Youth Cutting Clinic Series

Are you or do you know a youth rider looking to learn the skills of working cattle? Are you a competitive youth cutter that would like to excel to the next level?

 ICHA is proud to be offering a Youth Cutting Clinc Series for riders to learn or become more competitve in the cutting pen.
COMPLETED - #1 - March 24th at Brandt Ranch indoor arena in Pritchard, BC
Instruction by Bob and Mary Lynn Zirnhelt

 #2 - May 26th at Schepp in Coldstream, BC
              Instruction by Lee Poncelet

 #3 - June 16th at Zirnhelt Cutting horses in Cherry Creek, BC
               Instruction by Bob Zirnhelt and Lee Poncelet

Clinics will focus on preparing your horse to work cattle, mechanical cow work, herd work and cattle work for riders/horses that are ready.

Cost is $100/clinic
Youth up to the age of 18 years.
Stabling can be arranged for those in need.
Lunch is provided for participants.
Contact Shery Wurtz by phone or text at (250)851-5137 

Help get the word out by sharing these events with your friends and family, developing young cutters is what will keep this great sport alive!!
We would love to have our members come out and offer the kids some support, give pointers and make them feel welcome!! Turnback, warm up tips, assistance with how and why protective boots are name it these kids would love to learn it!!

2018 Shows


June 9/10 - location TBA

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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