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Tentative 2015 Schedule
has been posted. Visit the show schedule page to view.

Latest Updates

Show Schedule  1/22
Show results  9/12
Standings 9/12
Membership Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes 2/23
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


Triple Crown Nutrition is the Official Sponsor of subscriptions to The WRANGLER - MCHA’s Official Publication


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Kelly Heiken
32 Schwend Road
Bridger, MT  59014
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MCHA Show Schedule!!!!!
The MCHA 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.

Sending our Condolences
Darlene Johnson, 1938-2015
We send condolences to the family of Darlene Johnson, MCHA member who pasted away on Jan. 28, 2015 in Hamilton, MT. Many of you will remember her for her quick wit and wonderful smile.

Click here to view the obituary.

New 2015 Membership Prices!
We want you to be an MCHA member!!!
Individual Membership - $35 And for the first time, we now have a Family Membership- $50
(Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children) Youth Membership - $10

Plus send in your membership before March 1st and get your name in for a Give A Way!!!!
click here for membership application.

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame -
Our Mission is "To Honor Our Cowboy Way of Life, American Indian Culture and Collective Western Heritage" through educational programs and historical collections. We will strive to capture the traditions, cultures and values that defined our past and now direct our future.

Congratulations to MCHA Member Donald Weeding!
Donald was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame last Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Helena.

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

Kathy Foote – MCHA Vice President for 2015

Longtime Montana cutting horse enthusiast, competitor, supporter and breeder, Kathy Foote, of Livingston, Montana, was recently elected Vice President of the Montana Cutting Horse Association. Kathy has lifetime NCHA earnings of approximately $250,000.00, and her husband, Jonathan, is a past executive member of the NCHA, as well as having been inducted into the NCHA Member’s Hall of Fame. Kathy rodeoed throughout grade school, high school and college, and came from a ranching background in the Gallatin Valley.

How it all began: Kathy attended a wedding of one of her girlfriends who was marrying a son of Jonathan’s. Kathy and Jon started talking at the wedding, and he invited her to come over and try a cutting horse. Kathy worked her first cow and was immediately hooked. Jon had not been cutting for several years because of a back injury, but he let Kathy show his mare, Lady Tivio Barred at the upcoming cutting in Big Timber. Jonathan knew Kathy was a cowgirl and was convinced that she would win the $500 rider on her very first trip into the herd, even though she had only been riding cutting horses for a month. She lost a cow that day … but got the feeling of competition and away she went.


Event Photo Galleries

Be sure to check out our photo galleries! Click here to view.

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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