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When American cowboys of the 1800’s ran cattle together on open ranges, they gathered each year to separate their herds from their neighbors. This is what we call “Cutting”. Naturally, when you bring a group of people working together it turns into a competition, and equine competitions are some of the best. The Cutting and Rodeo heritages run strong and deep, and have for centuries. In the 1800’s they were also a grand social events, some say the original networking events, and nothing from that has changed much today. The ranchers gathered, there was a competition and the families shared their stories and wares from the last gathering. They revealed crafts, sold wares, exchanged recipes, but most of all, they shared laughter. They worked side by side to teach and guide their children and developed a strong community. From this we have seen many “Legends” in the equine industries that give us inspiration to keep these sports going.

Our goal is to illustrate the positive value of what equine sports has done for the history of America. By actions we wish to demonstrate the legendary proceedings of the men and women, unafraid of hard work, who founded the west and the lifestyle that gave them the courage it took to endure its hardships and lead them to a better life.

May 20, 2012
Las Vegas Horse Expo

On May 25th, 2012 Gold Buckle Champion is excited to welcome 2,000 Clark County Elementary Students to an amazing field trip, at Horseman’s Park during the Las Vegas Horse Expo located at 5800 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas

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May 12, 2012
Las Vegas Friendly Ford's Helldordo Days

Come down and tell Friendly Ford how much you appreciate their support of our western heritage.

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March 14, 2012
Dr. Matt Woodington - Clinic March 24, 2012

Dr. Matt Woodington - Woodington Veterinary Lecture at the Idaho Horse Park: On Saturday March 24th we will be discussing conditions such as EHV-1 and 4 (herpes/rhino) and how they have impacted the horse industry. Prevention, diagnostics and treatment along with biosecurity precautions the average horse owner can use to protect their animals. Other wellness […]

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March 13, 2012
10 Ways to Help Your Horse Past Colic

Ways to Help Your Horse Past Colic March 13th, 2012 This useful guide brought to you by: The Intentional Horse Dedicated to Empowering Horse Lovers (and you may not need the Vet!) Yikes! Your horse is showing signs of digestive discomfort – biting at the stomach (flanks), pawing the ground, laying down and rolling, […]

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February 25, 2012
Dave Hack Custom Chaps Donated for ICHA/UCHA Youth Scholarship

ICHA / UCHA Youth Scholarship Program The Idaho Cutting Horse Association and the Utah Cutting Horse Association recognize that the youth are our future. Our commitment to our youth is two-fold; to encourage & support them in the sport of cutting and to encourage each and every youth member to further their educational pursuits. The […]

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February 22, 2012
EHV-1 One Year Later

By Robin Knight DVM, DACVIM As the spring show season nears, I greet it with a great sense of optimism tempered only by memories of last year’s devastating outbreak of EHV-1 at the Ogden cutting show that caused so much disruption of horse events as well at the loss of some phenomenal equine athletes. While […]

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February 8, 2012
A Taste of Idaho Advenutres

Welcome to the Idaho Cutting Horse Association’s 3rd Annual Spring Fling Aged Event & Weekend Show Vendors all week long March 20-24  "A Taste of Idaho Adventures" March 20-24 at the Idaho Horse Park at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. World Class Cutting Horse Entertainment Nampa Fire Department Burn Out BBQ Treasure Valley Chambers […]

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December 23, 2011
Women & Families in Cutting

by Corey Fagan Women are diverse in many applications of life. I believe that when we are in alignment with who we are, we will choose the things in life that we love. We will be able to find pride in what we accomplish, because it is within direct association of that which defines us. […]

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December 23, 2011
NCHA Announces Western Nationals Move

Best wishes to the NCHA on its announcement to move the Western Nationals to Reno, Nevada for 2012.  READ MORE HERE The decision to move to Reno vs Nampa was based completely on financial profitability projections made by the NCHA finance committee.  With the help of city development, Reno was able to offer the facility […]

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