We are excited that in recent years our Youth numbers have been increasing! Riders 18 and under are invited to participate in our NCHA approved Youth class, which we offer at every show. The GLCHA provides a great environment for young cutters to show where they can compete on anyone's horse and form friendships with other like minded riders! At the year end awards banquet, every GLCHA Youth member receives amazing prizes that they can take home as proof of their hard work and dedication to showing their horses. We have room for Youth from all states and provinces, so do not hesitate to join us at these shows!
To fundraise for Youth awards and programs, our Youth Adviser, Shelby Agnew is currently
accepting Michigan bottles and cans at every show.
2018 GLCHA Youth Champion
Talley Hartranft & Captain Woodrow
Congratulations to Beth Brown, winner of our drawing for a free breeding to A Tale of the Cat!
Beth is shown here with NCHA CFO Lance Bryson and NCHA Youth Director for Area 15, Shelby Agnew (center). All proceeds from this drawing will be used for GLCHA Youth programs.
Rick DuBay Memorial Youth Scholarship
It was all about the youth with our GLCHA Hall of Famer Rick DuBay. In honor of his dedication to the youth and the cutting horse, the DuBay/Delange family has asked GLCHA to help put together a scholarship program to start next year.
We’re off to a great start with a lot of contributions to fund this program, and thanks to all those donors! In addition, we’re planning some fund raisers for next year to add to the pot so stay tuned, but more donations are always welcome to help keep it going year-after-year.
Here’s the details at this time for the program…
• First award of $750 for the high point GLCHA youth for the 2020 GLCHA approved show season.
• Second award for $250 for the reserve high point GLCHA youth for the 2020 GLCHA approved show season.
• Youth must be a 2020 GLCHA and NCHA member in good standing.
• The youth must walk to the herd in at least 1/3 of the approved GLCHA shows during the 2020 GLCHA show season.
• Award certificates will be given at the GLCHA Awards Banquet at the conclusion of the show season.
• The awards will be held in escrow in the youth’s name with the NCHA Foundation to be redeemed at a later time and payable to the youth’s college or university.
If you would like to also contribute to the scholarship program, please write and send your checks to GLCHA at (and note on the memo line “DuBay Scholarship”)
DuBay Scholarship c/o GLCHA
10279 Fieldstone Ct.
Goodrich, MI 48438
Meet Your Youth Adviser
Shelby Agnew is both our current GLCHA Youth Adviser and Area 15 Youth Director. While she is often preparing for shows and attending school at Oakland University, she is deeply committed to finding ways to promote our Youth. Shelby is developing plans for next year's Youth, so be on the lookout for some great cutting opportunities geared toward the futures of our sport!
Shelby once wrote, "As cliche as it may sound, I truly believe that we are a wonderful association to be part of and even though I am in the middle of college, I truly want the absolute best for the futures of Michigan along with the entirety of the NCHA."
If you would like to contact Shelby regarding questions or concerns about Youth classes or programs, feel free to email her at