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Effective Oct. 1, 2016:
Rule 16C, 2 Pg. 14
ACHA $10,000 Limit Cutting Horse Class the limits have been changed to $15,000 Limit Cutting Horse Class.

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Welcome to the American Cutting Horse Association

  2016 Year End Champions

2016 High Point Rider Trent Bell (L) and
2016 High Point Horse, Playgirl Prettypenny
Owner Carol Buchanan (R)

2016 ACHA Rider Hall Of Fame
Robert Fuentes, Teddy Johnson,
John Stewart, and Trent Bell

2016 Non Pro Hall Of Fame
Ronnie Smith (R)
Presenting trophy is ACHA Director,Chris Woods (L)

2016 ACHA Rookie Of The Year
Dan Leland (right)
Jason Borchardt presenting trophy

2016 Most Improved Youth
J. T. West.
Presenting the buckle ACHA President Jason Borchardt

2016 Member Hall Of Fame Inductees
Rosemary & Mike Randolph presenting award
is Jason Borchardt (middle)

2016 Ben Todd Award
Jamie & Terri Rounsaville
Pictured is Ben Todd (middle) presenting the award

2016 Top Hands
from (L to R) Ronnie Wartchow, Billy Bob Moore, Mike Combs, and Trent Bell
Presenting the awards are Tracy and Billy Owens, Sponsors.

  2016 American Championship Show Champions

Open Champion
Tuesdays High Brow rider Gary Walker

Non Pro Champion
James Kier riding Smooth Knitty Kitty

$2,500 Novice Rider Champion
Jessica MacNaughton riding Desire A Rey

$1,000 Novice Rider Champion
Dan Leland riding Peppy Little Chic

McDonald's Shootout JR Youth Champion
Anna Marie Schreck

McDonald's Shootout SR Youth Champion
Paige Dawson

Junior Youth Champion
Taylor Mowery riding Tassajara Magic

Senior Youth Champion
Hayley Novak riding Plays Like A Cat

$50,000 Non Pro Champion
Aaron Russell Riding Little Kitty Karsyn

$3,000 NH Champion
Eskimo Sugar Rider Mark Mills
Owner Bobby Cotton

$10,000 Novice Horse Co-Champion
Quixotes San Chulena
Rider Mike Mowery
Owner Julianna Lindner

$10,000 Novice Horse Co-Champion
Tuesdays High Brow
Rider & Owner Gary Walker

Open Classic Champion
Foxy Spoonful Rider Jonathan Rogers
Owners Rob & Carrie Tiemann

Non Pro Classic Champion
Ryan Smith riding Kiss Ah This

Open Derby Champion
Bingos Merada Rider Robert Fuentes
Owner Sam Munroe

Non Pro Derby Champion
Ryan Smith riding Fancee This
Open Futurity Champion
Sassys Starlight Rider Constantine Caloudas
Owner Tony & Tina Palermo

$15,000NH/NP Champion
Cats Cutter Rider Billy Owens

$20,000 Non Pro Champion
Rhyn Smith riding Hes Thumpin Special

Ranch Horse Cutting Champion
Byron May riding Special Lil Pepto

2016 Affiliate Champion
Jessica MacNaughton
representing American Southwest Texas CHA



The 2016 ACHA World Champions, Reserve World Champions and Top Ten will be honored at an Awards Banquet on Friday, September 16 during the ACHA Championship Show in Belton, TX.  Saddles and buckles will be presented.

ACHA/APHA Cowtown Cutting Circuit Champions
July 8-9, 2016

$50,000 Non-Pro Cutting
Lenas Painted Jewel – Chris Woods

$20,000 Non-Pro Cutting
Zans Texas Brink – Rick Wisdom

$2,500 Novice Rider Cutting
Rockette – Mike Lane

$1,000 Novice Rider Cutting
MH Genuinely Wiling – John Barnett


2016 ACHA Weekend Show Champions

Open Champion
Trent Bell riding Playgirls Prettypenny
owned by Carol & Troy Buchanan

Non Pro Champion
Lindy Wells riding KT Macs Kat


2016-2017 Rules for McDonald’s Shootout

For the current point year the Top Ten Junior Youth and the Top Ten Senior Youth will each compete in a one go round saddle shootout held at the American Championships. The rider must have shown at least 4 times at 1 affiliate or 8 times at any affiliate in the youth class in order to qualify for the shootout. The rider must compete in the shootout on a horse that he or she has shown at least one time in the youth class to qualify. The high scoring Junior and Senior Youth will each receive a McDonald’s Shootout Saddle.

