The National Cutting Horse Association and the National Western Complex of Denver, Colorado have reached an agreement to host the NCHA Western National Championships in Denver, April 28-May 9, 2014. It has previously been in Reno, Nev., and Ogden, Utah.
While NCHA did not solicit bids for the Western National Championships, Denver and Nampa, Idaho, submitted bids along with Reno. The NCHA will rotate the event between Midwestern (Denver or similar) and Western (Reno or other) locations on an annual basis through at least 2017.
For the 2014 site selection, the committee voted to go to Denver because of the city’s competitive financial bid, number of anticipated entries and drive time. Substantial numbers of NCHA members called and/or emailed in support of both Reno and Denver.
NCHA members have until November 10 to qualify to compete in the Eastern Nationals to be held in Jackson, Miss., and the Western Nationals in Denver. Qualification requires that an entry fee be paid and the rider rides to the herd in the event in which they wish to qualify. A total of $200,000-added is offered at each event, along with a significant prize packages.
~ with files from the NCHA