of cutting horse fans packed the Amarillo National Center
Saturday night for the final round of the Open and Non-Pro divisions
of the 2005
NCHA World Finals. They tuned into Rancharrah
Radio to hear the expert commentary of Tom Holt and Kurt
Crawford as the competition unfolded.
Rio, ridden by Boyd Rice for the James Kenney Horse Trust, marked
227 in the final round to pass the $100,000 mark for the 2005
season and be named World Champion Open Horse.
Mary Jo Milner,
reunited with Red White And Boon, took the Non-Pro World Championship
for a record seventh time.
Here are the
2005 World Champions:
You can read
about the show as it happened in the Daily
Chatter newsletter, and review the Official
Program of the NCHA World Finals online.
Race Is On In 2006
CD Lights, owned by Danny Motes and Winston Hansma, has widened
his lead in the Open
standings for the 2006 point year.
you can keep up with the standings
in all NCHA-approved classes online every week.
Paul Hansma rode Our Little Dyno to a 225-point win for Milt and
Mary Bradford worth $300,000 in the MillionHeir
Classic on Sunday. The show was held in conjunction with the
Coast Winter Championship at the new South
Coast Equestrian Center. Dustin Adams won the 4-year-old Non-Pro
division of the MillionHeir on MH Bijous Bodee.
Tag Rice rode
Memphis Futurity champ Purdy Boy Flash to his second major victory
in the South
Coast Derby Open finals for owners Jack and Susan Waggoner.
The ubiquitous Jim Vangilder won the Non-Pro
Derby on Guys Little Jewel.
Cutting Academy, a series of grass roots cutting clinics to
be held throughout the country, will be launched on April 22 in
DuQuoin, Illinois. Four clinics will be scheduled annually in
different locations, with the emphasis on the education and presentation
of showing horses.
NCHA Cutting Academy clinic will start off with an overview by
NCHA by Executive Director Jeff Hooper, and will continue with
a session on judging and rules conducted by NCHA Director of Judges
Russell McCord. The afternoon session will focus on live works,
with evaluations and critiques of each ride by some of the industry’s
Julie Davis, NCHA’s Membership Services Manager, will
also be on hand to answer questions relating to NCHA membership
and Non-Pro and Amateur status.
Your Membership Active
March 1 is the deadline for renewing your NCHA
membership for 2006. If you had an active membership in 2005,
but have not renewed by March 1, you will no longer be eligible
to show horses in NCHA competition, and beginning with the April
issue, you will no longer receive the award-winning Cutting
Horse Chatter magazine until your membership is renewed.
If you're headed to the NCHA Super Stakes, check out the Green
Oaks Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. They offer a 10% discount
to NCHA members who make their reservations 60 days out, and 5%
for those who make reservations 30 days out. That deal works for
all three NCHA shows in Fort Worth. Call (800) 433-2174 for more
information. With the recent closing of several Fort Worth area
hotels, it's especially important to book your rooms early.
Stallion Service Program
Why spend more for breeding fees if you don’t have to? All
remaining breedings donated to the NYCHA
Stallion Service Program can be purchased on a first-come,
first-serve basis for 60% of the advertised breeding fees. To
purchase any of the remaining breedings, contact Danette
McGuire, NCHA Youth Coordinator at (817) 244-6188. All proceeds
benefit the National Youth Cutting Horse Association.
There will be a series of Judge
Recertification Seminars in 2006 held in conjunction with
three major shows starting with the Eastern National Championship
in March. It is mandatory that all NCHA carded judges attend at
least one of these recertification seminars in 2006.
Mississippi – March 11, 2006
- Reno, Nevada
– May 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m. (in conjunction with the PCCHA
- Fort Worth,
Texas – July, 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m. (in conjunction with
the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular)
Power Brochure Available
Horse Council offers a comprehensive and entertaining look
at the economics of today’s horse industry in its new American
Horsepower brochure. The full-color
brochure is based on statistics and information from the Economic
Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States study that was
commissioned by the American Horse Council Foundation.
Horse Council at 202-296-4031 to purchase copies of the brochure.
Three bills dealing with the National Animal Identification System
have gone before the US House Committee on Agriculture in the
past 12 months. The American
Horse Council has established a website
as a one-stop resource for information on this issue.
NCHA Director of Judges Russell McCord and announcer Tom
Holt have recorded a new audio CD that examines NCHA's contest
rules. The insightful commentary can help you show your horse
better and improve your scores. The price for the Rules and
Regulations Audio CD is just $10.00, or $10.83 for Texas residents
(to cover sales tax). There are no shipping and handling charges
except for foreign orders. Visa or MasterCard are accepted. Fax
your order to Holly Davis at (817) 244-2015, or email Holly
for more information.
Video and Audio CD Special
NCHA is offering a special multi-media package deal in 2006.
You can get the Judges
Rules and Guidelines in your choice of VHS or DVD, plus
the Judges Rules and Regulations Audio CD for the low,
low price of only $29.95. Texas residents will pay an additional
$2.47 sales tax ($32.42).
no shipping and handling charges except for foreign orders.
Visa or MasterCard are accepted. Fax your order to Holly Davis
at (817) 244-2015, or email Holly
for more information.
The deadline for advertising in the May Cutting Horse Chatter
is April 1. It's the same date for the Western National
Championship s Program. Contact Shawn
McCoy today at (817) 244-6188, ext. 160 or (817) 980-4754
or for Western states advertisers, Loretta
Jeppesen at (541) 461-5756 or (541) 225-7935.
Media Kit and Rate Card and Advertising
Contract are now online.
Get your NCHA membership today and receive a subscription
to the NCHA's award-winning monthly magazine, Cutting Horse
Chatter. You can join quickly and easily right now, just click
on this link to join online. If you have questions or need
additional information about membership please contact the membership
department at 817-244-6188 or email Julie
Davis or Peggy
A printer's gremlin kept the following ads out of the March issue
of Cutting Horse Chatter, but you can see them online right now:
Equine Experience Video
Bob Kingsley hosts "The Ultimate Equine Experience: Your
Guide to Owning A Cutting Horse, a new, one-hour
video that features professional and non-professional cutting
competitors who provide expert, first-hand experience on how
to get involved in cutting. How to select a trainer, purchasing
a cutting horse, and what level of involvement best suits
you are some of the issues addressed in this video.
can be yours for $14.95 plus $5.95 S&H.
You can also
relive some of the great moments of cutting horse history with
tapes of many of the past Triple Crown events, available
from the NCHA Video Library. Tapes are $29.95, plus $5.95
for shipping and handling. Call the NCHA Marketing
Department at (817) 244-6188 for more information about ordering.
And right now, there's a special, limited-time offer on the 2003
NCHA World Championship Futurity and 2004 Super Stakes videos
together for $49.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling.