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, 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 (covered practice pens): Fresh cattle will be available Monday, September 10th at 4:00 PM in the covered practice pens.  Cost is $75 for 5 minutes (minimum 5 minutes), fresh cattle practice works must be paid by August 23rd with entries.
  • Used practice cattle (covered practice pens) – 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 – all horses will advance to the 2nd go.
  • All cutting classes (4 Year Old and Older) – 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.
  • Limited Open $200K classes – 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.
  • Canadian Supreme Breeders Group classes – Classes will be 2 goes, champions to be determined by the aggregate score of the 2 go-rounds.
  • Judges scores of 120 or less will not advance to the next go (except for the 3 year old classes).
  • There will not be additional cattle fees to advance to the finals.
  • 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, #2 Limited Open Cutting 3YO $200K & #29 CS Open Cutting Futurity – 3 Year Old
    • #3 Non Pro Cutting & #30 CS Non Pro Cutting Futurity – 3 Year Old
    • #4 Open Cutting Derby, #5 Limited Open Cutting Derby 4YO $200K & #31 CS Open Cutting Maturity – 4 Year Old
    • #6 Non Pro Cutting Derby, #7 Derby $50K Amateur Class & #32 CS Non Pro Cutting Maturity – 4 Year Old
    • #8 Open Classic Challenge & #9 Limited Open Classic Challenge $200K
    • #10 Non Pro Classic Challenge Cutting & #11 Classic Challenge $50K Amateur Class