Warm Western Welcome!
WESTERN NATIONALS IN DENVER. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need a few good people to man the stall check in trailer after
hours at the Western National this year. The National
Western staff will be doing that between the hours of 8-5.
We need a little help with the afterhours. Dates are April
27-May 6. You would just need to be reachable by phone in
case anyone comes. If you could help out give Ron a call at
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!
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
13-14 Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock,
March 11-12-13 The Ranch Loveland, CO
April 16-17 Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle
membership applications & 2016 Affiliate show
applications are available under
REQUIREMENTS FROM NCHA:
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
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 CAUGHT
CHECK YOUR EARNINGS!! CHECK YOUR HORSES EARNINGS!!
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
training of their horses for the sport of cutting. And that
is still our purpose today. Please join us at one of our
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.
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
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
Pietrafeso family riding their cutting horses in a fun