Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Love Horses? Western Equestrian Event Is Coming To The South Point Arena

The Mercuria National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting will come to the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby, now through Sunday, June 19. The Mercuria NCHA World Series qualifying rounds will be held Friday, June 17, with the finals beginning Saturday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

While the Pacific Coast Derby is restricted to young horses based on age, the Mercuria NCHA World Series spotlights older horses, offering fans the opportunity to see the sport's most spectacular performers. The finals will play out against a crowd-pleasing backdrop of stirring music and expert commentary on the action.

Cutting is based on traditional ranch work in which cowboys would "cut" or separate a cow from the herd for routine management. As a herd animal, the separated cow, would try to rejoin its group, and the cutting horse's job would be to prevent it from doing so.

What distinguishes the cutting horse from other equine athletes is that it works on a loose rein, depending on "cow-sense" and spectacular athletic ability to do its job.

The sport of cutting, which pays out more than $30 million in purses each year, is the world's richest indoor equestrian sport. It is regulated by the National Cutting Horse Association, based in Fort Worth, Texas, with members across the United States and Canada, and throughout Europe, Australia and South America.

With roots stemming from the old west, NCHA is an ongoing supporter of the courage, patriotism and selflessness of the veterans who have preserved the American way of life. In an effort to support local veterans, admission to the Mercuria NCHA World Finals on Saturday, June 18 will be free. Donations will be collected at the door and will be dedicated to programs for American veterans. Veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to attend, and will be recognized during the show.

For additional information please visit southpointcasino.com or nchacutting.com.

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