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Leplley Creek Ranch Cutting
Cascade, MT
July 26-27, 2014

Never Won A Buckle Class
Saturday July 26 - Both
rider and owner must be MCHA members.

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Congratulations to the Never Won A Buckle Class Winners:

Andrew Seleg

Briggs Ranch Cutting


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Are You Ready to Cut in Cascade!
July 26-27, 2014

Lepley Creek Ranch Cutting
Cascade, MT
July 26-27, 2014

Come join us in Cascade, MT for a fun weekend of MCHA cutting.
$300 added Opens and Non-Pro, Plus the Never Won A Buckle Class
on Saturday.

Read all about it right here.
Enter this show right here.

Newly approved MCHA Show:
Cutting in Faith, SD, August 2-3, 2014
Motels are scarce so please book early.
Prairie Vista Inn's # is (605) 967-2343

Remember that Kalispell is a resort town, so please reserve your rooms early.

America's Best Value
1550 US Hwy 93 N
Kalispell, MT 59901
$103.50 single/$117 doublee
350 N. Main St
Kalispell, MT 59901
$124/$134 if reserved by 7/21

GuestHouse Kalispell Inn (Outlaw Inn)
1701 US Hwy 93 S.
Kalispell, MT 59901
$130 if reserved by 7/28

Aero Inn
183 US Hwy 93 S
Kalispell, MT 59901
$84.60 single/$92.70 double

Thank you Briggs Ranch Cutting!
Thank you Dean and Wendy Briggs for a great weekend of cutting in Whitehall. With 110 entries on Saturday, and 96 on Sunday! A little rain didn't stop it from being a GREAT show!

Click here to view photos from Briggs Ranch Cutting
Photos by Kelly Heiken.
Whithall, MT - June 28-29, 2014

Wow, Wow, Wow  We had some great Youth cutting action this NCHA Days-five Montana cutters, boys/girls, Jr/Sr, old pro's and 1st timers - we had it all and most importantly; we awarded out $1300 in scholarship $$!! I'll say it again, Wow & Congratulations!!

Sr. Youth Angela Bauer Youth Scholarship Winners:
1st JoLynn Reyling $200
2nd Abigail Brogger $150
3rd Brianna Ash $100

Jr. Youth Angela Bauer Youth Scholarship Winners:
1st Taytin Young $200
2nd McCoy Banner $150

Sr. NCHA $250 Youth Scholarship Winner:
JoLynn Reyling

Jr. NCHA $250 Youth Scholarship Winner:
Taytin Young

Photos can be found on our photogallery page.


Results Thursday 5/6 Open
LAE Results Thursday
Results Friday 5/6 Non Pro
LAE Results Friday
Results Saturday
Results Sunday
Full Results - All Days
Circuit Award Winners

To the MCHA Members who competed in Denver at the NCHA Western National Championships!


Reserve Champion, Sues So Smart, Ridden by Brian Anderson for owner Bambi Gress;
Huntin Time, ridden by Scott Martin for owner Sandra Figge.

Bambi Gress aboard Sues So Smart;
Jann Parker on Te Cats N Badger.

Michelle Van Dyke on Texas Brushpopper;
Gina McDonald aboard Stellas Sweet N Low

Didges Smart Kitty ridden by Brian Anderson for owner Dianne Schaeffer.

Champion, To High For Sue, shown by Brian Anderson for owner Sharon Waggoner;
Huntin Time, ridden by Scott Martin for owner Sandra Figge;
CD Royal Fit, shown by Will Nuttall for Switchback Ranch.

Donald Weeding aboard Instant Little Queen;

Tim Johnson showing Dulces Mighty Oak;
Bob Dehaven riding Scat Mate;
Jason Reed on NRR Jack The Cat.

Travis Young showing Scootin Thru Life.

2013 Awards Banquet
Congratulations to the 2013 MCHA Class Winners along with our Special Awards:
  Open/Nov. Horse of the Year - High Brow Tuesday owned by Helen Larsen
  Non-Pro/Am Horse of the Year - Simply Be Smart owned by Gayle Weber
  Rookie of the Year - Tanya Dvarishkis
  Jr. Youth Rookie of the Year - Taytin Young
  Sr. Youth Rookie of the Year - Abagail Brogger
  Non-Pro Award - Jann Parker
  Most Inspirational Award - Helen Larsen
  Kim Asay Memorial Award - Jann Parker
  Youth Scholarships going to 1st - $400 Abigail Brogger, 2nd - $200 Brianna Ash, and 3rd - $100 Greta Gustafson.

Thank you Sara Pahlke for taking photos at the Banquet – click here to view.

MCHA Member Spotlight

Jim Bower
“It all started with a pony named Duke that drug me through a barbwire fence”, Jim Bower stated. “Then, the next day my Dad sold him. I was 13. That was the end of my career with horses - until I was 45”, he continued.

“I saw Dan Lufkin’s photo on the front page of USA Today 25 years ago. I was playing basketball and Tae kwon do, getting beat up physically, and wanted a sport to compete in competitively in my 40’s. I thought cutting looked relatively ‘easy’, so I called Dan Lufkin’s office in New York. They transferred me to one secretary, then to the next secretary and then Dan answered,” a somewhat surprised Jim reflected.

Jim continued “I had never met Dan, he was a big-time brokerage firm and I introduced myself as a small brokerage firm. I was minute to Lufkin Jenrette, but he took my call. He put me in touch with Lindy Burch”.

“Now, I had never ridden a performance horse much less a cutting horse, and just imagine me – cutting with Lindy, on her terms!” Jim exclaimed.


MCHA Election Results
The election results are in! The MCHA wishes to thank Betty Lou Weeding for taking charge of sending out the ballets and her team that helped count them: Theresa Nelson, Carole Luetzen and Bart Heiken. We truly appreciate your time that goes in to sending out the ballets, collecting, and counting them. Congratulations to the new Directors for 2014-2015, James Bower from Billings, MT, Wylie Gustafson from Conrad, MT and Jann Parker from Billings, MT. Directors remaining on the Board for 2014 will be Todd Banner, Tim Johnson, Cody Lee, and Will Nuttall. Stepping up to President is Tom Campbell and newly elected Vice-President Tim Stryker. The three Directors that will be leaving the Board are Theresa Nelson, Michelle VanDyke and Gayle Weber. Thank you for your service, time and dedication to the MCHA. The new MCHA Youth Directors will be Abigail Brogger and Breanna Ash.

Event Photo Galleries

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

2014 Gold Sponsors

2014 Silver Sponsors

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

Bev Hall
Billings, MT
$5,000 Novice Horse

Billings Livstock Horse Sales
$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

2014 Bronze Sponsors

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

2014 Youth Sponsors

Jonathan & Kathy Foote
Livingston, MT



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