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National Youth Cutting Horse Association Stallion Service Program into second phase
NYCHA Stallion Service Program into second phase, NYCHA Stallion Service Program breaks records in the first phase - (Fort Worth, TX) — The first phase of the National Youth Cutting Horse Association Stallion Service Program has been completed with tremendous success. On the first day of the auction, bidders purchased 63 breedings for $91,500, a record amount.
In 2004, stallion owners donated 172 breedings to benefit NYCHA scholarships, awards, and programs. Youth Coordinator, Danette McGuire, hopes to raise $120,000 this year through the Stallion Service Program.
“The NYCHA is very happy with the success of this year’s auction,” said McGuire. “The program continues to grow thanks to the great support of our stallion owners.”
The remaining breedings will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis for 60 percent of the listed breeding fee. Remaining breedings will be offered until sold or the program ends on June 1. In the initial phase of the auction, bidders submitted sealed bids for a particular listed stallion. The bid must have been at least 50 percent of the advertised breeding fee to be considered. The bids were opened on February 5th and breedings were awarded to the highest bidder.
A complete list of the remaining breedings is available on the NCHA website at www.nchacutting.com or by contacting Danette McGuire, Youth Coordinator, at 817-244-6188.
The sport of cutting has roots in Western ranching traditions, where good horses were a necessity for everyday ranch work and cattle handling. The National Cutting Horse Association was formed in 1946 by a group of cowboys and ranchers who wanted to promote cutting competition, standardize rules and preserve the cutting horses’ Western heritage. Today, the Fort Worth-based NCHA represents over 15,000 people and oversees more than 1,400 NCHA-approved shows with more than $28 million in total prize money awarded annually.
For more information about the NCHA, the NYCHA Stallion Service Program, or the sport of cutting, please call 817-244-6188 or log-on to www.nchacutting.com.