Kathy Gomes Freikert Memorial Cutting...August 20, 2016_Vintage Cutting Horse Assoiciation, August Event at Petaluma RIding and Driving ClubCome cut in the beautiful heart of Sonoma County’s wine country. Show your horse where the weather is mild, the cows are good, the ground is soft, and the company is superior. Join our clinics and mini series to practice, show, and win! We offer events year round, both on and off your trusty steeds. With an array of clinicians and judges, there is always something new to be learned and implemented in and out of the show pen. Don’t forget to sign up for our FRESH and rerun cattle classes held throughout each show! Hope to see you all soon!


Vintage Cutting Horse Assoc. September 17th Cutting at Petaluma Riding and Driving Club

Our 2017 shows are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, May through October at PRDC.  Click here for our show standings

Click here for our Open & Non-Pro High Point Race standings

VCHA show rules, show results and year end standings can be found by clicking on the “shows” tab.

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Vintage Cutting Horse Assoc. September 17th Cutting at Petaluma Riding and Driving Club

Join Vintage Cutting Horse Association and send in your membership application today!

Don’t forget to renew your membership!  Renewal/new member forms are available here or by clicking on the “Join Us” tab on this website.


2018 Survey Attached is a survey that we’d like everyone to review, fill out and return.  This will help us greatly with planning for next year.

Entry Information – we now have an email address to accept entries – vintagecuttingshow@gmail.com – our entry line will also accept entries, click on our show tab for complete information on how to enter our shows.

Note to membership – if you are NOT receiving electronic newsletters or email alerts, and you provided us your email address: Please contact April Alianza at vchacutting@gmail.com,  our 2016 Media chair to ensure the legibility of your email address.  If you are a lifetime member, or if you’ve changed your email address, please remember to contact Media Chair.

We truly wish to keep in touch!




Dear Members & Sponsors,

We are almost through our show season! This year has flown by so quickly! Some of our points are close, so this next show will count! Again, I would like to thank everyone who is participating in our shows for their hard work and
support of VCHA –this includes our member participants as well as my Board of Directors, Herd Help, Grounds Help and our venue host, PRDC. A big thank you to Larry Trocha for judging our August show. We thank Debbie Pardini for stepping into her role as announcer for our August show and filling in for Dom.

We had a wonderful treat at our July show – we welcomed India Parks to sing our National Anthem to start off our day. India is a very talented young lady, who has performed on The Voice, and she did a phenomenal job – thank you India for your performance!

Please mark your calendars for our “Just For Fun” show which will be held on Saturday, October 21st. This will be a jackpot, fun show (it was scheduled for last year, but was rained out, so we’re trying again for this year) Any ties for our mini-series will be held at this show. Another date on the horizon is Saturday, November 11th for annual
membership meeting and awards banquet.

At this time, I would like to ask everyone to be thinking about next year. It takes a village to successfully run VCHA, and we will need people to run for the Board to keep up our successes of recent years. It is fun and satisfying to be part of such a great group of people!

With this newsletter, (Separate attachment) and on our website, is a membership survey that will greatly assist this year’s and next year’s Boards with planning for VCHA’s future. As a Board, we rely heavily on your input and with the rising costs of running successful shows and awards programs, it is crucial that we have input from our members.

I hope you’re all enjoying your summers with your families, friends and of course, cutting!

Dedicated to the longevity of the VCHA.



Eric Alianza, 2017 President



BOARD MEETINGS are  @ 6:00pm –



September:  Mary’s Pizza Shack – McDowell Ave Petaluma

October: Kit Simmie’s Residence

November: TBD