Ted Sokol receives the Zane Schulte Award.
The Zane Schulte Award is presented annually to the professional trainer who exhibits integrity and service. Photo by Video West Productions

Zane Schulte Award Honors Integrity, Character

Nominations will close in a matter of weeks for the Zane Schulte Award, an honor that recognizes professional trainers who display good character and leadership.

The award was created to honor teen cutter Zane Schulte, the son of Thomas and Barbra Schulte, who died at age 17 from a rare form of bone cancer. The award criteria mirrors the values for which Zane is remembered: integrity, service, values, respect of their peers, contribution to the industry and excellence in the arena.

The award is presented annually during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. It is one of the prestigious awards that the sport offers.

Last year, trainer Scott Amos, of Colorado, was named the recipient of the award. Other recent honorees were Ted Sokol (2019) and Casey Crouch (2018).

Nominations for this year’s award are due Oct. 1.

To nominate a worthy recipient, visit the Zane Schulte Award page at nchacutting.com.