RFD-TV to broadcast 2013 NCHA Futurity

A broadcast partner for the NCHA Futurity, a new date for the end of the point year and new provisions for Amateur, Unlimited Amateur and Limited Non-Pro semi-finals at the Futurity were among the highlights of the busy March 19-20 meeting of the NCHA Executive Committee in Fort Worth.

Futurity Broadcast
The NCHA Executive Committee approved RFD-TV as the network to broadcast the 2013 NCHA Futurity. Launched in 2000, RFD-TV reaches more than 11 million viewers each week, and is well known to the NCHA membership. A subcommittee of Barbara Brooks, Bill Riddle and Bruce Richerson was formed to work with Director of Marketing Julie Bryant to review four proposals to produce the broadcast, and other future projects.

2013 Point Year
Following a recommendation from the Open Show Committee to adjust the end of the point year to allow time to prepare for the NCHA World Finals, the Executive Committee approved the point year to end on November 10, 2013. The Open Show Committee will review this item again at the Convention in June.

Semi-Finals at the Futurity
The Executive Committee also approved the following entry rule verbiage for Amateur, Unlimited Amateur and Limited Non-Pro classes at the NCHA Futurity, beginning with the 2013 event:

The ____ contest will consist of one go-round.
A semi-finals will be held if there are 100 or more entries at the time last payment is due. Fifty percent (50%) plus ties will advance to the semi-finals based on go-round score. The maximum number of horses to advance to the semi-finals will be seventy-five (75) plus ties. The high-scoring twenty (20%) percent from the go-round with a maximum of thirty (30) will advance to the finals based on the semi-finals score. If a semi-finals is not held, the high-scoring twenty (20%) percent from the go-round with a maximum of thirty (30) plus ties will advance to the finals. A maximum of five (5) sets of cattle for the semi-finals and maximum two (2) sets of cattle for the finals, regardless of the number of horses.

Director Elections
The director election ballot count will be held April 15 in the NCHA office, with President Elect Barbara Brooks in attendance.

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting will be published in the Chatter.