NCHA Cutting Academy Events Begin In May

April 22nd, 2013 7:43 PM | No Comments

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Fort Worth, Texas, April 21, 2013 – The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cutting Academy will make its first stop for 2013 in Hillsborough, Ont., Canada, May 4, followed by a second clinic on May 10 in Lady Lake, Fla., in the start of its summer-long tour providing education and instruction to aspiring cutting horse enthusiasts.
Presented by Waco Bend Ranch, NCHA Cutting Academy events include two sessions. The first session focuses on understanding rules, tips on gaining the judges perspective and much more. The session includes a light breakfast and lunch.
The second session allows a limited number of registrants to cut live cattle with a leading trainer on hand to provide riders with constructive criticism and an idea of what the judge is looking for when showing.
Session Two is limited to 25 riders while there is no limit for Session One. A fee of $25 is charged for Session One, while the Session Two Fee is $150 and includes Session One. Those who are not able to enroll in Session Two are encouraged to monitor Session One at no additional charge.
For the Ontario event, registrants will hear from NCHA Director of Judges Russell McCord and trainer Robert Rust of Gordon, Texas, who is a five-time NCHA World Champion and Open Hall of Fame member. Robert has been training horses for 60 years and training cutting horses for over 40. 
The Lady Lake, Fla., event will include McCord along with National Cowgirl Hall of Fame honoree Barbra Schulte, who captured the 1988 NCHA Derby, the 1992 NCHA Super Stakes Classic, and the 1992 Augusta Futurity – the first woman to wear the crowns for all three championships. Horses and riders trained by Barbra have earned numerous national, regional, and championship titles throughout her career.
The Ontario event will precede an Ontario Cutting Horse Association show to be held May 5 and the Lady Lake event will precede Florida CHA show on May 11-12. To learn more about the NCHA Cutting Academy, go to and click “Clinics” or contact Ty Hillman at For the shows, go to and click “Shows.”


Waco Bend Ranch is a rising force in cutting, specializing in breeding, training, and showing some of the top horses in the business. Corliss, Louis, Jennifer and Ray Baldwin are passionate about cutting, and through their partnership with Phil and Mary Ann Rapp have already enjoyed considerable success. Autumn Acre, Don’t Look Twice, Playboys Ruby, and Tapt Twice lead the way for Waco Bend Ranch. Whether you’re interested in breeding your mares or in the market for yearlings or performance horses, they can help you reach your goals in the cutting business. Visit for more information.
The National Cutting Horse Association, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is the world governing body for the sport of cutting. With more than 16,000 members worldwide, its mission is to promote and celebrate the cutting horse, whose origin on Western ranches supports ranching and Western heritage. By establishing rules for the conduct of cutting horse shows, NCHA provides a level playing field and a progressive class structure, resulting in the development of more than 1,600 events around the world with a total purse nearing $40 million.

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