A date and show producer were recently chosen for the 2021 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Circuit Finals. The show is part of the new NCHA National Circuit Finals program for weekend cutters.
According to NCHA.com, the Cotton Circuit Finals will be Nov 11.14 at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson, Miss. It will be produced by the Southern Cutting Horse Futurity.
The top 30 riders in each class on the Cotton Circuit will be invited to compete at the circuit finals as part of the new program. This circuit includes riders from East Texas (Area 24), as well as competitors from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.
Click here for a list of circuits in the program and the areas they cover.
“I am really excited about this whole circuit concept,” Cotton Circuit Finals Coordinator. Thomas Guinn said in a statement. “I think it’s going to be great for the NCHA, and I think it’s going to be great for the weekend cutter. We want all the affiliates in the Cotton Circuit to be involved in making this Finals happen. With their help, we can make the event better suited for everyone’s needs and their membership’s needs to make it a huge success for all of us.”
The NCHA said in an announcement detailing the event that in 2021 all youth members who have designated the Cotton Circuit for this point year will be allowed to enter regardless of their place in the year-end standings.
“NCHA is looking forward to supporting Guinn as he produces this inaugural event,” NCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn said in a statement. “Thomas [Guinn] along with Gwen Coie have done a great job with producing and growing the Southern Cutting Futurity for over 41 years, and we look forward to having him on board this year with the Cotton Circuit finals.”
Visit nchacutting.com/circuitprogram for details on the National Circuit Program.