Foundation Hires New Director
NATIONAL CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION NAMES NEW DIRECTOR
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Foundation announced today that Julia Buswold has been promoted to Director of the Foundation.
Julia Buswold, Director of NCHA Foundation
“Julia’s tenacity coupled with her knowledge of the western lifestyle, the cutting horse, and our community make her an incredible asset to the foundation,” said Joey Milner, NCHA Foundation Board Chair.
In her new position, Buswold will oversee the day-to-day operations and administration of the Foundation including donor cultivation, grant writing, and coordination of fundraising events such as the Western Heritage Celebration. She will also manage
the youth scholarship program, provide support to the Foundation’s animal welfare committee, and engage in projects geared toward education and promotion of the sport of cutting. In addition, Buswold will utilize her expertise
in museum curation to assist the Foundation in harnessing a collection of more than 70 years of cutting horse memorabilia to become accessible to not only NCHA members, but also the public.
“I am grateful for this opportunity,” said Julia Buswold, NCHA Foundation Director. “I look forward to working alongside all of our trustees to grow the Foundation and expand our outreach.”
Buswold joined the NCHA Foundation in November 2019 as Manager of Programs and Operations. Prior to joining the NCHA Foundation, she spent 11 years at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, serving as executive director since 2013.
Buswold attended Texas A&M University and is active in the community. She currently serves as a board member for the Fort Worth Stockyards Business Association and Friends of the Fort Worth Herd. In addition, she is a member of Ladies on the Lamb organization for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and has served as a judge for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Public Speaking scholarship contest for the last 6 years.
Director of Youth
Chairman: Mitch Farris R6
Vice-Chair: Amy Lippincott R7
Janet Cagley (22) R6
Alannah Chalmer (21) R8
Casey Crouch (20) R7
Landy Hedlund (21) R2
Barb Himsel (21) R4
Mark Mills (21) R7
Kolby Moore (22) R5
Tommy Neal (23) R7
Cindy Smith (23) R7
Nikki Sokol Roberson (22) R5
Rebecca Waters (21) R3
Kristen York EC
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!