The first full week of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular just wrapped up, but the competition is still in full swing. The Classic/Challenge Non-Pro brought 23 horse and rider combinations to the show pen, and only one came out with the Championship.
Fort Worth, Texas, had a high of 105 degrees on the day of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Classic/Challenge Open finals, but the real heat came from the competition in the pen.
Judy Rogers and Dualin Cat Lena earned the top spot in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro go-round, and they kept the fire going in the finals by marking a 223.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular kicked off on July 16, and the first final to take center stage was the John Deere Open. The competition was tough, but Grant Simon edged out the rest of the group.
As the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting reaches the halfway point this year, the competition is as fierce as ever. Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada-based cutter Travis Rempel kept the glory at home when he topped the Calgary Stampede installment of the event riding This Cats Max.
The semiannual National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)/Western Bloodstock Showdown In Cowtown slot cutting that was scheduled for this month in conjunction with the NCHA Summer Spectacular has been cancelled. The suspension of the event, which was decided in early June, means a substantial amount of money that was paid out in 2015 will not change hands this year.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Affiliate Grass Roots Cutting program, started in 2013, has been growing in popularity each year. The shows, started as a way to give people a fun, low-cost introduction to cutting, are generally held in conjunction with weekend shows around the country. But on July 23, a grass roots cutting will be held during a major limited-age event for the first time.
With little fanfare, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has discontinued its longstanding NCHA Weekend event. The cancellation of the program was mentioned during the open show committee meeting on Friday, June 24 at the NCHA Convention.