Cutting

  • All participating cutting owners and riders must be members of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).  Please submit a photocopy of all required NCHA membership cards (owner and rider) with entries.
  • NCHA rules for judging will be followed.
  • By signing the entry form all cutting competitors confirm that they possess a current NCHA membership and all non pros confirm that they possess a current NCHA non pro card and amateurs a current NCHA Amateur card.
  • A horse may be entered in either or both Open and Non Pro with the same or a different rider in each division.
  • Fresh Practice cattle (outside practice pens): Fresh cattle will be available Monday, September 25th at 2:00 PM in the outside practice pens.  Cost is $70 for 5 minutes (minimum 5 minutes), fresh cattle practice works must be paid by September 7th with entries.
  • Used practice cattle (outside practice pens) – sign up for the practice pen when you arrive in Red Deer. Sign up for the practice pen when you arrive in Red Deer.  Please have a signed blank cheque payable to the Canadian Supreme to hand to practice pen personnel the first time you enter the practice pen.  Practice flags will be available on the grounds and will only be supplied by the Canadian Supreme. No other practice flags will be permitted anywhere on the Westerner grounds.
  • All cutting classes will be supplied with three head of fresh cattle per work.
  • All 3 Year Old cutting classes with 2 gos and a finals – All horses will advance to the 2nd go.
  • All cutting classes (4 Year Old and Older) with 2 gos and a finals – only the top 70% will advance to the 2nd go.
  • Amateur entries – only the top 70% will advance to the 2nd go.  Champions to be determined by the aggregate score of the 2 go-rounds.
  • Non Pro 7 Up Cutting – 1 go and finals, champions to be determined by the score of the finals.
  • Judges scores of 120 or less will not advance to the next go (except for the 3 year old classes).
  • All cutting finalists will be charged $190 for cattle for the finals (cattle fees will be taken from payouts).
  • Cutting Cross Entries will pay the full add back and full office & cattle fee for the first class entered and full add back and $290 for office & cattle fee for each additional class entered.
    • #1 Open Cutting & #35 CS Open Cutting Futurity – 3 Year Old
    • #2 Non Pro Cutting & #36 CS Non Pro Cutting Futurity – 3 Year Old
    • #3 Open Cutting Derby & #37 CS Open Cutting Maturity – 4 Year Old
    • #4 Non Pro Cutting Derby, #5 $50K Amateur Class & #38 CS Non Pro Cutting Maturity – 4 Year Old
    • #7 Non Pro Classic Challenge Cutting & #8 Classic Challenge $50K Amateur Class