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New Rules For Veterinarians at NCHA Events

Veterinarians practicing at events produced by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) will soon ply their trade under new rules.

The NCHA said the regulations, which will go into effect at the 2019 NCHA Futurity, require veterinarians to be NCHA members in order to practice on show grounds. They also must sign an applications for authority to treat horses on NCHA show grounds and acknowledgement of NCHA rules agreement. 

By becoming a member and signing the agreement, vets can be held to the same rules and due process as other members of the association. It also requires vets to become familiar with and bound by NCHA medication rules. 

NCHA membership will be free for the 2019 Futurity and for the 2020 point year for veterinarians who do not show or own NCHA horses.

All veterinarians are required to complete and submit a membership application along with the signed copy of the Agreement. Application forms may be downloaded from 

Completed memberships and applications for authority agreements can be returned to National Cutting Horse Association, ATTN: Julie Davis, 260 Bailey Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107. They also can be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 817-244-2015. For questions, call NCHA headquarters at (817) 244-6188.  

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