Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

The Western horse world will be focused on Fort Worth, Texas one week from today, when the NCHA Futurity begins its 20-day run and the 50th anniversary celebration of cutting’s crowning event.

From November 21 through December 10, in addition to the Futurity, NCHA will also host a special Champions Cup for past Futurity champions; the 65th NCHA World Finals competition; and the 5-day NCHA Futurity Sale, presented, along with Super Stallion Saturday, by Western Bloodstock.

All NCHA Futurity events take place at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center complex, but on December 7, just next door, the Cattle Raisers Museum, located in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, will honor stockmen and the artists who portray them with the opening of a special exhibition.

We Pointed Them North 2011 features the art of 12 prominent, contemporary Western artists, most of whom have roots in ranching and riding. Buckeye Blake and Teal Blake, for instance, are descendants of C.S. “Coke” Blake, a founding father of the Quarter Horse breed.

Award-winning photographer Bob Moorhouse worked for the famous Pitchfork Ranch of Texas for 35 years, including 20 years as manager and vice president.

Other artists featured in the We Pointed Them North exhibition include Mike Capron; Bruce Green; T.D. Kelsey; Mark Kohler; Kim Mackey; Dave Powell; J.W. Selger; Robert Shufelt; and Chessney Sevier.