To give the Non-Professional rider greater recognition, an NCHA Hall of Fame has been established. To be placed in the Hall of Fame, a rider must win $35,000* in NCHA Championship Non-Professional Contests. Upon winning the $35,000*, a Gold certificate will be issued to the rider, and a plaque on the walls of the National Cutting Horse Association's office will be mounted. These Non-Professionals have also received Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards.
*In 1981, amended to $100,000
*In 1985, amended to $150,000