Announcing the DAVE SCRIBNER MEMORIAL SADDLE SHOOTOUT
October 9th, 2021 Hinckley, MN

  • Shoot-out to be held during Fall Festival Cutting
  • Must be a current MCHA member to earn credits
  • Limited to Amateurs and Non-Pros
  • Credits will be given at MCHA approved cuttings
  • 1 credit per entry
  • The Shoot-out will have 2 categories
  • Category #1 will include the fo:11owing classes – Non Pro, 50,000 Amateur, 35,000 Non Pro
  • Category #2 will include the following classes -1000 Rider, 2000 Limited Rider, 15,000 Amateur
  • Top 5 credit earners in each of the above-mentioned classes will be eligible for the Shoot-out
  • No Pay-out for the shoot-out
  • Fresh cattle will be used for the shoot-out based on availability
  • There will be a catt1e charge for the shoot-out
  • If an Individual earn.s more than one spot they can choose to ”cut” for each earned spot
  • If an individual chooses not to participate – their spot will not be filled
  • The horse that you show in the shoot-out must have been shown at least 50% of the time in the class you qualified in or be owned by the rider as per Amateur/Non-Pro rules
  • Saddle will be presented to the winner of each category of the shoot-out
  • Awards will be presented to top 30 shoot-out finalists

THE NEW YEAR BEGINS

The first show of the MCHA show season was held March 12th – 14th at the Double F Arena in Hinckley, MN. Thank you to Todd and Stacy Nelson, Steve Sikkink, and JP Bell for all of their hard work to make this cutting possible. The MCHA Awards Banquet and fundraising auction was Saturday evening following the show. The Double F crew had made the room very nice with table clothes and flowers. JP Bell welcomed everyone and announced the new Board member: Leigh Gall, Jeff Pauly, Denny Benson, and Justin Namken. It was announced that Mike Hansen would fill the remainder of Dave Scribner’s term on the Board. Travis Grover gave a nice tribute to Dave Scribner and acknowledged how much we were all missing him. Brody Angstman did a great job as our auctioneer selling the donated items for the MCHA fundraiser. Between Brody’s jumping bean routine and Jack Bells antics; there were a lot of laughs. Thank you to everyone that donated and purchased items. The auction raised $2,640.00 for the club. Also, thank you to Erin Johnson for taking pictures of all of the award winners. Unfortunately, the Champion Buckles and Reserve Champion Spurs did not arrive in time but everyone will get them just as soon as possible. The third place winners received an embroidered halter and lead rope. Congratulations to all the winners. The MCHA is looking forward to a great 2021 show season.

The 2020 MCHA Show Season was a great success. So many fun shows were held with lots of great runs, camaraderie and laughter. Congratulations to the Year End winners. Information on the MCHA Awards Banquet will be posted as soon as it is available along with the 2021 Show Schedule.

2020 MCHA FINAL YEAR END WINNERS

HORSE

RIDER

OWNER

NON PRO

Spoon LaDual
MK CD High Roller
Smartlee As A Cat

Travis Grover
Stacey Johnson
Gerald Brecke

Travis Grover
Stacey Johnson
Gerald Brecke

$50,000 AMATEUR

Spoon LaDual
Smartlee As A Cat
Moms Dual N Badger

Kate Grover
Gerald Brecke
Nancy Burkes

Travis Grover
Gerald Brecke
Nancy Burkes

$35,000 NON PRO

Spin To You
Metallic Jones
Pharrel

Jack Bell
Justin Retterath
Jenna Bell

Jack Bell
Justin Retterath
Jenna Bell

$15,000 AMATEUR

Paw Patrol
Smart Reys Kitty
Cattuccino

Leigh Gall
Kim Karo
Steve Sikkink

Leigh Gall
Kim Karo
Steve Sikkink

$25,000 NOVICE HORSE

My Redemption
Call Me Queen B
A Chic Commander

JP Bell
JP Bell
Bob Janssen

John Kolar
Rian Burkes
Janssen Performance Horses

$25,000 NOVICE NON PRO

CD Sugarbritches
Hickory Sweet T (tie)
Metallics Twister (tie)

