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 4, 2020
2020 Gabrielle Sanborn Memorial Scholarship Cutting

2020 Proved to be another spectacular event. Despite all the turmoil plaguing the country, you would not have known by the turnout for the show and the smiles of everyone who attended.
Special Thank YOU to the Macdonald Family for the generous Scholarship Donations and Scootemnshootem Photography for the photos.

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March 25, 2019
2019 Gabrielle Sanborn Scholarship ICHA Cutting

Thank you to everyone who made all of this possible!

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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.

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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
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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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July 30, 2014
Equestrian Essential Skills: How to Take Your Horse’s Vitals

found at www.ofhorse.com When you go to your doctor’s office the nurse will almost always take your vitals, without question. A lot about your health can be told just through vitals […]

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June 17, 2014
Firewise for Horse Owners

Firewise for Horse Owners, By Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water Many horse owners live in rural areas surrounded by trees or open rangeland with grass or shrubs. In a […]

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