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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.


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 dry year these materials can easily become fuels for wildfire; high temperatures, limited summer rainfall, strong winds and lightning storms all lead to very high […]

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July 20, 2013
Noble Panels and Gates

THE ULTIMATE IN LIVESTOCK FENCING SINCE 1980 Noble Panels & Gates – has the ideal Horse Stalls / Barns / Shelters / Feeders Call our toll free number 800-437-3966 or Visit us on the Web www.noblepanels.com WOW – SHOW SPECIAL !!! LOOK for the NOBLE Cutter Round Pens set up at the ICHA Futurity Practice […]

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July 15, 2012
Let The Good Times Roll

by Corey Fagan I can’t believe that, once again, my favorite time of year is almost here! Summer is approaching its end, and we can look forward to the smells and colors of fall! It comes with the harvest and the desire of gathering. A place for gathering has been going on for generations at […]

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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 http://TheIntentionalHorse.com (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 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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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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September 19, 2011
2007 Figge Cellar Syrah

Click HERE to reserve your wine Gold Buckle Champions… to further the education of equine health and safety while preserving our western heritage and history by means of promoting equine events incorporating the youth and community. It was the philosophy and the actions of this great program that prompted Jim & Sandra Figge to become […]

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March 9, 2011
Idaho Equine Clinic March 19, 2011

Idaho Equine Hospital, joins Gold Buckle Champions, to further the education of equine health and safety. March 19, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM they will offer a reduced fee clinic. $75.00 includes 3 way with WNV, flu/rhino, office call. This is a savings of $30.00. They will also offer a great price on […]

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