Waco Bend Ranch Renews Sponsorship of NCHA Cutting Horse Academies

LouisBaldwinLouis Baldwin • Photo courtesy of the Baldwin familyWaco Bend Ranch, well known for having one of the strongest breeding programs in the industry, has renewed its relationship as the presenting sponsor of the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) Cutting Academy program.

“Education for people new to the sport or interested in the sport is a priority we want to support,” said owner Louis Baldwin. “We are pleased to know that attendance at Academy events increased in 2013, and that Waco Bend’s support helped to make the events more affordable.”

Slated to hold five events in 2014 with live works and classroom sessions, along with an additional two with classroom sessions only. The Academy is held in a single day, with the first session of the Cutting Academy including understanding judging and improving showmanship, equine health care and more. The second half of the day features live work critiques with an NCHA professional trainer who will evaluate each student’s ability to approach the herd, select and work an individual cow.

Russell McCord, NCHA Director of Judges, will also provide the students with a judge’s perspective. Students will also receive an official NCHA Cutting Academy bag, along with a supply of materials. A schedule of events will be available in early 2014. Registration fees will be modified to include non-member and member fees.
Waco Bend Ranch is the home of Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep), the highest money-earning mare in NCHA history, with total earnings of more than $780,000 and titles that include 2012 NCHA Open World Champion, 2011 NCHA Horse of the Year and 2011 American Quarter Horse Association Senior Cutting World Champion.
For more information about the Academy, contact Ty Hillman at [email protected] or call (817) 244-6188.