Warm Western Welcome!
Western States Cutting Horse Association (WSCHA) was
incorporated in the state of Colorado in August of 1950 with
the purpose to interest horsemen in the breeding
training of their horses for the sport of cutting. And that
is still our purpose today. Please join us at one of our
Western Nationals News
Just a friendly reminder that
the NCHA Western Nationals will be held in Denver, Colorado
this year (April 28- May 9th) The event will be held at the
National Western Stock Show facility. this is a beautiful
facility with lots of room for vendors, two big practice
pens and a stall area connected to the show arena. Easy to
get to, just off Interstate 25 on Interstate 70.
There will be free coffee
and donuts every morning at the practice pen between 5:00 am
and 7:00 am.
Holmes Cutting Horses (Jim and
Linda Holmes) have donated a yearling baby from the great
horse Halreycious to be given away to one the youth
contestants. Every youth walking to the herd will be given
an entry ticket, at the end of the youth events a ticket
will be drawn and that person will win the baby.
There is a ranch rodeo planned,
named in the honor of the late Kenny Paul. Part of the
proceeds from the ranch rodeo will go the Kenny's daughter
Payton. Each affiliate can have one team. Should be a lot of
fun and for a great cause. Great free lunches each day and
three cocktail parties planned with free food and a cash
Everyone will be met upon
arrival by a hospitality person driving a gator to help move
their tack, hay shavings or whatever, they will also receive
a welcome bag of goodies. Plenty of RV hookups right next to
the arena. This should be a great cutting and we are really
trying to make it the largest Western Nationals ever, (2009
was the largest, held in Ogden with slightly over 900). Lots
more giveaways to be announced later, hope to see you all
An Evening of Dancing Horses
at the National Western Stock Show, 2014
Pietrafeso family riding their cutting horses in a fun
Stallion Auction Still Open
There are still Stallion breedings available for purchase at
50% of advertised fee through April 1st.
For Questions about
the stallion auction:
Email or Call Pam Shaeffer
or Melinda Black
Our first show of the year was a
great success. We worked 112 horses on Saturday and 91 on
Castle Rock blessed us with wonderful weather. It
was good to see old friends again and new faces in the
group. Welcome aboard to Laura Miller who will be doing our
put up and take down at the WSCHA
produced shows. She
will be our announcer at the shows too. Welcome Laura.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make out show
run smooth this weekend.
Ron Pietrafesa gave an update on
the Western Nationals. Things are shaping up for an
outstanding show. Denver is going all out to support the
event. Get your entries in to NCHA now!! The additional
attraction will be the Kenny Paul Memorial Ranch rodeo. For
information contact Robin Hayes at 970- 645-9897.
We would like to wish Carlo
Sheppard a speedy recovery after her hip replacement
surgery. We missed seeing you in the video booth at
the show this weekend. Hope to see you back soon.
The new board elected Joel Schulz as
President and Robin Hayes as Vice President for the 2014
season. The WSCHA Secretary is Cheryl Callis. You can
contact Cheryl at
Our 2014 WSCHA directory is out.
Thank you to Erin McGinn. You did a great job.