Happy New Year to all. Following is the
information for the 2014 season. Show details and
elections are the first order of business.
April 11, 12, & 13-----3 shows over 3 days. $400
added for Open and Non Pro $300 added for remainder of
added money classes. Also offering a Open/Non-Pro Derby
and an Open/Non Pro 5/6. $600 added for open and $400 to
non pro classes. Must have a minimum of 5 entries per
May 15, 16,
17 & 18----Derby Open/Non pro and 5/6 Open/Non pro.
These classes to run on Thursday and Friday with $1200
added for open and $800 non pro. Must have a minimum of
5 entries per class. Weekend show Saturday and Sunday.
$500 added for Open and Non-Pro. $400 added to the
remainder of added money classes.
June 14 &
15.---- Weekend show with $400 added for Open and Non
Pro. $300 added for remainder of added money classes.
July 10, 11, 12, &13----This is the show that we try
to tie in with the haulers on the way down from the
Mecuria in Calgary. 3 shows over 4 days. $1000 added for
Open and Non-Pro. $500 added to Novice Horse Open
classes and $400 added to Novice Non Pro and 50 Amateur.
Probable pre work on the 10th.
Sept. 26 &
27-----Weekend show with $500 added Open and Non Pro.
$400 added to remainder of added money classes. Also
offering Futurity open and non pro, derby open and non
and 5/6 open and non pro. $1200 added in the open
division and $800 added in non pros. Each class will be
offered twice. Must have a minimum of 5 entries. This is
a Friday/ Saturday show with banquet Saturday evening
and a meeting on Sunday morning before everyone heads
NOTE: 1500 NOVICE
HORSE AND SENIOR CLASS WILL BE $200 ADDED FOR THE
AGAIN OFFERING SENIOR RIDE OFF FOR $500
AT THE FINALS SHOW. CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE SHOWN IN 50%
PLUS ONE OF THE TIMES THIS CLASS IS OFFERED TO BE
ELIGIBLE FOR THIS $500 RIDE OFF.
The consensus of the Board is to offer
several LAE events throughout the year on a smaller,
more affordable level in lieu of a major fall event.
NCHA APPROVALS ARE PENDING AND DETAILS WILL BECOME
AVAILABLE ON THE SITE AS WCHA RECEIVES CONFIRMATION.
Click here to view the January 2013 Meeting Minutes.
Click here to view the May 2012 Meeting Minutes.
to view the April 2012 Meeting Minutes.
January 14, 2012
WCHA Annual Board Meeting
The board meeting was brought to order at 12:15 pm at Grant
County Fairgrounds. Roll call taken.
Minutes from the last Board meeting (9/26/11) were read and
Financial Report was given by Treasurer Brent Mathews. See
attached report. The club’s balance as of November 1 does
not include some outstanding bills and the awards for the
year. We are going into the New Year looking okay thanks to
the Aged Event.
- Saddles- After all the unrest about saddles Brad and
Becky gave reports on some other awards that some
affiliates are using instead of giving saddles. We
always seem to have some unrest about who they should go
to, and we seem to worry about getting them paid for so
it was suggested that we do something different. Becky
brought up having an Open Horse Award. It was her
suggestion that we have it be a Horse who is an
outstanding athlete who has shown in at least ½ our
shows but has also represented WCHA in other shows
whether they be in Western Regionals, LAE in other
states or areas, the National Futurity or other Fort
Worth shows or any place other than our state. It would
be up to the owner or rider to keep track of all the
places they have shown and to submit their application
in the fall before our banquet. A committee of a non
pro, trainer, and Becky will decide who the winner will
be. We will put together an application for approval
from the Board.
There was still discussion on what to do whether to have
saddles or not. hopefully we will someday get to go back
to giving saddles. Jeff suggested that we give $500 and
an award as our all-around awards. He suggested that we
keep the same categorizes that we now have except
eliminating the Open Rider awards. It was approved with
possibly giving nice leather coats to go along with
Michelle moved that we give the cash awards and prizes
to the Non Pro rider, Amateur rider, Novice Horse and
Horse of the Year.
It was seconded and approved.
We will divide the categories as:
Amateurs- 1000 Amateur, 2000 Rider, $15,000 Am., $50,000
Non Pro- Non Pro, $15,000 NP, $5,000 NNP, $35,000 NP
Novice Horse- $10,000 Nov, $15,000 NNP, $3,000 Nov,
$5000NNP, $1500 N
Horse of the Year
Jeff moved to do points for the Amateurs and money won
for the Non Pro and Novice Horse as a trial for this
year. Kenny seconded and approved.
- Awards- It was clarified that the board wants to
continue keeping our awards at 50% plus 1 show. Brad
said that it was in our rules that we can adjust rules
if there is an emergency.
- Entry Fees- See attached sheet that Brad has put
together with $500 added and $400 added. We will try the
first couple shows with $500 in Open and NP and $400 in
other added classes with the exception of $1500 N as
$200 added along with the Senior class.
- Holly Jones- asked if the stalls, shavings and
camping would be the same price as last year. The board
said yes. Thinking of youth can we have youth classes
even if there isn’t enough to make a class? Board said
we could do 2 at the end of a class if the Youth doesn’t
have enough in the class.
- LAE Dates- We have a problem with our dates. The
Fairgrounds have something already booked for the
weekend after our LAE. But we can have it the weekend
before our LAE. So we will have have our Finals show to
start on Sept. 29 and end Sept. 30 with the LAE starting
after the Fresh Practice on Monday October 1.
- LAE Payout- There was no discussion on adding any
more money. There was discussion changing the NP
Futurity added money or looking into a daily add Kenny
suggested that whatever we decide not to pro rate the NP
Futurity as it has always been small and they don’t have
much added because of pro rating.
- Cattle Pen help- We will be finding someone to help
in the cattle pen during NCHA Days and our LAE. Too much
for Jeff and crew to do and to show also. Brad suggested
that we set aside $5 from every run off the flag and ear
mark it for cow help. It was approved.
- New Award- Brad and Cindy will give out a Most
Improved Rider award voted on by the turn back help. The
board “Thanked “them.
- President and VP Nominees- It was moved by Jeff and
seconded by Brent to make Brad Smith the President. No
other nominations for President were announced. Kenny
moved and Jeff seconded to nominee Kay Lynn Pugh as Vice
President. No other nominations were announced.
- Treasurer- Brad announced that Brent needs to resign
as Treasurer because of his new business. The club
“Thanked” him for his year as Treasurer. Carol Knees haw
was appointed as the new Treasurer.
- Club name change- Brad wanted everyone to think
about changing the name of the club to attract more
cutters outside our area to come and cut at our club.
This is something we will think about and discuss
further at a
- Chuck Black- announced that he would like to donate
a handmade saddle to the Senior this year. It will be
given at our banquet. The board “Thanked” Chuck for such
a generous award!
- Entry and Stall Reservation- It was discussed that
everyone wants the stall reservations to be on the entry
form. Sharon will look into this and have them change
the webpage to show this.
- Video charge- Jim and Patty sent a memo stating that
they will be going up to $6 a run.
- Show secretary- Becky asked that the board look into
also giving her a $1 a run raise as she hasn’t had one
in 6 years. Brad tabled this until later.
There will be two Board positions open and they will come
from General Meeting. The General meeting will start in 15
Carol moved and Michelle seconded to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 pm.