Vice President Elections
Candidates for 2019 Vice President Elections are as follows:
The ballots for the 2019 Vice President Election will be sent out to all NCHA members at the beginning of April to the email and address on file by Simply Voting. All ballots must be received NO LATER than May 10.
Today, Tomorrow and Years from now my hopes are that our association is giving our gift of the cutting horse it's just reward. Raising a family in this family of blood and non-blood members was monumental to me. My interest is simple, I just want to GIVE BACK.
A few Christmas’ ago my love, Frank, asked me what can I get you for Christmas? My simple reply was, “a hearing aid”. However, it’s not for me but for you. As always, he delivers. After much thought, I would like to explain my goals as an officer of NCHA.
E A R P I E C E
(THE PART OF AN INSTRUMENT, SUCH AS A STETHOSCOPE, OR HEARING AIDE)
“E” Engage – Reach out to membership, mingle, show membership I am engaged.
“A” Ask – Q&A- Listen with both ears, Talk with one mouth. 2 Ears= listen twice as much as you talk.
“R” Research – Reasons
“P” Produce - Facts Learned – No one can argue with facts.
“I” Integrity – Only you can give away your integrity – Improvement to restore, our horse deserves it.
“E” Explain – Always two sides to every situation. Once fully vetted, explain.
“C” Cultivate – New ground, Old ground must be tilled.
“E” Enjoy – Our Horse, Our Family, Our NCHA
My goals are to help restore and ignite our cutting horse passion. Become contagious and increase the role NCHA has as the greatest equine athlete association in the modern day. Preserve our ranching heritage and spotlight the special 2 legged and 4 legged gifts we have known. Professionalism while staying centered on realness is paramount.
I am passionate to bring back members that have removed their presence. Spark a fuse that will engage youth to cultivate a desire to always know “CUTTING HORSE FAMILY ROCKS”. Knowing that our family was raised in this wonderful cutting horse family, passing on the gift of the Cutting Horse to our grandgirls motivates me to engage my time to ensure our legacy perpetuates.
Earphones stifle sound, Hearing Aides allow you to hear. Ensuring that John/Suzie Q Membership can comfortably approach and feel confident that I am listening is my ultimate goal. Together as a team we can solve and plan a future we can be proud to represent.
Raising a family in a family business is not easy. Learning how to adjust with business decisions and not allow emotional knee jerk reactions to sway your responsibilities is a learned behavior. Some of us master it better than others. Married for over 28 years to a brilliant businessman, he has enhanced my banking/audit education. Depending on your own decisions in business and finance, will also enhance your “real life” education.
25 plus years of joint membership of NCHA 32614
- NCHA NonPro Competitor – Weekend & LAE
- NCHA Sponsor – “Synbiont"
- Show Producer – Tomato Futurity – 7 years
- Board of Director – Area 16
- Florida Cutting Horse Association, Inc. – Board of Director – Presently Treasurer
- Trainer’s Mom – Curry Diehl Cutting Horses
- Trainer Facility Owner & Operator
- Stallion Owner
- Presently on: Competition Committee and Finance Committee
- Trustee for NCHA Charities Foundation
It’s an honor to be asked to serve. Many thanks to your committee, and I personally thank “ALL” for their leadership.
Ora H. Diehl
I have been involved with horses and cattle most of my life. I grew up in SW Missouri in a family who ranched and raised racing quarter horses. I received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri and followed that with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition at the University of Nebraska. I have been a Feedlot Nutritionist for the last 35 years.
I am an NCHA Member: My family competes, we have horses in training, we have broodmares and raise cutting horses, and also with two partners produce 3 weekend shows a year in Kearney, Nebraska. My family joined the NCHA in 2000. I am an Amateur/Non-Pro and compete at the weekend level. My son and
I would like to help the current Leadership continue with Class Restructuring, Fiscal Accountability, and growth of the organization. I believe there is a great direction for the NCHA in the class leveling structure for Aged Events giving more people a place to show their horses as our mission statement suggested, with their peers. When all the details are worked out this will be a positive step for the NCHA produced events. If all objections have to be met before an idea can move forward than that idea is dead in the water. Let’s look at these changes and make positive suggestions to make them successful and strengthening to our sport. There are many great members to draw on their expertise to make this happen.
In my business, we are asked to evaluate and implement programs and constantly challenge for better outcomes. I believe the NCHA is a service business with its customers being the membership. I believe that we need to provide our members with a positive cutter friendly experience, so they can enjoy the Cutting Horse. We need to be challenging ourselves to look to the future and try to do business in a different way to attract new and younger generations.
I believe the elected officials of the NCHA are here to look into the future of our sport and guide it for future success. I don’t believe the President and E.C. are here to run the business of the NCHA those responsibilities lay with the hiring of a strong and qualified Executive Director. The EC and Elected Officials are here to make policy and rules and guide this association for future success. I believe that the NCHA is at a crossroads and with the hiring of a strong Executive Director, Director of Judges and Director of Shows we can propel the Association to new and great events. I believe the current NCHA leadership has made great gains in fiscal responsibility and is handing the reins of this organization over to a new director in better shape than they found it.