2013 saw the NCHA Futurity in Tamworth celebrate its 40th year. The Futurity has been a feature of the equine calendar since 1973 and has become the pinnacle of cutting in Australia. This iconic event has grown to be the largest indoor equine event in the southern hemisphere, but is still steeped in Australian history and tradition, both of which are proudly preserved.
[Left: Teresa Russo on One Roan Peptos]
The Futurity event is for 3 year old horses who have never been shown on cattle in a competitive environment, although they have spent the preceding 18 months training for their debut in the show arena. Ordinarily it is professional NCHA trainers who compete in the Open divisions, whereas in the Non Pro classes, Non Professional riders compete for the love of the sport.
In addition to the action packed cutting program, some of the evening entertainment includes the popular NCHA Stockman's Challenge, Aussie Horseman Demonstration, Bull Riding, Rodeo, Professional Farriers and country music entertainment.
The NCHA Futurity is held at the end of May through to June at the Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre (Aelec), Tamworth.
>> View the results of the 2016 NCHA Futurity.
>> View News coverage of the 2016 NCHA Futurity.
>> View the results of the 2015 NCHA Futurity.
>> View the Video Highlights of the 2015 NCHA Futurity.
>> View the results of the 2014 NCHA Futurity.
>> View the Video Highlights of the 2014 NCH Futurity.
>> View the results of the 2013 NCHA Futurity.
>> View the Video Highlights of the 2013 NCHA Futurity.