Stakes Draw Today
The draw for the 2006 NCHA
Super Stakes will be held today. The $2.5 million show, for
the progeny of subscribed
stallions, starts in Fort Worth, Texas next Tuesday, and continues
through April 16. Live
web casting of the event will begin daily at 8:00 a.m., brought
to you by 6666
Ranch. And you can keep up with the news behind the scores
each day in the popular Daily
Features at NCHA Super Stakes
There will be some new twists to the NCHA Super Stakes, which
opens in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, March 28. this year's show
will introduce an Open Wildcard Round, a $10,000 Novice Horse
Class, and a $200,000 Non-Pro class. Read the details here.
Big Sale at the Super Stakes
The complete listing for Western
Super Stakes Sale is now online.
of Royal Blue Boon Foaled
A clone of all-time leading cutting horse producer Royal
Blue Boon was foaled in Oklahoma on February 16. Read about
it first in Sally Harrison's popular Hoof
Beats column in the Fort
Worth Business Press, and check out the feature story
in the April issue of Cutting Horse Chatter.
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.
Payment Deadline Looming
payment for the Great American Insurance NCHA
Summer Cutting Spectacular is due April 1.
Velvet to Screen in April
On Wednesday, April 19, the 1944 classic National
Velvet, winner of two Academy Awards, will be shown at Fort
of Modern Art, a quarter-mile from Will Rogers Memorial Center,
benefiting the Lone Star Film Society.
This is a
rare opportunity to see the classic movie starring Elizabeth Taylor,
Mickey Rooney, Angela Landsbury and more on the big screen. Children
are encouraged to come, as the movie is about a young girl who
takes a renegade horse and wins the Grand National Steeplechase.
Admission is $7.50 Movie starts at 7 pm.
Building Systems Sponsors NCHA Futurity
Building Systems, Inc. will be the title sponsor of the NCHA
World Championship Futurity. NCI's support of cutting's showcase
event, along with purse enhancements already approved by the NCHA
Executive Committee, will help raise the added money for the NCHA
Futurity to $625,000 compared to $300,000 in 2005.
Systems is one of the largest integrated manufacturers and marketers
of metal building components, custom engineered metal building
systems and metal coil coaters in North America.
Based in Houston,
Texas, NCI Building Systems has 34 facilities located in the United
States and Mexico.
NCHA Convention at Worthington in Fort Worth, Texas
The 2006 NCHA Convention will be held at the Renaissance
Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on June 23-25. Located
in historic downtown Fort Worth, the Worthington has hosted the
NCHA Convention four times in the past.
You may book
your hotel room reservations by dialing 1-800-433-5677 and identifying
yourself with the NCHA Convention in order to get the discounted
group rate. Please remember that the hotel rooms for the NCHA
Convention are only being held under our group rate through May
24, 2006, so be sure to make your reservations early.
Race Is On In 2006
CD Lights, owned by Danny Motes and Winston Hansma, is on a roll.
The stallion has widened his lead in the Open
standings for the 2006 point year with $19,264, more than twice
his nearest competitor. Riding Could I Would I, two-time Non-Pro
World Champion Joe Howard Williamson has a significant margin
over Julie Wells in the Non-Pro
standings, while his daughter, Denver Jo Williamson, is in front
in the $50,000
Amateur. Just over $11 separates Scott Thorne and Libby Long
in the $20,000
you can keep up with the standings
in all NCHA-approved classes online every week.
Phil Rapp rode Dual Smart Rey to a 225-point win in the 4-year-old
Open yesterday at the Bonanza
Cutting in Abilene, Texas. Elizabeth Queen of Lipan, Texas,
and CD Hombre won the 4-year-old
Dual Badger, ridden by Darren Simpkins, and Cowcattin, ridden
by Kobie Wood, both marked 221 in the 5/6-year-old
Open, while Skip Queen took the 5/6-year-old Non-Pro on Glows.
Your Membership Active
March 1 is the deadline for renewing your NCHA
membership for 2006. If you had an active membership in 2005,
but did not renew 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? 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. Here´s
a sample of the breedings we have available for purchase –
Bobs Freckle, Dualin Gun, Its Just About Me, Mylanta Lena, Mr
Skyline Peppy, Smart Sugar Badger, That Sly Cat. To purchase any
of the breedings, contact Danette
McGuire, NCHA Youth Coordinator at (817) 244-6188. All proceeds
benefit the National Youth Cutting Horse Association.
Two more Judge
Recertification Seminars will be held this year held in conjunction
with major shows. It is mandatory that all NCHA carded judges
attend a recertification seminar in 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
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
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.