The NCHA recently announced rule changes. • Photo by Molly Montag.

NCHA Amends 2 Standing Rules Regarding Shows

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) announced it will continue to give show producers and the association’s affiliates more flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the NCHA, the association’s Executive Committee did so by amending Standing Rule 5 and Standing Rule 6, which both contain regulations regarding shows. The Fort Worth, Texas-based association says it changed those rules to allow “for the shorter approval and edit timelines for all NCHA-produced events.”

“Show approval applications must be received in the NCHA office 15 days prior to entries closing and show producers can make changes up to seven days before the entries closing,” the NCHA said in a statement posted on its website. “This amendment will run through July 31, 2021.”

The NCHA also amended these rules last year. Those moves expired March 31.

Officials intend for the decision to allow show producers and affiliates more time to adjust, react and best serve the membership. 

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