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Welcome to Northern Counties Cutting Horse Association

Welcome to Northern Counties Cutting Horse Association, serving over 1,000 members in Northern California. We invite you to browse our web site and learn more about our organization.  anpony.gif (1779 bytes)Small logo


As of January 2012 it appears that NCCHA will not hold any shows due to the economy.

If you are looking to attend a club show you can go to www.clementscutting.com or www.gccha.com

Tomcat Chex
2002 Bay Stallion
LTE $135,000.
Sire:  High Brow Cat   Dam:  Miss Reed Chex



All Riderís photo galleries are now online for the CCC Show, September 12, 2010.

 Remember, these are online "proofs." We guarantee a quality photo from any of these photos online.
As monitor colors and resolutions vary, please keep this in mind when viewing the proofs.

 Please click below to bypass our Home and Equestrian landing pages and get directly to the event page.
Then, scroll down past the featured photos in the center of the page to find your name or galleries of interest.


 You may also choose "Equestrian" in our sidebar menu and then follow the links to the event. Links are also active from our Home page.

 You may now follow us on Facebook. Please click below to become a fan and see what we're up to!
We also provide a detailed status of photo galleries uploaded from each event on a daily basis.


 Thanks again and we hope you enjoy your photo gallery.
If there are photos or posters you wish to order from this event, be sure to give us a call!

 Have a blessed day!
Denise Calef
(530) 432-4132


The photos from the August 7th cutting at Trinity Equine Center can be seen here:  http://shootmypix.com/f91126740 

 The main photography site is: www.ShootMyPix.com When ordering prints, you do NOT need to "sign in".  Simply click on the "guest" button to make ordering easy.

Save on Internet sized photos with the August Specials!

 1 internet sized image @ FREE with each $20 print order. 

 5 internet sized images = $50    (discounted 30%!)

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 20 internet sized images = $100    (75% OFF !!)





Full page (8-1/2 X 11)

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Business card size

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It's not our abilities who make us who we are, it is our choices.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny

"The difference between the impossible and possible lies in a person's determination"
"Do not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time WE will reap a harvest,
 if WE do not give up". Gal. 6:

Donalyn with www.ShootMyPix.com
is NCCHA official photographer


This link: http://shootmypix.com/f594804169 
takes you directly into the July 18th show pictures

This link: http://shootmypix.com/f93681647 
Takes you into the NCCHA folder (photos from 2008 and candids)

Every Job Is A Self-Portrait Of The Person Who Did It . . .
Autograph Your Work With Excellence


June Newsletter

Don't forget to check out your photos at www.shootmypix.com

The board of directors have voted to jackpot our classes.  What a great way to enjoy your sport and take home some money.  View jackpot amounts on our events page

Don't forget to renew your membership.  On your membership form there is a box you can check to have your newsletters emailed or mailed.  NCCHA spends approx. $300.00 per newsletter, just think, if everyone had their newsletter emailed, we could buy more awards.

In addition to giving lots of money away this year, we will also award Champion and Reserve Champion Gist Buckles and awards thru 5th place at our year end banquet.  Final standings will be based on total money won.

New and exciting for 2009 . . . Northern Counties CHA is a NCHA affiliate . . .  What does that mean?  Well, let me tell you . . .

Cutters who finished in the Top 10 in their Area or Affiliate standings in 2009 are eligible to compete in the Wayne Hodges Trailers * Outlaw Conversions NCHA Western National Championships, scheduled for April  2010 in scenic Ogden, Utah. NCHA has boosted the added money from $12,000. to $20,000 per class without an increase in entry fees.  Let me say that again, each class will have $20,000. added with a $500.00 entry fee . . .WOW . . . That IS AWESOME.  In addition to the great payout and all the action in the Golden Spike Arena, the show will feature the $27,000 AQHA/NCHA Affiliate Challenge, which means when you enter the show you will be riding for NCCHA.  Each rider earns points toward cash awards, and the better they do at the show, the more points they earn for their Affiliate!! It pays like this:
Highest scoring affiliate organization $7,500.00
2nd highest scoring affiliate organization - $5,000.00
3rd highest scoring affiliate organization - $4,000.00
4th highest scoring affiliate organization - $3,000.00
5th highest scoring affiliate organization - $2,500.00
6th highest scoring affiliate organization - $1,000.00


Don't Forget Your Papers
Remember that proof of NCHA membership and a copy of each horse's registration papers must be presented to the show secretary at the time of entry. The required documentation can be as simple as a photo copy of your membership card overlaid on the horse's papers.

