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Next on the schedule....
Big Sky Aged Event Weekend Cutting

Majestic Valley Arena, Kalispell, MT
Friday Aug. 7 & Saturday Aug. 8, 2015

Weekend show includes two full show days, Friday and Saturday. $500 added OPEN and NON-PROS, $300 Added Novice classes, and $300 added Novice Non-Pro classes.
Complete Show Info here.
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Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event
August 10-15

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NW Regional Cutting Series "SHOOT OUT" info update & current standings are in.  The ShootOut has it all: $1000 "winner takes all" payout each class--Jim Reno Bronzes for youth--Finalist Vests-live webcasting and the best of the best in the North West competition! CHECK IT OUT!!

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Click here to view the regional standings

Congratulations to Jann Parker and Merada Jo
Western Nationals, Non-Pro – Champion!

Tell us what you liked about the show and the format - One of my favorite shows, it always has been. Loved it when it was in Ogden, really, really love it in Reno, and Denver was great, too. I like the stepped up atmosphere and show set up, level of competition, cattle, and the overall professionalism of the event. From the host city to the practice pen, it's stepped up. If my schedule will allow it, it' a "must attend" event for me.

Which classes did you compete in at Western Nationals? One - the Non-Pro.

In reflection, what, in your opinion, was the piece of advice given you that helped get you to the finals, and who gave it? Will Nuttall told me not to do more than the cow and to be accurate. I tried very hard to apply that. And - I knew I had to stay quiet on those cattle. In the first go, I was totally out of air when I rode out of the pen and that has never happened to me before - Will said I did not breathe the entire 2.5 minutes - I was trying to stay quiet and make no unnecessary movement - like breathing, I guess.

Tell us about some of the people who have influenced you to this point in your cutting career:
Big question with a big answer - John L Dublin helped me catch the cutting bug and I have tried to learn, watch, keep an open mind, study horses and riders, pedigrees, conditions, situations, cattle, etc., ever since I was bit by the bug. I don't want to stay in the box and I know I need to continue to progress with every run and I try hard to do that. Will Nuttall has been very good for me, he has my horses on task and expects me to deliver on my end and that makes me step up. It's cutting and there are a lot of variables so sometimes your best doesn't work that day, but I always, always leave the run learning or growing in some manner so you can apply it when you need it the next time. There will be another run another day. My husband, Bill Parker, has made sure I have a competitive horse, may not always be my first choice, sometimes it is, but I have made that work to my advantage and to the best of my ability.

What horse do you show or ride? I showed MERADA JO in Reno.

How is your horse bred? Sire and dam - He is by Cats Merada and out of Sanjo Sue by San Jo Tari.

How Old? 6

Tell us about your horse’s past and training history - Originally trained by TJ Good and then purchased by Bill Cowan who had a lot of success with the gelding. James Payne most recently had the horse for Cowans.

What is your biggest, single win on your horse? Non-Pro at Western Nationals

Tell us what makes your horse special to you - He is a good horse who is solid trained and likes his job. I like that he doesn't miss anything, he is smart and pays attention. He likes me, too.

What are your 2015 plans? Aged Events this fall with Merada Jo.

Anything else you would like to share – It's great when it works and your runs come together, and it takes a lot of people to help you get there, and I appreciate everyone who has helped me along the way and to those who specifically helped me at Reno: Will Nuttall, Todd Adolph, Dustin Gonnett, Josh Sleeman, and Kimberly Gustafson. Thank you.

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Western 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 Cox
Open - Scott Martin aboard Huntin Time for Sandra Figge split 6/7
2000 Limited Rider - Scott Hulme riding Doctor Tule to split 6/7/8
Nancy LaCounte aboard Reverse Sevens
35 Non Pro - CHAMPION! Densie Cox aboard Hillbilly Handfishin
15 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 our 2014 Champions and achievers!
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 champions!

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 Falls, ID.
Non Pro Award – Darrell Lee, Hamilton, MT
Most Inspirational Award – Theresa Nelson, Billings, MT
Kim Asay Memorial Award – Tami Allen, Roundup, MT
Rookie of the Year – Dakota Arno, Daniel, WY
Jr. Youth Rookie of the Year – Tice Hiner, Walla Walla, WA
Sr. Youth Rookie of the Year – JoLynn Reyling, Glasgow, MT

MCHA Show Schedule!!!!!
The MCHA 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.

Northwest 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.
There 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!

New 2015 Membership Prices!
We want you to be an MCHA member!!!
Individual Membership - $35 And for the first time, we now have a Family Membership- $50
(Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children) Youth Membership - $10

click here for membership application.

Event Photo Galleries

Be sure to check out our photo galleries! Click here to view.

2015 Membership Sponsors

Billings Livestock Horse Sales

2015 Gold Sponsors


2015 Silver Sponsors

Montana Ranch of Bigfork LLC
Sandra & David Sabey
Chipotle Cat owned by
Switchback Cutting Horses, LLC
Nelson Ranch
Floyd & Deanna Nelson

$50,000 Amateur
Weeding Ranch Inc.
Donald & Betty Lou Weeding
$15,000 Amateur

Lil Catbaloo/Broken Jaw Ranch
Gene & Michelle Morris
$5,000 Novice Horse Non Pro

Fishtail Creek Ranch, Bev Hall
$2,000 Limited Rider

High Brow Tuesday
Helen Larsen
$15,000 Novice Horse

Big Sky Internet Design
Tom & Carrie Bruch
$800 Rider
Weeding Ranch Inc.
Donald & Betty Lou Weeding
$15,000 Amateur
Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event
Will Nuttall
Derby - Open
Peppys Smooth Cat
Owned by Allen Munger
Derby - Non Pro
Eli Auger
Kalispell, MT
Junior Youth

2015 Bronze Sponsors

Van & Kathy Greenwell
Gayle & Brien Weber
$35,000 Non-Pro
Flawless Skin Care, LLC
Bambi Gress
Never Sweat Ranch
Cody Lee
$15,000 Novice Horse/Non-Pro
Rimrock Equine LLC
Rachel Showalter

Dynamite Goes Kaboom
owned by Bart & Kelly Heiken
Senior Youth

2015 Youth Sponsors

Jonathan & Kathy Foote
Livingston, MT
Rachel Showalter & Tim Stryker
Billings, MT 



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