Welcome to the Montana Cutting Horse Association.  The purpose of the MCHA shall be to encourage education in equine activities, interest in cutting horses and to promote the sport of cutting in and around the State of Montana.


Greetings MCHA!

2023 is here and is speeding by!  Show season has already started for some, and others are anxiously waiting to start theirs.  I’d like to thank our Montana Cutting Horse Association Board for putting together a nice 2023 show schedule that is as responsive as possible to the early 2022 survey that many folks took the time to respond to.  We are striving to make the Montana shows fun, well run, and somewhere everyone wants to show their horse!  Along those lines, I’d like to send a huge shout out to our sponsors.  Their support is INVALUABLE to the organization!

Thanks also to our show producers, show secretaries, cattle suppliers and handlers, and trainers who work tirelessly so we can “go cut”!  The cutting community is alive and well in Montana!

As we transition into 2023, I’d also like to thank Doug Pearce, past president, for his steady leadership in 2022.  If you see Wylie Fraser, Rick Anderson, Kelsey Fraser, and Tanya Dvarshkis, please take a moment to thank them for their service to MCHA as past Directors, as well.  

Please take a look at the show schedule and plan to attend as many of our shows as possible.  As of this writing, we still have a few kinks to work out so there may be a few adjustments over the next month or so, but good things are in the works.  And, fantastic year end awards are already in the making!

I’m anxious to see you at the shows and am looking forward to a great year of cutting for the Montana Cutting Horse Association!


2023 Show Schedule

At MCHA approved shows, all money won will count towards year end awards. However, in order to be eligible for an award, you must show, in the same class, at 3 or more of the "Year End Award Qualifier for MT" shows.

Please check back on this schedule often as we are working through show logistics - at least one more show in Torrington will be approved by MCHA. We are also working on getting additional circuit approvals for eligible shows.

Date Show Circuit MCHA
March 3-5 Bonina - Key to the Season Shows (3 shows)
Eltopia, WA
March 3-5 UCHA Spanish Fork (2 shows)
Spanish Fork, UT
March 23-27 ICHA Spring LAE & Weekend Show (3 shows)
Nampa, ID
April 6-9 Bonina - All In Shows(3 shows)
Eltopia, WA
April 12-15 TLC Productions (2 shows)
Vernal, UT
April 14-16 Miller's Horse Palace Spring Spectacular (3 shows)
Billings, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***
Big Sky Yes
April 19-23 UCHA Sporing Show (3 shows)
Ogden, UT
Pioneer Yes
May 5-7 Cattle King Cutting (3 shows)
Deer Lodge, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***
Big Sky Yes
May 12-14 Goshen County Cutting #1 (3 shows)
Torrington, WY
Big Sky  
May 11-14 Bonina - Mayflower Shows (3 shows)
Eltopia, WA
May 27-28 Vaughn (2 shows) (TENTATIVE)
Vaughn, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***
Big Sky Yes
June 2-4 NCHA DAYS (TBD) Big Sky  
June 9-11 Beaverhead County Cutting #1 (3 shows)
Dillon, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***
Big Sky Yes
June 15-18 Bonina - June Jammin Shows (3 shows) Pioneer Yes
  Eltopia, WA    
July 13-15 Goshen County Cutting #2 (3 shows) Big Sky Yes
  Torrington, WY    
July 21-23 Beaverhead County Cutting #2 (3 shows)
Dillon, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***
Big Sky Yes
August 10-16 MCHA Big Piney Cutting Big Sky Yes
  Big Piney, WY    
August 25-27 Goshen County Cutting #3 (3 shows) Big Sky  
  Torrington, WY    
September 14-17 Miller's Horse Palace - Fall Spectacular (3 shows)
Billings, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***
Big Sky Yes
October 10-14 MCHA Year End Show
Millers Horse Palace (TBD)
Billings, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***
Big Sky Yes
October 25 - Nov 3 UCHA Fall Show & FuturityOgden, UT Pioneer  

Please visit our show schedule page for entry forms and info.

Bronze Sponsors

Susan Swanberg

Rankin Enterprises

Sarah Bauer Real Estate LLC

Nancy LaCounte and Rita Church

Doyl & Jacqueline Fritz

Hayden Heaphy

NWAB Sponsors

Tegeler & Associates Insurance - WY

Prairie States Insurance Agency

Suzanne Nellen

Dorothy & John Seymour

Miller Land & Livestock

Youth Sponsors

The Dvarishkis Family

Reyher Embryonics

Williams Horse and Cattle Company
Renea & Cory Williams

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2023 Membership Prices
Individual Membership - $35
Family Membership- $50 (Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children)
Youth Membership - $10

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