The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has postponed this year’s convention. Officials say they pushed this year’s event back in the calendar because of the continued impact of the coronavirus.
Scheduled for May 29-31 in Fort Worth, the NCHA Convention is a place where members can discuss possible rule changes, elect some leadership positions and witness newly elected officers take the helm. It also is a place where members can discuss the most pressing topics facing the association.
“Our number one priority continues to be the health and safety of our members,” NCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn said in an email sent to members on Monday, April 13. “With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 we felt it was better to reschedule our convention for a future date.”
The NCHA will announce its plans for the rescheduled 2020 Convention in the coming weeks, the email said.
“We are looking forward to hosting a convention and honoring our members’ accomplishments when it is safe to do so,” Winborn said. “Until then, we will continue to follow recommendations from government and health officials to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Last year, some of the big topics at the NCHA Convention were leveling and growing grassroots cutting. Attendees also discussed several other concepts, including the idea of creating a regional finals and adding a class for horses 7 years old and older to some limited-age events.
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