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Lets Go Cut in Whitehall!
Briggs Ranch Cutting
June 26-28
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Area 4 NCHA Days - Buffalo, WY
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Western Nationals, RENO, NV

April 26-May 5

Montana PROUD! Congratulations to the Montana Cutting Horse Association members on your achievements at Western Nationals in Reno, NV. YOU ROCKED IT.

15 Novice Horse - Lawson Hadlock on Hillbilly Handfishin for Denise Cox
Open - Scott Martin aboard Huntin Time for Sandra Figge split 6/7
2000 Limited Rider - Scott Hulme riding Doctor Tule to split 6/7/8
Nancy LaCounte aboard Reverse Sevens
35 Non Pro - CHAMPION! Densie Cox aboard Hillbilly Handfishin
15 Amateur - Sherry Goppert Keele and Smooth Scootin Cat winning 6
5 Novice NonPro - RESERVE CHAMPION! Cody Lee and Bluish
NonPro - CHAMPION! Jann Parker and Merado Jo

View complete results here.

Congratulations to Cody Lee and Bluish
Western Nationals, $5,000 Nov. Non-Pro –
Reserve Champion!

Have you competed at Western Nationals before?

I have competed at Western Nationals maybe about a half of a dozen times.

Tell us what you liked about the show and the format -

I really enjoyed the food and social part of the Doc Bar hospitality room each day. Also a city like Reno adds to the excitement of the event.

Which classes did you compete in at Western Nationals? 5000 Novice Non Pro

In reflection, what, in your opinion, was the piece of advice given you that helped get you to the finals, and who gave it?
We used a strategy to be as mistake free as possible but be aggressive when the opportunity presented itself.

Tell us about some of the people who have influenced you to this point in your cutting career:
A lot of the trainers in Montana and the longer standing Non Pros have all provided me with encouragement and advice that I will always have with me when I ride into the herd.

What horse do you show or ride? His name is Bluish

How is your horse bred? Sire and dam: He is sired by Mecom Blue and out of
Badge to the Bone

How Old? 8 years old

Tell us about your horse’s past and training history-

Phil Hanson trained him originally and then Parker Horse Company got the horse and Will Nuttall and Travis Young worked with Bluish from that point forward.

What is your biggest, single win on your horse?
Reserve champion at this past Western Nationals would be our biggest accomplishment.

How did you find your horse or hear about your horse prior to purchase?
I knew the horse was going to be in the February BLS sale and all I knew about the horse was he was athletic.

What was it that convinced you to purchase your horse (if applicable)?
I bought the horse sight unseen over a phone to be a horse to use on our ranch. I had zero expectations on him being a successful show horse so with the way things have turned out I am very proud of that.

Tell us what makes your horse special to you -
The horse is special because he is quirky and like to drink lots of beer. He is most generally a happy horse too.

What are your 2015 plans?
I plan to continue to show Bluish at the shows that I am able to attend and try to become a very consistent team with him.

Which is your favorite show and why?
I like the Heart K show and Nampa Idaho show because the facilities are so nice there.

Anything else you would like to share –

I would like to thank all the show producers for their hard work in providing a place for us to compete and enjoy this great sport.

Congratulations to our 2014 Champions and achievers!/strong>
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 champions!

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 Falls, ID.
Non Pro Award – Darrell Lee, Hamilton, MT
Most Inspirational Award – Theresa Nelson, Billings, MT
Kim Asay Memorial Award – Tami Allen, Roundup, MT
Rookie of the Year – Dakota Arno, Daniel, WY
Jr. Youth Rookie of the Year – Tice Hiner, Walla Walla, WA
Sr. Youth Rookie of the Year – JoLynn Reyling, Glasgow, MT

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.

Northwest 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.
There 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!

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

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Event Photo Galleries

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

2015 Membership Sponsors

Billings Livestock Horse Sales

2015 Gold Sponsors


2015 Silver Sponsors

Montana Ranch of Bigfork LLC
Sandra & David Sabey
Chipotle Cat owned by
Switchback Cutting Horses, LLC
Nelson Ranch
Floyd & Deanna 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

Fishtail Creek Ranch, Bev Hall
$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

2015 Bronze Sponsors

Van & Kathy Greenwell
Gayle & Brien Weber
$35,000 Non-Pro
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

2015 Youth Sponsors

Jonathan & Kathy Foote
Livingston, MT
Rachel Showalter & Tim Stryker
Billings, MT 



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