Dear NCHA Members, Corporate Sponsors and Cutting Fans,
The National Cutting Horse Association is honored and excited to partner with BraveHearts to host the 2021 NYCHA BraveHearts & Regional Finals Shootout.
This exciting event will feature 16 Veterans from Braveheart’s, 8 Junior and 8 Senior NYCHA Regional Champions competing in a team event. They will be trained by some of the industry’s top trainers from around the country. We will also be crowning a Junior & Senior Regional Champion. $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to all Junior and Senior Regional Champion Contestants. Donation made by Christina King in memory of Reytheon.
We are excited and honored to be a part of this event, not only will this be an amazing event to watch, but we also 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.”
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 July 25, 2021, (Cutting Clinic) & July 26, 2021, (2021 BraveHearts Veterans & Youth Regional Finals Shoutout). Following the competition, NYCHA will host a Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner and dance that will honor all the competitors from the event along with NCHA veterans, active-duty military and their families.
I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help financially in supporting the NYCHA BravesHearts Veterans and Youth Regional Finals Shootout. Your generous contributions will help us give special recognition to so many who have sacrificed to give us the opportunity to enjoy the freedom we have today. This event will honor the horse, the youth, BraveHearts Veterans and the NCHA/NYCHA organizations.
This event will also honor THE HORSE, who provides emotional, cognitive, increased self-esteem, self-worth social and physical benefits not only for veterans, but for all of us. This partnership was developed to help connect youth with veterans to help them understand the real struggles of service on veterans. It will also help the veteran develop their horsemanship and gain a vocational skillset. For more information on BraveHearts go to braveheartsriding.org/our-services/veterans.
Director of Youth, NYCHA
NCHA Youth Committee, Vice Chair
Director of Youth
Chairman: Mitch Farris R6
Vice-Chair: Amy Lippincott R7
Shannon Collier (23) R7
Michelle Cowan (22) R8
Casey Crouch (23) R7
Sherry Cowan (24) R2
Barb Himsel (21) R4
Leigh Ann White (24) R6
Kolby Moore (22) R5
Tommy Neal (23) R7
Cindy Smith (23) R7
Nikki Sokol Roberson (22) R5
Scott McKinsey (24) R3
Sabrina Mesalam (24) R4
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!