Updated: Apr 3
Cutting horse trainers & ranchers.
John Carter is a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall Of Fame member and the father of two NCHA Hall Of Fame member trainers.
Carter, a career earner of $264,861, according to Equi-Stat records, trained horses and competed as a cutter from the 1950s through one final check-earning ride in 2011.
In 2011, Carter settled a cattle set during the Champion’s Cup Cutting at the 50th Anniversary NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth. That event featured many past NCHA Futurity Open Champion riders, and most of them knew Carter well.
Carter, a farmer before starting his training career, served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He married his wife of 67 years, Jerry, in 1944. Jerry preceded her husband in death in 2011.
Punk Carter, an NCHA past president and member of the NCHA Members Hall of Fame.