Next on the
Big Sky Aged Event
Arena, Kalispell, MT
Friday Aug. 7 &
Saturday Aug. 8, 2015
Weekend show includes two full show days,
Friday and Saturday. $500 added OPEN and
NON-PROS, $300 Added Novice classes, and
$300 added Novice Non-Pro classes.
Complete Show Info here.
ENTER this show here.
Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event
here for entry packet
ENTER this show here.
Cutting Series "SHOOT OUT" info update &
current standings are in.
The ShootOut has it all: $1000 "winner takes
all" payout each class--Jim Reno Bronzes for
youth--Finalist Vests-live webcasting and
the best of the best in the North West
competition! CHECK IT OUT!!
here for SHOOT OUT Info
here to view the regional standings
Congratulations to Jann Parker and Merada Jo
Western Nationals, Non-Pro Champion!
Tell us what you liked about the
show and the format - One of my
favorite shows, it always has been. Loved it
when it was in Ogden, really, really love it
in Reno, and Denver was great, too. I like
the stepped up atmosphere and show set up,
level of competition, cattle, and the
overall professionalism of the event. From
the host city to the practice pen, it's
stepped up. If my schedule will allow it,
it' a "must attend" event for me.
Which classes did you compete in
at Western Nationals? One - the
In reflection, what, in your
opinion, was the piece of advice given you
that helped get you to the finals, and who
gave it? Will Nuttall told me not
to do more than the cow and to be accurate.
I tried very hard to apply that. And - I
knew I had to stay quiet on those cattle. In
the first go, I was totally out of air when
I rode out of the pen and that has never
happened to me before - Will said I did not
breathe the entire 2.5 minutes - I was
trying to stay quiet and make no unnecessary
movement - like breathing, I guess.
Tell us about some of the people
who have influenced you to this point in
your cutting career:
question with a big answer - John L Dublin
helped me catch the cutting bug and I have
tried to learn, watch, keep an open mind,
study horses and riders, pedigrees,
conditions, situations, cattle, etc., ever
since I was bit by the bug. I don't want to
stay in the box and I know I need to
continue to progress with every run and I
try hard to do that. Will Nuttall has been
very good for me, he has my horses on task
and expects me to deliver on my end and that
makes me step up. It's cutting and there are
a lot of variables so sometimes your best
doesn't work that day, but I always, always
leave the run learning or growing in some
manner so you can apply it when you need it
the next time. There will be another run
another day. My husband, Bill Parker, has
made sure I have a competitive horse, may
not always be my first choice, sometimes it
is, but I have made that work to my
advantage and to the best of my ability.
What horse do you show or ride?
I showed MERADA JO in Reno.
How is your horse bred?
Sire and dam - He is by Cats Merada and out
of Sanjo Sue by San Jo Tari.
How Old? 6
Tell us about your horses past
and training history - Originally
trained by TJ Good and then purchased by
Bill Cowan who had a lot of success with the
gelding. James Payne most recently had the
horse for Cowans.
What is your biggest, single win
on your horse? Non-Pro at Western
Tell us what makes your horse
special to you - He is a good horse
who is solid trained and likes his job. I
like that he doesn't miss anything, he is
smart and pays attention. He likes me, too.
What are your 2015 plans? Aged Events this fall with Merada
Anything else you would like to
share It's great when it works
and your runs come together, and it takes a
lot of people to help you get there, and I
appreciate everyone who has helped me along
the way and to those who specifically helped
me at Reno: Will Nuttall, Todd Adolph,
Dustin Gonnett, Josh Sleeman, and Kimberly
Gustafson. Thank you.
Area 4 NCHA Days -
available from Diana Volk Photography
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
Open - Scott Martin aboard Huntin
Time for Sandra Figge split 6/7
Limited Rider - Scott Hulme riding Doctor
Tule to split 6/7/8
Nancy LaCounte aboard
35 Non Pro - CHAMPION!
Densie Cox aboard Hillbilly Handfishin
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.
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
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
click here for membership application.
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