The National Cutting Horse Association’s World Championship Futurity has long served as a “must see” in horse sports and 2013 will be no exception. More than 2,000 3-year-old future stars will vie for a chance at the $4 million purse during the event’s 24-day run, beginning November 21 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Futurity is the highlight of the year for the cutting horse industry, drawing an international audience of more than 12,000 to Fort Worth and thousands more by web and television.
High Brow Cat, the leading sire of cutting horses, will be the subject of a special tribute during the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 21 through Dec. 14.
NCHA World Champion Futurity Set to Offer $4 Million; Pot Gets Richer for Amateur and Non Pro Riders
The National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) World Championship Futurity has long served as a “must see” in horse sports and 2013 will be no exception. More than 2,000 three-year-old future stars will vie for a chance at the $4 million purse during the event’s 21-day run, beginning November 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Futurity is the highlight of the year for the cutting horse industry, drawing an international audience of more than 12,000 to Fort Worth and thousands more by web and television.
Congratulations to Marilyn Bowling of Oasis Ranch in Herald, California! Her photo won this week’s Omega Alpha Equine Horsecity.com/Quarter Horse News Action Photo Contest. Along with the photo, Marilyn submitted this caption: “A palomino filly by Yellow Roan Of Texas out of Everywhere A Nic Nic. Owned by Oasis Ranch, Inc. at the time photo was taken.”
After his 225 score aboard Buzzted won Aug. 3’s Derby Open finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, Sean Flynn’s only regret was the pair had not competed at spring’s NCHA Super Stakes in the same arena.
Four youth captured titles and scholarships during the National Youth Cutting Horse Association’s Grace Ranch Youth World Finals and Scholarship Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, July 24, during the Great American Insurance Group NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular.
It was a hard-fought finals performance in the Open competition of the Great American Insurance National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular Classic Challenge July 20 at Will Rogers Coliseum, with two great mares Stylish Martini, owned by Dottie St. Clair Hill of Glen Rose, Texas, and Cat Mom Do, owned by Reata Ranch Cutting Horses of Los Olivos, Calif., grabbing the top spots.
The 40th National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Australia came to close with the crowning of a new champion. Phil Dawson rode Foo Licious, owned by Ryan Fielden to a score of 151. Dawson has earned over half a million as a rider and has been training horses for 13 years. He has previously placed second at the futurity.
It’s going to be a great American summer in Fort Worth, Texas, as cutting horse enthusiasts of all ages make their way to the Will Rogers Center for the Great American Insurance NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular July 12 through August 3 and featuring the 2013 NYCHA Convention, Summer Scholarship Cutting and NCHA-Grace Ranch Youth World Finals July 21 through July 26.
Cuttin’ with Shynia, a memorial youth cutting horse event, is held annually to help under-18 competitors earn scholarships for college while enjoying a two go-round and working finals formatted event. Established in honor of Shynia Randles, an avid youth cutting horse competitor who died in a non-equine related accident in 2008 at the age of 13, Cuttin’ with Shynia is offering $18,000 to NCHA youth this May. The 2013 event will be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska, on May 25-27, and is free to the public.
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