Youth Cutting Clinic Series


3rd youth cutting clinic is in the books and what a success it was!!!
Bob Zirnhelt and Lee Poncelet did a fantastic job with these kids!!

The knowledge they shared, going right back to basics at the first clinics and helping all develop whether it be working their first cow, learning proper position to have their horse on a cow - to working out of a herd, correct ways to quit a cow and timing to kick or sit and wait!


Fine tuning to kick up the level of competitiveness in the show pen was accomplished for a few as well, we look forward to seeing these kids at the next show! 🏆

Was just an amazing 3 clinics and goal of developing some cutters, making some friends and most importantly having a fantastic time ACHIEVED!!

 THANK YOU ALSO to the “seasoned” ICHA members that volunteered their time for these clinics to support the kids with helpful tips and turnback!! Lori Haywood Farmer, Pattie Magrath, Mary Lynn Zirnhelt, Jim Rhodes, Ken Hartley and Laura Connell! Best way to keep the kids engaged is giving them our time!!!

See you all and more next year!

2018 Shows

2018 Completed shows

April 7/8 - Rath Arena, Kamloops.  3555 Tranquille Road (250)376-9443

April 21/22 - Rath Arena, Kamloops.  3555 Tranquille Road (250)376-9443

May 5/6 - Rath Arena, Kamloops.  3555 Tranquille Road (250)376-9443

May 12/13 - Rath Arena, Kamloops.  3555 Tranquille Road (250)376-9443

Looking for some great photos of your horse at the cuttings?

Visit EmJay Photography's facebook page on this link below.  If you see something you like, contact her and she will hook you up!

Presidents Message

Welcome to 2018 Cutting season, looking forward to getting back into the show pen and seeing everyone!. It's always fun to see familiar faces and meet new ones. Hope you are getting your horses ready for the first show which is fast approaching. Be sure to get your entries in which are due the Tuesday before each show. If you have any thoughts, ideas or comments, please don't hesitate to approach me. Have a great, fun and safe season.

Sincerely, Lee Poncelet

Grassroots Cutting at its Finest

Introduction to the ICHA

In 1984 an enthusiastic group of individuals decided to form the Interior Cutting Horse Association.  It was based on the Shasta Cutting Horse Association of California and the priority of the association was for the beginner and novice horse & rider.

Today our goal is to keep the interest and enjoyment in the sport of cutting going with consideration to the economic level at which our members can still participate in this challenging and exhilarating sport.  In addition, we maintain the priority to encourage new membership for beginners, novice horses and novice riders to the sport.  Our classes have been created to provide attainable goals for beginners to advanced members, with the consideration of allowing horse and rider as partners to progress to a more challenging level each year if the so choose.  We also offer youth classes for our family members.

Our shows are usually two day events and our goal is to provide fresh cattle for ALL classes.  The order of classes are drawn each the 1st day and the class order reversed for the 2nd day.  The order of go in each class is drawn each day.  We provide qualified judges for the benefit of our members to receive realistic and fair scores that are accumulated for year end awards.  We are very fortunate to have a good group of turnback and corner help that attend each show.  Our club has a fun bunch of members and social coordinators that always ensure the organization of a pot luck supper or appetizer hour and the end of the Saturday show day.  This event allows the member's time to visit, socialize and get to know each other.

We wish you the best of luck in attaining your goals.

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