Can't believe it's
already the middle of May. The last month and a half has
been a whirlwind of cutting!
Our May show was a great
success! What a wonderful association we have! I sincerely
thank each of you for taking the time and effort to come and
cut! I also know I’m thankful every time I hear that cattle
truck pull in. Fresh cattle are becoming such a luxury that
we’ve taken for granted. Many parts of the country wish they
were as lucky.
Unsung heroes... Sue
Kitt, Dan and Rusanne Wagner - I can always count on them to
tackle any task I ask! Sue always has our best interests at
heart. Her warmth and love is spread to each and every one
of us. Without her kindness this club would not have the
same feel! Dan arrives a day earlier than the rest of us to
make sure everything is set up correctly. He's one of the
very last people to leave. If I have a project, Rusanne is
always first to volunteer. (I'm so glad to see her in the
show pen again!!!) Thank you for the effort, time and love
you three give!
If you were not able to
attend Western Nationals you missed a great show! NCHA ran
an outstanding cutting! It was well attended by people from
all over. Cattle were tough, judging was tight and classes
were large. Congratulations to Olivia Kleinhaus for her
fourth place finish in the Junior Youth on the great horse
Starlights Fancy! Making finals was quite an accomplishment
– Congratulations to: Josh Sleeman, Jason Schaper, Sydney
Sylvester (11th out of 60 – her 1st time there!), April
Douzart, Cindy Gobler, Haylee Sleeman, Kim Burck, Bodeen
Sleeman, Emma Lanning, Megan Baker, Jennifer Whisler, Carol
Kneeshaw, Judd Sherman, Dave Huber, Jennifer Sleeman and
myself. A few of us were even fortunate enough to make top
ten! Please encourage our area directors to continue
fighting to keep Western Nationals close enough that we can
still attend. It is a wonderful event that I encourage
everyone to participate in.
NCHA/AQHA Weekend is
coming soon. It might be a little ways to travel but we need
to support these events! This is our industry, our sport. If
cutting is your passion, Madras should be your venue. It’s
always good to compete in a larger show! Meet new friends,
show in different arenas. There has been concern about
quarantines, to date, this is not in effect. I will let you
know if there is a change.
Oregon Cutting Horse
Association has the entries on line now. Entries due May
25th! Madras does not have electrical hookups, so bring a
generator. PCCHA is offering a youth scholarship this year.
Total purse for SR. Youth is $1050 (1st $450, 2nd $350 and
3rd $250). JR. Youth total purse is $750 (1st $350, 2nd $250
and 3rd $150). Youth must be members of PCCHA ($20). They
will also be giving away Joey Jemison Spur Straps for first
and second place finishers! Top 3 youth from each division
will be invited to the Latigo Canyon Youth Invitational in
Paso Robles, Ca. (Tentative date: Oct. 25th)
Tacos Chalitos served
some outstanding meals last weekend! Christian and Jenny
Garcia are great cooks! I am so grateful that they will be
feeding us. For those that aren’t fond of “Mexican food”…
theirs was very mild! I was even was daring enough to try
the goat – which was so good!
In July, Christian was
already booked for the 4th only, so our youth will be
feeding us that day! Thank you to Michelle Carson who is
heading up our youth! I was pleased to see the youth meeting
was attended by quite a few family members as well. They are
planning on some great things for our lunch! That night will
be our annual potluck! Please plan to bring something to
share with the group.
The Flag… Please
remember that the monies generated from the flag practices
are very important to the club! While we may have made
enough to sponsor a saddle race, the club itself is still
not on solid financial ground. It saddens me greatly when I
see people come back from a flag practice and not bother to
sign their names. This is your club. Honesty counts! Thank
you to those who remember to have Sue add your flag
practices to your show bill when settling out.
The board has made a
couple new decisions…
Practices – We are
having a problem getting people to the practice pen early.
Sue and Dan are arriving at least an hour before anyone else
gets there. This is very unfair to them. Start time will now
be 8 am. Please remember that the judge arrives for a 1:00
show, so we need to be ready for him or her.
Next year’s dates – We
have had many requests to take our shows off family
holidays. KVC wants me to set our dates now. Pending NCHA
approval the 2016 dates for Ellensburg will be:
May 13-15, 2016
July 1-3 OR 8-10, 2016
(Depending on WCHA) This year is July 3-5, 2015!
Sept 16-18, 2016
This does not exclude
the possibility of our approving other outside shows, nor
does it include NCHA Weekend. These dates are only for the
shows at Bloom.
If you have any thoughts
or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Otherwise, see
you in the cutting pen!
"Each time I ride to the herd, I
strive to beat the rider I was yesterday" Unknown author
THANK YOU TO ALL THE
STALLION OWNERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO OUR STALLION AUCTION.
There are only a few days left!! BID NOW!!!
Cascade Cow Cutters
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. We
still have some stallion available to purchase until
to view the stallions and to purchase!
CLICK HERE FOR OUR
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.
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!