ncha bylaws meetings postponed

NCHA Bylaws Meetings Postponed Until 2020

Two meetings planned to discuss proposed changes to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) bylaws during the NCHA Futurity have been postponed. Officials plan to rescheduled for next year.

The events, previously slated for Nov. 30 and Dec. 8, were special meetings for directors and for NCHA members. The focus of the gatherings was to review changes to NCHA bylaws proposed by a special governance committee.  

In a Nov. 7 email announcing the postponement, NCHA President Ron Pietrafeso said he moved the meetings at the urging of the majority of the Executive Committee. A new date and time for the meetings has not been set. 

Click here to read the entire email, which was posted at

Although he was pushing the meetings back, Pietrafeso urged members to continue to participate in the association’s effort to update its bylaws. He thanked the special governance committee and its advisors, attorneys Lew Stevens and Dan Churchill, for coming up with a proposal for members to examine and use as a jumping-off point for debate.

“Through your elected directors and [Executive Committee] members please make sure they know when you want these meetings to happen,” Pietrafeso wrote. “It, in my opinion, is imperative that the long-overdue changes be made to our Governance [sic] system. Again I only want what is best for all of you I love this organization. Thank you for understanding.” 

For more news and information from the Western performance horse industry, subscribe to Quarter Horse News.