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
Our 2015 show schedule
got off to a great start in Castle Rock on February 14-15.
It was great to see everyone. Catch up on what has been
going on in our friends lives, and exchange smiles. Everyone
looks soooo good.
We ended up with 109 on Saturday and 80 entries on
Sunday. The threat of snow sent some home early and it was
good to hear our friends had safe travels.
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