DAVE BATTY SELECTED AS 2021 ZANE SCHULTE AWARD RECIPIENT
WORTH – The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) would like to
congratulate Dave Batty of Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada on being
selected as the 2021 recipient of the Zane Schulte Award.
The Zane Schulte Award was established in 2001 in honor of the late Zane Schulte, son of Tom and Barbra Schulte. Now in its 21st year,
this award is presented annually to a professional trainer who
exemplifies the character by which Zane himself is remembered:
integrity, service, values, respect of their peers, contribution to the
industry, and excellence in the arena.
Schulte selection committee is thrilled that Dave Batty is this year's
recipient of the Zane Schulte Award,” said Barbara Schulte, member of
the selection committee. “Dave has spent a lifetime contributing to our
industry in Canada and the United States. His character is exemplary of
all this award represents.”
has been an NCHA member since 1965 and has been instrumental in the
growth and development of the sport in Canada. Batty paved the way for
Canadian cutters to compete in major events in the United States and has
served the NCHA and Canadian cutting horse organizations in multiple
capacities. Batty has spent his career pursuing what is best for cutters
on both sides of the border, while always encouraging members forward.
very humbled and very honored to be up there with the other 20 people
who have received this award,” Batty said. “Most of the [past
recipients] are friends of mine, and I’m very honored to know them and
have shown with them. I’m still at a loss for words. Cutting has been my
life, my whole life. I’m in the NCHA Members Hall of Fame, and that was
quite an honor, but the Zane Schulte Award is a huge honor to be up
there with your peers.”
Batty will be presented with the Jan Mapes sculpture during the upcoming 2021 NCHA Metallic Cat World Championship Futurity.