Welcome to the AZCHA, NCHA's 2014 Affiliate of the year!
A Letter from the AzCHA Board of Directors to All Members
and Friends – May 2016
We have recently been informed that West World in Scottsdale has been selected to host a third “National” show in May of 2017. The three shows will be in Jackson, Miss., Denver, CO., and Scottsdale, AZ. We don’t have any more details at this time, but will keep you posted as we learn more.
We have successfully completed our first four shows of 2016 and even with the nasty weather and conflict with another big show, we have had 3,338 cuts which is only 25 cuts less than 2015 for the same period. Our just completed Spring Fling/Novice Challenge show was by far the largest April show we have ever had.
Spring Fling/Novice Challenge/Bridleless Cutting
What a great show we just finished. The weather was great, cattle were good and a very good time was had by all. Congratulations to our Novice Challenge Shootout Champion, John Luckas, and Reserve Champion, Julian Mautz. A big thank you to T&K Performance Horses and Ryan Else Cutting Horses for sponsoring the Novice Challenge. Please take a look at our Facebook page and Website for pictures and full results.
The highlight of the weekend was unquestionably the Bridleless Costume Cutting on Saturday night. This turned out to be a huge success for everyone who participated in the cutting pen and for those who watched, cheered, laughed and jeered in the stands. The costumes were crazy good and the riders not only did a fantastic job showing their horses, but also entertaining everyone with their antics. It was clear that everyone was having a great time, including some incredible work by some very talented horses. “We don’t need no stinking bridles!!” We raised $8400 to be donated to the Sunshine Acres Children’s Home and to the Friends of Horseshoe Park. Thanks to Tim Smith for a great job of announcing, to Tom Diaz for doing a questionable job of judging, to Barry and Michelle Barnes for sponsoring the class, to Mike Wood Performance Horses for hosting a very well stocked bar, and to Dawn Chapman for organizing a great evening. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH! You can see pictures from the event on our Facebook page and the website. Start planning your costumes and tuning your horses for next year!
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