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.

MCHA would like to wish all of its members competing at the NCHA World Finals GOOD LUCK!

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The National Cutting Horse Association is proud to announce the new competition program for grassroot cutters: the National Circuit Program.

The circuit program started with an idea from the Weekend Committee and has since gone through a thorough vetting process that included numerous committees and directors. This program includes 12 regional circuits where cutters will compete for points at all NCHA-approved weekend competition.

With the structure of the National Circuit Program, competitors continue to earn money at weekend competition towards the NCHA World Finals while simultaneously earning points to go towards their circuit’s regional finals – all at the same show in the same classes. The former Challenger Series will be reclassified as circuit shows, allowing for club cutters and smaller cutting organizations alike to produce and compete at an NCHA-sanctioned event while also earning points towards their circuit’s regional finals.

“The weekend cutters are truly the backbone of this association, and we are really excited for what this program has to offer them,” Jay Winborn, NCHA executive director said. “This program provides cutters from every region and across all levels the opportunity to compete for prestigious titles and awards on a national scale.”

Beginning with the 2021 point year, all weekend championship shows and challenger series shows will be recognized as circuit shows. Throughout the year, competing members will earn points to qualify for their regional circuit finals. At the conclusion of the point year, each of the 12 circuits will host their regional finals inviting the top 30 competitors from each division to compete. The program has plans to grow and incorporate the National Circuit Finals beginning in the 2022 point year. The National Circuit Finals will invite the top competitors from each of the 12 regions to compete on the national stage.

For more information on the National Circuit Program, visit nchacutting.com/circuitprogram.


Open:  Cats Smart Ricochet
Rider:  Mike Giannini
Owner:  Ron Wheeler

Non-Pro:  Coontail Hat 
Rider:  Jerry Gregory 
Owner:  Gregory Ranches LLC

50 AM:  Wise Little Pepto 
Rider/Owner: Joe Kalt

35 NP and 25 NHNP:  Reys Stylish Oak 
Rider/Owner: Jack Christensen

15 AM:  Metallic Oaks 
Rider:  Sharmon Huber 
Owner:  La Casa Del Rey, LLC

25 NH:  Stella Merada 
Rider:  Robin Hayes 
Owner:  Gregory Ranches LLC

5 NH & Open Horse of the Year:  That Spotomine 
Rider:  Wylie Fraser 
Owner:  Margarita Church

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2000 Limit Rider:  Thad York 
Horse:  Smooth Sissy Rey

Sr Youth:  Ryatt Fraser 
Horse:  Catty Dual 
Owner:  Nancy LaCounte

Jr Youth:  Wyatt Christensen

5 NHNP:  Styling Smoke 
Rider:  John Murdock 
Owner:  John & Scott Murdock

Open Derby:  RTR Reasontobelieve 
Rider:  Dax Hadlock 
Owner:  Redtail Ranch Performance LLC

Non Pro Derby:  Doc Hickok 
Rider/Owner:  Danielle Pace

Open Classic:  Times Be Tuff 
Rider:  Andy Christensen 
Owner:  David Miller

Non Pro Classic:  Took A Look 
Rider/Owner:  David Miller

Non Pro Horse of the Year: Shez Spotless
Rider: Ashley Lee
Owner: Cody Lee


MCHA has reached it's goal of 400 plates!  We want to thank all of those who purchased license plates for your vehicles and trailers!  MCHA would like to especially thank Todd & Lee Wirthlin of TLC Ranch, for all of the hard work that was put into saving our license plate and for their generous donation of the Noble Shelter for the giveaway.  We could not have reached the goal with out you!  

Next time you register or renew a vehicle or wish to purchase a new plate for your horse trailer, ask for the MCHA plate!  This is a HUGE part of MCHA's income, help support MCHA! Click here for more information

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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

We want you to be an MCHA member!!!

2020 Membership Prices
Individual Membership - $35
Family Membership- $50 (Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children)
Youth Membership - $10

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