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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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* 2015 American Championship Show Entries due
IN OFFICE, September 1, by 5:00PM.

Tuesday, Sept. 15   Horses may move in
Wednesday, Sept. 16 8:00 AM Futurity Practice (Ltd to first 60)/Rerun Practice
12:00 PM Lunch
7:00 PM Lunch
Thursday, Sept. 17 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS
8:00 AM 3 Yr Old Open - 1st Go
  3 Yr Old Non Pro - 1 Go Only
  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
7:30 PM Hamburger Dinner
8:00 PM General Membership Meeting
Friday, Sept. 18 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS
8:00 AM 3 Yr Old Open - 2nd Go
  AGED EVENT Finals for classes with 32 or more
  3,000 Nov Horse - 1st Go
  1,000 Nov. Rider  - 1st Go
  20,000 Non Pro - 1st Go
  15,000 NH/NP - 1st Go
6:00 PM Awards Banquet
Saturday, Sept. 19 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS

Sponsors of Youth Prizes

8:00 AM 10,000 Novice - 1st Go
  2,500 Novice Rider - 1st Go
  50,000 Non Pro - 1st Go
  Non Pro - 1st Go
  McDonald's Shootout
  20,000 Non Pro - Finals
  15,000NH/NP - Finals
11:30 AM Youth Meeting (Meet @ Announcer Office)
6:30 PM Patriot Cutting
Sunday, Sept. 20 6:30 AM PRACTICE PEN OPENS
 8:00 AM Youth Grand Entry
  Junior Youth
  Senior Youth
  10,000 Novice - Finals
  50,000 Non Pro - Finals
  1000 NR Finals
  3,000 Nov Horse - Finals
  2,500 Nov Rider - Finals
  Non Pro - Finals
  Open - Finals
ALL Weekend Classes >>>>> 40% TO FINALS Minimum 8 / Maximum 15 Plus Ties
Weekend Classes with 8 or less will have a finals


2014-2015 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.


Rules for ACHA Double Judged Events:

  • ACHA double- judged events will be comprised of one show wherein two judges independently score each entry.
  • The purpose of the double- judged show will be to allow contestants to potentially earn monies under multiple judges, scoring separately, on one run.
  • Scores under both judges will be posted and announced after any reviews and after the class is complete.
  • There will be one set of points distributed for ACHA standings as described under Annual Awards in the ACHA rulebook. For point distribution, the scores of each judge will be combined for the purpose of allotting said set of points.
  • Double-judged events will be allowed to charge an additional office charge, as well as an additional entry fee. The latter is to be jackpotted at 100%. No additional cattle charges will be approved. All monies, including added monies, will be split and paid out equally under each judge.
  • Each double judged show will count as one show in accordance with Standing Rules 26A and 26E.
  • As with all ACHA contests, earnings toward year-end awards must be accumulated from events in compliance with Rule 16C of ACHA Standing Rules and Bylaws.
  • A show producer or affiliate will be allowed to hold four one-day double-judged events each year between October 1 and the following September 1.

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.

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!

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

Aug 15 & 16, 2015
Am South TX, Brenham, TX
Aug 21 & 22, 2015
American Western Sports CHA
Sulphur Springs, TX
Hopkins County Regional Civic Center
Aug 23, 2015
Bruce Colclasure Productions
Sulphur Springs, TX
Hopkins County Regional Civic Center

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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