PREMIER PARTNERS

Mercuria, one of the five largest independent energy and commodity groups in the world, is proud to be a sponsor of NCHA cutting horse competition events. The Group employs more than 1000 people and has a strong global presence, including offices in Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Greenwich, Connecticut and Calgary, Canada. Committed to efficiently meeting the needs of our partners, Mercuria's worldwide activities combine trade flows, a strategic upstream and downstream asset portfolio as well as associated structured finance propositions. For more information, please visit www.mercuria.com.


Great American Insurance

Our Equine Mortality Division is one of the world’s leading providers of equine mortality insurance and related coverage through professional equine independent agents. Our underwriting staff is extremely knowledgeable of all breeds of horses used for racing, as well as all show and pleasure uses. Please contact us for more information: Justin Insurance (800-972-0272), Kay Cassell Equine Insurance (800-230-8384), Shadle Insurance (888-821-7629) or Roger Peters Livestock Insurer (800-228-8664).


City of Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth, The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Will Rogers Memorial Complex, and the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau are the hosts of three major NCHA events each year and home of the National Cutting Horse Association world headquarters. Home of the NCHA Futurity, Super Stakes and Summer Cutting Spectacular. “Where the West begins.


AQHA

The American Quarter Horse Association, located in Amarillo, Texas, is the world’s largest equine breed registry. Through their Strategic Marketing Alliance, NCHA will be acknowledged as the authority for cutting competitions and the AQHA will be acknowledged as the foundation breed which provides the bloodlines for the majority of horses used in NCHA competition. Both Associations will work together to actively promote the sport of cutting. For more information on AQHA’s programs and events, contact AQHA at 806-376-4811.


Legendary Quarter Horses and superior Black Angus cattle are hallmarks of "The Four Sixes," a historic Texas ranch that is part of Burnett Ranches LLC. The ranch stands some of the most well-respected Quarter Horse stallions in the industry, with elite broodmares that produce superior individuals for ranch work and racing. The "Sixes" is also a working ranch, bringing more than 100 years of superior cattle breeding expertise to a new Black Angus program. Full-service equine veterinary services also are offered. For additional information about the ranch and the services it offers, visit 6666ranch.com. The ranch proudly sponsors the Eastern and Western National Championships.

High Brow CD

High Brow CD has a record that speaks for itself – a past NCHA Horse of the Year, NCHA Futurity Champion, Augusta Futurity Champion, and Tunica Futurity Champion just to name a few of his accomplishments. He's the only stallion in NCHA history with six major LAE wins in just 10 months of competition, and most recently struck gold again at the NCHA Futurity Champions Cup where he dominated a field of past champions with a tie for highest score overall. He's been racking up sire awards at Western Bloodstock sales, and his first foal crop will hit the show pen this year. Visit highbrowcd.com for information regarding High Brow CD or for breeding inquiries call Don Ham Quarter Horses at 903-564-5599. Look to the future with High Brow CD!


For over 27 years, Horizon Yachts has defined, perfected and consistently exceeded the standards for design and craftsmanship with its range of 52 to 150-foot luxury motor yachts. As the largest luxury yacht builder in Asia and one of the largest yacht builders in the world, Horizon focuses on seven specialized series, each unique in style and function, and each designed and built to the highest standards to suit every customer’s individual yachting lifestyle. Horizon employs the most advanced technologies, finest materials, and most talented designers in the world. Encompassing four manufacturing facilities—each ISO-9001 certified— Horizon provides a strong foundation for yacht building within a customer-oriented environment, where management and employees share a common goal. Horizon is committed to exceeding customer expectations and continuously improving upon the safety, design and construction of its yachts, while also keeping an eye on the future with new product development. With customer satisfaction, quality, durability, safety and value as the absolute minimum standards, Horizon Yachts is dedicated to bringing our customer’s yachting dreams to life.  More Information.


CORPORATE PARTNERS


Cinch and Cruel Girl brands provide premium jeans and tops designed with fashion and function in mind.  Cinch and Cruel Girl brands are at the forefront of fashion and are the highest quality products in the industry.  With the authenticity of the western spirit, Cinch and Cruel Girl brands fit perfectly into the world of independent men and women.  Explore the vast array of Cinch and Cruel Girl fashion forward product at www.Cinchjeans.com and www.cruelgirl.com.