Travis Grover
Justin Retterath
Stephanie Shadiow

Travis Grover
William Retterath
Stephanie Shadiow

$5,000 NOVICE HORSE

Paw Patrol
TR Shorty Rey
Her Royal Hiney

JP Bell
Justin Namken
Bob Janssen

Leigh Gall
Kay Fasnacht
Margaret Mehle

$5,000 NOVICE NON PRO

MPQH Reynie Catt
CD Wood
Bet Shesa Smart Cat

Randy Mitchell
Stacey Johnson
Kate Grover

Randy Mitchell
Stacey Johnson
Travis Grover

$2,000 LIMITED RIDER

Casey Cat
Smart Dual Kat
Fed Exx

Nicole Studenberg
Jeff Pauly
Morgan Pliszka

Nicole Studenberg
Jeff Pauly
Kathleen and Morgan Pliszka

YOUTH

Call Me Queen B
Spin To You
Smart Like Pepto Rio

Jenna Bell
Jack Bell
Lilly Loraas

Rian Burkes
Jack Bell
Dawn M Loraas

$1,000 LIMITED RIDER

Miss E Hughes
Metallics Star
MK CD High Roller

Karen Wallace
Kathleen Pliszka
Noah Edwards

Scott Skinkis
Kathleen and Morgan Pliszka
Stacey Johnson

DERBY (4 YEAR OLDS) OPEN

Sweet Sugar Kit
Bet Shesa Smooth
Holly Hot Cat

Bob Janssen
JP Bell
Dave Scribner

Margaret Mehle
Kathleen and Morgan Pliszka
Dave Scribner

DERBY (4 YEAR OLD) NON PRO

Royal Cowboy Wood
Shesa Tom Cat
Bet Shesa Smart Cat

Ann Heimbach
Michael Schreck
Kate Grover

Ann Heimbach
Michael Schreck
Travis Grover

CLASSIC (5/6 YEAR OLD) OPEN

Looking Awesome
Powder Sugar Baby
CD Wood

JP Bell
Bob Janssen
JP Bell

Calvin Kobluk
Margaret Mehle
Jack Bell

CLASSIC (5/6 YEAR OLD) NON PRO

Double The CD
CD Sugarbritches
Pharrel

Stacey Johnson
Kate Grover
Nancy Burkes

Stacey Johnson
Travis Grover
Nancy Burkes

Dear MCHA Members –

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dave Scribner on December 24th, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. There are those who claim to be cowboys, but there are very few who actually live the cowboy way. Dave was a mentor, a friend, and countless other things to so many people. You could tell that Dave loved his chosen life. He had worked so hard for it and had nothing given to him. He was proud of all the work he had done on his property with his own hands. He loved his family. He loved the horses he had dedicated his life to and buying and feeding cattle.

The cutting pen will never be the same without Dave out there helping everyone. We will miss his smile. We will miss the sound of his laugh. We will miss hearing him yell “all the way” when he was helping us in the pen. Thank you Dave for all you did for the MCHA and for everyone that had an interest in cutting or just horses. Our hearts go out to Dava, Michelle, and his beloved granddaughters.
Gone but never forgotten…..Rest in Peace Dave.

Dates   |  LOCATION

MCHA 2021 Show Schedule

March 12 – 14, Hinckley, MN
April 9 – 11 Nevis, MN
May 14 – 16 Nevis, MN
June 18 – 20 Waterloo, IA
June 25 – 27 Nevis, MN
July 30 – Aug. 1 Nevis, MN
August 27 –29 Waterloo, IA
September 17 – 19 TBD
October 8 – 10 Hinckley, MN
October 22 – 24 Nevis, MN

Highlights from 2020

The MCHA Fall Festival of Cutting was held October 9th – 11th in Winona, MN. Unfortunately many people had conflicts arise and the turn out was not as large as we had hoped for. Those that did attend had a lot of fun. The cattle were very good, more sand had been added to the show pen that made the ground really nice. There was a lively calcutta and super competitive Saddle Shootout Saturday night. Morgan Pliszka was the first to go in the $15,000 Amateur, $2,000 Limited Rider, $1,000 Rider division. She had a beautiful run on Fed Ex marking a 75 and setting the bar very high for the rest of the competitors. There were some more great runs marking 74’s and 73’s but no one could top Morgan. In the Non Pro, $50,000 Amateur, $35,000 Non Pro division it was Kate Grover on her always super consistent mare, Spoon LaDual, that bested the group with a 75. A huge thank you to RS Saddlery for their sponsorship towards the saddles. Also, thank you to all the helpers that stayed late to help the saddle shootout entries and who helped throughout the entire weekend. As always, you guys are awesome! A special thanks to JP Bell for working non stop to keep the show running smoothly.

Noah Edwards won the Sylvan Nelson Memorial trophy for the second year in a row. Kay Fasnacht earned her Rookie Buckle. It was just so much fun for so many people; that’s what the cutting is all about.

Jack Bell congratulates Noah Edwards on winning the Sylvan Nelson Memorial trophy.

Kate Grover scored a 75 on Spoon LaDual to bring home the MCHA Shootout Championship saddle this weekend! A huge thanks to this amazing team that helped it all come together, Dave Scribner, Bob Janssen, Justin Namken, and Travis Grover, couldn’t do it without you guys in my corners! Another big thank you to my support system on the other side of the fence! Thanks to the Minnesota Cutting Horse Association and RS Saddlery for sponsoring this beautiful saddle. And thanks to the MCHA for putting on such a great event. We all appreciate the hours of hard work that goes into these shows!

Saddle Shootout qualifiers for the $15,000 Amateur, $2,000 Limited Rider, $1,000 Rider division

JP Bell presents Morgan Pliszka with her saddle for winning the $15,000 Amateur, $2,000 Limited Rider, $1,000 Rider division of the Shootout.

Mary Jo Lehmann gives Kay Fasnacht an MCHA embroidered halter for being a Saddle Shootout qualifier.

Kay Fasnacht proudly displays her Rookie Buckle with Justin Namken and Erin Johnson.

Morgan Pliszka and Kate Grover win Shootout Saddles!

Sponsored by RS Saddlery.

BECOME A MEMBER

Whether you’re a novice rider or have spent a lifetime in a saddle, the Minnesota Cutting Horse Association and its members invite you to join them for the ride of a lifetime, aboard the world’s most athletic equines. From March through October, the MCHA typically holds at least one cutting a month. And now, our parent organization, the National Cutting Horse Association, is offering FREE one- year memberships to qualifying members. Contact the MCHA today for details.

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