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.



Hey Everyone!  What a great weekend cutting MCHA hosted in Deer Lodge.  The Blue Ribbon Pavilion folks and the community were very happy to have us.  The cattle were great, the ground was great, and a GREAT time was had by all!  A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped out - it takes a “cutting community” to make these events happen!  For our first year in Deer Lodge, it felt like a huge success!  Everyone I talked with said they will be back - and for those who missed it, we hope you are penciling in the first weekend in May for 2023!

Speaking of new shows, we WILL be having our first show at the 406 Arena in Vaughn, September 29 - October 1st.  There will be a practice on the afternoon of September 28th.  This show will also be our year end awards/banquet!  The facility is working on building 50-60 new stalls, and a nice meeting room.  It should be a great time!  

Hope to see everyone at Miller's Horse Palace in a few days!

  Montana Cutting Horse Association sends love and prayers to Ellie & Allen Rome and family. 

Happy Spring in Montana!  I guess if this is what it takes to get some moisture - I’m in!!!  As Vice President of the Montana Cutting Horse Association, it falls on me to chair the Show Committee and to advise and assist show management.  Since we are just days away from our first show in Montana, I thought it would be timely to let our members know of a few policies we are implementing.  

You’ve probably noticed already that most shows are asking for entries well in advance of your arrival at the venue.  And, at most of our Montana shows, we are asking exhibitors to send in a stall reservation form with either a check or your credit card number.  There are several reasons for these policies:

  • Cattle are hard to come by and are getting more and more expensive - it helps show management immensely if they can have an accurate assessment of numbers for each day,
  • Most of our venues have a limited number of stalls, and/or are bringing in portable stalls for the cutting.  It goes without saying stalls are a valuable commodity, so we are asking for a deposit so we can assure we are maximizing our use of available stalling.
  • We want each exhibitor to have the best show experience possible - so we will try to make sure you know where you are stalled - but in order to do that, we need a little lead time!

MCHA is working very hard to produce quality cuttings and trying to take your suggestions and comments into consideration where we can!  If you have thoughts or concerns, please talk to the Board, we can only deal with the issues we actually hear about!

Happy Spring and Happy Cutting!  

Cattle King Cutting Stall Reservation Form

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*Stalls must be reserved by April 22nd*
Return form to info@montanacha.com or mail to 91 Fort Pease Rd.  Hysham, MT  59038

2022 Memberships are OPEN, and available on our website! When purchasing your membership and planning your summer events, keep in mind this new rule set by the MCHA Board of Directors last week at their planning meeting! To qualify for the year end awards, you must have attended and competed at three in-state MCHA cutting events. Some fun new locations set this year in our beautiful state.  Looking forward to announce some fun, new and exciting awards.


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MCHA is proud to introduce their new plate design!  We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Todd & Lee Wirthlin of TLC Ranch for all their hard work on the production of the updated plate.

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



2022 Show Schedule

Visit our show schedule page for show flyers

Date Show Circuit Approval Location
January 17-19 Black Hills Stock Show Big Sky Rapid City, SD
March 23-27 Idaho CHA Pioneer, Big Sky Nampa, ID
May 7-8 Montana CHA Big Sky, Pioneer Deer Lodge, MT
May 14-15 Millers Horse Palace Big Sky, Pioneer Laurel, MT
June 3-5 NCHA Convention   Fort Worth, TX
June 9-12 Montana CHA Big Sky, Pioneer Dillon, MT
June 23-26 NCHA Weekend   Ottawana, MN
July 15-17 Wyoming CHA Big Sky, Cactus Torrington, WY
July 22-24 Montana CHA Big Sky, Pioneer Dillon, MT
August 11-17 Montana CHA Big Sky, Pioneer, Cactus Big Piney, WY
September 16-18 Millers Horse Palace Big Sky Laurel, MT
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Montana CHA Big Sky Vaughn, MT
October 20-23 Circuit Finals   Rapid City, SD

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

We want you to be an MCHA member!!!

2022 Membership Prices
Individual Membership - $35
Family Membership- $50 (Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children)
Youth Membership - $10

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Event Photo Galleries

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Big Piney Cutting Weekend & LAE  
August 10 -15, 2021

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