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World Championship Futurity


2023 Futurity Calender
While you can see cutting action every day from 11/13 - 12/9 at our NCHA Metallic Cat World Championship Futurity, below are some of our event highlights! The Futurity is held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, TX.


For a full schedule of events,  click here


Facility Access- Enter via the gate for AGC garage (noted as 23 on the map) for parking under the Amon G Carter exhibit hall, which is where our tradeshow is held or via gate 42.

Parking- You must pay to park at the WRMC. The recommended parking for our event is AGC garage (noted as 23 on the map) for parking under the Amon G Carter exhibit hall. Use 3449 W Lancaster Ave Fort Worth, TX 76107 for GPS.



What can I expect to see during a competition?

You will see the most exciting showdown between horses and cows on dirt. We have spectator guides at our Membership Booth in our Tradeshow for free with additional information. 

What is the cost of attending this event? Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets are required 12/7 - 12/9, however, the tradeshow will remain open to the public. Outside of those dates, there are no tickets required for spectators anywhere on the premises. 

Is this event kid-friendly?

Absolutely! Cutting is a family sport, and you will see families of all ages spectating and competing.

Is there a bag policy?

There is no specific bag policy.

Is this event dog-friendly?

While our tradeshow allows dogs, they are not allowed in competition arenas or anywhere the horses and cows are working.  

Triple Crown logo

The NCHA Triple Crown is comprised of three of the most elite shows in the cutting industry: the World Championship Futurity, the Super Stakes, and the Summer Cutting Spectacular - all 3 held in Fort Worth, TX. 

it takes an talented equine athlete to win any one of these events - but only a truly outstanding horse can win all 3 during their three-year-old and four-year-old years.   The triple crown has only been accomplished by a handful of horses in the entire history of NCHA.  Only three Open horses and one Non-Pro horse have claimed the Triple Crown title.


World Championship Futurity

The Futurity is restricted to 3-year-old cutting horses that have never been shown in judged competition. Founded in 1962, the NCHA Futurity was the sport’s first “limited age” event. With a purse approaching $4 million, it is the world’s richest indoor horse event and is contested over 22 consecutive days through November and December. The World Championship Futurity showcases the sport’s emerging talent and provides an inside look at the next generation of great horses to share the stage in one of the world’s most lucrative equine sports.  

Super Stakes

A purse of over $3 million is up for grabs at this event.  4-year-old horses compete in the Super Stakes Derby and its companion event for 5/6 year-olds, the Super Stakes Classic.  Horses competing at the Super Stakes must be an offspring of a NCHA Stallion and Foal program subscribed stallions.  They are usually nominated as weanlings - which helps to put the spotlight on the cutting horse breeder. The event is held over 20 days in March and April. This is the only show in the Triple Crown series that is considered a "closed show" because the horses must be enrolled in the Stallion and Foal Program.

Summer Cutting Spectacular

The Summer Spectacular is held in July and is the final leg of the NCHA Triple Crown of Cutting and is contested over 20 days. It features the NCHA Derby for 4-year-olds, and the NCHA Classic Challenge for 5/6-year-olds and offers a purse of over $2 million. As the third jewel in the NCHA Triple Crown.

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