|Kay Lynn Pugh
and Cat With A Hat, High money winning nonpro
and BNL Lucky Duck, High money winning amateur
Chilly, High money winning novice horse (with
his amateur owner Michelle Barnes)
Chilly, High money winning novice horse (with
pro rider and trainer Kenny Pugh)
|Patty La Cat,
WCHA horse of the year (owned by Jim and Luana
Wrigleworth and shown by Josh Sleeman).
We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to
Susan Walker for her tireless work behind the scenes to
make our show season a success. She garnered
sponsorships, took photos, produced dinners and silent
auctions. Thank you, Susan, we appreciate you!
Our northwest contingency at the World
Finals did us proud! Here are the final standings:
Ho Chi Minnie and Josh Sleeman, 15th
in the Open;
Smooth As A Lady and Sarah Sherman,
11th in the $5,000 Novice Horse Nonpro;
Cat With A Hat and Kay Lynn
Stevens-Pugh, 8th in the $15,000 Novice Horse Nonpro;
Alexa Dahl, Reserve World Champion,
Congratulations to all on a great finish
For all results, see
FOR A SUCCESSFUL YEAR!!!
WCHA strives to produce
high quality shows with good ground, cattle, and
facilities. In 2012, WCHA paid out $171,974.99
at our weekend shows, and $76,189.13 at the WCHA/OCHA
Limited Age Event. We paid out a grand total of
$248,164.12 in 2012!
Thank you to
everyone who made 2012 a year to remember! 2012
year end results and LAE results are posted. Please contact a board member if you have
any ideas or suggestions for next year.
CLICK HERE to view the year end award
CLICK HERE to view the LAE/Finals show
CONGRATULATIONS TO RALEY MAE RADOMSKE, INDUCTED
INTO THE NATIONAL YOUTH CUTTING HORSE HALL OF FAME!
Raley Mae, her parents and grandparents recently
returned from the 2012 National Youth Cutting Horse
Association's convention in Ft. Worth, Texas where
she was inducted into the National Youth Hall of
here to read the commentary that was written by
the NCHA and read during the induction ceremony.
SPOTLIGHT: Vicky Poole
Poole, long time WCHA member, just began a new venture. She
recently purchased The Silver Shop, a traveling tack
trailer, from Kim Kelly. Vicki calls her business VP Tack
and Supply. Click here to
The following restaurants have generously
donated gift certificates for dinners to the WCHA. Each
weekend names are drawn to receive a dinner.
The Porterhouse Steakhouse
Michaels on the Lake
Pop’ In and Out Drive-In
Congratulations to Loraine Varriano who won the dinner to
Michael's on the Lake and new member, John Partridge,
who won the gift certificate to The Porterhouse
Steakhouse. Welcome, John, to the WCHA! The
Porterhouse Steakhouse also provided a dinner to our
Big Sky Aged Event show
Congratulations to Kenny Pugh, Big Sky Aged Event Futurity
Champion on Wild Wanda 409, owned by Barry Barnes. Kenny is
also the BSAE Classic Challenge Champion on Cats Chilly
Chilly, owned by Michelle Barnes. Kenny made it to the
Classic Challenge finals on Smart Spooky Cat, owned by the
family of Bill Benson.
Josh Sleeman made it to the Futurity finals on Scratchin
Cat, owned by Roxy Kinnaman, and on Hydrive Deesel, owned by
Jim and Luana Wriglesworth. Josh also made the Derby finals
on Clutch Light, owned by Cody Erwin.
In Nonpro results, Alexa Dahl made the Pro-Am finals on Rita
Wood and Jenifer Whisler made the 5-6 nonpro finals on TR
De Leigh, Reserve Champion Nonpro Classic Challenge on Busy
Bob Hulden, Nonpro Classic Challenge finalist on Cowboys
Way to go, Washington cutters!
The Taylor Bridge Fire Animal Rescue fund has been created
to help the victims of the fires in Ellensburg, to which
WCHA has made a contribution. Here are the contacts if you
would like to help:
Taylor Bridge Fire Animal Rescue fund
Kittitas Valley Chamber of Commerce
609 N. Main St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Ellensburg Red Cross 509-925-5866; Or you can make a $10
donation via your cell phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
The charge will be added to your next phone bill.
