August 20, 2016
The Alberta Cutting Horse Association was greatly honored at the NCHA Convention to receive the
AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR AWARD for 2015. This indeed was a great accolade, as it is the first time this
Prestigious Award has been won by a Canadian Affiliate.
The ACHA received an article in the Chatter, a Printer, A Year end trophy and $2500 cash award. The award is based on excellence on a number of criterion including: increasing entries, innovation, Adhering to NCHA rules and fostering Western Traditions, quality of year end awards, sponsor Development and cooperation with other affiliates. The NCHA Open Show Committee stated that
The ACHA application was the Best they had ever received. My thanks goes out to Ingrid and Kim who did a terrific job and devoted many hours in crafting a fabulous submission.
Greg Dunn attended the convention to received the award on behalf of the ACHA. At the Awards Gala, Master of Ceremonies Bill Riddle, in presenting the year end award, commented generously On the work the ACHA has been doing including:
- Putting on the largest attended shows in the Northwest averaging over 165 cuts per day
- Increasing entries in a struggling economy by 15.4% over 2014
- Innovative shows including the grass roots Novice Challenge and the Elite Series for the seasoned cutter
- As well as a myriad of social functions including: barbeques, chilli cook offs, fire pit marsh mellow
Roasts, prizes for the last cutter of the day and gifts for the turn back help.
On behalf of the Board we are extremely proud of Affiliate of the Year Award and hope to improve on our cuttings next year.
We now are nearly thru our Show Season and are approaching our Wind Up banquet , AGM and
Awards at Silver Slate on September 17, 2016. Our attendance at all our shows has been very strong Which was a concern to the Board when one considers what is happening in the Alberta Economy. I
encourage everyone to attend our final show for the great fellowship, the AGM, the Banquet and the Awards.
If anyone is interested in joining the Board of the ACHA please give me a call at 780-906-8072.
Hope you have had a great year cutting.
REMEMBER IT IS ALL ABOUT THE 2:30 MINUTES AND THE HORSE