The plans for an exciting 2017 for the MCHA are coming together. Thank you to the MCHA members that ran for the MCHA Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are JP Bell, Gary Hanson, Shelly Holmes, and Ken Gilbertson. The Board members with one year remaining are Mary Jo Lehmann, Dave Scribner, Jennifer Jackson King, and Stacy Johnson.
The first MCHA cutting has already come and gone– March 10th – 12th at Simons Arena in Cannon Falls, MN. Thisis 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
A celebration of life was held for Bob McCutcheon on Saturday, April 29th in River Falls, WI.
Hope to see you all cutting soon!
2016 Saddle Shootout winner, Ryan Julin with Bill Zaharia, Logan Ginkens, and Molly Aitken Julin
Saddle Shootout buckle winners
MCHA 2016 Breeders Futurity
The MCHA Breeders Futurity was held in conjunction with the Fall Festival of Cutting at the Minnesota Equestrian Center in Winona, MN on October 7th & 8th. The total purse was just short of $10,000. There were 7 entries in the 3 Year Old Open and 5 entries in the 3 Year Old Non Pro.
A Chic Commander, sired by Smart Chicaway, ridden by Bob Janssen, Rush City, MN and owned by Jason Reed, Faith, SD was the 3 Year Old Open Futurity Champion. He won both the first and second go rounds with scores of 145 and 147 which gave him the high combined score to claim the championship. They collected a total of $2,320.39.
The Reserve Champion was also sired by Smart Chicaway, Highbrow Hey Zeus, ridden by Bob Jannssen, Rush City, MN and owned by Joanne Yahnke, Belle Plain, MN. He placed a consistent second in both go rounds with scores of 142 and 145. Their winnings totaled $1,629.21.
Placing third in the futurity was Kwichermovin, sired by Peptos Blue Print, and ridden and owned by Brad Vance. They earned $824.48.
The 3 Year Old Non Pro Futurity Champion was Kwichermovin, sired by Peptos Blueprint, and ridden and owned by Brad Vance, Lipan, TX. They received $1,604.62 for the win. The 3 Year Old Non Pro Reserve Champion was A Chic Commander, sired by Smart Chicaway, ridden and owned by Jason Reed, Faith, SD. They picked up checks for $1,063.22. Coming in third was Highbrow Hey Zeus, sired by Smart Chicaway, ridden and owned by Joanne Yahnke, Belle Plain, MN. They earned $943.93.
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Bob Janssen, Joanne Yahnke, and Jason Reed with futurity winners A Chic Commander and Highbrow Hey Zeus.
3 Year Old Non Pro Champion, Brad Vance with Kwichermovin and Kwicherdualin