Show Production Intern

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) offers Show Production internship during  the 2020 NCHA Great American Insurance World Championship Futurity presented by North Texas Chevy Dealers held November 19 to December 13, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. This internship provides a unique chance for students interested in the western performance horse industry and event management to gain real-world experience in their field of study.

The Show Production Internship will provide the recipient the opportunity to engage with NCHA staff on several fronts, including event management, communications and member education. They will work closely with the show department team to produce the crown jewel of the NCHA Triple Crown events.


Applicants should display enthusiasm for member communications, interest in event management and a strong eye for detail. Applicants should have strong time management skills, possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be adaptable. Applicants should possess advanced public speaking, conflict resolution and messaging skills. Applicants should be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience in event management and knowledge of the equine industry is a plus.


  • Assist in staging awards prior to their respective ceremonies.
  • Assist the show office with exhibitor check-in.
  • Assist with entering scores, running the clocks and drawing finals.
  • Assist marketing team in creating and proofing awards and sponsor scripts.
  • Identify and resolve potential production obstacles.
  • Understand and adhere to production timelines and brand guidelines.
  • Applicants must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Various additional duties as assigned.

Applications will be accepted from September 2 to October 16, 2020. Complete internship descriptions and application information can be found at Internship questions can be directed to Joshua Valdez, NCHA manager of shows, at or via phone at (817) 244-6188 ext. 150.

About the NCHA:
The National Cutting Horse Association was established in 1946 by a group of 13 cowboys and ranchers who wanted to promote competition, standardize rules and preserve the cutting horses’ western heritage. Since then, the NCHA sanctions nearly 1,600 cutting horse events worldwide, awarding more than $35 million annually. NCHA produced events include the NCHA Triple Crown, World Finals, and the NYCHA Youth World Finals held each year at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and two NCHA National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi, and Denver, Colorado. More information can be found at

NCHA Mission Statement:
“The NCHA promotes and celebrates the cutting horse, whose origin on Western ranches allows us to support ranching and its western heritage. By establishing rules for the conduct of cutting horse shows, NCHA strives to give cutters a level playing field and a progressive class structure, which accommodates everyone from the beginner to the advanced competitor. NCHA draws on the diverse talents and background of its members and encourages their participation in helping it achieve these goals.”  

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