The Wyoming Cutting
Horse Association was officially incorporated as a Non-Profit
Organization in 1987 after several horse trainers, ranchers and
cutting enthusiasts around the state decided that Wyoming should
have their own club in affiliation with the National Cutting Horse
Association. Some of the original Board Members included Jack and
Barb Runner of Saratoga, Bill and Marge Page of Torrington, Ed and
Karen Buchanan of Baggs, James Johnson of Casper, Steve James of
Pinedale, Bryon and Bambi Pownall of Gillette and Mickey and Jan
Wagenson of Gillette. In the first few years of the Association,
most cuttings were held outdoors at fairgrounds or on various
ranches. At one of these cuttings, one could usually experience a
variety of weather, from 100 degree heat or snow and almost always
the wind and dust! If the show was a big one, people would cut late
into the night with one, small incandescent light bulb hung over the
cutting pen! Much fun was always had and great friendships formed
from all the good times! Many of the graduates in the youth over the
last five years or so were born at this time and endured all the
weather, barbeques, banquets and long miles! Many others joined
during the first few years and the WCHA evolved into what it is
today and each member is an intricate part of the club. The goal of
the WCHA is the promotion of the sport of cutting and showing
cutting horses in the great state of Wyoming!
THANK YOU TO GENEROUS PEOPLE!
Thank you very much to Glenn Garrett, a Cheyenne architect who has
been recognized many times for his work on the historic buildings in
Cheyenne. Mr. Garrett is committed to preserving the historically
significant architecture throughout Wyoming and has made a generous
donation to the WCHA, an Association whose roots run deep in
Wyoming’s ranching heritage! Also, many thanks to The Wrangler for
donating a ¼ page ad for our silent auction for a free breeding to
Smart Sugar Badger! The ad will run in not one but two issues!
Thanks, Paulette, for your generous support!