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NCHA Super Stakes
Junie Wood“When everything is really fast, but it’s still slow, it’s brilliant. And that’s what is was tonight for two and a half minutes,” said John Mitchell, following his 229-point win Saturday night aboard Junie Wood, by Nitas Wood, in the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes.

“Runs just work at times and this one really came together. It was outstanding breakneck speed, but everything was still clean and you could see everything clean.” Read more . . .

Kristen GalyeanKristen Galyean used to favor a Harley, but now her favorite ride is a ZR One. In particular, ZR One, the Peptoboonsmal son that carried her to a 223-point win in the NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Finals on Saturday, April 19.

“He’s been good every time I’ve shown him,” said Galyean of ZR One, who she showed to win the 2014 Arbuckle Mountain Non-Pro Derby in February. “I knew if I could get three good cows in front of him, he would give me a shot to do really good. But tonight he stepped up to another level." Read more . . .

Western Nationals
The NCHA Western National Championships, presented by Four Sixes Ranch, runs April 29 through May 8. More than $400,000 in cash and prizes will be offered this year, as well as numerous activities for the whole family. Area directors have organized cocktail parties, a ranch rodeo, a youth night at the area Boondocks family entertainment center, hospitality unloading services for competitors and more! All youth competitors will also be automatically entered into a drawing for a Halreycious yearling, courtesy of Holmes Cutting Horses.

Show personnel have gone to extra efforts to ensure that all vendors and participants will benefit from added security while attending the Western Nationals. A 24-hour surveillance watch will be in place by the Denver Police department throughout the duration of the event.

"The NCHA would like to thank director Ron Pietrafeso and his team for all of the efforts they have contributed in making sure this year's Western Nationals will be a safe and fun event for the whole family," said NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell. "We are looking forward to showcasing some of the great cutting talents from the Western region, as well as those traveling nationwide."

Click here for the Western Nationals schedule. The following host hotels are available for those attending. Be sure to mention that you are there for the NCHA event to receive the discounted rates.

Holiday Inn Denver East Stapleton
3333 Quebec St.
Denver, Co 80207
refer to code WNC
Double Tree by Hilton Denver
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, Co 80207
Double Tree by Hilton
4040 Quebec Street
Denver, Co 80216

Make your Convention reservations now
Make your plans to attend the 2014 NCHA Convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. The dates are June 20 – 22 at the Little America Hotel. You may make your hotel reservations on-line or by calling 1-800-437-5288 and identifying yourself as attending the NCHA Convention. You can find more information on the beautiful hotel here. Make your hotel reservations before May 29 to ensure getting the lower NCHA rate.

You can register for the Convention by downloading the form or by contacting Pam Robison (email) in the NCHA offices. Please make sure your registration reaches the NCHA office before June 16 to pay the lower fee of $100. After that date, and for on-site, registration will be $125.

Be sure and arrive in time to participate in a bus tour to beautiful Park City and Olympic Park on Thursday, June 19. Adventuresome souls will be able to ride the bobsled reaching speeds of over 70 mph and experience 4 Gs of force. Read more . . .
Register now for the convention!

You can sign-up for the 5th Annual Zack T Wood Memorial Golf Tournament by downloading the form or contacting Rebecca Brian (email).

Time to Ride "100 Day Horse Challenge" to launch June 1
Time to Ride, an initiative of the American Horse Council, today announced an aggressive grassroots effort designed to engage 100,000 new people with horses in a 100-day period.

The “100 Day Horse Challenge” is a nationwide campaign that will expose at least 100,000 new people to horse activities while providing $100,000 in cash and prizes to participating stables, organizations and businesses. The program will enlist 1,000 stables, horse clubs, venues, organizations, or individuals to register as an official Time to Ride “Host” and compete in the 100 Day Horse Challenge, which kicks off June 1. Participating hosts will be divided into small, medium, and large divisions by size, and challenged to provide an interactive horse experience to as many new participants as possible. Entry-level activities may include riding, grooming, learning about horsemanship, and more.

“This program incentivizes the segment of our industry that can truly open the doors to a first-ever horse experience for thousands of people,” explained Patti Colbert, a Time to Ride spokesperson. “It will also educate our hosts on some best practices in growing their businesses.”

Individual cash prizes up to $25,000 as well as stable equipment, feed, veterinary supplies, and more will be awarded to the hosts that garner the greatest number of new, verified horse enthusiasts. Read more . . .

AQHA/NCHA Weekend Locations Announced!
NCHA, along with the American Quarter Horse Association, is pleased to announce the 2014 AQHA/NCHA Cutting Weekend locations that will host three days of fun-filled cutting action for weekend cutters.

The shows kick off May 30 and run through June 1 at 25 select locations across the United States and Canada. AQHA/NCHA weekend historically hosts the largest weekend competitions of the year with many locations offering live music, cookouts and more family-oriented activities as well as increased payouts. As an added bonus, AQHA/NCHA Weekend cutters have the chance to qualify for the AQHA World Championship Show, which annually provides a tremendous value opportunity for cutters with great purses and a run at a coveted world championship trophy.

"AQHA/NCHA Weekend is one of the most important events of the year because it highlights weekend cutters," NCHA Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell said. "As always, we are excited to partner with AQHA on what we know will be a successful weekend of great cutting competitions across the nation. We look forward to cheering those qualifying competitors on at the 2014 AQHA World Show." Read more . . .

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216
April 29 - May 8, 2014
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Will Rogers Complex
Fort Worth, TX
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