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Welcome to the American Cutting Horse Association


The ACHA youth members will be selling raffle tickets during the 2014 "ACHA Championships" in Belton, TX. Ticket prices are $5.00/each or 4 for $20.00. The winning ticket will receive a pair of custom chaps donated by SOMBRERO BRANDS and MARK HOLLAR!!


Click here for the Entry Form
Click here for the Aged Event Entry Form
Click here to view the additional rules for 2014

Membership Drive!! Anyone paying their dues for the 2014 - 2015 point year by September 19, 2014 will be entered in a drawing for a Lifetime Membership. Drawing to be held at the ACHA Awards Banquet on September 19, 2014. Click here for the 2014-2015 Membership Form.

Monday, Sept. 15   Horses may move in  
Tuesday, Sept. 16 8:00 AM Futurity Practice (Ltd to first 60)/Rerun Practice  
12:00 PM Lunch  
6:00 PM BOD Meeting - Oxbow Steakhouse  
Wednesday, Sept. 17 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS  
8:00 AM 3 Yr Old Open - 1st Go Round  
  4 Yr Old Open - 1st Go  
  4 Yr Old Non Pro - 1st Go  
  5/6 Yr Old Open - 1st Go  
  5/6 Yr Old Non Pro - 1st Go  
  Open - 1st Go  
Thursday, Sept. 18 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS  
8:00 AM 3 Yr Old Open - 2nd Go Round  
  3,000 Nov Horse - 1st Go  
  1000 Nov. Rider  - 1st Go  
  20,000 Non Pro - 1st Go  
  15,000 NH/NP - 1st Go  
After Show Never Won a Buckle Class  
6:30PM General Membership Meeting/ Hamb Dinner  
Friday, Sept. 19 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS  
8:00 AM 10,000 Novice - 1st Go  
  2,500 Novice Rider - 1st Go  
  50,000 Non Pro - 1st Go  
  Non Pro - 1st Go  
  1,000 Nov Rider - Finals  
  20,000 Non Pro - Finals  
  15,000NH/NP - Finals  
***TBA Youth Meeting  
6:00 PM Auction & Awards Banquet  
Saturday, Sept. 20 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS  
 8:00 AM Youth Grand Entry  

Sponsors of
Youth Prizes
  Junior Youth  
  Senior Youth  
  10,000 Novice - Finals  
  50,000 Non Pro - Finals  
  McDonalds Youth Shootout  
  3,000 Nov Horse - Finals  
  2,500 Nov Rider - Finals  
  Non Pro - Finals  
  Open - Finals  
ALL Classes >>>>> 40% TO FINALS Minimum 8 / Maximum 15 Plus Ties

$102.00/nite – Please mention you’re with the ACHA Championships.

Rooms must be reserved by Friday, August 29, 2014 to receive this

Rules for McDonald’s Shootout

For the current point year the Top Ten Junior Youth and the Top Ten Senior Youth will each compete in a one go round saddle shootout held at the American Championships. The rider must have shown at least 4 times at 1 affiliate or 8 times at any affiliate in the youth class in order to qualify for the shootout. The rider must compete in the shootout on a horse that he or she has shown at least one time in the youth class to qualify. The high scoring Junior and Senior Youth will each receive a McDonald’s Shootout Saddle.


Friendly reminder to all ACHA members, and rule change notice -

  • Rule 16. of the ACHA Standing Rules and Bylaws states that: ALL members of the ACHA are responsible for determining class eligibility for themselves and all horses they own or
    exhibit as determined by the combined records of all cutting horse associations on the first
    day of the current point year (October 1st).

  • Rule 16F: The Limited Aged Event point year shall be January 1 to December 31, to coincide with the calendar year of the horse's aged event eligibility.

ACHA Mission Statement

In continuance of the American West, and the ranching lifestyle, the American Cutting Horse Association strives to promote cutting horses as a competition sport. The goal of the ACHA is to promote the breeding, training and sport of these great horses in a competitive setting.

By the establishment of rules of conduct for cutting horse contests and the keeping of complete and accurate records of these contests, the ACHA seeks to promote and regulate the showing of cutting horses.

There is a place in the ACHA for contestants and their horses at any level and any goal. ACHA membership consists of people of diverse backgrounds and talents and encourages individuals, families and companies to become involved in the sport of cutting.



Upcoming Events

September 15-20, 2014
American Championship Show
Belton, Texas
October 18 & 19 2014
Am South TX, Brenham, TX
October 25 & 26 2014
American Western Sports CHA
Sulphur Springs, TX

2014 Year End Saddle Sponsors

Derk Harmsen Construction

J Bar Cattle & Horse Ranch
Home of "Cat of Many Colors"

Robert Thigpen, Jr.
Ronney & Alana Coleman
Russell & Cathy McGehee
Brad Buckley, DVM
Anyone interested in Sponsoring Year End Awards - please contact the ACHA office:  979-836-3370 or Lynn Glover: 254-541-3430

2014 Championships Show Sponsors

O & P Construction
Lana Wells

Roger Kaminsky

The Family of Jim Woods
Robert Thigpen, Jr.
P & P Trailer, Salado TX
Rocking Double S Services & RDS Qtr Horses, LLC
BVEH - Salado






P.O. Box 2443
Brenham, Texas
77834 USA

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