Western Bloodstock

Western Bloodstock is the premiere sales company in the cutting horse industry. The Weatherford, Texas-based company runs auctions at the three major NCHA-produced cuttings—the Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic, the Summer Cutting Spectacular and the NCHA Futurity.


Rios of Mercedes

Rios of Mercedes is honored to be the Official Boot of the National Cutting Horse Association. Rios of Mercedes is located in Mercedes, Texas and has been making handmade boots since 1853. At Rios of Mercedes they still build boots the way they have for over 160 years, with attention to quality and durability. Please visit us online at riosofmercedes.com to see our selection of stock boots, pictures of custom boots, contact info and to find a retailer near you. Rios of Mercedes Boots, real cowboy boots made for real cowboys.


The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.


Bayer HealthCare Animal Health division is a proud and long-standing partner of the horse industry. Bayer is committed to providing quality equine products that are backed by clinical research. We value our relationship with horsewomen and men across the country, and share your commitment to the health and welfare of the horse. Visit Bayerequineconnection.com to learn more about Bayer’s products and industry support.


Deere & Company

John Deere, the official equipment provider of the NCHA, has the equipment you need for your farm, ranch and home. John Deere offers a complete line of outdoor power equipment ranging from hand held tools to high horsepower tractors - all with the quality you’ve come to expect from John Deere. Be sure to stop by your local John Deere dealership today! Nothing Runs Like A Deere!

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Gist Silversmiths

When planning your next cutting event, look to the folks at Gist to supply the best trophy buckles, jewelry and accessories. Gist Silversmiths of Placerville, California is the Official Buckle Maker of the NCHA. Additionally, Gist is proud to sponsor the NCHA World Series of Cutting buckles. Specializing in custom and trophy buckles. NCHA Affiliate discounts available. For catalog information, call 1-800-456-GIST.


Platinum Performance

Platinum Performance™ Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula is the One Thing for Every Part of Your Horse. Platinum Performance® addresses equine health at the cellular level, providing a special blend of more than 55 ingredients that support the whole horse from joint and hoof care to athletic performance and coat health. Healthy cells mean a healthy horse. That's the Platinum difference.


Boehringer-Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of equine vaccines and pharmaceuticals. The Boehringer Ingelheim commitment is to the helath and well-being of horse populations around the world. We provide innovative products such as SURPASS®, Hyvisc®, Calvenza™ - 03 vaccines, and Ventipulmin® Syrup. Boehringer Ingelheim equine products are designed, manufactured, and marketed through veterinarians to meet the needs of the equine industry. To learn more visit our website at www.bi-vetmedica.com.


Coors Light

As a long-time supporter of the sport of rodeo in the Fort Worth area and the Coors Cowtown Cutting during the Fort Worth Stock Show, the NCHA’s affiliation with Coors Light has been a long time in the making. Coors Light is proud to support major sports and social activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and now that list will include NCHA events.


Waco Bend Ranch is a rising force in cutting, specializing in breeding, training, and showing some of the top horses in the business. Corliss, Louis, Jennifer and Ray Baldwin are passionate about cutting, and through their partnership with Phil and Mary Ann Rapp have already enjoyed considerable success. Autumn Acre, Don’t Look Twice, Playboys Ruby, and Tapt Twice lead the way for Waco Bend Ranch. Whether you’re interested in breeding your mares or in the market for yearlings or performance horses, they can help you reach your goals in the cutting business. Visit www.wacobendranch.com for more information.


Merial is as passionate about horses as you are and is committed to providing a comprehensive range of products - backed by research and innovation - to enhance their health, well-being and performance. Whether your horse is on the track, on the trail or in the arena – Merial provides trusted, effective products that help your horse perform at its best. Sixty-three percent of non-racing performance horses can suffer from stomach ulcers. Stomach ulcers can be a problem for any horse, caused, in part, by the stress from routine events, including traveling, training, competition and stall confinement.  Whether your horse is a seasoned show horse or a weekend warrior, make sure he has the stomach to win. Just one tube of ULCERGARD offers four daily doses. Plus, ULCERGARD is the only FDA-approved product to prevent stomach ulcers in horses.  Learn more about ULCERGARD online at www.ULCERGARD.com.


