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What a Cutting!
What a weekend in Billings, MT at Miller’s
Horse Palace Arena on April 17-18. The first
MCHA show of the year flat out rocked it
with 131 entries on Friday and 119 on
Saturday. A big thank you to the Miller's
who tirelessly worked towards a first-class
event with ground and donation of lots and
lots of fresh cattle and to everyone who
participated: the trainers and competitors,
the board of directors, the membership, and
all of the people who gave of their time and
from Miller's Horse Palace Spring
Spectacular now available from Laurie
Errington, Scootemnshootem Photography,
Miller’s Horse Palace Spring Spectacular
awarded circuit awards for the two day show
and what a selection of awards.
Congratulations to the circuit winners of
the Spring Spetacular!
- Open- Sues So Smart, rider Brian
Anderson, owner Bambi and Cats Smart
Richochet, rider Mike Giannini, owner
- Non Pro – Sues So Smart, rider Bambi
- 50 Am – Bluish, rider Cody Lee
- 15 Nov Horse - Shes Two Busy, rider
Mike Hoffman, owner Kevin Krieg
- 15 Nov. Non Pro – Merado Jo, rider
- Derby Open - RW Contessa rider Mike
Giannin, owner Ron Wheeler
- Derby Non Pro - Neat Sweet Finish,
rider Suzanne Nellen
- 35 Non Pro – Studio Play Me, rider
- 15 Am – Reverse Sevens, rider Nancy
- 5 Nov Horse – Paralyzer, rider Jonah
Deines owner Grant and Jane Golliher
- 5 Nov Non Pro – Peptos Pocket
Pistol, rider Joani Mink
- 2000 LR – Booming to the Jazz, rider
- 1500 Nov Horse – Spoonsula
Sweetness, rider Jamis Johnson, owner
our 2014 Champions and achievers!
The Montana Cutting Horse Association Awards
banquet was very special and recognized the
Year-End Champions in each event as well as
special awards including Non-Pro and Open
Horse of the Year, Most Inspirational, and
the Kim Asay Award. Congratulations to our
Non-Pro Horse of the Year
– Miss Chiquita Boon owned
and shown by Jim Bower.
Open Horse of the
Year – Sues So Smart owned
by Bambi Gress, Ennis, MT and shown by
Brian Anderson, Idaho
Non Pro Award –
Darrell Lee, Hamilton, MT
Inspirational Award – Theresa Nelson,
Kim Asay Memorial Award –
Tami Allen, Roundup, MT
Rookie of the Year – Dakota Arno,
Jr. Youth Rookie of the Year –
Tice Hiner, Walla Walla, WA
Sr. Youth Rookie of the Year –
JoLynn Reyling, Glasgow, MT
Jim Brown showed Light Up At Noon in the
$5,000 Nov Horse/Non-Pro last March & April
2014 at the Cottonwood Equestrian Center in
NCHA number is 202. That is a what card players
would call a “tell”…..you can “tell” just about how
long Jim Brown has been a member of the National
Cutting Horse Association. Early. Try 1972. He has
been an NCHA member every year since.
A native of the Golden State, Jim
was still living in sunny California. He had some
horses and had been playing around with horses in
general and met a man named Art Miller, a cutting
enthusiast. Jim purchased his first cutting horse
from Art, “Albers Jessie” a gray gelding that had
won a fair amount of money.
He was 16 or 17
when Jim bought him – Jim followed the advice of
another cutter about purchasing an older, seasoned
horse to learn on.
es for a month. She lost a cow that day … but
got the feeling of competition and away she went.
HERE TO READ MORE.
(Left) Dakota Arno with Pretty Boy Jax and
saddle donated by Tim Johnson (right)
Montana Cutting Horse
Association's "Rerun Cattle Win A Saddle"
In the beginning, I had no idea I would
be a saddle winner!
Andi (Andrea James) got me on my first
cutting horse in October of 2013, just a few
months after we met. Steve (James) has
taught me everything I know about cutting
and Andi has been my support and traveling
partner. And we can't forget Mavis (James),
she keeps everything at the ranch alive
while we are off showing. Without these
people I wouldn't be where I am today!
I started off the season showing Smashing
Aristocrat at NCHA Days in June and won the
average trophy in the 2000 LR there. We then
headed for Whitehall and that is where I
learned I was in a class that was in the
rerun cattle win a saddle running. I didn't
own my own horse so the only class I could
show in was the 2000, so we weren't sure if
the saddle would be in reach or not. Andi
and I love all the Montana people, they
always welcomed us and took us in like
family everywhere we went. We enjoyed it so
much that we traveled to the rest of the
Montana shows. I even talked Andi into going
11 hours to Kalispell. Tom Campbell and Tim
Stryker were always there to help, and we
appreciate them and all the other trainers
who are willing to help all day long show
HERE TO READ MORE.
has been working hard to bring you a GREAT
show schedule for 2015!
Take a look and
make your plans to come cut in Montana! We
can't wait to see you.
Regional Cutting Series
We've had a great start to our Northwest
Regional Cutting Series with the Idaho and
Oregon shows, both raising over $1000 toward
the "Shoot Out"! Thank you to both
associations for their hard work and
dedication to promoting and producing top
notch shows to kickoff the series.
will be more of the same to come this summer
in Washington and Montana, so be sure to
mark your calendars now! All show
information, results and current standings
can be found on all four Associations
websites, along with additional information
regarding the NW Regional Cutting Series.
Check them out!
want you to be an MCHA member!!!
Individual Membership - $35 And for the
first time, we now have a Family Membership-
(Immediate family members to include
Husband, Wife, and Children) Youth
Membership - $10
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