MINNESOTA CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION
Dave Scribner (Chairperson) 651-260-6570 ∙ Dava Scribner (Secretary) 651-845-1270 firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2018 News
The MCHA Year End Awards banquet was held Saturday evening. There was excellent food that was catered, a great live auction, and the presentation of awards. Thank you to everyone that worked to organize the event – Jolynn McDonald, Pam Harrington, and Mary Wilkerson, are just a few that I know helped. Also, thank you to John Elliot for being our auctioneer. And of course, a big thanks to all that donated items or purchased them.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation by Bill Zaharia to Dave Scribner for being inducted in to the MCHA Hall Of Fame. When Dave’s name was submitted for consideration; it was unanimous that he should be in the MCHA Hall of Fame. Dave has worked for over 30 years promoting cutting in this area. He has hardly ever missed a show and is known for helping all day long in the pen. It never matters whether you are his customer or a trainer showing against him; he gives 100% to every competitor.
Our hearts go out to Lois Bishop and family on the death of Dave Bishop on March 3rd. Dave had been battling Parkinson’s disease and multi system atrophy since 2013. Dave and Lois were inducted into the MCHA Hall of Fame almost exactly one year ago at the March Madness cutting. Happy Heavenly trails to you, Dave.
Wishing for spring warmth……
MCHA Fall Festival of Cutting 2017
It was a wonderful celebration of cutting in Winona, MN October 13th – 15th. The cattle were good, the ground was good, it is a beautiful facility; but it was so much more than that….it was a return to just “good ol fun”. There was a VERY competitive egg and spoon class Saturday night following the conclusion of the cutting classes. 29 entries paid a $10.00 entry fee which was donated to the American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge, plus over $1,000 that was raised on a calcutta auction of the 5 egg and spoon finalists. Jim Halligan riding his 20 plus year old turn back mare balanced his egg on the spoon the longest to be declared the Egg and Spoon Champion! There was also a silent auction with many wonderful items that also raised significant funds for the great cause. Barb Halligan organized a delicious “Chili Cook Off” along with brats and other goodies so there was lots of food for everyone to enjoy at the end of the day. Thank you to Pam Herrington and Mary Wilkinson for organizing the American Cancer Society benefit and thanks so much to everyone that contributed in any way.
The show season will have wrapped up by the time you receive this newsletter. Congratulations to everyone on another successful year.
August 2017 News
Almost here!! The MCHA is hosting the Fall Festival of Cutting this year; October 13th – 15th. Although the MCHA approves a large number of shows every year, it seldom produces them. If you can make it; please come and support the show; we hope to make it a really good time. The will be 3 Year Old Open and Non Pro classes each day, as well as the 4 Year Old and 5/6 Year Old classes. Remember, there are still two more years for the Minnesota Breeders Futurity. These classes will run as a class within a class in the open division classes. If you have a 3 year old offspring by one of the following stallions, they are eligible to enter the Breeder’s futurity –
Little Disco Tucker, Howy, Little Lido, Dual Lena San, Fuego Del Corazon, Peptos Blueprint, NRR Cat King Cole, Black Catamount Rey, Instant Starlights, WR Tams Pepy Cat, Smart Badger Lano, Smart Chicaway, Guitar Gun.
We will hold a 4 Year Old Breeders class if there are enough entries.
If you need more information on the Breeders Futurity; contact Mary Jo Lehmann, 715-235-44418.
April 2017 News
The first MCHA cutting has already come and gone– March 10th – 12th at Simons Arena in Cannon Falls, MN. This is always a really fun show. The MCHA Awards Banquet was held Saturday evening at the arena in the hospitality area. There was plenty of food, the live auction, and awards presentation.
For complete details on our shows and the tentative schedule for future shows; go to the www.mncutting.com