Business Advice For Running An Equine Business That Could Save You Time, Money and Stress!

May 25th, 2016 by CHTO

Are you a horse trainer, breeder, trader, rancher or equine professional who gets anxious at the thought of tax time, dealing with budgets and clients, applying for loans (if you can even get one) or planning for retirement?

Do you have your head in the sand when it comes to the business side of what you do because it just seems too overwhelming?

Well help is at hand! The National Cutting Horse Association and financial planner, Carrie Volmer, will hold a special session at the annual convention to share some simple steps you can take to get your business in order.

CHTO spoke with Carrie, who as the wife of trainer Clay Volmer, knows first hand the ins and outs of running an equine business. Listen To Carrie talk about the topics up for discussion which include things like equine insurance, the benefits of having a business plan and much more.

All NCHA members are invited to attend the convention on June 24-26th at the Hilton in Grapevine, Tx. Questions are welcome!


NCHA In Good Hands! Looking Back At 2015 Convention….

December 31st, 2015 by CHTO

Gone are the days of the NCHA Convention being a battle ground for clashing opinions and discontent. Instead there was a spirit of optimism and co-operation felt by members and those on the executive committees alike.

While there were some tough issues up for debate, like rule changes and budget spends, many of those who attended said they felt a lot of progress was made.

In particular, many positive comments made were about the organization’s executive director, Jim Brett Campbell and the direction he was helping to take the sport of cutting.

CHTO spoke to Jim Brett about the convention, and the challenges and opportunities facing the NCHA. He says the NCHA has one overriding goal: to create more opportunities for more people to cut. Jim Brett also added more transparency in the NCHA and advancements in technology were also high on the agenda.


“The Future Of Cutting Is In Good Hands!”: NCHA Youth Committee Chair Matthew Blewitt

July 8th, 2015 by CHTO

If the efforts, energy and enthusiasm of the National Cutting Horse Association Youth Committee are anything to go by, then the future of cutting is indeed in good hands!

Chairman of the Youth Committee for the NCHA, Matthew Blewitt spoke to Cutting Horse Training Online at the recent annual convention in Grapevine, Tx. He gave a presentation to members to update them on what the youth committee had been working on over the past 12 months.

He said they had been working hard to grow the sport with the younger generation by introducing a new class at shows and trying to make cutting less intimidating for new youth.

Matthew also said he was excited about new changes the NCHA was embarking upon by embracing cutting edge technology that will take the sport well into the 21st century and how it will benefit cutters.

Click on the video below to watch the interview.

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Are you a youth involved in cutting? Is your son or daughter a cutter? What are your ideas for getting more young people into the sport? We’d love to hear your thoughts, just post your comments below!

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Members Optimistic About The Future Of The NCHA!

July 4th, 2015 by CHTO

There was a general feeling of optimism and progress about the National Cutting Horse Association coming from members at the recent annual convention held in Grapevine, TX.

Hundreds of members and national directors from across the country and even overseas attended the 3-day event, which saw many issues addressed such as declining membership, competition rule changes, restructuring of classes and technology investments to name a few.

While some topics at first appeared controversial, many members seemed to come away satisfied with how the NCHA is meeting these challenges head on. Some even went on to say the Association has come a long way from past years where bickering and discord was commonplace.

Cutting Horse Training Online canvassed some of the opinions of members and directors, all of whom said they had a lot of confidence in the leadership and direction of the NCHA, and were excited about the future of cutting. Press play to watch the interviews below.

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Were you at convention? If not, what issues do you feel are the most important challenges for the NCHA? We’d love to hear your thoughts, enter your comments below!

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James Hooper Receives Cutting’s Top Honor: NCHA Members Hall Of Fame Inductee!

June 25th, 2015 by CHTO

It was a proud night for James Hooper, who was inducted into the NCHA Members Hall of Fame during the 2015 NCHA convention at Grapevine, TX.

James, 70, was given cutting’s highest honor in front of more than 400 people, including many of his family and friends for his contribution to the sport.

Bill Riddle gave him a rousing introduction, before the crowd got to watch a video about James and his achievements in cutting, not just as a competitor but as a past president and ultimately an ambassador for the industry.

James, who is based in Alabama was the NCHA President from 1994-95 as well an executive board member for 6 years.

During his acceptance speech, James talked about the importance of being willing to make difficult and even unpopular decisions for the betterment of the industry as a whole.

He said when he was President, he put the Association first every time. James helped rewrite the NCHA constitution to create equal representation across the 8 regions. He brought about changes to competition classes to help stop people leaving the sport and invited input from grass roots members, which evolved into the annual NCHA convention.

CuttingHorseTrainingOnline.com spoke with James on the last day of the convention. Press play to watch below.

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James has been a successful cutting horse competitor who was also been inducted into the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame, with lifetime earnings of more than $850,000.

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