A founding member of Project Opportunity, a scholarship program of Weatherford College, Jerry Durant also donated land for the establishment of Weatherford High School. Professionally, he manages the Jerry Durant Auto Group. In his leisure time, he enjoys riding horses and competing in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) events.
The NCHA offers a variety of member publications, such as its newsletter, dubbed The Chatter. First issued in 1949, The Chatter originated as a typewritten newsletter and now serves as one of the industry’s top publications. Since its inception more than 60 years ago, it has earned several awards for its quality.
In addition to its print version of the newsletter, the NCHA offers an online version. The Chatter website also includes archives of past issues. The newsletter itself offers lists of regional and world standings of NCHA members, upcoming show dates, articles, and advertisements for real estate, horses for sale, and a variety of equestrian products.