The WCHA board of directors had a
phone conference on Sat. Dec. 8, 2012 and some of discussion was
WCHA financial status and discussion on the Limited Aged event for
2012 and 2013 years. Dick Mulligan, one of our National Directors
discussed the lack of membership and that
WCHA needs approximately 11 more members for 2012. So any
of you married NCHA members for 2012, if you would pay an additional
$30. to NCHA and count your spouse then WCHA would meet the
requirements set by NCHA to keep our National Director for next
year. Dick also said he is the Chairman for the long range committee
with new and exciting things coming to the cutting pen and if he
cannot remain as a National Director he is replaced by a non-Wyoming
Person on that committee and Wyoming does not have a voice. At this
meeting we had 5 that will paying the additional $30. and meeting
the goal of 11 more members needed for the year 2012.
The General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 26,
2013, 9:00 a.m. via phone conference. If any WCHA members has any
concerns or issues, would like to ask any questions, then please
contact any Board Member or Tom Stalcup the President has an open
door policy, so give a call. WCHAs goal is to encourage members and
promote the sport of cutting.
The phone conference telephone information will be posted at a later
WCHA had to submit our application to host Area 4/National Cutting
Horse Days by Nov. 1, 2012. We had to submit for Big Piney, WY as
that is where we had the committment for cattle. Prior to this
deadline set by NCHA, the committee had been working on the
Sheridan, WY area and had a tentative committment for cattle but as
all of you know we are in a drought and grass is short. Sheridan, WY
which would be the most logical and would possibly draw more
entries. With the help of Hayden Heaphy, Doyl Fritz, Cathy Stalcup,
Jim Spell and Cindy we are still looking for cattle for Sheridan,
The Board of Directors for the Wyoming Cutting Horse Association
still maintains a "Positive" attitude and we are looking forward to
the possibilities of the new year.
With all of that being said, I will close this short newsletter.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! to each and everyone of you!!. And wishing you all
Original Letter to members from
National Director, Dick Mulligan: "I
was recently informed that you did not renew your 2012 NCHA
membership. Unfortunately, there has been a general decline of
membership in Wyoming as well as several other areas. The result in
the decline in membership could result in Wyoming losing one (1) of
its two (2) National Director positions in 2013. If Wyoming does not
achieve a significant number of 2012 memberships by December 31,
2012 there will be no election for a Director in Wyoming in 2013..."
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The WCHA needs at least
11 paid members by December 21,
Wyoming Cutting Horse Association
is proud to award the 2012 Rookie of the Year to Dr. Clayton Turner.
Dr. Turner is an established
orthopedic surgeon in Casper Wyoming. He has been practicing in
Casper for 14 years and the 3 years before that in the military.
He began cutting two years ago at the urging of his friends,
Frank Martin and Jamis Johnson. His first experiences were in
the club atmosphere at the CWCC in Thermopolis, with this year
being his very first year competing in NCHA approved events. He
had ridden horses as a younger man but hadn’t swung a leg over
one for about 30 years. He didn’t know anything about cutting
when he began but soon the addiction set in and he won over
$1500 this year. Currently Dr. Turner has 4 horses and would
love to acquire more in the future. He purchased his first 3 yr
old this last year in which his trainer Jamis Johnson showed at
the Wyoming Futurity in Big Piney Wyoming this past year. They
made a little money in the first go-round but were met with a
tough cow in the second.
Clayton’s advice to someone starting out is; 1) Find a trainer
that you can have a good working relationship with 2) Begin with
an open mind and be prepared to take constructive criticism as
this sport is very humbling. In Clayton’s words, “learning
cutting is harder than learning orthopedics”. However, if he
decides on 4th career he said Equine Orthopedics are in the
- submitted by Kristin York
Congratulations from the Wyoming
Cutting Horse Association. Best of luck in all your future endeavors
and we anxiously wait to see what you’re going to accomplish next
year. We also want to thank you for your service to our country.
Anyone that thinks they may be
qualified for the Western National Championships can email Cindy
email@example.com or call 307-320-6512.
friends in WSCHA just finished their Limited Age Event
Kristin York for 3rd place in 50 Amateur/Classic-Challenge
riding TK Spitten Kitten and 1st place finish Derby 50 Amateur
riding Smooth One Time Soon. Good Job Kristin!!! AND THE GIRLS!!!
WCHA 2012 Year End show and Awards Banquet was part of the HJK
Production show on Saturday, August 25, 2012. The awards banquet was
enjoyed by all who attended. The 2013 year started off on Sunday,
August 26, 2012. The standings are posted on
WCHA would like to thank each and every one who came and supported
the Wyoming approved shows.
Click here to view photos of our Limited Age Event.
For purchasing information, please contact:
PO Box 13962
Ogden, UT 84412
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2012 Year End Standings
Wyoming Limited Aged Event and Futurity 2012
I would like to give a
special thanks to Steve James for facilitating the show pens and
practice pens, sand. Carrie James-Whitman for greeting people at the
stalls and getting them into their stalls. The map helped a lot.
Kristen York and Karen True for the truly nice awards. Roxy in the
practice pen from daylight to dark. Lee Ann, secretary for always
being cool and calm and keeping me grounded. The cattle guys. Brian
and Annie Espenshied out back for being right there to get the cows
in and out. And thanks to anyone else I have missed. Some Humor
during the show and some laughs, I was told I had to change some
lingo that I was using and they were wondering if it was "Wyoming
Talk". You cannot say "load the pens" with cattle It confuses a lot
of people. We are having a great time and I am sorry some had to
miss it. Most Important, a special Thank you for all of the entries
and people who have made the trip to come and show at our Futurity.
Thank you. Cindy/Director
Total Added Money
$27,000 LAE - $2,000 NCHA
prorated between Open and NP Divisions
Derby has $6000 added
prorated between Open and NP Divisions
Classic-Challenge has $6000 added
prorated between Open and NP Divisions
On Sept. 15 and 16,
there will be the following NCHA classes:
Open, with $500 added each day
Non Pro, with $500 added each day
$50,000 AM with $400 added each day
Junior and Senior Youth classes each day
The Show Committee worked hard to ensure that the 2012
Futurity and LAE had all the elements of a Wonderful Wyoming
Welcome for all attendees including a Free Barbeque for Contestants
on one of the evenings, sponsored by Silver Spur Ranch, Saratoga,
WESTERN NATIONALS, Reno, NV
- Congratulations to all our Wyoming CHA Members who competed
in Reno. Well Done Y'all!!!
Thank You to Jerry Rankin - I am
always asking for photographs to be sent in and finally a
contribution arrived - it is a picture of Jerry taken by the
official NCHA photographer when Jerry was competing at the Western
Nationals in Reno, NV, earlier in May. Thanks Jerry, Looking Good!
contributions out there??
To view 2011 Year End Results,
click here. The
Wyoming Cutting Horse Association would like to thank everyone who
put on shows this year and everyone who participated in those shows!
We appreciate your support of our Association. We are now organizing
and looking forward to the 2012 show season!
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