With a Futurity championship, horse of the year title, and induction in the NCHA Hall of Fame under his belt, it’s easy to see why Metallic Cat is the second highest money-earning stallion in the history of NCHA, earning all $637,711 in just 11 short months.  All 12 times trainer Beau Galyean showed Metallic Cat, the pair not only made the finals but they never lost a cow!  Metallic Cat is the highest money earner of all High Brow Cat offspring, and the highest money-earning aged event stallion in a 28 year history.  Metallic Cat was Top Horse All Ages All Divisions & Metallic Cat’s owners Alvin and Becky Fults were also named the Top Owners per 2009 Statistics. In 2013 Metallic Cat’s first limited foal crop will hit show the pen – let the excitement begin.


Wayne Hodges Trailer Sales

We specialize in quality new and used horse trailers. We invite you to browse our extensive inventory and feel free to contact us if you spot something you like or if you have questions. We realize that not every trailer is built to suit everyone's needs. Let us quote you a price on a new trailer built with you and your horse's personal needs in mind. Whether it be a bumper pull, gooseneck or living quarters, we build the trailer for you. Wayne Hodges Trailer Sales (800) 994-6343. ·


Tioga Territory

Tioga Territory pledges to provide you with the highest level of customer service. Your satisfaction is our top priority. Tioga Territory has all the official NCHA merchandise. Please contact us at 1-800-279-3052 or www.tiogaterritory.com.


Horseware started with a small team, in a small town in Ireland in 1985. Since then we have grown to become the world’s most trusted producer of horse rugs.

Today, our Rambo range is still made in the same town in Ireland under Tom MacGuinness’s watchful eye. We are constantly striving to produce the best we can. We believe that because we create, we innovate. And through innovation we aim to make a difference to the lives of you and your horses. Visit http://horseware.com/usa/ for more information.


AWARD PARTNERS
Sean Ryon Western Wear

Family tradition and western wear continue to flourish in the Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas. Sean Ryon carries on a tradition that would make Great Grandfather Windy Ryon proud. Sean Ryon caters to the western horse enthusiast and showman across the country as well as abroad. With handmade boots, the best custom hat crease money can buy, custom saddles, tailored chaps, horse tack for the show ring and the trail, show garments of the finest materials and craftsmanship and exclusive jewelry, Sean Ryon can outfit you and your horse! Sean Ryon Western Store and Saddle Shop is the trophy saddle sponsor for the NCHA Super Stakes and Summer Cutting Spectacular. When you are in Fort Worth, make it a point to head to the Stockyards and pay us a visit or call 1-800-669- RYON (7966).


M.L. Leddy's

Established in 1922, Leddy’s has prospered as a privately held, family-owned-and-operated business, so stop by next time you’re in the vicinity of one of their stores and feel that sense of authenticity when you sit in one of more than forty saddles on display in the saddle and tack room or pull on a pair of real handmade cowboy boots. M.L. Leddy’s is the trophy saddle provider for the NCHA World Championship Futurity and the NCHA World Championship Finals. For more information call 1-817-624-3149.


For over 20 years Roohide saddlery has been providing the cutting horse industry with the highest quality handmade tack and saddles. Our mission is to give you, the performance rider, the ability to ride in, rather than on, a Roohide saddle. We strive to improve the ability of the horse and rider by constantly innovating the fit, feel, and function of Roohide saddles. We take pride in every saddle and piece of tack with the Roohide stamp on it. We are pleased to be a Corporate Partner of the NCHA along with being the official saddle of the Weekend Cutter and Eastern Ride for the Roo. Roohide is also a saddle sponsor for the NCHA World Finals and to many NCHA affiliates. We are excited about giving back to those who have helped us grow and succeed in the industry we love so much. For more information: Call (1-877-766-4433).


