The 2020 NCHA Summer Spectacular will once again feature the NCHA Holy Cow Performance Horses Youth World Finals and the NCHA Foundation Youth Scholarship Cutting. However, COVID-19-related restrictions mean many extra celebratory activities, such as the talent show (which last year featured a waterless synchronized swimming performance pictured above) are not able to be held. • Photo by Molly Montag.

COVID-19 Spurs Changes to NCHA Youth Week Activities, Gatherings

Youth Week at the 2020 NCHA Summer Spectacular will be centered on high-caliber youth cutting
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Shannon McCoy Named NCHA Senior Youth World Champion

Pepcorn SMcCoy 13AHShannon McCoy and PepcornThe youth competitors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) gave it all they had during the Youth World Finals, held in conjunction with the Summer Spectacular, Wednesday, July 24 in Fort Worth, Texas. The top 15 youth cutters from the junior and senior divisions rode in three go-rounds, trying for the coveted world title. Shannon McCoy and Aubrey Pigg were within one point of each other, but in the end it was McCoy who took the National Youth Cutting Horse Association World Championship.