Welcome to the Montana Cutting Horse Association.  The purpose of the MCHA shall be to encourage education in equine activities, interest in cutting horses and to promote the sport of cutting in and around the State of Montana.

Fall Spectacular & MCHA Year End Show
Laurel, MT – September 16th to 18th


Montana Cutting Horse Association members.  It is time to vote for Open and Non-Pro/Amateur Horse of the Year.  What an honor to win this award. Please CLICK HERE to submit your vote!  Thank you members! Good luck nominees!

Notice of General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our Montana Cutting Horse Association general membership meeting. It will be held in conjunction with the Year End show at Miller's Horse Palace. It will be Friday the 17th, 30 minutes after the conclusion of the show. We will be nominating several positions to replace MCHA board members. Including, four directors seats and one vice president position. Please send Roy Oliver proposed nomination candidates. The board is also in the process of voting on an assumed position for the remaining term for Alison Anderson. Please click here to review the proposed change in by-law we will be voting on that evening. As always, Open Horse of the year and Non-Pro/amateur horse will be voted on by the membership! Please attend this meeting, we love our members!!! ❤❤❤

Big Sky Circuit Finals

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Crazy Mountain Cutting WE & LAE
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Beaverhead County Cutting Dillon, Montana
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MCHA is proud to introduce their new plate design!  We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Todd & Lee Wirthlin of TLC Ranch for all their hard work on the production of the updated plate.

Next time you register or renew a vehicle or wish to purchase a new plate for your horse trailer, ask for the MCHA plate!  This is a HUGE part of MCHA's income, help support MCHA! Click here for more information

Check out “National Circuit Program” from National Cutting Horse - NCHA on Vimeo.
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The National Cutting Horse Association is proud to announce the new competition program for grassroot cutters: the National Circuit Program.

The circuit program started with an idea from the Weekend Committee and has since gone through a thorough vetting process that included numerous committees and directors. This program includes 12 regional circuits where cutters will compete for points at all NCHA-approved weekend competition.

With the structure of the National Circuit Program, competitors continue to earn money at weekend competition towards the NCHA World Finals while simultaneously earning points to go towards their circuit’s regional finals – all at the same show in the same classes. The former Challenger Series will be reclassified as circuit shows, allowing for club cutters and smaller cutting organizations alike to produce and compete at an NCHA-sanctioned event while also earning points towards their circuit’s regional finals.

“The weekend cutters are truly the backbone of this association, and we are really excited for what this program has to offer them,” Jay Winborn, NCHA executive director said. “This program provides cutters from every region and across all levels the opportunity to compete for prestigious titles and awards on a national scale.”

Beginning with the 2021 point year, all weekend championship shows and challenger series shows will be recognized as circuit shows. Throughout the year, competing members will earn points to qualify for their regional circuit finals. At the conclusion of the point year, each of the 12 circuits will host their regional finals inviting the top 30 competitors from each division to compete. The program has plans to grow and incorporate the National Circuit Finals beginning in the 2022 point year. The National Circuit Finals will invite the top competitors from each of the 12 regions to compete on the national stage.

For more information on the National Circuit Program, visit nchacutting.com/circuitprogram.

2021 Show Schedule

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Date Show Location
January 18-20 Black Hills Stock Show Rapid City, SD
March 24-28 Idaho CHA Spring Show Nampa, ID
April 16-18 Millers Horse Palace Laurel, MT
April 21-25 Utah CHA Ogden Cutting Ogden, UT
May 14-16 Wyoming CHA Gillette, WY
May 20-23 Bonina Cutting Eltopia, WA
May 28-30 Boise Valley Cutting Star, ID
June 10-13 Montana CHA Dillon, MT
June 22-27 Crazy Mountain Cutting Livingston, MT
July 9-11 Wyoming CHA Wheatland, WY
August 9-15 Montana CHA Big Piney, WY
September 16-18 Millers Horse Palace Laurel, MT
September 23-26 Circuit Finals Torrington, WY

Please visit our show schedule page for entry forms and info.

Bronze Sponsors

Susan Swanberg

Rankin Enterprises

Sarah Bauer Real Estate LLC

Nancy LaCounte and Rita Church

Doyl & Jacqueline Fritz

Hayden Heaphy

NWAB Sponsors

Tegeler & Associates Insurance - WY

Prairie States Insurance Agency

Suzanne Nellen

Dorothy & John Seymour

Miller Land & Livestock

Youth Sponsors

The Dvarishkis Family

Reyher Embryonics

Williams Horse and Cattle Company
Renea & Cory Williams

We want you to be an MCHA member!!!

2021 Membership Prices
Individual Membership - $35
Family Membership- $50 (Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children)
Youth Membership - $10

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Event Photo Galleries

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Big Piney Cutting Weekend & LAE  
August 10 -15, 2021

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To view/purchase photos:

Mt Chic Photography  406-794-9538

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