NYCHA BraveHeart Shootout
NATIONAL YOUTH CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2021 NYCHA BRAVEHEARTS SHOOTOUT
The National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) is honored and excited to partner with BraveHearts to host the 2021 NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout.
This exciting event will feature our regional champions in both the junior and senior divisions from each of the eight NCHA regions alongside veterans from BraveHearts in a team cutting invitational. Each team will consist of a youth regional champion partnered with a veteran, who will be trained by some of the industry’s top trainers from around the country.
“We are excited and honored to be a part of this event,” Michael Simmons, NCHA director of youth, said. “Not only will this be an amazing event to watch, I believe it is important for our youth to share the sport they love and doing that while honoring our veterans makes it that much more special.”
BraveHearts has been nationally recognized for providing equine-assisted services to veterans. BraveHearts has the largest equine-based program in the nation for military veterans comprised of riding, ground activities, and gentling wild mustangs.
“BraveHearts is an organization where people can find their greatness through healing horsemanship,” Meggan Hill McQueeney, BraveHearts president and chief operating officer, said. “The Shootout event, in partnership with the NYCHA affords military veterans an amazing opportunity like no other. We are honored to begin planning this and look forward to how many people and horses will be touched by it.”
This event will be held in conjunction with the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular and the NYCHA Youth Convention Week in July of 2021 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Following the competition, NYCHA will host a banquet and dance that will honor all of the competitors from the event along with the veterans, active duty military and their families.
If you are interested in volunteering during this event, please contact Michael Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org, Amy Lippincott at email@example.com or Meggan Hill-McQueeney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More event details will be released online at nchacutting.com/regional-finals in the coming months.
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!