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Latest Updates

Show Schedule  7/8
Show results  9/12
Standings 9/12
Membership Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes 4/7
Photo Gallery 6/30
Perry's Trailer Sales
Gayle & Brien Weber

In The News

Congratulations to the Never Won A Buckle Class Winners:

Nancy Wells

Meadow Vue Ranch Cutting

Tanya Dvarishkis

Lepley Creek Ranch Cutting

Andrew Seleg

Briggs Ranch Cutting


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Kelly Heiken
32 Schwend Road
Bridger, MT  59014
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Season’s Greetings!
The Montana Cutting Horse Association would like to wish you and your family the best for this holiday season. May you enjoy time with your family and friends. The MCHA Board is working on the 2015 Show Schedule and it’s looking to be a great year! They will be reviewing the proposed schedule and hope to have it out to you very soon. Send in your “Early Bird” membership before Jan. 31, 2015 and save $$$$! Remember both horse owner and rider, including youth, must be MCHA members for it to count towards Year End Awards. If you have any questions call Kelly Heiken at (406)662-3392.

2015 "Early Bird" Special - click here for membership application.
MCHA Election Results!

Tim Stryker will be stepping up into the Presidency, with Kathy Foote winning the Vice President seat. Incoming new directors are: Van Greenwell, Jeremy Young and Rachel Schowalter. Directors remaining through 2015 are James Bower, Wylie Gustafson, Jann Parker, and Tom Campbell. A very sincere thank you to those leaving the MCHA Board at the end of 2014 - Will Nuttall, Tim Johnson, Cody Lee and Todd Banner - your contributions, support and hard work has been instrumental in our Association - Thank You. Also, thank you to Betty Lou Weeding for conducting the election. Our National Directors are Theresa Nelson and Buddy Westphal.

MCHA Member Spotlight

Tim Stryker – MCHA President for 2015

Tim Styker grew up in the middle of no where – between Ekalaka, MT and Camp Crook, SD.

Tim’s father, Donnie Stryker, was a pastor with Rural Home Missionary Association – and their duties were to start non-denominational Bible churches in rural areas.

Sunday was church, and the rest of the week was day working for area ranchers and starting young horses. The oldest of three boys, and having an older sister, their family had a little place that his Dad leased and Tim and his dad started colts for the public.

From the time Tim was five until he was 13, that is where you could find him after school. Tim attended grade school in Camp Crook, with a grand total of five to seven kids in his class.

When Tim was 14, his family moved back to Nebraska and his father Pastored a church – and he and his Dad continued with their horse business.

After graduation, Tim attendee college at Dawson Community College in Glendive, MT and graduated with an associates degree in Ag Business. Tim paid his way through college starting colts and riding young horses.

After college, he returned to Nebraska and rode colts full time, starting young horses for the famous Haythorn Ranch in addition to outside customers.


Event Photo Galleries

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2014 Gold Sponsors

2014 Silver Sponsors

Montana Ranch of Bigfork LLC
Sandra & David Sabey
Chipotle Cat owned by
Switchback Cutting Horses, LLC
Nelson Ranch
Floyd & Theresa Nelson
$50,000 Amateur
Weeding Ranch Inc.
Donald & Betty Lou Weeding
$15,000 Amateur

Lil Catbaloo/Broken Jaw Ranch
Gene & Michelle Morris
$5,000 Novice Horse Non Pro

Bev Hall
Billings, MT
$5,000 Novice Horse

Billings Livstock Horse Sales
$2,000 Limited Rider

High Brow Tuesday
Helen Larsen
$15,000 Novice Horse

Big Sky Internet Design
Tom & Carrie Bruch
$800 Rider
Weeding Ranch Inc.
Donald & Betty Lou Weeding
$15,000 Amateur
Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event
Will Nuttall
Derby - Open
Peppys Smooth Cat
Owned by Allen Munger
Derby - Non Pro
Eli Auger
Kalispell, MT
Junior Youth

2014 Bronze Sponsors

Flawless Skin Care, LLC
Bambi Gress
Never Sweat Ranch
Cody Lee
$15,000 Novice Horse/Non-Pro
Rimrock Equine LLC
Rachel Showalter

Dynamite Goes Kaboom
owned by Bart & Kelly Heiken
Senior Youth

2014 Youth Sponsors

Jonathan & Kathy Foote
Livingston, MT



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