This brings NCHA in line with accepted practices at other major show associations and it will streamline and accelerate the processing of show results.

Renew Your 2010 NCHA Membership!
The grace period for membership renewal ends March 1. If you haven't renewed yet, hurry and do so...you can renew online right now and remember if you plan to compete in Amateur and/or Non Pro classes, complete the Amateur/Non Pro application also also. Don't miss a single issue of the award-winning Cutting Horse Chatter magazine, renew now

You do not have to be a NCHA member to show at Northern Counties Shows, unless you want to qualify for the NCHA Western National Championships.


August 2008 Newsletter
Year End Final Results and Banquet Information

NCCHA is giving 12 Champion Gene Bader Saddles in 2008 . . . wow . . . wow . . . wow

Open - Non Pro - 50K Amateur - 10K Novice - 10K Novice Non Pro - 3 Novice - 3 Novice Non Pro - 20K Non Pro - 10K Amateur - 2K Limit Rider - Jr. Youth - Sr. Youth

NCCHA is happy to announce our new Cutting  Saddle designed by Gene Bader.
For more information please click on this link


Youth Sponsorship Package
Please help our youth kids raise money for their saddles.  Thank you for your help

Our Youth Will Host a Silent Auction at our last show July 19th.  Please bring items.  We appreciate your help!!
The kids raised $280.00 from their last silent auction . . . YEAH!!
Thank you to everyone who donated items, we couldn't do it without your help!!!

Click here to see a awesome picture of our youth kids

May Newsletter

Our six (final) show for the season is July 19, 2008
 Murieta Equine Complex, 7200 Lone Pine Dr. Rancho Murieta, CA
START TIME - 8:00 a.m.   
Judges - Jack Adams

Entries Due by July 16th
Call 707-678-8686 - email Tomcatchex@jcis.net - fax 707-678-8588

On Line Entry For Club Shows

PLEASE NOTE ~ Below is the working class order. 

We will have a practice pen outside - $40.00 per work
Fresh Cattle Futurity Practice 3 head for $125.00 in show arena, must pre-enter.

Open - 
Non Pro -  
50,000 Amateur-
10,000 Novice - 
Jr. Youth -  
Sr. Youth -   
10,000 Novice Non Pro - 
3,000 Novice -  
3,000 Novice Non Pro- 
20,000 Non Pro -
10,000 Amateur -  
2,000 Limit -   
500 Limit Rider - 
2 hands only - 


Northern Counties CHA is proud to be a sponsor of:

St. Jude Children's Hospital
Fund Raiser to be held August 9, 2008 at the Sliding J Ranch
Presented by West Coast Equine


How you can Help

Click on logos for more information on how you can help

Youth Blog
        Great job everyone at the first show! Everyone did a great job showing their pony! Now letís keep it going and have us a great season!
Our first show on March 1st was just the start of the season. We only have 6 shows this year, so if we want saddles as the end of the year we need to go big with our fundraisers.
        After the end of the Youth classes, we had a meeting to help plan out the fundraisers for the season. We decided to have a Bake Sale for the April 5th show. We would like everyone to talk to their friends, neighbors and family to get them to donate some cookies or a pie. Maybe you can even have a baking party! Any donations for the bake sale will be greatly appreciated.
        At all the shows the youth will have a donation box out. Please feel free to help out the future of cutting and donate the spare change in your pocket. It will be greatly appreciated.
        If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us either on our phones, or through the email cowgirl_cuties1@yahoo.com.
President-Maci Lloyd (530) 574-2925
Vice President-Tyler Pearce (707) 301-5366

Our photographer for for April 5th show



2008 Club tentative Show Dates

March 1st - Tom Diaz Ranch
April 5th - Tom Diaz Ranch
May 10th - Rancho Murieta
June 28th - Rancho Murieta
July 12th - Rancho Murieta
July 19th - Rancho Murieta

NCCHA is Giving  Saddles in 2008

A message from one of our members

I would like to thank everyone involved with the NCCHA for such a great show and for sponsoring the Cajun saddles.  This past year was my first time in the show pen; to say the least it was terrifying and frustrating, but just being there was dream come true.  My whole life, I have had one goal, to train and show cutting horses.  I still have an awful lot to learn, but this is the first time in my 23 years that I have had anything tangible to show for my life's obsession.  The horses themselves have always made cutting a worthwhile endeavor; but there is also the good people of this industry, people who have shaped my life in the arena as well as in the world.  In the words of John Burroughts, "For anything worth having, one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love and self sacrifice."  I know that all of you involved with the NCCHA has paid this price, and for that I am so grateful.


