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Mercuria NCHA World Series in Vegas
The Las Vegas Cutting Horse Association will be hosting a Mercuria World Series of Cutting event Aug.22 through Aug. 24 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center. The Open first go of the Mercuria will take place Aug. 22 with the first go of the Non-Pro to follow on Aug. 23. On Aug. 24, the Open finals will kick off following the Las Vegas CHA Futurity finals, and the Non-Pro will follow. To see the live webcast, draws and results, visit www.southpointcutting.com/.
Metallic Cat’s Offspring Reach $1 Million in Earnings
NCHA would like to congratulate the Fults Ranch on the success of their stallion, Metallic Cat. Metallic Cat’s offspring recently reached the $1 million mark in NCHA earnings with just one foal crop in the show pen.
Following the 2014 Great American Insurance Summer Cutting Spectacular, horses sired by Metallic Cat had earned $1,127,008. The young sire had offspring in every Derby finals with the exception of the John Deere Open, including two Open Finalists – Red Metallica, ridden by Beau Galyean, and Metallic Savanah, ridden by Wes Galyean. In the Non-Pro, Cody Hedlund made the finals on Meteles Cat, and Kelsey Weeks on Metallic Jones. Ashley Galyean also earned the Limited Non-Pro Reserve title on her horse, Sweet Metallic, and several also showed up in the Amateur finals.
Metallic Cat, a corporate partner of the NCHA, made his debut at the 2008 NCHA World Championship Futurity where he carried Beau Galyean to the Open Championship. The horse went on to earn the 2009 NCHA Horse of the Year award and was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame last year. With lifetime earnings of $637,711, Metallic Cat is the highest money earning stallion in the past 32 years.
Services for Jim Hagin
NCHA member Jim Hagin, 57, died Tuesday August 19, 2014 in Weatherford, Texas following a brief illness. Jim was an avid cutting horse trainer, working throughout the Southeastern United States during his career.
Visitation will be Friday, August 22 from 12:30pm until 2:00pm at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro, Georgia.
Funeral service will be at 2:00pm in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Read more . . .
In honor and memory of Zane Schulte, the son of Thomas and Barbra Schulte, to be awarded annually to a professional trainer who exemplifies the character by which Zane Schulte is remembered: integrity, service, values, respect of their peers, contribution to the industry and excellence in the arena. Each year's winner is presented with a special bronze Zane Schulte Award trophy at the NCHA Futurity.
Nominations for the 2014 award are open through October 1. Nominate a trainer here.
NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular
Miss Callie Cat, by High Brow Cat, and Tarin Rice drew last to work in the first set of the NCHA Derby Open Finals, on Saturday, August 2, and marked the winning score of 224 points. Junie Wood, under John Mitchell, the first to work in the 22-horse horse finals, scored 220 points for reserve.
Armando Costa Neto and Page Bowman each qualified two horses for the NCHA Derby Non-Pro Finals and nailed a co-championship win with 218 points riding Ms Regret and Big Daddys CD, respectively in the first set of the 22-horse finals.
Read more in the Daily Chatter . . .
Judges Recertification Seminar
All NCHA approved judges are required to attend at least one Recertification Seminar in 2014. The remaining seminars before the 2014 Futurity are:
- October 9th at 12:00 noon at the Congress in Columbus, Ohio. (room to be determined)
- October 14th at 4:00 p.m. (tentative date and time) before the Calgary Stampede Futurity. (room to be determined. All Canadian Judges must attend. Canadian ONLY Judges should contact Kevin Tienkamp for registration.
- October 19th at 4:00 p.m. (tentative date and time) in Paso Robles, California at the Pacific Coast Futurity. (room to be determined)
- Make-Up Seminar or The Final Seminar will be held on November 20th (or one day prior to the 2014 Futurity) at the Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, Texas. (The exact location and time will be determined).
NCHA Judges who do not attend a recertification seminar in 2014; will no longer be eligible to judge and will be removed from the judges list. All judges who have been removed from the list must wait twelve (12) months before reapplying for a new judge's card. Sign up now.
Standing Committee Recommendations from 2014 NCHA Convention
The NCHA Standing Committees met during the 2014 NCHA Convention June 20-22 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The committees are tasked with making recommendations to the NCHA Board of Directors and Executive Committee regarding the Association's rules and policies and reviewing agenda items and rule recommendations submitted by NCHA members.
Each committee reviewed agenda items through an open portion of the meeting where any Convention attendee could comment on or ask questions about a particular agenda item. During the closed portion of the meeting, only committee members may comment on an item and vote.
Committee recommendations were presented to the board of directors and general membership meetings June 22. The recommendations were forwarded to the NCHA Executive Committee for consideration and approval in August.
To review each Committee's recommendations, please click here.