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NCHA Futurity

The National Cutting Horse Association’s NCHA Futurity is one of the biggest indoor sporting horse events in Australia, attracting over 500 competitors.

It features the country’s best cutting horse, competing for over $700,000 in prizes.

NCHA Futurity 2024 Dates, Tickets, Program & Prices, Tamworth NSW

It started at the Moonbi Showgrounds in 1974, but today it’s held at Tamworth in New South Wales. The event brings in around $2.3 million for the economy each year, attracting 15,000 spectators from around the country who attend the multi-day event.

The festivities include a cutting program, evening entertainment from the NCHA Stockman’s Challenge, bull riding, horseman demonstrations, rodeos, country music, and more. The event also showcases a western/rural trade display outside the metropolitan area. It also coincides with the NCHA Select Sale, where some of Australia’s finest-bred horses will be up for auction.

For those unaware, ‘cutting’ is a Western-style equestrian competition. In effect, a horse and a rider have two and a half minutes to work two to three cows and prevent them from returning to their herd. It’s a fast-paced contest demonstrating the impressive athleticism of riders and their horses.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow equestrian lovers from across Australia and worldwide at the NCHA Futurity event. You’ll also have access to 59 premium indoor trade sites, approximately 600 stables and 191 powered campsites.

There’s a free demonstration arena that offers visitors the opportunity to meet and learn from Australia’s elite horse trainers and cutting horse sales. If you’re a horse lover, you won’t want to miss it!

Hillvue is a suburb of Tamworth in northern New South Wales. It’s a 5-hour drive from the Sydney CBD via the M1 and New England Highway/A15. Tamworth also has its own regional airport.

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