At Dennis Moreland Tack you will find the highest quality handmade tack available today. Premium raw materials, the best stainless steel hardware, meticulous craftsmanship, and painstaking attention to detail mark each item designed and made by Dennis. The finest hand-crafted headstalls, bridle reins, breast collars, hand woven cinches and all the professional training gear and show equipment produced at Dennis Moreland Tack will function at the highest level and last a lifetime. Visit dmtack.com or call Dennis at 817-312-5305 for more information.


Kerry Kelley is the maker of quality custom bits and spurs. Although he is self-taught, his combination of functionality, durability and artistry are what makes his pieces unique. By keeping his designs clean and simple these well-made pieces are not only made to last but are also a beautiful addition to any collection. Come visit him and place your order at his shop in Weatherford, Texas, or view his work on the web at www.kerrykelleyspurs.com. (817) 594-1775


Joey Jemison takes pride in his claim to over 38 years of experience in hand-crafting custom saddles for some of the most famous names in the cutting horse industry today. He started his career in 1970 at L. White’s Saddle Shop in the Fort Worth Stock Yards and worked with such legendary saddle makers as George Murray and Eddie Brooks. In 1989 Joey started Jemison Enterprises, Inc . For over 12 years Joey has handmade his trees for each order so that his saddles have a custom fit for you and your horse. He has a reputation for paying very close attention, to each and ever detail that goes into the making of your saddle.

5 Star - Equine enthusiasts throughout the world seek to maximize the potential of their horse through aspects of equine stewardship. The five components that allow a horse to reach its potential are: genetics, nutrition, health care, training and equipment. As a result of these five critical components, 5 Star has focused on producing the finest, all-natural products available to the equine industry.

For hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, or tailgating, IceHole is the new standard - keep your ice, food, and drinks colder longer. It’s the perfect gift to use at a game, mountain biking, or a concert. Built to last for that long expedition or unexpected power outage, whatever you call that sporting equipment you use to hold ice – a premium cooler, a sports cooler, cool box, portable ice chest - ICEHOLE is better by design.

Over the past 25 years, Show Pro Industries has built and sold more mechanical cows than all other manufacturers combined. The reason is simple - we care about our customers and work hard to produce products that contribute to their success. Ranging from the entry level Pro Cutter 009 ($1099.00), to the all new Pro Cutter 1804 PC ($3599.00) with Auto-Program, crash protection, and draw control, you have the flexibility to select a model that best compliments your horse training program. So learn what our customers already know - and choose the model that's right for you. Visit www.pro-cutter.com to learn more!

Get expert advice on demand from the sport's leading professionals at CuttingHorseTrainingOnline.com. Duncan Steele-Park and his wife, Simone Cobb, founded Cutting Horse Training Online in 2011 for the purpose of providing exceptional educational tools to deepen knowledge of the sport, help build skills and increase the level of performance and enjoyment of the sport of cutting. For more information, go to CuttingHorseTrainingOnline.com or email customer service@cuttinghorsetrainingonline.com.


Back on Track products work with the body to assist in circulation through Far Infrared Therapy. A unique wellness textile called Welltex is infused, which works with the body to help promote circulation, manage chronic pain symptoms, aid in performance and assist in recovery.


CORPORATE SUPPORTERS
Breeder's Invitational is a non-profit corporation formed to promote and enhance the Cutting Horse industry by building another major event with a very large purse. In the first ten years the Breeder's Invitational has paid out nearly $15 million and is ranked as one of the major events in the industry.

Brumaugh's Leather Gallery
Brumbaughs’ Leather Gallery. Where Champions rest their spurs. 817-244-9377

Choice Barns, Inc. is a family owned and operated horse barn and building manufacturer located in Midland TX, with a network of established dealers located throughout the United States. Our decades of knowledge and passion for horses is what gives us the ability to construct, with attention to detail, the safest, most functional quality barn or building for you and your horses. The modular concept of our barns and buildings allows you the flexibility to design and build the barn of your dreams! Visit them online.


