NCHA Judging Contest
THIRD ANNUAL CUTTING HORSE JUDGING CONTESTS WELCOMES NEW AGE DIVISION AND NEW SPONSOR
FORT WORTH, TEXAS –The National Cutting Horse Association proudly announces its third annual cutting horse judging contest sponsored by Holy Cow Performance Horses, starting November 30, 2018 and going through December 1, 2018, held in conjunction with the 2018 NCHA World Championship Futurity at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex. This year, the NCHA is welcoming a new division to the contest – FFA/4-H Senior Youth Division (14-18) – along with the established collegiate division.
Russell McCord, Director of Judges for the NCHA, expressed his excitement for the upcoming contest, stating it’s going to be a great event for youth to come and learn how to judge the sport of cutting.
“This event will not only provide a more in-depth educational aspect of cutting horse events,” McCord said, “it will help the younger generation of equine enthusiasts understand how to recognize a well-rounded performance in the arena, as well as outside of one.”
McCord also noted that many of today’s agricultural professionals took part in a judging team of some sort in their earlier years. McCord hopes this event will provide that very same opportunity to those who wish to become more involved in a friendly, learning environment that is joined with healthy competition.
The contest will include a rulebook test, penalty clip test, and the scoring of two sets of runs. Although the contestants will be judging cutting horses, judgers from all disciplines are welcome to participate. The entries are due Friday, November 9, 2018, and an entry form can be found online at nchacutting.com.
It is the goal of the NCHA that, by making these judging competitions available, to make this event an investment in younger generations so they may be able to, one day, thrive from this experience and gain more knowledge of their own abilities as well as those from their equine counterparts. The future of the NCHA fully rests in the hands of those who will take on the legacies that will be left behind.
To download the entry form please click here.