2021 Zane Schulte Award
DAVE BATTY SELECTED AS 2021 ZANE SCHULTE AWARD RECIPIENT
FORT WORTH – The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) would like to congratulate Dave Batty of Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada on being selected as the 2021 recipient of the Zane Schulte Award.
The Zane Schulte Award was established in 2001 in honor of the late Zane Schulte, son of Tom and Barbra Schulte. Now in its 21st year, this award is presented annually to a professional trainer who exemplifies the character by which Zane himself is remembered: integrity, service, values, respect of their peers, contribution to the industry, and excellence in the arena.
“The Zane Schulte selection committee is thrilled that Dave Batty is this year's recipient of the Zane Schulte Award,” said Barbara Schulte, member of the selection committee. “Dave has spent a lifetime contributing to our industry in Canada and the United States. His character is exemplary of all this award represents.”
Batty has been an NCHA member since 1965 and has been instrumental in the growth and development of the sport in Canada. Batty paved the way for Canadian cutters to compete in major events in the United States and has served the NCHA and Canadian cutting horse organizations in multiple capacities. Batty has spent his career pursuing what is best for cutters on both sides of the border, while always encouraging members forward.
“I’m very humbled and very honored to be up there with the other 20 people who have received this award,” Batty said. “Most of the [past recipients] are friends of mine, and I’m very honored to know them and have shown with them. I’m still at a loss for words. Cutting has been my life, my whole life. I’m in the NCHA Members Hall of Fame, and that was quite an honor, but the Zane Schulte Award is a huge honor to be up there with your peers.”
Batty will be presented with the Jan Mapes sculpture during the upcoming 2021 NCHA Metallic Cat World Championship Futurity.