The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is proud to announce Cutters in Cowtown, a co-sanctioned event with the United States Cutting Horse Association (USCHA), to be held November 21-22, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas in conjunction with the 2020 NCHA Great American Insurance World Championship Futurity presented by North Texas Chevy Dealers.
“NCHA is excited to team up with USCHA to host this event,” Jay Winborn, NCHA executive director, said. “We all share a love of cutting and working together for this event is a great way to continue to grow our industry and promote the sport of cutting.”

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Smooth As Mercedes and Matt Gaines scored 224 points to win the 4-Year-Old Derby finals of the 2020 El Rancho Futurity on Monday, September 8, in Rancho Murieta, Calif. It was the third 2020 championship win for the duo. TF Reysin Chex and Morgan Cromer claimed the reserve championship and won the Gelding division with 222.5, while WR This Playgunsmart and Monty Buntin placed third with 220.5 points.

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The National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) is honored and excited to partner with BraveHearts to host the 2021 NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout.
This exciting event will feature our regional champions in both the junior and senior divisions from each of the eight NCHA regions alongside veterans from the BraveHearts program in a team cutting invitational. Each team will consist of a youth regional champion partnered with a veteran, who will be trained by some of the industry’s top trainers from around the country.

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Monday, 31 August 2020 06:43

2020 Idaho CHA Futurity Daily Update

High notes from 2020 Idaho Futurity final day
The 2020 Idaho CHA Futurity, at Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, concluded its 10-day agenda on August 30, with a full slate of Non-Pro and Amateur working finals.
Non-Pro 4-Year-Old Derby
Janet Westfall, Los Olivos, Calif., was winner of the Derby 4-Year-Old with 217 points on Sugarlesss LTE $26,061, a homegrown Kit Kat Sugar gelding, who her husband, Russ, had shown to place twelfth in the Open Finals.  Sugarlesss is out of the CD Royal daughter Lil Bit Reckless LTE $231,124, who won the 2010 Idaho Futurity 5/6 Open Classic under Russ Westfall, while Janet claimed reserve in the Non-Pro Finals.

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Sunday, 16 August 2020 12:55

West Texas Futurity Daily Update

2020 West Texas Futurity final weekend
Ty Moore wins Non-Pro 4-Year-Old Derby


Aug 17 - Ty Moore, Madill, Okla., showing Miss Blu Boon LTE $39,123, scored 222 points for his fourth West Texas Futurity championship win, and $9,000. Moore, the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame earner of $1,190,648, won the 2008 Amateur 5/6 Classic riding Hey Georgy Girl LTE $130,829; the 2009 Non-Pro Limited 4-Year-Old Derby with Heavens Little Angel  LTE $46,097; the 2017 Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Futurity on Sweet Sister Cat LTE $60,932, a daughter of Heavens Little Angel; and last year’s Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Futurity with Tweezin My Brow LTE $82,739.

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Cassie Cerny wins NCHA Derby Limited Non Pro
Cassie Cerny, Brazoria, Tex., scored 222 points on Rose E, to claim her second 2020 championship win on the Thomas E Hughes daughter, in the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited Finals. Colette Lesh, Stillwater, Okla., was reserve champion of the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Ltd. with 217.5 points on Stevia, by Kit Kat Sugar, while Cash Ashlock, Abilene, Tex., riding CR Tuff Low Brow, by Woody Be Tuff, placed third with 216.5 points.

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Thursday, 09 July 2020 14:33

Cutters Back in Cowtown

Expect back numbers for horses, face masks for humans afoot, and unexcelled competition, as the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular begins its 24-day run on Friday, July 10, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth.
The action begins on Friday with eight sets of 5- & 6-year-old Classic Challenge Open competitors. The go-round will conclude with two sets on Saturday, followed by five sets of Derby Open first go-round competition. The Derby Open go-round will conclude on Sunday, July 12, with eight sets.

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In response to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19 cases in the state of Texas, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Executive Committee voted and passed modifications for the upcoming 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular. The modifications include an extended entry deadline, refund options and a revised schedule format.

The NCHA Executive Committee has reopened entries for the 2020 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular. Entries will remain open until Thursday, July 2, at noon CST. NCHA is asking members to enter via the online form located at nchacutting.com/events/summer-spectacular or by contacting Cari Claxton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 817-244-6188 ext. 131. Entries must have been received in the office by noon CST on July 2.

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— NCHA Mission Statement: The National Cutting Horse Association promotes and celebrates the cutting horse, whose origin on western ranches allows us to support ranching and its western heritage.

Dear NCHA Member:
I hope that this letter finds you and your family in good health and good spirit.
Once every hundred years or so, we are reminded not just how small our world truly is but also how strong and generous we are as people. Seeing so many of our neighbors, friends, business associates and family members supporting one another, coming together, making sacrifices for the common good and preserving, both alone and together, has given me great pride and renewed hope for our country, our economy and for humanity.

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Legendary cutter Buster Welch will visit with another legend, Red Steagall in an interview to be televised on Steagall’s West of Wall Street show on RFD-TV this Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 a.m. Central Time.
Welch, who is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame, NCHA Members Hall of Fame and AQHA Hall of Fame, and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a four-time NCHA World Champion. He won the NCHA Futurity a record five times. His name is linked to such great horses as Peppy San Badger (“Little Peppy”), Mr San Peppy, Marion’s Girl, Peppymint Twist and many more.

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