earned many accolades herself, being one of the industry’s leading riders as the only woman and Non Pro to surpass $2 Million in earnings, and was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2011.
At the NRHA Futurity in 2003, McCutcheon and Booger Peppy Lena were fifth in the Non Pro Futurity Finals. She also placed 19th with Blow Pop in the same division. Also in 2003, McCutcheon and Blow Pop were Reserve Champions in the Non Pro Finals at the SWRHA Futurity.
In 2007, she became the first woman to reach NRHA Million Dollar Rider status.
At the high Roller Reining Classic in August of 2009, McCutcheon and I Spin For Chics were fifth in the CRI2*. McCutcheon followed that result up in 2010 with a third-place finish on Mister Nicadual in the CRI* at the Cowboy Capital Classic.
In 2011 and 2012, she paired with Don Julio Whiz to take fifth in the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup CRI3* both years. In 2013, the pair was ninth in the CRI3* at the Kentcuky Reining Cup.
2014 has been a big year for McCutcheon. She and Yellow Jersey were second in the CRI3* at the Kentucky Reining Cup, which served as the first round of the Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and Selection Trial. The pair took second-place honors once again in the second round to be named the Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Reserve Champions and earn a spot on the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Squad. She is the first woman and Non Pro to ever represent the U.S. at a Reining World Championship.
With her husband, Tom, she has a son, Cade, and a daughter, Carlee.