NCCHA is Giving Ten (10) Cajun Saddles in 2007
AND  (2) Cajun Saddles in our Youth Classes

For those of you that are not familiar with Cajun.  He is a master saddle maker. 
Other saddle makers like Gene Bader, Leddy all worked and learned for Cajun in the early days.  Cajun makes a top quality saddle with Nettle stirrups.  NCCHA is So Proud to offer Cajun Saddles to our membership.  You are going to love to ride in your new Cajun Saddle.

Click here to visit Cajun Saddlery website

phone 903-489-3030

Pictures Of Our 2007 Cajun Saddle Winners


Jalinda Covey has a new email ~ tomcatchex@jcis.net

2007 Awards Banquet

Click Here To See Candid Pictures

Holy Cow . . . We had a FABULOUS banquet.  91 people in attendance.  The atmosphere was racing with excitement.  The food and service was Superb.  The extensive raffle table included hundred dollar bills.  The smiles on everyone faces, it was like Christmas, giving away 12 saddles, Big D blankets, silver headstall, arena show bags, splint boots, embroidered jackets, NCHA trophies. 
In two words, . . . TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

To purchase your beautiful pictures, contact - Dave Atterberry new email address is: canon_dave@yahoo.com 
phone (916) 825-5809
website www.aaportraits.com


Awards Banquet will be Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tomats Restaurant 1123 W. Grant., Winters, CA
  Click here for more info.

It is not to late to come, email your reservation and pay at the door.

Pictures of our saddle winners coming soon

Announcement:  Due to the rain forecast 60% chance of showers tonight, NCCHA will not hold a 2-day show this weekend.  Our year end standings are final.  Please make plans to attend our awards banquet.  Click on the link above and make your reservation now.  Thank you for your understanding!!


On Line Entry For Club Shows

Our last shows for the season is October 13th & 14th  rain date October 20th & 21st.
 Amazing Grace Ranch Ranch 
6509 Fry Road, Dixon, CA 95620

START TIME - 8:00 a.m.   
Judges - 13th Mark Broeckel & 14th Patty Lockhart

Don't forget, we will have a Never Won A Buckle Class on Saturday.  It will be after the 2K Limit. 
Entry Fee will be $65.00

If you would like to contribute to the youth awards, you can ask the secretary to add your donation to your settlement sheet.  Thank you for your support.


Futurity Practice-  (3 head for $125. will work at end of sets)

Our next show is September 8th, entries for the show are due September 5th.  You can enter on line, email, phone 707-678-8686 or fax 707-678-8588

On Friday Click here to see # of horses in each class

Practice Cattle in show arena at the end of each set $40.00
Flag Cow available at all times $20.00 - proceeds go to Youth awards

Thank you to all who participated in the The EQ Solution youth fund raiser.  The kids raised $150.00.  They did an awesome job, my horses were sparkley clean as well as my splint boots

Northern Counties CHA will hold 8-10 shows in 2007
See 2007 Tentative Show Dates Below

  • March 24th ~ Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon
  • April 14th ~  Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon
  • May  19th ~  Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon
  • June 16th ~  Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon
  • July  14th ~  Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon
  • August 4th ~  Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon
  • September 8th ~  Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon
  • October  13th & 14th ~ Amazing Grace Ranch, Dixon


Attention Youth Kids, We need your help for our May 19th show.  Maci and Tyler need help with the fund raiser for our May show, please contact them at one of the number below.  If you want to win saddles, you need to get involved and help, we still have $3500.00 to raise.  I vote for a bake sale.  Lots of chocolate.  Thank you!

 Maci-530-795-5269-home 530-574-2925-cell phone Tyler-707-689-7315-cell phone 


Our second show was a great success, even though we got a little wet.  Thank you to Mike Warman for judging and Stephanie Brown for announcing.  Our youth silent auction was a huge success, our youth raised $308.50.  Thank you to everyone who donated items for the auction.  Thank you to Sliding J Ranch and West Coast Equine for graciously agreeing to sponsor the cost of fresh cattle for our youth kids.  Thank you SO MUCH!!

