Sr Youth Scholarship Finals
Lance Cooper captures Senior Scholarship Cutting with 225 points
Lance Cooper, 18, Weatherford, Tex., scored 225 points riding Special Nu Boon, by Boon Too Suen, to win the 2019 NCHA Foundation Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting, during the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular. Colt Moore, 18, Williston, Fla., was reserve with 220 points on Catscratch Sister, by WR This Cats Smart. Three riders scored 218 points to tie for third through fifth: Blakley Colgrove, 19, Boligge, Ala., on Cat Man Blue, by High Brow Cat; Clay Dukes, Weatherford, Tex., on One Time Player, by One Time Pepto; and Faith Farris, 18, Midway, Tex., on Big Shoes To Phil, by High Brow Cat.
Lance Cooper won the 2018 NYCHA Senior Youth Scholarship Cutting showing Fancy Rey, and the 2017 NYCHA Senior Youth World Finals with Light N Lily. He has also been a consistent limited age event finalist, as well as multiple champion. His 2019 Senior Youth championship mount, Special Nu Boon LTE $165,682, is owned by Rose Valley Ranch, Weatherford, Tex., and was trained by his father, Michael Cooper.
Colt Moore won both the 2019 NCHA Eastern Nationals Senior Youth, on Catscratch Sister, and the 2019 NCHA Western Nationals Senior Youth, on Badazz Cat. He also placed tenth riding Catscratch Sister in the 2016 NYCHA Scholarship Senior Youth Cutting and the NYCHA Senior Youth World Finals.
Ten-year-old Catscratch Sister LTE $146,928, was trained by J.B. McLamb and shown in Open competition by Casey Moore, Colt’s father.
Blakley Colgrove, 19, owns an impressive list of cutting accomplishments, chiefly as a finalist in limited age events. Her major wins include the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Non-Pro, the 2014 NCHA Futurity Amateur, and the 2015 NCHA Classic Challenge Amateur Unlimited, to name just a few. Twelve-year-old Cat Man Blue LTE $239,982, by High Brow Cat, owned by Blakley’s grandfather, Joel Colgrove, was shown by Madison Flynn in 2017 to win the NYCHA Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting.
Faith Farris won the 2017 NCHA Scottsdale Nationals Junior Youth Cutting on Reytheon LTE $216,539, by Dual Rey, and the same year won the AQHYA Cutting with Quite The Fat Cat LTE $247,478, placed as a finalist in the NCHA Junior Youth World Finals and NYCHA World Finals. Faith also placed fourth in the 2018 NYCHA Junior Youth World Finals aboard Smooth Serena Rey, and was a 2019 NCHA Eastern Nationals Senior Youth Finalist on Big Shoes To Fill.
Clay Dukes, placed seventh in the 2017 NYCHA Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting on Woodys Bad Boy LTE $355,435, by Nitas Wood. One Time Player LTE $71,918, his mount this year, was shown by his sister, Mattie Marie, as a 2016 NYCHA Senior
Purpose of the NYCHA
- Improve and promote the cutting horse industry
- Improve and develop the capabilities of youth in the breeding, raising and showing of cutting horses
- Develop scholarship, leadership, community interest and participation of youth interested in cutting horses
- Encourage moral character, sportsmanship and clean living among all its members
- Allow the youth members to learn about the leadership of the NCHA by working in conjunction with the NCHA Youth Committee
- Acquaint the youth members with the structure and functions of the NCHA
It is a constant goal for the NCHA to do its best to work with and fundraise for our youth members. There is no greater pleasure than watching the children of our industry grow up and become successful adults. All efforts of the NYCHA Officers, Youth Committee Members, and Youth Coordinator are committed to encouraging education and growing funding for scholarships for the youth that will become the future of our industry. Sponsors and donors are always appreciated. Be a part of the future with us!