The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) recently changed its Cutting Stakes, Stallion Auction and Foal Nomination incentive programs. Officials say the changes are designed to make the programs more affordable, increase participation and boost payouts.
Each year, the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) celebrates members who have made lasting contributions to the association and the sport of cutting. This year, it honored new members of its Hall of Fame and Youth Hall of Fame, and presented several special awards.
For photographer Midge Ames, it’s always been about the horses.
Sixteen-year-old Langston Pattillo knows how to finish a show in style. On closing day of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity show, the high school junior won two titles before pulling up stakes and heading home to Illinois.
Dureyngo Kid’s barn name is “Jimmy,” but after the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity show, his owners could be forgiven if they changed his name. Maybe something like “Champ” or “Cash” or “ATM?”
Bonnie Martin admires many things about Reysin Kittens, there’s one thing characteristic of her homebred gelding she loves the most. It’s his heart, which gives him the ability to do things in the cutting pen only some horses can.
Tracey Woodward wasn’t sure what to expect when she rode Just Rascal to the herd the first time at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity. She’d never ridden the mare before the show, but was game to give it a try when trainer Morgan Cromer gave her the green light.
As soon as Sweet Lil Prime Time dropped his head and looked his first cow in the eye in the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity Open finals, cutting enthusiasts seated at tables along the arena couldn’t help but notice his style on a cow.
When Jenifer Whisler brought her homebred mare, Quixotes Royal Cat, to trainer Russ Elrod, it didn’t take very long for him to see the horse was something special.