The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship Futurity will take to the airwaves on rural America’s most important network, RFD-TV, Dec. 21 and 23. The $4 million competition for 3-year-old cutting horses will be made available to more than 61 million households across the United States.
The Futurity broadcast will include highlights from all divisions and the Open division in its entirety. The show will air just in time for holiday viewing Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern and again at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Dec. 23.
“The cutting horse is truly one of the elite athletes in the horse world and as we move forward with the promotion of the sport, NCHA will increasingly position the cutting horse as a premier equine athlete,” said NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell “We need every NCHA members to support their association by viewing the show, and also encouraging their friends and family to watch. The response this show receives will strongly influence NCHA’s future decisions regarding webcasting and television programming.”
Producing the Futurity broadcast will be Carr-Hughes Productions from Syracuse, New York, whose long history in sports television includes such broadcasts as the 2012 Rolex Three-Day Event, the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Olympic track and field events and Summer in Saratoga specials on NBC.
Check with your local cable provider for channel information.