The NCHA announced that Ted Sokol was voted in as the next vice president of the organization. • Courtesy photo.

Ted Sokol Elected NCHA Vice President

Trainer Ted Sokol has been elected as the next vice president of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).

The Fort Worth, Texas-based association announced Monday, May 11, that the Florida resident defeated fellow candidate Skip Jones, of Amarillo. The NCHA said it will not release the vote totals.

Sokol will start his new position on June 2.

“I wish to give back to the NCHA for the life it has given to me and my family,” Sokol said in the NCHA announcement. “I believe that my background of running a business, helping affiliates achieve financial success, developing sponsors and dealing with special interest groups will help the NCHA to grow stronger and help new generations to become involved, while never forgetting our cutting horse history and ranching heritage.”

A professional trainer, Sokol and his wife, Kathy, have operated Ted Sokol Cutting Horses for 34 years. He has been a member of the NCHA for thirty years with service as a national director for 20 of those years. He served as an officer of the Florida Cutting Horse Association for two decades, serving as the president for twelve of those years. 

In 2019, Sokol was the recipient of the Zane Schulte Award. The award recognizes those who exemplify the attributes of the late Zane Schulte, including integrity, service, values, respect of their peers, contribution to the industry and excellence in the arena.

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