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
NEWS & NOTES
VOTE VOTE VOTE
Paper ballots have been mailed out to
every current member of the National Cutting Horse Assn.
Lewis Wray and Jerry Lewie are the candidates for Vice
President. Their bios can be found on the NCHA website and
in the issue of the May Cutting Horse Chatter. This is your
organization. Be active and vote.
The 2016 Western Nationals will be held in Denver, Colorado.
We need to all work to make this the best ever. The Denver
location drew entries from 23 states proving that Denver is
a central location for NCHA members in the western part of
the United States. Riding to the herd at any affiliate show
in 2015 meets the necessary qualifications to enter either
the 2016 Eastern or Western National Championship shows.
CUTTING AT THE 2016 DENVER NATIONAL STOCK SHOW
Western States CHA in conjunction with the Denver National
Stock Show held in January will be hosting an NCHA cutting.
There will be $35K added money in the Open, Non-Pro and 50K
Amateur classes respectively. Details about exact dates and
other classes offered to come soon.
Congratulations to Nathan Lacy & Sleeper
Cat for winning the Limit Non-Pro at the Ft Worth Derby this
past weekend. They racked up a whopping $11,151. Our hats
off to Kenny Platt & Sleeper Cat owned by Bob Tregemba, and
Fancy Hughes owned by Reed McClymont for making the semi-
finals. We are really proud of you.
April 18-19 show
Our show at Castle Rock this past
weekend was great. We ended up with 150 entries after
wondering if the weather would scare most off. Thank you
everyone who braved the weather to support Western States
CHA. Our results and standings are listed in separate tabs
on this website
Beginning in 2015: To be eligible for
year-end awards you must be a WSCHA member. You must attend
50% of all WSCHA produced and approved class/ shows.
(October 4-5, 2014 at Loveland & October 25-26 at Garden
City are included in the 2015 standings)
The western States Stallion auction has come to a
close. Checkout the stallions and winning bids on our
website westernstatescha.com. The get of the nominated
stallions will be eligible for additional stakes money in
the 4 Yr. old class at the fall LAE held October 5-8 in
Loveland Colorado. However you can still purchase a breeding
until May1, so don't be left out.
Thanks for all the prayers, Nikki’s
mother is doing much better. Adrienne’s mother is making
progress, but needs prayers too. Chuck Farmer is still
having some joint replacement complications, but is on the
Thank you Ron:
Thanks Ron for the donation of the
electric eye. Six cutters, a blonde secretary and a couple
dogs could not get it hooked up for our February show, but
we got it now!! It will be up and running at Loveland.
Did you know??
Our very own Nicole is the NYCHA
secretary. We are proud you have chosen to be active at the
See you at our next show…
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