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Nationals, RENO, NV
April 26-May 5
Montana PROUD! Congratulations to the
Montana Cutting Horse Association members on
your achievements at Western Nationals in
Reno, NV. YOU ROCKED IT.
15 Novice Horse - Lawson
Hadlock on Hillbilly Handfishin for Denise
Open - Scott Martin aboard Huntin
Time for Sandra Figge split 6/7
Limited Rider - Scott Hulme riding Doctor
Tule to split 6/7/8
Nancy LaCounte aboard
35 Non Pro - CHAMPION!
Densie Cox aboard Hillbilly Handfishin
Amateur - Sherry Goppert Keele and Smooth
Scootin Cat winning 6
5 Novice NonPro -
RESERVE CHAMPION! Cody Lee and Bluish
NonPro - CHAMPION! Jann Parker and Merado Jo
View complete results here.
Congratulations to Cody Lee and Bluish
Western Nationals, $5,000 Nov. Non-Pro
Have you competed at Western
competed at Western Nationals maybe about a
half of a dozen times.
Tell us what
you liked about the show and the format -
I really enjoyed the
food and social part of the Doc Bar
hospitality room each day. Also a city like
Reno adds to the excitement of the event.
Which classes did you compete in at
Western Nationals? 5000 Novice Non
In reflection, what, in
your opinion, was the piece of advice given
you that helped get you to the finals, and
who gave it?
We used a strategy
to be as mistake free as possible but be
aggressive when the opportunity presented
Tell us about some of
the people who have influenced you to this
point in your cutting career:
lot of the trainers in Montana and the
longer standing Non Pros have all provided
me with encouragement and advice that I will
always have with me when I ride into the
What horse do you show
or ride? His name is Bluish
How is your horse bred? Sire
and dam: He is sired by Mecom Blue and out
Badge to the Bone
Old? 8 years old
Tell us about your horses past and training
Phil Hanson trained
him originally and then Parker Horse Company
got the horse and Will Nuttall and Travis
Young worked with Bluish from that point
What is your
biggest, single win on your horse?
Reserve champion at this past
Western Nationals would be our biggest
How did you
find your horse or hear about your horse
prior to purchase?
I knew the
horse was going to be in the February BLS
sale and all I knew about the horse was he
What was it
that convinced you to purchase your horse
I bought the
horse sight unseen over a phone to be a
horse to use on our ranch. I had zero
expectations on him being a successful show
horse so with the way things have turned out
I am very proud of that.
us what makes your horse special to you -
The horse is special because he
is quirky and like to drink lots of beer. He
is most generally a happy horse too.
What are your 2015 plans?
plan to continue to show Bluish at the shows
that I am able to attend and try to become a
very consistent team with him.
Which is your favorite show and
I like the Heart K show and
Nampa Idaho show because the facilities are
so nice there.
you would like to share
would like to thank all the show producers
for their hard work in providing a place for
us to compete and enjoy this great sport.
our 2014 Champions and achievers!/strong>
The Montana Cutting Horse Association Awards
banquet was very special and recognized the
Year-End Champions in each event as well as
special awards including Non-Pro and Open
Horse of the Year, Most Inspirational, and
the Kim Asay Award. Congratulations to our
Non-Pro Horse of the Year
Miss Chiquita Boon owned
and shown by Jim Bower.
Open Horse of the
Year Sues So Smart owned
by Bambi Gress, Ennis, MT and shown by
Brian Anderson, Idaho
Non Pro Award
Darrell Lee, Hamilton, MT
Inspirational Award Theresa Nelson,
Kim Asay Memorial Award
Tami Allen, Roundup, MT
Rookie of the Year Dakota Arno,
Jr. Youth Rookie of the Year
Tice Hiner, Walla Walla, WA
Sr. Youth Rookie of the Year
JoLynn Reyling, Glasgow, MT
has been working hard to bring you a GREAT
show schedule for 2015!
Take a look and
make your plans to come cut in Montana! We
can't wait to see you.
Regional Cutting Series
We've had a great start to our Northwest
Regional Cutting Series with the Idaho and
Oregon shows, both raising over $1000 toward
the "Shoot Out"! Thank you to both
associations for their hard work and
dedication to promoting and producing top
notch shows to kickoff the series.
will be more of the same to come this summer
in Washington and Montana, so be sure to
mark your calendars now! All show
information, results and current standings
can be found on all four Associations
websites, along with additional information
regarding the NW Regional Cutting Series.
Check them out!
want you to be an MCHA member!!!
Individual Membership - $35 And for the
first time, we now have a Family Membership-
(Immediate family members to include
Husband, Wife, and Children) Youth
Membership - $10
click here for membership application.
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