Dave Scribner (Chairperson) 651-260-6570 ∙ Dava Scribner (Secretary) 651-845-1270 secretary@mncutting.com

Hello Cutters,
The Fall Festival of Cutting and MCHA Breeder's Futurity/Derby was a great success. It was held October 12th-14th in Winona, MN at the Minnesota Equestrian Center. It is such a wonderful facility to have a cutting. Thank you to everyone that came and supported the MCHA show.

It was the final year for the long standing MCHA Breeders Incentive Program. The MCHA appreciates the many stallion and mare owners that contributed to the program for many years. The 3 Year Old Open Champion was Major League Cat ridden by Bob Janssen and owned by Ann Heimbach. They earned $2,232.46. Ann Heimbach rode her horse to the win the 3 Year Old Non Pro Futurity and collected $2,506.14. Major League Cat was sired by Kit Kat Sugar and was eligible from a mare enrollment. He was bred and raised by Janssen Performance Horses. The Champion of the 4 Year Old Open Breeders was Wileys Lil Redhead, sired by Wiley Cat and owned by Gary Henderson and ridden by Carlos Pacheco. They won $978.20. Tom Holmes won the 4 Year Old Breeders Non Pro Derby riding Rey Zooms, sired by WR Tams Peppy Cat earning $722.70. Congratulations to everyone.

The Bob McCutcheon Memorial Challenge Series was a big hit. The embroidered sheets were awarded based on the cumulative score from the three days. It was really neat that several of the people that won the sheets had learned to cut from Bob. The winners were as follows -
Non Pro : Mary Jo Lehmann riding Euphemia CD
$50,000 Amateur : Jerry Brecke riding Sams Cats Merada
Youth : Jack Bell riding Spin To You
$25,000 Novice Horse : owned by Daniel Burkes, ridden by JP Bell
$25,000 Novice Non Pro : PC Im The One ridden and owned by Pat Collins
$5,000 Novice Horse : My Redemption, owned by John Kolar, ridden by JP Bell
$5,000 Novice Non Pro : Play N Dirty, ridden and owned by Michael Schreck
$35,000 Non Pro : Bill Zaharia riding Chucks Little Pepto
$15,000 Amateur : Stephanie Schadlow riding Rooten N Scooten
$2,000 Limited Rider : Justin Namken riding Im Shorty Nuff
$1,000 Rider (tie) : Jenna Brantner riding Euphemia CD
$1,000 Rider (tie) : Tammy Schwert riding Spoonfuls Lil Cat

The MCHA would like to thank the McCutcheon family for donating the embroidered sheets in Bob's memory.

The Sylvan Nelson $1,000 Limit Rider traveling trophy was also awarded at this show. When the scores from the three days were tallied; it was a tie. Jenna Brantner riding Euphemia CD and Tammy Schwert riding Spoonfuls Lil Cat were more than happy to be Co-Champions. Jenna Brantner also received her Rookie buckle!

It is that time of year again to start thinking about if you have any interest in running for the MCHA Board of Directors. The MCHA made strides this year in adding some events for all levels of cutters. It is the MCHA's goal to continue that trend in 2019. If you would like to run for the Board, please contact Dave Scribner at 651-260-6570. New people and new ideas are good for the growth of the association.
Once again thank you to everyone that helped the MCHA in anyway throughout the year.

Enjoy the rest of the fall,

Mary Jo

Tom Holmes receives his award for winning the 4 Year Old Non Pro Derby Wileys Lil Redhead, owned by Gary Henderson, won the 4 Year Old Open, ridden by Carlos Pacheco Jerry Brecke and Mary Jo Lehmann were very excited to win sheets in honor of Bob McCutcheon. They both learned to cut from Bob.
  Jenna Brantner receives her rookie buckle from Mike and Mary Jo Lehmann Tammy Schwert riding Spoonfuls Lil Cat and Jenna Brantner riding Euphemia CD were Co-Champions for the Sylvan Nelson Traveling Trophy
MCHA President Dave Scribner awards Patrick Collins his Championship sheet Bill Zaharia proudly displays his sheet JP Bell and John Kolar were thrilled to win one of the sheets,



March 2018 News

Hello Cutters,
The March Madness cuttings that were held March 9th – 11th in Cannon Falls, MN were a big success. Thank you to 57 Ranches for all of the hard work they did to put on these cuttings; from all of the setup, to hauling in ground, and securing cattle, there is so much that goes in to having a successful show.

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……
Mary Jo Lehmann

Dave Scribner presenting Shelly Holmes her $35,000 Non Pro Champion buckle Bill Zaharia receives his $15,000 Amateur Champion buckle from Dave Scribner Dave Scribner shows off his Hall of Fame induction awards
Jack and Jenna Bell were thrilled to receive their Junior Youth awards Ann Heimbach accepts her Reserve Champion buckle for the $15,000 Amateur Stacey Johnson was the Champion of both the Non Pro and $25,000 Novice Horse Non Pro
JP Bell and Nancy Burkes pose with some of the many awards they won Shane Lokken receives his Reserve Champion buckle for the $2,000 Limit Rider