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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 and training of their horses for the sport of cutting. And that is still our purpose today. Please join us at one of our events soon.


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.

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.

Derby Update:
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

2015 WSCHA Class Standings
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.

Health issues:
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 mend.

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 national level.
See you at our next show…


Non ProDerby reserve/ President Robin Hays & Robert Borick at our fall LAE held in Loveland Co October 6-9 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


NCHA 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
Enjoy the Pietrafeso family riding their cutting horses in a fun exhibition!



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