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The National Youth Cutting Horse Association is dedicated to the development and growth of youth members both in and out of the arena.

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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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There are over 80 Affiliates worldwide, producing over 1,300 NCHA-approved events annually. Most shows offer Junior and Senior Youth Divisions at their events.

The NYCHA provides many different ways to track your success and earn awards in the show pen. Whether you are competing locally through the NCHA circuit program or hauling across the country for the World Finals, there is a level for everyone.

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The NYCHA’s goal is to provide our youth with the skill set to be successful in the cutting industry and in life. Providing our youth with leadership and educational programs will foster great community leaders, industry professionals, and well-rounded horsemen.

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More than $150,000 in college scholarships are awarded each year through a variety of scholarship programs and youth scholarship cuttings. The scholarships are awarded based on involvement in NYCHA activities, both in and out of the arena, academic achievements, and community involvement.

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The NYCHA Leadership Team and Board of Directors carry the responsibility of representing the youth association to the membership, sponsors, and industry. They are responsible for implementing NYCHA programs at the local level, promoting the sport of cutting, and informing current and potential youth members about activities and fundraisers. The NYCHA Leadership Team is comprised of Senior regional directors, area directors, and both Junior and Senior officers.