Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association
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The voice of West Coast cutters since 1950, the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association is dedicated to maintaining the standards of cutting and attracting new participants to the sport.
The association sanctions over 150 competitions each year throughout the nine western states of Association territory. The five biggest events - the Futurity and Gelding Stakes for three year olds, Derby and Cutting Stakes for four year olds, and the Classic/Challenge for five and six year olds offer combined prizes of over $1 million.
Anyone can join. Current members include owners, trainers, riders, sponsors and cutting enthusiasts. The $50 yearly fee includes a subscription to the official publication of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Performance Horse Magazine which contains a special cutting horse section each month.
Cutting - What It's All About
One of the world's fastest growing equine sports, cutting offers tremendous excitement and drama for horse, rider and spectators alike.
The challenge: to select a single calf form the herd... gently guide it into the center of the arena, and then, with lightening-fast starts and turns, prevent it from ducking past the horse and escaping back to the herd.
Cutting has its origins in the Old West, when a horse that could select an individual cow for branding or medical attention was a cowboy's most valued possession.
Cutting attracts men and women alike, from across the nation and from all walks of life. Yet, diverse as cutters and cutting fans are, they share a feeling for