Cutters of all experience and participation levels can now compete for NCHA titles.
The National Circuit Program was conceived and implemented with the goal of promoting and growing the sport of cutting at a local level. It allows world-wide weekend cutters the opportunity to earn national recognition through local competition. The program divides the NCHA membership population into fourteen (14) geographic groups called "circuits."
Cutters earn points within one (1) circuit by competing in NCHA-approved weekend competitions. Both types of approved weekend shows, Championship and Challenger shows, award circuit points. Earned points are tracked by the NCHA office and used to determine circuit championship qualifiers, national circuit championship qualifiers and circuit award recipients.
The NCHA recognizes the uniqueness of each circuit and relies on its regional directors, affiliates and show producers to create events that events that best suit the needs of NCHA members in their respective circuits.
Every approved Championship / Weekend Show continues to offer TWO ways to earn recognition:
- Points towards circuit standings
- Money continues to count towards world standings