NATIONAL YOUTH CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION TO RECOGNIZE MILITARY SERVICE OF MEMBERS
FORT WORTH – The National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) will honor NCHA members who have served or are serving in branches of the United States Military in anticipation of the 2021 NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout scheduled for July in Fort Worth, Texas.
The NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout will be held in conjunction with NCHA Youth Week during the Summer Cutting Spectacular. As a part of this shootout, champions of the Junior and Senior Youth divisions from each of the eight NCHA regions will be paired with a veteran from the BraveHearts organization. These veterans will be trained by some of NCHA’s top trainers prior to the event.
In the weeks leading up to the event, NYCHA will recognize those in the NCHA membership that have served or are serving in the United States Military via a social media campaign. Additionally, these veterans will be highlighted during the event.
The NCHA and NYCHA is grateful to our veterans for their service to the United States. If you or a family member is a veteran or current service member, please fill out the profile found at nchacutting.com/ncha-verteran-profile. If you have any question, please contact Jodi Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering during the event please contact Mike Simmons, NCHA director of youth, email@example.com, Meggan Hill-McQueeney, BraveHearts president and COO, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Cowan, NYCHA volunteer, email@example.com.
For more information on the NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout, visit nchacutting.com/youthevents.
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!