2014 AQHA/NCHA Weekend Locations Announced

aqha-ncha-weekendThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), along with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), is pleased to announce the 2014 AQHA/NCHA Cutting Weekend locations that will host three days of fun-filled cutting action for weekend cutters. The shows kick off May 30 and run through June 1 at 25 select locations across the United States.

AQHA/NCHA weekend historically hosts the largest weekend competitions of the year with many locations offering live music, cookouts and more family-oriented activities as well as increased payouts. As an added bonus, AQHA/NCHA Weekend cutters have the chance to qualify for the AQHA World Championship Show, which annually provides a tremendous value opportunity for cutters with great purses and a run at a coveted world championship trophy.

“AQHA/NCHA Weekend is one of the most important events of the year because it highlights weekend cutters,” NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell said. “As always, we are excited to partner with AQHA on what we know will be a successful weekend of great cutting competitions across the nation. We look forward to cheering those qualifying competitors on at the 2014 AQHA World Show.”

New this year, AQHA is allowing these events to be double judged (two AQHA judges concurrently during one cutting run), which will allow for competitors to receive double points. Competitors should check with their area directors to find which AQHA/NCHA weekend locations will offer this double judging system.

Last year’s AQHA/NCHA Weekend awarded more than 200 amateur points and approximately 160 open points to weekend cutters, which made them eligible for a shot at the $41,000 in Amateur payouts and more than $80,000 in Open money awarded at the 2013 AQHA World Show. A pinnacle event that attracts thousands of competitors and their American Quarter Horses each year to vie for thousands in winnings, The AQHA World Show, will be Nov. 7-22 in Oklahoma City.

2014 AQHA/NCHA Weekend Dates and Locations:

Area Dates Location Host Affiliate
1 May 30-31 & June 1 Ellensburg, WA – Kittas Valley Event Center Cascade Cow Cutters
2 May 30-31 June 1 Scottsdale, AZ – West World Arena AZ CHA 
3 May 30-31    Farmington, UT – Legacy Events Center  Utah CHA 
4 May 30-31 & June 1   Livingston, MT – Heart K Land & Cattle Co Arena Montana CHA 
5 May 30-31 & June 1  Morarity, NM – Rocking Horse Arena   Western States CHA 
6 May 30-31 & June 1 Maple Plain, MN – Kuka Equestrian Center MN CHA 
7 May 30-31 Park City, KS – Kansas Coliseum Beef Empire CHA 
8 May 30-31 & June 1 Waurika, OK – Chisholm Trail Arena  Chisholm Trail CHA
9 May 30-31 & June 1 Hamilton, TX – Circle T Arena West Central TX CHA
10 May 30-31 & June 1 Brenham, TX – Washington County Fairgrounds Waller CHA
11 May 30, 31 & June1 Amarillo, TX – Bill Cody Arena Tri State Fairgrounds Panhandle CHA 
12 May 31 & June 1 Iowa Falls, IA – Ellsworth Equestrian Center Iowa CHA
13 May 30-31 & June 1 DuQuoin, IL – DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Mid State IL CHA
14 May 30, 31 & June1 Batesville, Ms – Ranch Arena One Area 14 Affiliates
15 May 30-31 & June 1 Springville, IN – Pilchers Arena Indiana CHA
16 May 31 & June 1 Lady Lake, FL – Lady Lake Equestrian Center Florida CHA 
17 May 31-June 1 Lewisburg, WV – Shawnee Farms Arena East Coast CHA
18 May 31 & June 1 North Augusta, SC – Hippodrome Area 18 CHA
19 May 31 & June 1 Hamburg, PA – Mountain Springs Arena  Pennsylvania CHA 
20 May 30 & 31 Claresholm, AB – Claresholm Agriplex AB CHA
21 May 31 & June 1 Ormstown, QB – Ormstown Fairgrounds Eastern Canadian CHA
22 May 30,31 & June1 Rainsville, AL – N.E. Alabama Agri Business Center Northeast AL CHA
23 May 31-June1 Saskatoon, SK – Praireland Park AG Center Sask CHA
24 May 30 & 31 Athens, TX – Henderson County Fair Park Area 24 Affiliates
25 May 30 & 31 Carthage, MO – Lucky J Arena Ozark Mountain CHA