Cutting Horse Futurity

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presented by Wrangler

In a cutting horse competition, each horse and rider is faced with a herd of cattle and two and a half minutes on the clock. Working together, they must select a single cow to move out of; or ‘cut’, from of the herd. Once the cow has been selected and removed from the herd the rider drops their reins, saying to the horse, "It's up to you - take it from here!" The pair must then demonstrate their ability, as a team, to keep the cow from returning to the herd. The horse uses great strength and agility as it mimics the movements of the cow, always staying one hoof ahead. Once the cow has lost interest and looks away, the team may re-enter the herd for a fresh cow to cut.

Years of careful training are invested into each cutting horse. Their natural instincts to herd cattle, or what we like to call “cow sense”, are fine-tuned to allow them to become true athletes of the arena and the stars of our show.


Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: October 15–20, 2019
Early Entry Date: August 12, 2019 9:00 AM
Entry Closing Date: September 16, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

A detailed schedule and show information will be posted by August 1, 2019. 


Please note entries will open August 12, 2019 at 9:00AM MST. Deadline for entries is September 16, 2019. 


The Western Performance Horse Committee will conduct the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler.