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 (inside show pen): Fresh cattle will be available Monday, September 26th at 10:00 AM inside the show arena. Cost is $130 for 5 minutes (minimum 5 minutes), fresh cattle practice works must be paid by September 1st with entries.  A minimum of 40 fresh practice works must be purchased or the fresh practice cattle will be moved to the outdoor pens at a reduced rate of $110.
  • 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.  Used Cattle –  cost is $55 for 5 minutes (maximum 5 minutes).  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