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NYCHA Mentoring Program

Jun 1, 2021, 08:55 AM by National Cutting Horse Association
NCHA announces a new leadership program for the youth officer team


The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is proud to announce a new mentorship program between the National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) Senior Board of Directors and the NCHA Executive Committee. This mentorship program will give the NYCHA Senior Board of Directors a chance to observe the happenings of the Executive Committee's responsibilities and business during their 2021/2022 term.   

The NYCHA Senior Board of Directors is comprised of the senior officer team and the senior regional directors. 

“We are looking forward to adding this mentorship opportunity into the current leadership and educational program for the NYCHA officers,” Mike Simmons, NCHA director of youth. “I want to thank each member of the NCHA Executive Committee for their continued support of the NYCHA and sharing their time with our youth members.”

Applications for the NYCHA senior officers and senior regional directors are available online at Applicants must submit completed forms to the NCHA office by June 10, 2021.  

Elected members of the NYCHA senior board will receive an official election package. This package consists of a leather officer jacket, Gist Silversmith belt buckle, Western felt hat, embroidered CINCH officer shirt, STS backpack, and travel for education and leadership activities covered. 


Director of Youth

Mike Simmons

Youth Committee

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!

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