Rules for ACHA Double Judged Events:

  • ACHA double- judged events will be comprised of one show wherein two judges independently score each entry.
  • The purpose of the double- judged show will be to allow contestants to potentially earn monies under multiple judges, scoring separately, on one run.
  • Scores under both judges will be posted and announced after any reviews and after the class is complete.
  • There will be one set of points distributed for ACHA standings as described under Annual Awards in the ACHA rulebook. For point distribution, the scores of each judge will be combined for the purpose of allotting said set of points.
  • Double-judged events will be allowed to charge an additional office charge, as well as an additional entry fee. The latter is to be jackpotted at 100%. No additional cattle charges will be approved. All monies, including added monies, will be split and paid out equally under each judge.
  • Each double judged show will count as one show in accordance with Standing Rules 26A and 26E.
  • As with all ACHA contests, earnings toward year-end awards must be accumulated from events in compliance with Rule 16C of ACHA Standing Rules and Bylaws.
  • A show producer or affiliate will be allowed to hold four one-day double-judged events each year between October 1 and the following September 1.

Friendly reminder to all ACHA members, and rule change notice -

  • Rule 16. of the ACHA Standing Rules and Bylaws states that: ALL members of the ACHA are responsible for determining class eligibility for themselves and all horses they own or
    exhibit as determined by the combined records of all cutting horse associations on the first
    day of the current point year (October 1st).

  • Rule 16F: The Limited Aged Event point year shall be January 1 to December 31, to coincide with the calendar year of the horse's aged event eligibility.

ACHA Mission Statement

In continuance of the American West, and the ranching lifestyle, the American Cutting Horse Association strives to promote cutting horses as a competition sport. The goal of the ACHA is to promote the breeding, training and sport of these great horses in a competitive setting.

By the establishment of rules of conduct for cutting horse contests and the keeping of complete and accurate records of these contests, the ACHA seeks to promote and regulate the showing of cutting horses.

There is a place in the ACHA for contestants and their horses at any level and any goal. ACHA membership consists of people of diverse backgrounds and talents and encourages individuals, families and companies to become involved in the sport of cutting.


Upcoming Events

Oct 1 & 2, 2016
American Western Sports
Texas Star Ranch
Sulphur Springs, TX
Oct 15 & 16, 2016
American Southwest Texas
Belton, TX
Oct 22 & 23, 2016
American South Texas CHA - Brenham, TX

2017 Year End Saddle Sponsors

Sam Munroe/Brenham McDonald's (2 locations)

2016 Title Sponsors


2016 Jacket Sponsor


2016 Year End Saddle Sponsors

Sam Munroe/Brenham McDonald's (2 locations)
Ranch Investments Real Estate
Clarence Schulze, Agent
Derk Harmsen Construction
David & Martha Wilson
Gulf Coast Tool & Rental
Pat Kahanek
4 Queens & A Winning Hand
(Tharon Anderson, Jennifer Bowers, Lynn Glover, & Lana Wells)
RDS Quarter Horses / Brad Schafer
 The Paul Bassel Family

2016 ACHA Year-End Sponsors

Henson Motor Co. Inc.
7K Construction/Bill Kyle Custom Homes
"In Memory of Jim Woods"
The Jim Woods Family

Roger Kaminsky
Coufal-Prater/Roger Kaminsky
Tim & Sherri Pike
O & P Construction/Billy & Tracy Owens
Old River Ranch/John Hightower
P & P Trailers
John & Sandi Stewart Cutting Horses

2016 Ranch Cutting Sponsors

Steve & Karen Robinson
SM Robinson Ranch
Live Oak Veterinary Clinic, Liberty Hill
Mike & Janie Crumpler


Roger Kaminsky
Mitch Farris Cutting Horses
O & P Construction/Billy Owens
Jana Lowe
Chris Woods
Old River Ranch Cattle/John Hightower
Jason & Kristi Borchardt
Bowers Veterinary Clinic
Tony & Jeannie Seamons
Lee & Judy Barron
Jeremy Kinsworthy
Jason Moler
David Wilson
Derk Harmsen




P.O. Box 2443
Brenham, Texas
77834 USA

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