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Striving to promote cutting as a sport for the whole family, and encourage riders of all levels to become involved.

It is our mission to develop and improve the sport of cutting into an affordable and fun environment.

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The WCHA strives to promote cutting as a sport for the whole family.

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World Cutting Horse Association

Friendly, fun, and affordable is the mission behind the fast growing World Cutting Horse Association based out of Oklahoma and Texas.  Lainie Whitmire founded the WCHA to help cutters with smaller budgets have a place to show. They started with some small shows but prayed it would work. With the help of friends and their wider network spreading the word, the shows were a success.

With approximately 2,000 members, the WCHA works, Whitmire said, because it is made up of friendly, helpful, salt of the earth people who do the hard work. The goal is to make the association fun, inclusive and easy to get involved with for anyone.

“I felt like there was a need in the cutting horse industry to put more emphasis on the beginner cutters and the weekend cutters because it seemed like everything was geared towards the higher end aged events.  I wanted to do something really family friendly that highlighted our beginners.”

– Lainie Whitmire


Why join WCHA?

The grass-roots focus can be felt at the shows. Referring to their members as customers, the WCHA is service oriented. The WCHA puts out suggestion boxes at shows to hear directly from members.

A few of our classes:

  • Open
  • Non-Pro
  • $50,000 Amateur
  • $35,000 Non-Pro
  • $15,000 Amateur
  • $2,000 Amateur
  • $25,000 Novice Horse
  • $5,000 Novice Horse
  • Open Herdwork
  • Amateur Herdwork
  • Youth
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You might not always win but you will make friendships that last a lifetime!


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