a night at the ranch ncha cowgirl magazine

Mark your calendars! The NCHA Foundation’s 2022 “A Night at the Ranch” fundraiser is scheduled for December 7, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. One of the premier events during the 2022 NCHA Metallic Cat World Championship Futurity, the event will be centered around a live auction featuring cattle and Western lifestyle experiences.

Presented by Lone Star Ag Credit, proceeds from the evening benefit the NCHA Foundation’s ongoing efforts to educate our youth, protect the horse, preserve our past, and secure the future of the sport of cutting. The event, which will be held at River Ranch, a stylish western event venue located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, celebrates the rugged sophistication and elite traditions of the ranch and its connection to the sport of cutting.

The celebration, expected to welcome over 400 guests, is the NCHA Foundation’s annual spotlight event and serves as their major fundraiser for the year. Along with the live auction, which is being facilitated by Superior Livestock Auction, the evening will feature cowboy cuisine, signature cocktails, live music by Straight Tequila Night, and a few surprises!

AUCTION LOT LIST

Buster Welch Ranches – 5 Commercial Angus cow/calf pairs from the last heard overseen by Buster Welch. Females were bred to Gardiner Angus bulls in the spring of 2022.

XIT Ranch – 5 Commercial Red Angus bred heifers. Synchronized and bred to the 2022 high-selling bull Axtell Dominor 1651. Heifers were hand selected from the XIT Ranch’s replacement herd

Silver Spur Ranches/Bell Ranch Division – 5 Commercial Red Angus bred heifers – exposed to Silver Spur bulls. Heifers were hand selected from the historic Bell Ranch herd in New Mexico.

Dr. Charles W. Graham – SSS MR ALEX MANSO 2 – ABBA registered Brahman Bull. “Alex” is the #1 young sire from Dr. Graham’s 2021 calf crop.

VP Ranch – MR. VP 3 – ABBA registered Brahman Bull from the VP Ranch 2020 calf crop.

Hawkins Ranches/D&D Ranch – 2 Texas Longhorn steers bred by Johnny Jones at the J-7 Ranch in Quanah, Texas, and raised by Bobby & Mary Jo Hawkins at Hawkins Ranch. The Steers are 8 years old with 60″ – 64″ spreads and weigh in at roughly 1300 lbs. each.

Mini Moo A. Sine Company – “Rip” is a halter broke Highpark bull born March 25, 2022. Rip is a cross of a Highland dam and Whitepark sire, he is expected to stand 39″- 40″.

Wagonhound Land & Livestock – All-inclusive 5-night stay at Reid Creek Lodge at Wagonhound
With adventure limited only by your imagination, private guides will curate an all-inclusive experience designed just for you and your group, no one else. All culinary needs will be met by your own private chef. The 8,000 square foot lodge has seven beautifully appointed bedrooms which can accommodate 6 couples comfortably for an adult’s getaway or up to 20 guests for a family adventure.

Perks Ranch & Ghostwood Whiskey – Equine Leadership Experience for 5! Refine your leadership, horsemanship, and cutting skills at a 500-acre working ranch in Brock, Texas. 2000 NCHA Non-Pro World Championship Futurity Champion and NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Famer Lach Perks will take you through your full-day experience, including a trailside lunch, dinner at the ranch, a Ghostwood Whiskey tasting, and cocktails!

National Cutting Horse Association – Box for 6 at the 2023 NCHA Metallic Cat World Championship Futurity. Seats are good for the entire 2023 event, including all ticketed performances produced by NCHA. These boxes are currently sold out and are not available outside of this auction!

Tickets to the event are $250.00 per person, and tables of ten cost $2,500.00 to $10,000.00. For more information on purchasing event tickets and available sponsorship opportunities, email foundation@nchacutting.com. Unable to attend the event? Bid online with Superior Livestock auction at liveauctions.tv/NCHA