Last year, Hilary Watson (pictured) was honored as the recipient of the Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award. The NCHA is currently accepting nominations for next honoree. * Hart Photo

Nominations Closing Soon for Mary Kingsbury Award

Time is running out to nominate someone for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award.

Created to honor of the spirit of longtime NCHA Amateur Committee supporter Mary Kingsbury, who died of cancer in February 2016, the award recognizes an amateur rider who has made contributions to the sport of cutting, the horse and the association.

Recipients of the award must show dedication to the sport, and also exhibit kindness, integrity, honesty, respect and compassion.

Nomination forms are available at The deadline is Oct. 1. 

Some of the recent winners of the award include the late Hilary Watson (2019), Janice Little (2018) and Bernie Kirkland (2017).