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The NCHA Triple Crown is comprised of three of the most elite shows in the cutting industry: the World Championship Futurity, the Super Stakes, and the Summer Cutting Spectacular - all 3 held in Fort Worth, TX. 

it takes an talented equine athlete to win any one of these events - but only a truly outstanding horse can win all 3 during their three-year-old and four-year-old years.   The triple crown has only been accomplished by a handful of horses in the entire history of NCHA.  Only three Open horses and one Non-Pro horse have claimed the Triple Crown title.

These events require pre-entry and have multiple payments according to a PAYMENT SCHEDULE.


 

World Championship Futurity

The Futurity is restricted to 3-year-old cutting horses that have never been shown in judged competition. Founded in 1962, the NCHA Futurity was the sport’s first “limited age” event. With a purse approaching $4 million, it is the world’s richest indoor horse event and is contested over 22 consecutive days through November and December. The World Championship Futurity showcases the sport’s emerging talent and provides an inside look at the next generation of great horses to share the stage in one of the world’s most lucrative equine sports.  

Super Stakes

A purse of over $3 million is up for grabs at this event.  4-year-old horses compete in the Super Stakes Derby and its companion event for 5/6 year-olds, the Super Stakes Classic.  Horses competing at the Super Stakes must be an offspring of a NCHA Stallion and Foal program subscribed stallions.  They are usually nominated as weanlings - which helps to put the spotlight on the cutting horse breeder. The event is held over 20 days in March and April. This is the only show in the Triple Crown series that is considered a "closed show" because the horses must be enrolled in the Stallion and Foal Program.

Summer Cutting Spectacular

The Summer Spectacular is held in July and is the final leg of the NCHA Triple Crown of Cutting and is contested over 20 days. It features the NCHA Derby for 4-year-olds, and the NCHA Classic Challenge for 5/6-year-olds and offers a purse of over $2 million. As the third jewel in the NCHA Triple Crown.


National Championship Shows

There are two National Championship shows each during the year. The Eastern National Championships held in Jackson, MS and the Western National Championships held in Denver, CO. These events welcome members who compete at the weekend show level. These events are designed with the Weekend Cutters in mind who have hauled throughout the year and want to compete in a Championship style event. The Competition consists of 10 different classes + the youth Jr. and Sr. classes with an added money purse of $150,000.

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