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After Convention, NCHA Issues New Class Structure Proposal

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has posted an updated version of its class-restructuring proposal. The document includes changes made after discussion with members at the association’s annual convention, June 1-3.

NCHA Executive Director Released

Chuck Smith was released from his duties as National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) executive director, effective immediately, on Thursday, May 31. The NCHA announced his departure Friday, June 1, at the start of its annual convention in Grapevine, Texas.

NCHA Announces Vice President Candidates

Voting will open soon for the office of National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) vice president. The association announced Steve Norris and Jim Johnson are this year’s candidates.

The Legacy Continues: 16-Year-Old Shepard Wins Augusta

Cade Shepard hasn’t been to every Augusta Futurity, but the high schooler figures he’s been to every one during his lifetime. “I love this show,” said the 16-year-old from Summerdale, Alabama. “I’ve been coming here ever since I was pretty much born.”

Dual Reyish Carries Austin Shepard to NCHA Futurity Open Championship

In 1970, Doc O’Lena became the first horse to make a clean sweep of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open preliminary rounds, semifinals and finals. Since then, the feat has not been repeated. But on Dec. 10, Dual Reyish carried Austin Shepard to the Futurity Open Championship, their fourth victory in a string that […]