Clinic, cutting horse sale highlight
Mercuria NCHA World Series event in Lyon, France

What is believed to be the first cutting horse sale ever held in Europe and a two-day clinic featuring some of the world's top cutting horse trainers have been added to the schedule for the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting event to be held in Lyon, France in October.

Lyon Cutting Horse Sale
Horses consigned to the sale will be screened and appraised by a committee. Those that are evaluated at between $25,000 and $40,000 by the committee will have a price of $25,000 guaranteed in the sale by Daniel Jaeggi, Group Vice President and Head of Global Training for Mercuria Energy Group. Horses not screened by the committee, or those valued below $25,000 by the committee, will not be eligible for the price guarantee at the sale.

Members of the screening committee include Jeremy Barwick, Ernie Beutenmiller Jr, Lindy Burch, Russ Miller, Craig Morris, Chuck Smith, Tim Smith and Chubby Turner.

To submit a horse for consideration for the sale, send a copy of registration papers, show record, a veterinarian's statement of soundness (including vet's phone number) and at least one video of the horse working to
     Chubby Turner
     4872 Old Garner Road
     Weatherford, TX 76088

For more information on consigning a horse to the sale, contact Chubby Turner by email or phone (817) 313-2946.

World Class Clinic
The two-day clinic on October 26-27 will feature leading trainers. Lindy Burch, Chubby Turner, Jeremy Barwick, and Craig Morris are tentatively scheduled to take part.

Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting
Like its eight counterparts in North America, the Mercuria World Series show in Lyon will feature $25,000 in added money in both the Open and Non-Pro classes.

There will also be $15,000 from the Dual R Smokin European Incentive, with $2,500 each going to the top three qualifying European-owned horses in the Open and top three qualifying European Non-Pro riders. Click here for an entry form.

The clinic, sale and show will be held at Eurexpo Lyon in conjunction with the Equita Lyon Exhibition..

Tentative Schedule
Tuesday, October 25 Judges' Applicant Clinic
Wednesday, October 26 Cutting Clinic
Thursday, October 27 Cutting Clinic
Friday, October 28 Mercuria NCHA World Non-Pro go-round
Saturday, October 29 Mercuria NCHA World Open go-round
Sunday, October 30 Morning: Cutting Horse Sale
Afternoon: Mercuria NCHA World Finals