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Milt Bradford Scholarship

Jun 11, 2021, 10:31 AM by National Cutting Horse Association
NCHA announces a scholarship in memoriam of Milt Bradford


FORT WORTH – The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is proud to announce the Milt Bradford Heritage of Ranching/Agriculture Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to four recipients during the 2021 Youth Convention Award Banquet held in conjunction with the 2021 NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Cutting Spectacular in Fort Worth, Texas. 

This scholarship is named in honor of long time NCHA member and Western Bloodstock Ltd. co-founder, Milt Bradford. Bradford found his love of horses and cattle as a teenager, and he spent the remainder of his life pursing these passions and supporting the Western industries.  

The memorial scholarship will be awarded to four recipients who are planning on attending or are currently attending a college, university, or trade school with an emphasis on continuing the heritage of ranching and agriculture for the Fall 2021 semester. 

“With a declining trend in the agriculture and ranching industries, it is important to support our youth that plan to work in these fields,” said Mike Simmons, NCHA director of youth. “In doing so, we can ensure that the future of agriculture and ranching remains strong.”

Recipients will be selected based on academic accomplishment, extracurricular activities and leadership experience. Applicants must be an NCHA member of good standing. The deadline to apply is July 6, 2021.

To learn more about the Milt Bradford Heritage of Ranching/Agriculture Memorial Scholarship, including complete application requirements and eligibility, please visit


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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