Prospective judges can apply for an upcoming judge's clinic in Fort Worth. * QHN File Photo.

Applications Open for NCHA Judge’s Clinic

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is accepting applications from prospective for an upcoming judge’s clinic in Fort Worth.

The clinic will be Nov. 18 at the NCHA office in Fort Worth, Texas.

The clinic is open to NCHA judge applicants who are 19 years old or older, have been an active NCHA member for at least five years, an active NCHA competitor for the past three years and meet the full list of requirements to be an NCHA judge. 

“The Judges Department encourages and welcomes all qualified NCHA members to apply,” NCHA Director of Judges Pete Fanning said in a statement. “Becoming an NCHA Judge is not only a great accomplishment but also a way to improve your runs in the show pen by understanding what NCHA judges are looking for.” 

The clinic will feature a classroom portion followed by a testing portion where applicants will view three sets by video. Applications to the clinic are available based on the lifetime earnings of the applicant and are as follows: $10,000 lifetime earnings, $50,000 lifetime earnings and $100,000 lifetime earnings. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. 

Applications and the full list of requirements can be found at Questions regarding the Judge Applicant Clinic can be directed to Tammy Kimmel at [email protected] or via phone at (817) 244-6188 ext. 158.