Hope you this finds all of you
safe from the fires that are threatening our Northwest. This
is such a hard time of year, when our forests are threatened
and no relief is in sight. As I write this, some of our
cutting friends are experiencing losses again. My heart
breaks for you! One never knows how lucky they have it,
until they see the devastation a forest fire can cause. At
this point, I haven’t heard of any of our cutters who have
lost everything, yet, but I do know many of them have had to
evacuate or be ready to.
I know everyone who was at the
last CCC show is anxiously waiting what will be happening
for our final show...
Final Show will be held in
Ellensburg September 17,
18 & 19, 2015!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Banquet to follow Saturday night
can’t guarantee what type of cattle we will cut, but I can
tell you we will have a cutting!
There have been many
many phone calls made, lots of different avenues sourced…
Jason found some, but then the cost of shipping them was
too high. Found others, but owners didn’t want them
exercised. Cattle are a resource that is becoming
increasingly hard to find during certain times of the year.
We cutters are spoiled (me included). We all would love to
cut fresh beef cattle, but if we are to stay in one
location, that isn’t always possible. This year due to the
lack of irrigated pasture, the cattle I reserved in January,
left the area. Currently, most cattle the size we need, are
already headed to feedlots, once there, they can’t be moved.
We must be flexible to outside options or not complain. I
had a questionnaire at the last show asking your opinion. It
was close to a split vote, but the majority said Ellensburg
with Holsteins. I had many people tell me that they will not
come if we have Holsteins, I sincerely hope that will not be
the case, Cascade needs your support. Those
of us that practiced on Holsteins… they weren’t that bad,
I have not given up on beef cattle. I will
continue my search for “where’s the beef?” If not for the
whole show, for at least the futurity and hopefully the
added money classes.
Our final show will have Futurity Classes as well
as our Derby classes. Please bring your babies!
The banquet will follow our
Saturday final show -time & price to be announced. The
banquet will be held on the grounds in the Teanaway Hall.
Final awards will also be presented the night of the
banquet. As a reminder, to be eligible for awards, you must
have ridden in 50% plus 1 of the CCC classes.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESIDENT'S LETTER IN IT'S ENTIRETY.
Cutters (CCC) is an NCHA Affiliate, located in Washington
State. We are an active, growing association. We hold 12 to
14 NCHA shows yearly. A fresh cattle practice is generally
held in the show pen on Friday preceding the show and a
string cow is available all weekend.
CCC offers the full array of NCHA classes with added money
in several of the classes. Non-approved classes are offered
for the beginning horses and riders; as well as limited aged
Cascade Cow Cutters club
atmosphere is always upbeat, family oriented, yet
competitive in spirit. At year end, we host a fabulous
banquet with terrific awards! Come join our fun and cut with
the best of the Northwest! Looking forward to seeing you at
Cascade Cow Cutters next show!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE
STALLION OWNERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO OUR STALLION AUCTION.
The Cascade Cow Cutters
Stallion Auction is a fundraiser to provide an
advertising venue for stallion owners, encourage
breeding to cutting horses, stimulate cow cutting
in the northwest and provide funds for awards.
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Come Cut With Us!!
Holiday Inn Express Ellensburg
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SHOW SCHEDULE/ONLINE ENTRY FORM
PLEASE NOTE CLASS CHANGES! Be very careful when
entering online that you choose the correct $15,000 class
since there are now 3 of them.
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