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.
With technology and advancement we no longer run herds together, and most of the gathering and sorting is done with pickup trucks and squeeze chutes, but the social heart of where these events began, lives on in all of the people involved, and it is so strong that it will live on for many more generations to come.
This is the goal of the Gold Buckle Champions, every year with our events. Gold Buckle Champions was created by Sue Marostica and Corey Fagan, after working for several years as Coordinators for the Idaho Cutting Horse Association. Getting the community involved and helping other nonprofits like Toys for Tots and the Ride for Joy were just a few of the pleasures of putting on these cutting events. Expanding this process to include other horse events and other communities was a natural.
If you would like to have Gold Buckle Champion host an event, or help plan your event in your community, or find out how you can get involved, please contact either Sue or Corey to find out how we can help you.
Gold Buckle Champion is proud to support several great events each year in some great communities.
During all these events you will find something for the youth, something for the community, something for western heritage preservation, and equine health and safety.
Check back often or request to have your event hosted by the Gold Buckle Champion.
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