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.
A NOTE TO MEMBERS:
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
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
|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.
Nancy LaCounte and Rita Church
Doyl & Jacqueline Fritz
Dorothy & John Seymour
The Dvarishkis Family
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
Event Photo Galleries
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Big Piney Cutting Weekend & LAE
August 10 -15, 2021
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