NCHA Gearing Up For World Championship Futurity The countdown is on for the 2001 NCHA World Championship Futurity. The blockbuster show for 3-year-old cutting horses kicks off on November 27 with an estimated purse of $3 million. The 2001 version of the event, which comes to Fort Worth every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, will consist of 20 full days of activity. The first go-round of competition starts on November 27 at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, and concludes on the evening of December 16 with the Open Finals, which promises to pay $200,000 to the winning horse. All entries in the NCHA World Championship Futurity are 3-year-old horses that are all previously unshown. The Futurity Champion in each division -- Open, Non-Pro and Amateur -- must progress successfully through four rounds of intense pressure in front of thousands of people. To say the least, the NCHA World Championship Futurity is a good test of a young horse's fortitude. The opportunity to see the next NCHA World Champion in action is not the only thing that draws over 100,000 cutters and community members to the Fort Worth Will Rogers Memorial Complex. Visitors from around the globe make an annual pilgrimage to Cowtown to visit their extended family of cutters, to attend record-breaking horse sales, to shop for unique gifts ion the Futurity trade show, and to see some of their favorite celebrities n the Cancer Care Celebrity Cutting. The Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza turns the exhibit hall at the Memorial Complex into 100,000 square feet of the most unique shopping in the state of Texas. From Western tack and equipment to customized trucks, trailers and furniture, the Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza is the place to find the perfect gift for any Western lifestyle enthusiasts. Admission to the Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza is free, and promises something for everyone. At the NCHA World Champion Futurity, you can watch the next generation of cutting horses and get all of your holiday shopping done at the same time! For more information about the National Cutting Horse Association and the 2001 NCHA World Championship Futurity, or the Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza, please contact the NCHA Marketing Department at 817-244-6188 or visit the NCHA website at www.nchacutting.com.
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