AUCTION TOPS $2000 +
Thank You Thank You Thank You
The high selling items were a metal art piece created and
donated by Candy Wagner and three cow prints donated by
Linda Freed. If you would like to order another cow print
talk to Linda.
This money will go to purchasing WCHA yearend awards.
CM Blum Photography
A big thank you to C.M. Blum photography for the great
photos of NCHA Days! Please visit their site to order your
NCHA & AQHA
Cutting Horse Association would like to thank the NCHA and
the AQHA for their donations to NCHA Days. NCHA donated two
$250 scholarships to the Youth. Jesse Stratton won the Sr.
Youth class riding Telesis War Leo. Haylee Sleeman, riding
TR Smart Rey, won the Junior Youth Scholarship and the AQHA
youth trophy. NCHA sponsor Dennis Moreland, donated two
bridles. Randy Brooks and Sonya Leanos were the lucky names
drawn to win these! Tony Dunlop was the winner of the trophy
for the 2000 Limit Rider Class. This trophy was also donated
by the NCHA. Purina Feed, a NCHA sponsor donated
certificates for bags of feed. The certificates were given
to the turnback help. They were much appreciated as there
were 460 rides!
AQHA donated $3000 and trophies for the AQHA classes.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE WINNERS!
Congratulations to Show one’s Open Derby Champion Diehl
Hiner riding LCR Cash and Carry, and NonPro Derby Champion
Carolyn Edson who rode Radger Dadger Badger. These winners
both received a Grand Meadows gift tote. Grand Meadows is
the maker of quality supplements. Thank you Grand Meadows.
Grand Meadows Supplements sponsored two classes at our
May show! Victor Dickson, riding Little Miss Cougar won the
Non Pro class and Holly Jones and BNL Lucky Duck won the
50,000 Amateur class. CONGRATULATIONS these fine riders and
horses! They each received a gift tote from Grand Meadows.
Sat June 2nd in the Ardell building, Top Gun Concessions is
offering an all-you-can-eat BBQ Pig Dinner with several
kinds salads-dinner rolls w/butter is being offered for only
Tickets are limited. First 150 cutters and guests that
purchase tickets will be entered in a drawing for a show
headstall. Purchase tickets early at the Ardell concession
Good luck to all.
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Grand Meadows, known for its quality
supplements, is sponsoring two classes at each weekend show.
Kay Lynn Pugh, riding Cat With A Hat, won the 15,000
Nov. NP. Michelle Havens Barnes, riding Cats Chilly Chilly,
won the 5,000 Nov. NP. They each received a gift tote. Thank
you Grand Meadows!
Washington State Riders bring home $31,000 + from the
Western Nationals !
Josh Sleeman - Res. Champion Open on
Patti La Cat, owned by Jim and Luana Wriglesworth
Res. Champion 3000 Novice horse on Ho Chi Minnie owned
by Duane Bruner
Holly Jones - Champion 35,000 NP on BNL
Finalist 15,000 NP
Haylee Sleeman - Co-Champion Junior
Youth on TR Smart Rey, owned by Jenifer Whisler
Emma Lanning - Res.Champion Junior Youth
Ruby Mineer - Res. Champion Senior Youth
Alexa Dahl - 5th place, $2000 limit
Alexa Dahl * Peter Spadoni * Harland Radomske
Jody Radomske * Robert Tower * Mike Walker
Lindee Curtis * Tamara Garcia * Emma Lanning *
Idaho Spring LAE and Weekend Show!
We are proud of
Josh Sleeman, Kenny Pugh, Diehl Hiner
And their NonPros
For the many
CHAMPIONSHIPS and RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIPS
CLASS Wins and Checks!
To see who won what go to:
Congratulations to Jody Radomske on her tie for 3rd place in
the $5000 novice horse/nonpro at the Eastern
condolences go out to one of our members, Lori Wigley, who
lost her horse "Lil Red" to colic last night. We are so
sorry for your loss.
Happy Birthday Chuck Black!
Chuck Black celebrating his 80th Birthday,
Accepting the buckle Sept 30th for his WIN
March 26th in the “Specialty” Class!
on image to view the photo gallery
Meet & Greet
Equi-Cam and the Women of WCHA
Thank you Patti for such a wonderful party!
