Show season is upon us, and we’re excited for another great show series at Stewart’s Arena. The board has been hard at work over the winter, and you may notice a few changes this year. First of all, we have updated the online entry form and added an online line payment option via Paypal. You can pay with a card number even if you do not have a Paypal account. Make sure you take a few extra minutes as you enter to familiarize yourself with our new form. We also offer an online membership form with payment option.
As always, we are looking for ways to help encourage new members to come out and give cutting a try. This year, we will offer a one day trial membership for $10. This may only be used one time; for that individual to attend a second event, full membership is required. We have also added two boxing classes this year. More information available in the rulebook.Please be aware, these classes are a write in entry. Let us know in the comments section of the entry form if you would like to participate in the Open Boxing, Beginner Boxing, or Boxing Practice. We are also offering a new $1000 prize drawing to be held at the Annual Awards Banquet. Each Rider showing in at least 5 of the 7 shows for their class qualifies and receives a “ticket” to be entered into the drawing. If a Rider chooses to ride in 5 out of 7 shows for two classes, they are eligible for two drawing “tickets”, and the same holds for riding in three classes, and so on. Ticket holders must be present at the banquet to win. We will still be giving awards in all classes with at least one awards qualifying rider as usual.
There are a few things to be aware of regarding Stewart’s Arena. They have asked us to stop tying horses to the posts along the south wall of the arena. This means that tie up space inside is going to be more limited this year. Please be tidy at the show grounds. Make sure to clean up garbage and excessive messes around trailers. Most people are excellent about this, but we did have a few complaints last year.
Set up for shows is on Fridays at 4:30; help for set up and tear down after the show is always appreciated. If members do not volunteer, the board is left doing all the work. Friday evenings after set up, we work the flag in the arena. Gayle gives free flag lessons to anyone who would like one. It’s a great time to get to know your club members better and take the fresh off your horse before show day. Overnight stalls are available and can be reserved on the show entry form. Our show dates this year are April 20, May 19 (A Sunday), June 15, July 20, August 17, September 7 and 28.
We’d like to thank our 2019 Sponsors. We receive support in so many ways from our show participants to the volunteers and support staff hosting the actual shows, but without our sponsors, none of it would happen. We are so grateful for the support of the businesses and individuals that keep us going. Thank you Five Star Mechanical, Cutting Edge Financial, Robin and Gordon, Jane and Duane Roundtree, Budget Auto Wrecking, Equina USA, Joe Jones Training, Sojak Insurance Services, and Kiperts Tractor and Trailer Sales for supporting our club this year.
Looking forward to another great season with all of you!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!
Cuttin’ Loose Club wishes to thank our sponsors for their
generous support as we begin the 2019 season.
Sponsors are the key to our Club’s success and are very much appreciated by everyone connected with the club.
Please give a big shout-out to:
- Premier Level
Cutting Edge Financial - Platinum Level
Robin and Gordon - Gold Level
Jane and Duane Roundtree - Gold Level
Budget Auto Wrecking - Gold Level
Equina USA, Sara Perkins - Gold Level
Joe Jones Training - Silver Level
Sojak Insurance Services, Cheryl Sojak - Silver Level
Kiperts Tractor & Trailer Sales - Silver Level
Thank you again for your generous sponsorship!!
THE ONLY CUTTING HORSE CLUB IN
Cuttin’ Loose Club of Washington was organized in 1984 to promote the sport of cutting and cowhorses. As a non-profit organization CLCOW is dedicated to providing members with an affordable place to show their horses and participate in club sponsored clinics and practices. By offering classes for all levels of riders and horses we have something for everyone and we encourage member participation, good sportsmanship, and mutual respect among both our members and non-members.
Cutters must work together as teams to showcase the talents of these extraordinary animals, as a result many lasting friendships are built within the cutting community.