ABI Equine manufactures the world's best selling arena drags for ATVs and tractors of all sizes. These revolutionary drags have patented features and revolutionary "Profile Blade Technology" which reduces soundness injuries and increases the performance of the horse. ABI offers a complete line of compact manure spreaders for 1 - 30 horse barns. These unique spreaders feature an exclusive system that shreds the manure before being evenly spread to help maintain eco-balanced pastures. ABI water wagons are built "tank tough" and offer features tailored to the horse owner. These wagons are available from 200 - 1,600 gallons and are ideal for dust and moisture in arenas. For more information please call 877-788-7253, or fax 574-674-5902. Absolute Innovations, Inc. 10880 McKinley Hwy Osceola, IN 46561. absoluteinnovations.net.


PlainsCapital Bank

Texas-based PlainsCapital Bank is proud to be an official bank of the National Cutting Horse Association. With more than 5.7 billion in assets, PlainsCapital is one of the largest independent banks in Texas. Delivering highly personalized services to individuals, middle market companies, and business owners, PlainsCapital Bank prides itself on responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Antonio and Weatherford. For more information, visit plainscapital.com.


Homewood Suites

Springhill Suites by Marriott is the perfect second home for travelers who spend a few days or more away from home. For reservations visit our website..


MEDIA PARTNERS
The Ranch 95.9 FM

95.9 the Ranch: Late April 2008, 95.9 The Ranch was proclaimed 100% Texas Country and has been ever since. Listeners from all over the world tune in to The Ranch to hear real Texas Music. Stream The Ranch at 959theranch.com 24/7 or download our mobile app for the iPhone and Android. The Ranch talent line-up is spiced with true Texas music experts from The Justin Frazell & Charla Corn Morning Show, Malone on Mid-days, Brandon James for the ride home and The Sideshow with Shayne Hollinger at night. It's Texas music at its best; good for the heart - good for the soul on The Sound of Texas, 95.9 The Ranch.


92.1 Hank FM is Fort Worth's Country Station for the "West-O-Plex"! Hank FM means it when we say, "We Play Everything Country", from the Legends of Country Music to the New Country sounds as well as the Texas Music Hit Makers. Wake Up The Wilde Way, with Erin Wilde mornings 6-10am, Listen to The Mid-Day Workzone with Andy Meadows 12-3pm, and take The Afternoon Flight with The Crowman 3-7pm weekdays. Hank FM keeps you up-to-date with West-O-Plex Traffic mornings and afternoons with Jason Walker and we let you know what's happening Locally, Nationally and Musically with Hanks Headlines! Listen Live at www.921HankFM.com or via our FREE Mobile App for iPhone and Android.


Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40

Country music lovers tune in every weekend to hear Bob Kingsley talk about the Top 40 songs on the radio. Known as the most popular and influential voice of country music, Bob is a member of the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame. He is also a two-time winner of the CMA Syndicated Personality of the Year Award as well as a record breaking 16 time winner of Billboard’s Radio Syndicated Award. “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40” airs on more radio stations than any other syndicated music program, making it the #1 countdown on the air. Tune in Sunday mornings 6am-10am on 99.5 the WOLF/Ft. Worth. Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40


Fort Worth, Texas magazine gives its readers the insider information they need to experience Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Each month, through the magazine and its ancillary products like the Web site and TV show "FYI Fort Worth", we provide our readers and viewers with intriguing profiles, dining and cultural guides, in-depth features and authoritative listings. - See more at - fwtx.com

Quarter Horse News is an award-winning semimonthly newsmagazine that provides the most comprehensive and timely coverage of the Western performance horse industry. Focusing on cutting, reining and reined cow horse, Quarter Horse News has been a trusted source of news and information with real meaning to its readers for more than 30 years. www.quarterhorsenews.com.


Fort Worth Business Press

The Fort Worth Business Press serves as the guide and tool with which to stay up-to-speed on local business news, events and trends. Coverage features business news, and includes the arts, lifestyle trends, luxury homes and autos. Visit fwbusinesspress.com.


CuttingHorsesForSale.com is the premier website for buying and selling quality cutting horses. With an innovative design and new set of features, the system easily connects buyers and sellers and makes the process easy to use. With a low, one time listing fee to list your horse for sale, you can save thousands in commissions and sale fees. Visit CuttingHorsesForSale.com today to find your next cutting horse prospect!