Highlights from the 2011 Season:
RAFFLE – WCHA raffled off a
wheelbarrow made by Mullers Carts of Maine, bags of feed
from King Feed of Graham, and a pitchfork from Webster Road
Feed of Eatonville.
Congratulations to the winner, Billie Havens, mother of
Michelle Havens! Watch out Billie, Michelle has her eye on
SILENT AUCTIONS – Thank you
to the many companies who donated products. Also we are very
grateful to the members who donated and/or purchased items.
TOM HOLT donated a scrolling banner on Tom’s Tidbits.
Congratulations to Harland and Jody Radomske for the winning
Because of your generosity we made $500 + dollars on the
RAFFLE and an additional $2200 + dollars in the Silent
JULY CIRCUIT AWARDS – Roxy
Kinnaman of Kiperts Feed and Trailer Sales donated a bag for
each class winner.
SPECIALTY CLASS FOR SENIORS –
New to the schedule was the class for those over 55. The
winner received a buckle, money and a chance to compete at
the Finals Show. Congratulations to Cecil Sturrmans, the
Finals winner. Also, congratulations to Carolyn Boone who
purchased him in the Calcutta!
DRAWINGS FOR DINNERS – Thank
you to Domino’s Pizza, Porterhouse Steakhouse, Sporty’s
Steakhouse, Pop’s In & Out Drive In, and the Bar-B-Q Depot
for their donations.
MEET AND GREET – The ladies
of WCHA donated a bottle of wine and hors d’oeuvre which
were served during the LAE. It was well received with about
ninety people attending.
CORONA AND PIZZA PRACTICES –
These practices were a lot of fun and gave trainers an
opportunity to school their young horses before the LAE
CANNED FOOD DRIVE – All food
collected at the Finals Show was donated to the Moses Lake
What a great year for WCHA!
Thank you Roxy Kinnaman!!!
For your donation for our July Circuit Awards!
July Circuit Winners:
$10,000 Novice Horse
- " Ichi Mama"- owned by Robert
Tower- ridden by Josh Sleeman
- "Cat With A Hat" owned and ridden by Kay
Lynn Stevens Pugh
- "Dual Smart Kit" owned by Megan Hunsaker-
ridden by Keny Pugh Jr.
- "This Isa Stray Cat" owned and ridden by
- "Patty La Cat" owned by Jim and Luana
Wrigglesworth- ridden by Josh Sleeman
- "Cat With A Hat" owned and ridden by Kay Lynn
- "Cats Chilly Chilly" owned and ridden
by Michelle Havens
- "Our Little Travalena" owned and ridden
by Debra Fisher
- "Dual Lena Bars"- owned by Roxy Kinnaman-
ridden by Josh Sleeman
- "Some Kinda Ichi"- owned and ridden by
- "BNL Mia Mable"- owned and ridden by Holly
- "Golden Pretty Patti" owned and ridden by
$2000 Limit Rider
- "BNL Double Duck" owned and ridden by
As all of you are aware the recent EHV1 outbreak
has cancelled all NCHA shows thru June 6th.
While the NCHA has as given the “green light”
for shows to start back up, they do so with
precautionary recommendations for show
producers/managers for the next couple of weeks.
For the up to date information please go to
WCHA will continue to monitor the situation and
make a final determination on how to handle
these recommendations prior to entry deadlines.
Grant County Fairgrounds have taken proactive
steps in addressing the seriousness of this
issue. The grounds have been sprayed and the
fairgrounds did not have any horse shows until
June 11th. Our goal is to keep our members and
horses safe. Please continue to visit the WCHA
website for show information and updates.
Click on flyer to view
Thank you Brian Jones for the pictures you took at the April
We need someone to be our official photographer! Do you have
a camera, a spouse/friend that comes to the shows with time
on their hands? Then we have the job for you/them! You don’t
need a fancy fast camera, just one that can take Candid
shots. If you are interested please contact Sharon.
WCHA is having a silent auction at
our June Show!
Donated items are welcome.
All funds earned from this auction will go directly to WCHA.
WCHA Logo Jackets for Sale!
