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NCHA ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL CIRCUIT
PROGRAM FOR 2021 POINT YEAR
The National Cutting Horse Association is proud to announce the new competition program for grassroot cutters: the National Circuit Program.
The circuit program started with an idea from the Weekend Committee and has since gone through a thorough vetting process that included numerous committees and directors. This program includes 12 regional circuits where cutters will compete for points at all NCHA-approved weekend competition.
With the structure of the National Circuit Program, competitors continue to earn money at weekend competition towards the NCHA World Finals while simultaneously earning points to go towards their circuit’s regional finals – all at the same show in the same classes. The former Challenger Series will be reclassified as circuit shows, allowing for club cutters and smaller cutting organizations alike to produce and compete at an NCHA-sanctioned event while also earning points towards their circuit’s regional finals.
“The weekend cutters are truly the backbone of this association, and we are really excited for what this program has to offer them,” Jay Winborn, NCHA executive director said. “This program provides cutters from every region and across all levels the opportunity to compete for prestigious titles and awards on a national scale.”
Beginning with the 2021 point year, all weekend championship shows and challenger series shows will be recognized as circuit shows. Throughout the year, competing members will earn points to qualify for their regional circuit finals. At the conclusion of the point year, each of the 12 circuits will host their regional finals inviting the top 30 competitors from each division to compete. The program has plans to grow and incorporate the National Circuit Finals beginning in the 2022 point year. The National Circuit Finals will invite the top competitors from each of the 12 regions to compete on the national stage.
For more information on the National Circuit Program, visit nchacutting.com/circuitprogram.
2021 Show Schedule
|January 18-20||Black Hills Stock Show||Rapid City, SD|
|March 24-28||Idaho CHA Spring Show||Nampa, ID|
|April 16-18||Millers Horse Palace||Laurel, MT|
|April 21-25||Utah CHA Ogden Cutting||Ogden, UT|
|May 14-16||Wyoming CHA||Gillette, WY|
|May 20-23||Bonina Cutting||Eltopia, WA|
|May 28-30||Boise Valley Cutting||Star, ID|
|June 10-13||Montana CHA||Dillon, MT|
|June 22-27||Crazy Mountain Cutting||Livingston, MT|
|July 9-11||Wyoming CHA||Wheatland, WY|
|August 9-15||Montana CHA||Big Piney, WY|
|September 17-19||Millers Horse Palace||Laurel, MT|
|October 1-3||Circuit Finals||Gillette, WY|
Please visit our show schedule page for entry forms and info.
Nancy LaCounte and Rita Church
Doyl & Jacqueline Fritz
Dorothy & John Seymour
The Dvarishkis Family
Williams Horse and Cattle Company
Renea & Cory Williams
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2021 Membership Prices
Individual Membership - $35
Family Membership- $50 (Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children)
Youth Membership - $10
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