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Western States Fall LAE

Our fall LAE is getting closer & closer. Go to the LAE tab on our website for draws, entry forms, schedule & rules. Fresh cattle practice available on Friday beginning at 2PM. Flag will be up.

**There will be a board of director meeting on Friday September 9, 5PM at the arena.
**A general membership meeting will be held after the 2LR class on Saturday Sept 10, 2016.

Congratulations to our very own Ron Petriafeso

Hello everyone, I'm sure most of you already have heard that I am running for Vice President of the NCHA. I am a Colorado native and have been around horses almost my entire life. I am a retired law enforcement officer spending over 20 years in that job that I thoroughly enjoyed, spending 4 years has a regular patrol officer and then being promoted to detective. During my next 16 years I worked undercover narcotics and organized crime. I was assigned to the Colorado Attorney General's office and became the agent in charge of investigations. I worked all over the United States investigating major drug smuggling operations and organized crime. I was given numerous commendations for my work including the Denver Police Department's Medal of Honor, the highest award that is given. After leaving the police department I became involved in the Automobile business working for 3 major new car chain dealers, eventually I became a dealer of my own representing Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge. While working for the chain dealers I was responsible, at times, for over 300 employees. Currently I manage our family business which is J.M. Auto Service and Collision, Johns Towing, Apollo Motor Home rentals and Chambers Road RV and Boat Storage. My wife Adrienne, and I became involved in the cutting industry over 22 years ago. We bought our first cutting horse at the NCHA Futurity select sale. Lloyd Cox was recommended to us at that time and we have done business with him off and on ever since. We currently have several horses with Nate Miller who has trained for us for over 15 years. Our three daughters are all cutters and we enjoy traveling all over the country showing our horses. We live on a 400 acre ranch just south of Denver and we raise 12 to 15 babies every year most of which are by our stud Rap Cat a son of High Brow Cat. I have been an officer for Western States Cutting Horse Association and served on their board for over 12 years. I have been very fortunate to be elected as an NCHA director from Colorado for the last 12 years. I was selected by past president Barbara Brooks to serve as a member of the newly created Governance task force and I am a member of the NCHA youth committee. In 2013 I formed a group of people to help try and get the Western Nationals to Denver for 2014. We raised over $130,000.00 for NCHA and successfully had the Western Nationals in Denver and we will have them again this year. I have all the respect in the world for my opponent, Phil Rapp. So everyone just make sure you VOTE!


  • CONGRATULATIONS to NRR Ollie Tom Cat who was the Reserve Champion of the Open Derby at the 35th Annual Augusta Futurity & Classic held Jan 17-23 in Augusta, GA. Ollie is owned by Jerry Ward of the North Ridge Ranch, SD and ridden by Tracy Barton. Way to represent WSCHA.

  • We have several at the big show in Ft. Worth. Congratulations and Best of Luck to those who are participating in the Futurity and World Finals.

  • 2016 spring schedule is listed on our website under EVENTS
    Feb 13-14 Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, CO
    March 11-12-13 The Ranch Loveland, CO
    April 16-17 Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, CO

  • 2016 WSCHA membership applications & 2016 Affiliate show applications are available under FORMS.

Beginning in 2016, joint memberships will not be available & individuals will be required to purchase separate memberships. Any ownership entity listed on a horse’s registration papers will be required to have a separate membership in order for the horse to compete in any NCHA class. Any individual competing must have a separate membership.

Example: If ownership of a horse is Bob & Sue Smith Partnership and neither show, then the membership is Bob & Sue Smith Partnership

If only he shows they have options: Pay Bob membership & Pay Sue Membership
OR pay bob membership and pay Bob & Sue Smith Partnership membership.

If they only want to pay one membership, then transfer horse into only Bob’s name.

Don’t get in a class that you are not eligible for……

Western States Cutting Horse Association (WSCHA) was incorporated in the state of Colorado in August of 1950 with the purpose to interest horsemen in the breeding and training of their horses for the sport of cutting. And that is still our purpose today. Please join us at one of our events soon.

The 2016 Western Nationals will be held in Denver, Colorado. We need to all work to make this the best ever. The Denver location drew entries from 23 states proving that Denver is a central location for NCHA members in the western part of the United States. Riding to the herd at any affiliate show in 2015 meets the necessary qualifications to enter either the 2016 Eastern or Western National Championship shows.

2015 WSCHA Class Standings
Beginning in 2015: To be eligible for year-end awards you must be a WSCHA member. You must attend 50% of all WSCHA produced and approved class/ shows. (October 4-5, 2014 at Loveland & October 25-26 at Garden City are included in the 2015 standings)


Non ProDerby reserve/ President Robin Hays & Robert Borick at our fall LAE held in Loveland Co October 6-9 Champ NP derby Robin Hays & Rick Croft
NP Classic champ Bill Lacy & Robin Hays What a great bunch of kids we had at the WSCHA show in Loveland October 4-5. On their own they decided to PINK out for October breast cancer awareness!! We are so proud of our kids




An Evening of Dancing Horses at the National Western Stock Show, 2014
Enjoy the Pietrafeso family riding their cutting horses in a fun exhibition!



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