Pat Jacobs named to NCHA Members Hall of Fame

Join Pat Jacobs as he is inducted into the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Members Hall of Fame and honored during a reception to be held on Saturday evening, June 18 as part of the NCHA Convention to be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City Marriott.

Induction into the NCHA Members Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the Association and NCHA is truly proud and appreciative of all you have done for the NCHA and the sport of cutting though your timeless and selfless contributions.

Other inductees include Don Bussey, Wayne Hodges, and Lisa Johnson.

NCHA will also continue to honor the Members Hall of Fame inductees during the 2011 NCHA World Championship Futurity in December with the Hall of Fame certificate being presented as well as participating in the ceremonial wagon ride in the arena.

Pat was the highest rated judge in the NCHA for 46 years. He had four horses in the NCHA Top Ten, five breed World Champions, plus 68 affiliate year end champions. He spent 35 years ranching Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and the Texas Panhandle. Pat married Ganell “Nellie” Jacobs in 1959 and raised three children; Andy, Wade, and Rose. All of the kids were in the Top Ten Youth in the National Cutting Horse Association.

When he’s not horseback, Pat can be found playing western swing music on his bass with his band, The Over the Hill Gang. He has produced two albums, the “Legendary Western Swing” by Pat Jacobs and The Over the Hill Gang and “The Oklahoma Swing Project,” the very best of Swing by the legends.

He’s taken his life’s experiences on horseback and penned two novels. The first, “Outcasts, Outlaws and Second Chance Horses – the Pat Jacobs story,” a closer than you think autobiography of Pat’s life on the range, on the stage, and the life and times of being a cowboy. And his second work, “The Chameleon Rancher,” based on ranchers and big cattlemen that Jacobs knew, as well as colorful characters that old timers told him about.

After a lifetime spent in the cutting industry, Pat is honored to be named to the NCHA Members Hall of Fame. If you can’t join him on June 18 or during the NCHA Futurity in November, visit him online at to view his upcoming appearances, his latest news, or to order his music or books.