NCHA Invites You to Attend the 2022 NYCHA Bravehearts Shootout

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is honored and excited to partner with BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding to host the second annual NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout on July 27 during the 2022 NCHA Great American Insurance Group Summer Cutting Spectacular!

Join us Wednesday, July 27, at 9:00 AM for this exhilarating event in Watt Arena featuring 18 United States veterans from the BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding program competing to claim the top place in the NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout. These veterans will show a world class cutting horse with the help of NCHA professional trainers and youth members. The branches represented in this year’s Shootout include service men and women from the United States Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy along with Gold Star family members.

The NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout was formed in 2021 to provide United States veterans from the BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding program with an opportunity unlike any other in the equine industry. BraveHearts is a nationally recognized therapeutic riding and educational center that provides equine-assisted services to veterans. BraveHearts is the largest equine-based program in the nation for military veterans comprised of riding, ground activities, and gentling wild mustangs. This is truly an event unlike any other, so we invite you to come out and show your support for our veterans!

In addition to the exciting cutting competition celebrating our veterans, the Best of the West Trade Show opens daily at 9:30 am and is located in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall. Home to 70 unique vendors with all the latest in western fashion, custom jewelry, home décor, and more, there is something for everyone.

Whether you want to enjoy a day full of action-filled competition honoring our veterans or stop by to enjoy some afternoon shopping, come by our FREE events and immerse yourself in the most unique experience in the horse industry!

To learn more about the NCHA Summer Spectacular or to view a complete schedule of events, visit

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