NCHA Hall of Fame
The National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame was started in 1990 and the first horses, riders and members were inducted in June 1991. Traditionally now, each year the Hall of Fame inductees are presented with their awards in the main arena on the final day of the NCHA Futurity. In front of the Futurity crowd, we celebrate their achievements and they become a recorded part of cutting history
To be inducted is a great honour and tribute to the contribution of each individual. As a sport we owe a great deal to our current and future inductees. The Hall of Fame honour boards are on display in the NCHA Office.
Horses Hall of Fame - For horses that have qualified by earning $40,000 in Open competition (excluding aged event and restricted events) OR $100,000 in aged events or Triple Crown champions - NCHA Futurity, Derby and Classic, in Open competition.
Riders Hall of Fame - For riders who have qualified by earning $350,000 Lifetime earnings or have won 3 NCHA Futurities or 3 NCHA Derbies OR 2 NCHA Futurities and 2 NCHA Derbies, excluding Non Pro earnings.
Non Pro Hall of Fame - For Non Pro riders who have qualified by earning $50,000 total lifetime earnings, including aged and restricted events.
Heritage Members Hall of Fame - For certain individuals who have made an outstanding personal contribution to the constant promotion of the Cutting horse and an exemplary contribution of time, effort and interest in the NCHA and it's endeavours.
Heritage Horses Hall of Fame - Recognition of a particular horses contribution to the history and sport of cutting.