2020 Todd Drummond Award
TIA COLLINS SELECTED AS THE 2020 TODD DRUMMOND MEMORIAL AWARD RECIPIENT
The NCHA would like to congratulate Tia Collins on being selected as the 2020 recipient of the Todd Drummond Memorial Award.
NCHA affiliates have the opportunity to nominate one outstanding youth member for this award each year. The recipient is recognized for their scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, and cutting horse involvement.
“Tia is the perfect example of how our youth should look at life,” said Chris Howell, Wateree Cutting Horse Association president. “Tia has been a huge help and blessing to myself and my wife, Alison. She is the first one to jump in and help out.”
Collins is from Monroe, Georgia and has been an NCHA member since 2013. She is enrolled in several honors classes at her high school and is active with local community projects such as Operation Christmas Child and New Path. Collins also competes regularly in the Wateree CHA and Area 18 cutting competitions.
“I was honored to even be nominated by Chris and Alison Howell from the Wateree CHA,” Collins said. “When I got the call [I had received the award], I was in complete shock, especially when there are so many other youth that are so deserving of the win also.”
Collins will be presented with the Todd Drummond Memorial Award buckle during the upcoming 2020 NCHA North Texas Chevy Dealers World Championship Futurity presented by Great American Insurance.
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!