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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.

September 8, 2023
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September 4, 2020
2020 Gabrielle Sanborn Memorial Scholarship Cutting

2020 Proved to be another spectacular event. Despite all the turmoil that is plaguing the country, you would not have known by the turnout for the show and the smiles […]

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March 25, 2019
2019 Gabrielle Sanborn Scholarship ICHA Cutting

Thank you to everyone who made all of this possible! Thank you Laurie Errington at scootemnshootem photography for the great photos! Thank you Gina Macdonald and Bob Otey, Gabrielle's grandparents, for their […]

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June 7, 2016
Peterson's Stampede Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM

Peterson's Stampede Dodge cares about our community. Ag in the classroom is a promotion that is dear to their hearts. The Peterson Auto Group has proudly served our friends in […]

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January 11, 2016
Karcher Mall

We are so fortunate to have Karcher Mall as a major sponsor.  They have reduced our space fee to help us promote our art classes and community events. This is […]

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March 28, 2015
Pilot Pens

Thank you Pilot Pens for donating over 300 pens for our students to learn the Biro method from Robin Hewitt, our amazing artist.

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March 27, 2015
Capital One

Capital One Wish for Others sponsors the Western Heritage Art Project for the kids of Treasure Valley. #WishForOthers

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November 3, 2014
To Blanket or Not to Blanket... Here is a good answer

This is the best, all encompassing science on why horses should not be blanketed or groomed in winter and fed free-choice grass hay 24/7. Well done! Natalija! All documented and […]

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August 25, 2014
Truly amazing dressage

Post by Lesly Robson.

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