Attendees at the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference will get the chance to experience the sport of cutting on Friday, Oct. 23, thanks to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA). NCHA Region 7 Director Skip Jones, of Jones Quarter Horses in Amarillo, Texas, is coordinating with the CHA to provide four or five cutting horses CHA members will be able to work on a flag.
“The NCHA is excited to offer this opportunity to CHA members and give them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride a cutting horse,” said NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell.
Those wanting to sign up for the event can do so at the conference registration desk, and the event is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event will happen during the lunch break in the indoor arena at the West Texas A&M University Horse Center.
There is an extra cost for the “Ride a Cutter” session. Those experiencing a cutting horse for the first time are sure to get the thrill of a lifetime.
The 2015 CHA International Conference is set for Oct. 22-25 at the West Texas A&M University’s Horse Center, which offers an indoor arena, two lighted outdoor arenas, and meeting rooms set on 80 acres in Canyon, Texas. In addition to the “NCHA Ride a Cutter” session, horse enthusiasts and CHA members will enjoy presentations, workshops, entertainment, equine veterinary talks, business and marketing tips, the CHA Trail Challenge, a large silent auction, vendors, and the ever-popular hands-on riding sessions with many different breeds and disciplines. There will be tours to the AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum and to the Palo Duro Canyon.
The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts, and hosts regional and international conferences.