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NYCHA Hall of Fame

In an effort to make this year's Youth Hall of Fame inductions as seamless as possible, the NYCHA, in conjunction with the Youth Committee has created a Hall of Fame application form.

Hall of Fame applications must be completed and postmarked no later than April 1st.

Standards adopted by the Youth Board of Directors / Youth Committee at the Youth Workshop 12/98 - to be considered for the Youth Hall of Fame, a youth must:

  • Be our of youth (20 years of age or more on Jan 1 – youth are still eligible to compete at National Championships in the 19th year)
  • Have accumulated 100 Riding/ Show points in cutting accomplishments (August 2018 minutes) (see point system on the form)
  • Have been in Top Ten Youth World Standings or Finalist at Eastern, Western or Summer Spectacular at least once.
  • Served as NYCHA Officer/ Director at least one term (August 2018 minutes)
  • Allow double points for World Standings (20 Points vs. 10 for Champion)
  • Must be enrolled in LEAP to be eligible
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent (June 2001 minutes)
  • Must have achieved at least the Gold LEAP Level (7,500 points) to be eligible (effective 2004)

Point System:

Youth World Top Fifteen

  • Champion - 20 points
  • Reserve Champion - 18 points
  • Placing 3-15 - 10 points

Area Top Ten

  • Champion - 10 points
  • Reserve Champion - 9 points
  • Placing 3-15 - 5 points

Eastern or Denver National Championships

  • Champion - 10 points
  • Reserve Champion - 9 points
  • Placing 3-15 -  5 points

Summer Spectacular

  • Champion - 10 points
  • Reserve Champion - 9 points
  • Placing 3-15 - 5 point

 

 
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A Friend of the NYCHA Award

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, and others make it happen." - Unknown

The Friend of the NYCHA Award is a recognition program for donors and supporters of the NYCHA who have made a significant financial or personal contribution to NYCHA.

There have been many people who have played an important role in the continued growth and success of the youth association; the creation of the Friend of the NYCHA Award will provide much-deserved recognition to those individuals and NCHA corporate sponsors who have "made it happen" year after year. The award will be given annually during the NYCHA awards banquet to youth supporters who have exhibited a long-term commitment to the success of the youth program. If you would like to nominate someone who has made a significant contribution at the national level - either financially or through personal effort - please send a written nomination (a brief summary of the nominee's contributions) to NCHA no later than June 1st each year. For more information, please contact the NCHA Youth Department.

The honoree must contribute to NYCHA at a national level that potentially benefits all youth members.

Examples of potential honorees:
  • Scholarship Donor
  • Long-time stallion donor
  • NCHA Corporate Sponsor
  • Youth Committee members
  • Trainers who works with a large number of youth members
  • Show secretaries that make a significant contribution to the youth activities
  • NCHA Executive Committee Members
Nominations must be made in writing and received in the NCHA office by June 1st each year. The nomination should include a brief summary of the nominee's contribution, changes implemented, and/or results achieved.
 
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2020 Tia Collins, Monroe, GA

2019 Cash Carpenter, Silverton, TX

2018 Colton Cogdell, Tulia, TX

2017 Nicole Pietrafeso, Elbert, CO

2016 Maddison Murray, Lindale, TX

2015 Morgan Griggs, Watkinsville, GA

2014 Kolby Moore, Williston, FL

2013 Ryan Howell, Preston, GA

2012 Cheyenne Johnson, Pine Level, AL

2011 Katherine Hall, DeKalb, TX

2010 Kevin Murray, BECHA

2009 Justin Marcello, SECHA & SSCHA

2008 Kassi Pinion, Stanfield, NC

2007 Paige Kincaid, Peoria, AZ

2006 Grant Smith, Grand Island, NE

2005 Matthew Blewitt, Wingate, NC

2004 Courtney Sokol, Brenham, TX

2003 Joshua Hopkins, Batesville, AR

2002 Heather Raftery, Green Valley, AZ

2001 Kerri Fenimore, Bend, OR

1999 Josh Wells, Sulphur, OK

1998 Roianna Hawkins, Ruston, LA 

1997 Ian Welles, Buffalo, WY

1996 Michael Laxague, Gardnerville, NV

1995 Austin Manning, Las Vegas, NV

1994 Lyndy Montgomery, Montrose, CO

1993 Jason Burbage, St. George, SC

1992 Nancy Elizabeth Moses, Houston, TX

1991 Carie James, Daniel, WY

1990 Chad Bushaw, Deer Island, OR

1989 Melissa Lowry, Salt Lake City, UT

1987 Julie Hollar, Brenham, TX

1986 Denise Adams, Ogden, UT

1985 Chris Atkins, Augusta, GA

1984 Wendy Nelson, Scottsdale, AZ

 
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2021 Dylan Sinclair

2020 Carson Ray

2019 Colton Cogdell

2018 Alyssa Dvorak

2017 Derek Waters

2016 Kolby Don Moore

2015 Samray Hooper

2014 Doris Lane Wood

2013 Amanda Morris, Burleson, TX

2012 Cheyenne Johnson, Pine Level, AL

2011 Marli Claytor, OK

2010 Justin Richardson, Reading, KS

2009 Jessica Bagley, SC

2008 Cooper Cogdell, Tulia, TX

2007 Elizabeth Brumbaugh, Weatherford, TX

2006 Lindsey Weander, Valentine, NE

2005 Samantha Biller, Tulare, CA

2004 Denver Jo Williamson, Archer City, TX

2003 Mica Motes, Weatherford, TX

2002 Keri Garrison, Ridgeland, MS

2001 Ty Chambers, Wichita Falls, TX

2000 Mandy Williams, Grantsville, UT

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