Participants in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) events at the Will Rogers Coliseum must be in compliance with the biosecurity practices of that facility, as well as those of the Texas Animal Health Commission.
The decree is effective immediately, “moving forward with the 2019 Futurity and all NCHA produced events in Fort Worth, Texas,” said Kirk Slaughter, Executive Director of the NCHA, in a letter sent out to members Thursday afternoon.
Will Rogers’ biosecurity requirements can be found here.
All horses entering the Will Rogers show grounds will be required to present original and current health papers as well as Coggins Papers from a licensed veterinarian.
Papers will need to be presented at the gate each time the horse enters the property.
Inspection of credentials could cause delays at the gate, so “please plan accordingly,” Slaughter said.
Gate call times will be enforced as usual. With the implementation of these protocols horse inspection stations will be available at specific gates. Exhibitors and owners will be notified of the locations of these entry points as each event approaches.
Information regarding equine health and the Texas Animal Health Commission can be accessed here. Questions for NCHA officials should be directed to 817-244-6188.