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October 12-14
MCHA Year End Show
Millers Horse Palace
Billings, MT
***Year End Qualifier for MT Awards***



Hey Everyone!

Our last two approved cuttings of the year are fast approaching.  My how the summer has flown by!  MCHA has had a great year so far-
*Big Piney - The show was a ROARING success with entries up over 30%, payouts of $143,000 (up 35% from 2022), a Mike Wood clinic, a fabulous Never Won A Buckle shootout, a banquet with great food and some heavy competition of its own for crazy beautiful desserts, and on and on!  Congratulations to Andrea James and her crew for pulling out ALL the stops to make this a “MUST ATTEND” cutting.  Just wait until you see what we have planned for 2024!
*Awards - MCHA will be giving year end awards to the TOP 5 in 2023!  I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I think the awards committee has outdone themselves.  John Seymour and Josh Keimig have come up with the goods!  PLEASE plan to attend the banquet on Saturday night, October 14, after the Miller’s Horse Palace cutting.  There will be more details coming soon.
*Sponsorships - WOW - we exceeded our 2023 goal by over ten percent.  I am humbled by the generosity of our members and sponsors!  See our website for a list of those amazing people and organizations.  Sponsorships allow us to do many things that, simply put, we couldn’t afford without them!  The list is long, but this generosity has helped our shows to be better this year with quality circuit awards, a youth scholarship match with the Wyoming CHA, the Never Won a Buckle contests at every show (and the Shootout) to recruit new cutters, fun events at our shows such as donut days, the Kentucky Derby party, etc.  And, we are working hard for members by trying to keep our entry fees down - sponsorships are key!
*NCHA Days -  The Board feels we are finally in a position to again confidently apply to have NCHA Days in 2024.  Stay tuned for more on that.  

My pen is running out of ink so I’ll close by asking you to get your entries in ASAP for the Miller’s Horse Palace cuttings.  Please accept my heartfelt thank you for your support, encouragement, and contributions to the Montana Cutting Horse Association.

~ Peri


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 visit our show schedule page for entry forms and info.

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Bronze Sponsors

Big Timber Dental - Kelsey Fraser

Tanya Dvarishkis

The Den Steakhouse & Bar

Oliver Performance Horses

Doyle & Jacqueline Fritz

Pinnacle Property of Montana

NWAB Sponsors

Tammany Veterinary Hospital

Youth Sponsors

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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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