Grass Roots Cutting is a new format of a weekend Show event aimed to give new and inexperienced weekend cutters a fun and affordable entryway to the sport. Grass Roots events will complement the existing NCHA Championship and Jackpot Shows or run as standalone shows, with lower cost and more flexibility for show producers. Beginning with the 2019-point year, an awards and recognition program will be introduced for the new Grass Roots events, however Affiliates may begin offering Grass Roots events (with no added money) during the remainder of the 2018-point year.
The Grass Roots events will make it easier for affiliates to create events tailored to their unique situations. It also gives new people and current members who are just cutting for fun a better experience and encouragement while being rewarded for their efforts.