Port Authority Soft Shell
jackets with WCHA Logo. Will be on display at the shows!
Congratulations to the
Kaylynn Pugh and Barry Barnes won 2 dinners
each to “Poterhouse Steakhouse” of Moses Lake
Big win for Minnie
Josh Sleeman marked 221 on Ho Chi Minnie to win the
$3,000 Novice finals at the 2010 NCHA Western National
Championships, presented by 6666 Ranch last night at the
Golden Spike Arena in Ogden, Utah.
Ho Chi Minnie is a 5-year-old mare by
Cat Ichi out of Haida Ho, bred by Double Dove Ranch, and
owned by Duane Bruner of Castle Rock, Washington. Haida Ho
also produced Haidas CD, a
CD Olena gelding that has earned more than $120,000, and
four other NCHA money earners.
Ho Chi Minnie also had the top go-round score of 219. Her
career earnings will go over the $20,000 mark with her
Western Nationals win. She has previously been an Open
finalist at the Idaho Futurity, Pacific Coast Derby and Fort
Klamath Ranch Festival.
Linda Bailey -211- Clarks Dual Pep
Noel Kleinhaus -208- Starlights Fancy
Michelle Havens -196- Cats Chilly Chilly
Jeanne McGinnis -188- WSR Lets Dual it Out
Jack Holt -199- Smart Crackin Taz
Holly Jones -190- BNL Lucky Duck
Mike Walker -180- Lite Somebodys Star
Jack Holt -216- Smart Crackin Taz
Michelle Havens -207- Cats Chilly Chilly
Jack Holt -209- Smarts Crackin Taz
Deanna Leigh -205- NQH Shes My Style
Shawna Garcia - 206 - on BNL Iron Will
Carolyn Brown - 200 - on Bucks Little Orphan
Alexa Dahl - 193 - on Woody Jazz
Linda Freed - 193 - on BNL Bo Taz
Ho Chi Minnie - 214 - with Josh Sleeman owned by Duane
Shannon Needell - 203 - on Way to Play 2000
Linda Bailey - 193 on PCR Clarks Dual Pep
3rd place Madeline Schott
Alexa Dahl - 186
Tamara Garcia - 186
CHAMPION Josh Sleeman on Ho Chi Minnie -
221 - owned by Duane Bruner
Josh Sleeman and Patty La Cat -219 - owned by Jim and Luana
Wrigglesworth with a 219
Diehl Hiner and Keep Lookin This Way -212 – owned by Ron
Diehl Hiner and Cowboy Onstar -203- owned by Bob and Ann
Diehl Hiner and MH Santas Million -214-owned by Gene and
17th Josh Sleeman and Starlights Fancy - 212- owned by Noel
To WCHA Members;
It is time to start thinking about the coming show season.
We have been working on Fund Raising ideas. We decided to
contact you early so you would be able to plan ahead.
WCHA will have two auctions this year. The first one will be
a silent auction held at NCHA Days, the first weekend in
June. Last year this was a successful money raiser due to
the member’s generous donations. This year NCHA Days will be
held at Madras, Oregon and hosted by OCHA.
The second auction will be held at the yearend Finals show
and banquet held at the Moses Lake Fairgrounds. We will have
a silent and live auction.
Our hope is that with this advanced notice you might think
of businesses that may be willing to donate something for
Another idea we need help with is making a basket of
Washington wines that would be placed in one of the silent
auctions. What we are asking is if you could ask your local
winery or wineries to donate one Washington wine. You would
take their brochures so WCHA can promote their wines. We
have baskets. We just need to fill them.
Use the attached form so WCHA can promote their business.
Carol Kneeshaw 360 832 3328
Susan Walker 360 894 2173
Cindy Smith is the Sponsorship Committee Chairperson if you
know of someone willing to be a Sponsor.
Super Senior Class.
Open to anyone over 55 years old! Any Rider, Any Horse! $200.00 added
money offered Saturday only. Fresh cattle.
Each winner will receive a buckle this is not an elimination win! You can
ride as many shows and win as many times as you want.
Each winner will advance to the ride off at the Finals show. In the event
that someone wins twice or more then the 2nd place winner
from that show will also advance
We will have a ride off at the finals show in October. With
$500.00 added winner take all!