We received 4, $1000.00 sponsorships.  Thank you to Dodge, Chrysler, Nissan of Vacaville, Clarence & Karen Williams, Valero Refining Co., Koehne Ranch, Ron & Doris Koehne and Amazing Grace Ranch, Rick & Jalinda Covey.  We also received new buckle sponsors, Calascio Concrete of Winters, Hahn Cutting Horses, Gail Hahn, Tracy Taylor Construction, Howard's Doors & More, Churchill's Western Tack & Apparel and Mane Gait Photography, Dave Atterberry.

We had a fantastic first show.  Beautiful weather and 130 works.  Click here for show results.  Thank you to Tracy Taylor for judging and Stephanie Brown for announcing.  A BIG Thank you to our youth kids and wonderful parents for providing everyone with delicious food.  The kids are well on their way, earning money and obtaining sponsors for their saddles.  I'd like to thank everyone who allowed NCCHA to add $5.00 to their settlement sheet.  We raised $105.00 to pay for fresh cattle for our youth kids. If you didn't get chance to help out and would like to, please let the secretary know.  Click here to read a message from our youth.   Our next show is April 14th, mark your calendar and tell a friend.  NCCHA IS BACK!!!  Our youth will be hosting a silent auction on April 14th.  If you are interested in donating some items, please bring them to the show.  
Entries for the show are due April 11th.  You can enter on line, email, phone 707-678-8686 or fax 707-678-8588
Where can you go and show for a $100.00 entry fee with fresh cattle and win a $3,000. saddle, Gist buckles and awards thru 5th place.  WOW . . .  THAT IS TOTALLY AWESOME

Think Positive and Never Give Up

We had our first board meeting (3-9-07) . . .  and WOW . . . you guys are going to love the GREAT things your board has in store for you this year.  First of all we have formed a youth committee. Our goal is to give SADDLES TO OUR YOUTH KIDS!!! and with your help, WE CAN GIT-R-DONE.  
Click here to read a Blog from our youth President, Maci Lloyd  

Click here to see the Youth Food Menu for March 24th

If you would like to be an NCCHA Sponsor, click here to see our sponsor package.  In addition to all the perks our sponsors get, thanks to Clarence Williams, owner of Vacaville Dodge, Chrysler, Nissan, your sponsor ad will be placed in the Vacaville Reporter, once a month, on the highly viewed weather page.

One of our goal this year is to send our newsletter via email.  The cost for postage, printing, etc costs approx $350.00 per month.  It would be awesome to put that money toward awards.   
Please click here and provide us with your current email address.  Thank you.




2005 Show Results  ~ 2005 Class Standings

Awards Banquet is Sunday, November 20, 2005 Cattlemen's Restaurant in Dixon 

The results are in . . . Our Roo-Hide saddles Winners are;

Click here to see pictures of our saddle winners.  Photos by Mane Gait Photography, David Atterberry www.manegaitphotography.com (209) 274-0114

Open ~ Smart Jerri Lee and Gavin Jordan
Non Pro ~ Tiffany Bunney LaMendola and Truly A Hot Pepper
50K Amateur ~ Jalinda Covey and Swinging To The Beat
10K Novice ~ Wena Money Doc ridden by Gavin Jordan and Jason Taylor
10K Nov. Non Pro ~ Mary Maxeiner and The Whisp
3K Novice ~ Somebodys Mojo ridden by Jason Taylor
20K Non Pro ~ Bob Williams and Delite N Hickory
10K Amateur ~ Jim Tilton and Somebodys Mojo
2K Limit ~ Jamie Ackerman and Foxs Miss Olena San

United We Stand

For the riders who are competing for points, Iíd like to give you some words of encouragement.  Do you realize that in one show, you can advance 5 places in the standing?  You never know what will happen at the next show.  The person leading could lose two cows and you could win your class.  Donít ever tell yourself, you donít have a chance, because youíre defeating yourself before you ever step to the herd.  Tell yourself  "I Can Do It"  You are a winner, if you try to Do Your Personal Best.

There are three kinds of people

Those Who Make Things Happen,
Those Who Watch Things Happen, AND
Those Who Wonder What Happened

Choose to Make Things Happen, Think Positive and Never Give Up


Rule B.2.a A horse must be shown in no less than 50% of a class of the total shows of the current year to qualify for the year-end awards and high point standings. (i.e.; if you only show in 2 of 6 shows in a class, points will not count toward year-end awards or high point standings).


For more information, please contact Jalinda Covey at (707) 678-8686 or jalinda@jcis.net

Website designed and maintained by Jalinda Covey

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