April 6th/7th 10:00 am start

April 20th/21st 10:00 am start

May 4th/5th start time 10:00 am

May 11th/12th Cut For the Cause Show - start time 10:00

Saturday only, May 25th start time 10:00 am,

Watch for possible upcoming show dates

A VERY FUN and SUCCESSFUL Susan Stewart Memorial Clinic occurred on May Long Weekend at Zirnhelt Cutting Horses.  Instructors Bob Zirnhelt and Lee Poncelet DONATED their time to the 27th Annual Clinic. Full house again and everyone 'rode' away learning so much.  Thank you to Ken and June Hartley for putting this clinic on in conjunction with the British Columbia Cutting Horse Association in memory of your daughter Susan.  You have provided an experience to so many that has started them off in the cutting world or furthered their cutting goals!  Thank you to all instructors over the years that have donated their time for the sake of this Scholarship fund and providing an affordable experience for so many.  Bob and Mary Lynn Zirnhelt have hosted all 27 of these clinics - there is no 2 people more dedicated to the sport of cutting and to providing people opportunities to learn.  Thank you!

Welcome 2019 Cutters!!

Our cutting season is fast approaching, I hope that you are able to start legging up your horses for the first show at Rath arena on April 6 and 7th.

We are looking forward to trying out the new ground,  seeing old faces and hopefully new ones. We welcome new members to come and join in no matter your experience.

See you in the cutting pen.

Lee Poncelet, President.


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.

2019 Sponsors

  • Dr. David & Rebecca Ciriani 
  • Probyn Motors Inc.
  • Paton & Martin Veterinary Services Ltd. & Grindrod Feed Store  
  • Vision Quest Advisors  
  • Zappone Aggregate Processors  
  • Armstrong Vet Clinic & Stefan Schwieger 
  • Ed Hurd 
  • RV Doctor - AJ Rosseel
  • Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic 
  • Troy Fischer Silverworks 
  • Dr. Dale and Marilyn Henry
  • Lynne Lucas

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