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The MCHA would like to encourage anyone with an interest in the thrill of cutting to come and attend an event. Check out the dates and locations for the remaining cuttings below. The MCHA is extremely please to see the large number of beginner cutters that are showing. If you want to try showing a cutter; the Rookie class is a great place to start. Come and join the fun.

Karen Wallace and Hannah Livingston receive their Rookie Buckles from JP Bell and Mike Hansen

Karen Wallace and Hannah Livingston receive their Rookie Buckles from JP Bell and Mike Hansen

Announcing exciting changes to the MCHA FALL FESTIVAL OF CUTTING OCTOBER 9TH – 11TH Winona, MN Featuring $2,500 Added 3 Year Old Futurity 3 Days of Limited Aged Classes with $500 Added in the Open Division and $300 in the Non Pro 3 Full NCHA shows – Reasonable Entry fees and cattle charges SADDLE SHOOTOUT WILL BE HELD AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SHOW ON SATURDAY….DON’T MISS THE CALCUTTA!

Kate Smith receiving her Rookie buckle from J.P. Bell

Dates   |  LOCATION

MCHA 2020 Show Schedule

March 6 – 8 Cannon Falls, MN

April 4 – 5 Nevis, MN

April 24 – 26 Nevis, MN

May 22 – 26 at Strait Rail Ranch in Nevis, MN

June 12 – 14 Winona, MN

June 26th – 28th Summer Slam – Winona, MN

July 18th – 19th North Branch, MN (MCHA produced)

July 31 – Aug 2 Winona, MN

August 15th – 16th Nevis, MN

Sept. 18 – 20, Winona, MN

October 9 – 11, Fall Festival of Cutting (MCHA produced)

October 23 – 25 at Strait Rail Ranch, Nevis, MN

What’s new

It was a blast from the past as cutting returned to the outdoors at the Bluff Country Cutting in Winona, MN. JP Bell and his crew worked extremely hard to get everything set up to show outside. It was a huge amount of work; but the weather cooperated and it was beautiful outside. We did battle a dust problem on Friday but Bob Janssen ran the drag with water constantly trying to keep it under control. By Saturday they was enough water in the base so there was a lot less dust. The Rookies continue their winning ways; there were four more Rookies that earned their buckles. Congratulations to Hannah Livingston, Karen Wallace, Allyson Pauly, and Kathy Pliszka. Thanks again to everyone that helped make this a great show.

Please take note; the September and October cuttings will be held inside at Winona as previously scheduled. The September cutting is featuring the Owatonna Motor Company Futurity and Limited Aged Events along with three full days of NCHA cuttings. The Fall Festival of Cutting, October 9 – 11 will feature the Euphemia CD Futurity, Limited Aged Classes and two NCHA cuttings.

Our hearts go out to Dave Scribner as he continues his fight with cancer. Please keep Dave in your thoughts and prayers for a successful recovery.

Brian Cottrell and Jenna Brantner win 2019 MCHA Saddle Shootout!

Sponsored by Owatonna Motor Company, Owatonna, Minn.


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.