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Rookie Of The Year 6/29/15
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Rule 38M:......including a western hat/equestrian riding helmet
Due to an inquiry from contestants with regards to wearing an equestrian riding helmet instead of a western hat, the ACHA BOD voted unanimously to allow riders to wear riding helmets in competition and in the warm up area effective immediately.

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Welcome to the American Cutting Horse Association

Ad deadline for August 15th issue of The American Cutter online publication is August 1st.

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We will be having a class within a class at the American Championship show. All regular weekend classes excluding the youth and the Aged Events. The entry fee will be $100 plus $500 Added in the Open, Non Pro, $50,000 NP, $10,000 Novice Horse, $15,000NH/NP and the $3,000 Novice Horse classes. The Entry Fee for the $20,000NP, $2,500 Novice Rider, and $1,000 Novice Rider Classes will be $50 plus $250 Added . This will be a 100% pay back. You must be in the 2015 top 10 on August 31, 2015 to be eligible for these classes.

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.

Congratulations to
ACHA Youth members Madelynn Rucker, Skyler Woolls, Colton Currie and Spur Luke who qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in cutting to represent Texas on July 12-18, 2015 in Rock Springs, Wyoming!!!! GOOD LUCK YOUTH CUTTERS!!!


A year end saddle has been graciously donated by Mr. Charlie Ashcraft to be awarded to the 2015 Rookie of the Year! Now that’s a lot of incentive to get lots of time in the saddle! And for those of you who qualify for the rookie class but haven’t yet started, it’s not too late, come on out and join the fun. You might find yourself with a new saddle at the end of the year!

Lubrisyn Scholarship due by 12:00am July 1, 2015

LubriSyn HA, proud supporter of the ACHA Youth, is donating 2 youth scholarships in the amounts of $1,000.00 and $1,500.00 to be awarded in July, 2015! The scholarships will be awarded based 50% on an essay as to “The Importance of Fulfilling the ACHA Mission Statement” and 50% on participation in ACHA events. The essay must be in the ACHA office no later than 12:00 am July 1, 2015. For more information, please contact the ACHA office at 979-836-3370

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

July 3,4, & 5, 2015 American Western Sports CHA

Sulphur Springs, TX
Hopkins County Regional Civic Center
July 11 & 12, 2015
Am South TX, Brenham, TX
July 18 & 19, 2015
Bruce Colclasure Productions
Depew, OK

2015 Year End Saddle Sponsors

Ranch Investments Real Estate
Clarence Schulze, Agent
Ronney and Alana Coleman
Derk Harmsen Construction
Citizens State Bank - Corrigan, TX
Cord Of Three
Anyone interested in Sponsoring Year End Awards - please contact the ACHA office:  979-836-3370 or Lynn Glover: 254-541-3430



Roger Kaminsky
Bobby & Lynn Glover
Jackie Mitchell
Gail Matthews
Martha Wilson
Jana Lowe
Chris Fairbanks
Lana Wells
Billy Owens
Derk Harmsen
Mike Crumpler, Sr.
Cord Of Three Enterprises




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