Who we are.

Meet our association, and the fine folks who work behind the scenes to keep it all humming.

Our dedicated Officers and Directors put in countless hours, ensuring that CHAN approved/produced shows offer an experience that the weekend cutter can enjoy—no matter their level of experience with the cutting horse.

Officers

Kirby Smith

President

Kirby has been a CHAN member/director for 20+ years. He has also served on several National Committees for the NCHA. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

Mike Christensen

Vice President

Mike has been a CHAN member/director for 30+ years. He is the Chair for our Nebraska Futurity. He has also served on several National Committees for the NCHA.

Deb Watts

Secretary/Treasurer

Deb has served as a member/director of CHAN for many years and works on 'behind the scenes' tasks, such as keeping Standings up to date, keeping track of show results, and letting folks know about upcoming shows through social media.

Directors

Kelly Troyer

Director

Kelly has been a CHAN member/director for many years and continues to show consistently at our weekend shows and Futurity. Kelly is also a member of the Awards Committee and is aids the Association by partnering with local businesses to increase our added money/awards at our annual Futurity.

Don Troyer

Director

Don has been a member/director of CHAN for 20+ years. He is Co-Chair of our Futurity Committee and organizes the 'behind the scenes' cattle operation at our shows.

Luke Barnhart

Director

Luke has been a member/director of CHAN for several years. In addition to assisting in the set-up of shows, Luke brings fresh ideas to the table as he is one of our newer additions to our Directors.

JB Atkins

Director

JB has been a CHAN member/director for a few years. He is Co-Chair of our Futurity Committee and organizes the 'behind the scenes' cattle operation at our shows. JB is also key to ground preparation.

Tom Schultz

Director

Tom brings a fresh outlook to the Association as he is new to the sport. He competes at our weekend cuttings in Amateur and Non-Pro classes and excels in business and personal relations.

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