Nels and Eva Linklater of Swift Current were inducted into the Canadian Cutting Horse Hall of Fame during a banquet in Calgary on Feb 1.
Nels and Eva Linklater of Swift Current were inducted into the Canadian Cutting Horse Hall of Fame on Feb 1. The couple were recognized at the CCHA annual general meeting and awards banquet in Calgary.
Nels and Eva have dedicated more then 25 years to the Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association (SCHA) and to the promotion and improvement of the Cutting Horse Industry in Saskatchewan as well as Canada.
Nels served as the SCHA President in 1983 and 1984 and again in 1991 to 1999. He was instrumental in ensuring all the shows in Saskatchewan would have Canadian approval.
Nels has raised and trained several great cutting horses, including Canadian Open Champion - Freddies Little Hank and a full brother, Clymer Bar. Together, Clymer Bar and Nels won numerous Open and Non-Pro Championships in Saskatchewan and had several top 10 awards in Saskatchewan as well as Canada. Clymer Bar was the first horse to receive the NCHA Bronze Award in Saskatchewan.
Eva was the SCHA Secretary/Treasurer from 1981 to 2003. She was very involved in the growth of the Association. Over the years, Eva has graciously volunteered to announce, time, collect fees or whatever else needed to be done at the shows.
In 1989, Nels and Eva were awarded the Saskatchewan Horse Federation Volunteer Award for service in the Saskatchewan Horse Industry.
Through their years of enthusiasm, support and involvement in the great sport of cutting, Nels and Eva are worthy and deserving recipients of this prestigious award.