Chris Cox, Three-Time Undefeated Colt Starting World Champion and internationally known Horseman, will join with a millionaire’s club of cutting horse professionals December 7 at the National Cutting Horse Association’s World Championship Futurity for a seminar focusing on cutting horse competition from start to finish.
The clinic will begin at 5 p.m. in the Watt Arena of the Moncrief Building at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth. Admission is free. Featuring $8 Million Dollar Winner Phil Rapp, and industry legend, Bill Riddle, Coxs’ team will provide insight into horsemanship skills designed to improve the rider’s ability to get the most from the horse, along with developing your own skill set for training and the approach to solving issues in the problem horse.
Raised in Australia, Cox was influenced in his early years by both English and Western traditions and has implemented a style and technique that can be applied universally between both horse worlds. A common sense, straightforward approach allows the average horseman, as well as the advanced rider, insight into horse behavior and leads them towards that ultimate goal; a versatile and useful partnership between human and horse. Chris has been conducting clinics and demonstrations for more than 24 years and has been a successful trainer and major competitor in the cutting horse world. Chris travels worldwide spreading his message, hoping horsemen and women will come to understand and appreciate the horses in their lives.
The session will be preceded by the Ram Truck Saddle Up Tailgate Party, hosted by NCHA’s newest corporate partner and the official truck of the Triple Crown, Ram. Enjoy tailgate party fare, like hotdogs and sliders, starting at 4:30 p.m. on the floor of the Watt Arena where you can take a look at the 2013 Ram Truck models.
Held annually at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, each year, the NCHA World Championship Futurity showcases the next generation of leading cutting horses in their first arena competition. Since the inaugural Futurity in 1962 with 35 entries vying for a purse of $18,375, this event captures the imagination of fans around the world as more than 1,000 of the world’s top horse and rider combinations compete for a piece of an estimated $4 million purse.
The National Cutting Horse Association, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is the world governing body for the sport of cutting. With more than 20,000 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 nearly 2,000 events around the world with a total purse nearing $40 million.