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 states January news and notes:
Here is hoping
everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
First off a huge congratulations to Tracy Barton, and the
Pietrafeso girls for their performance at the World
Standings show held in Ft Worth in December. We almost
popped the buttons off our shirts we were all so proud of
Our 2015 year will be in full swing before we know it.
Robin Hayes will be at the helm of our club this year. He
will be assisted by Tracy Barton who will serve as Vice
President for the 2015 year. Please welcome Greg Magee, Nate
Miller and Josh Barrett to the board. All of your officers
and board members contact information is listed on our
website at westernstates.com.
Our stallion auction dates are
January 7 - February 7. All information
and subscribed stallions are listed on the
Stallion Auction tab. Thank you
Tracy and Bonnie for putting that together.
Erin McGinn is busy putting together our directory this
year. She is accepting new and returning ads. If you know of
someone who would be interested in purchasing a space in the
directory, contact Erin at
Our first show of the year will be held at the Douglas
County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, Co. February 14-15. Best
of all that is a great heated facility.
You must show in at least half or all WSCHA produced and
affiliate sanctioned show/classes and be a member to qualify
for year-and awards. The 2014 October 5th show produced by
WSCHA in Loveland and the 2014 October 25-26 show held in
Garden City will count for 2015 standings. Let the races
begin and good luck to everyone!!
Non ProDerby reserve/ President Robin Hays & Robert
Borick at our fall LAE held in Loveland Co October
Champ NP derby Robin Hays & Rick Croft
NP Classic champ Bill Lacy & Robin Hays
What a great bunch of kids we had at the WSCHA show
in Loveland October 4-5. On their own they decided
to PINK out for October breast cancer awareness!! We
are so proud of our kids
Western Nationals Wrap Up
The curtain has fallen on a very successful 2013 Western
Nationals at the National Western in Denver and Western
States Cutting Horse Association can and should be very
PROUD of their role in the sponsorship, show management and
competition. Many members had a great show and WSCHA was
well represented in ALL the Finals. We had Champions - Pam
Shaeffer, Non Pro - Reserve Champion- Kristin York, 15,000 -
Nov/Non Pro - Reserve Champion - Gianna Pietrafeso, 2000
Limit Rider and multiple Top Ten Buckle Winners.
Congratulations to All !!!!!!
Many thanks to Ron Pietrafeso who spearheaded bringing
the event to Denver and the many fine members who supported
the effort with time and financial support. It would NOT
have happened without all of you. Robin Hayes led the
organizing and Cheryl Callis and Sophie Feger helped with
the operation of a very well received Ranch Rodeo which
provided fun for participants and spectators alike. Overall,
the Denver Western Nationals was a huge success !!!! Thanks
again to all !!
An Evening of Dancing Horses
at the National Western Stock Show, 2014
Pietrafeso family riding their cutting horses in a fun