Gold Country Cutting Horse Association

Welcome to the Gold Country
Cutting Horse Association

Thanks for stopping by the Gold Country Cutting Horse Association, covering cutting
horse events in the Gold Country of Northern California, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties.







Our 2015 Top Ten Horse Babes Stylish Cat, owner/rider Jan Outman.

2016 Schedule

March 6th Club Show
March 25-27 PCCHA/NCHA Show – Tehama County Fairgrounds
April 3rd Club Show
May 1st Club Show
May 29th Club Show
July 3rd Club Show
August 7th Club Show
September 4th Club Show
October 2nd Club Show
October 15th Awards Banquet – Rancho Murieta Country Club

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We will be showing at the same ranch we’ve been showing at for the past three seasons.

Flyer Click here for info on our big GCCHA Spring Spectacular in March!

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Our 2016 Cutting Show season promises to be an exciting one, so come on out and join us at any
of our shows. Remember, if you plan on participating in a show, the deadline to
sign up is the Wednesday before the show.


GCCHA Sponsors

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The GCCHA appreciates each and every one of our sponsors for their support
throughout the season. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor,
we have a variety of sponsorship opportunites, including shows, buckles,
saddles, trophies, etc.

Trainers & Links

Cutting Horse Trainers

Contact a Trainer

Check out a list of GCCHA Trainers. Do you or your horse need some training? These are the people to contact.
You’ll also find other helpful links

President’s Message – January 2016

2016 is here and the Gold Country Cutting Horse Association (GCCHA) is busy getting ready for the new show season. We hope everyone had a good Holiday Season and is ready for the new year. Here are some highlights and changes for 2016:

  • We will be giving away 11 saddles again this year.
  • We have increased the number of fresh cattle to 3 for the Open Class, which will require us to raise the entry fee by $50.
  • We will run the Youth Class as one class. Points in this class will count towards the saddle. Junior and Senior scores will be separated and calculated separately for awarding points towards year-end awards in those two classes.
  • The $15,000 Novice Class has been changed to the $25,000 Novice to conform to NCCHA class rules.
  • We will be sponsoring an NCHA/PCCHA-approved show that will be in Red Bluff on March 25-27, 2016. We are excited to be going back to Red Bluff. The town’s people and the Fair Board really stepped up last year to welcome cutting back to Red Bluff. We think the show will be even better this year.

All of our GCCHA shows will be at the Miller Ranch in Lincoln, with the first one being March 6th. We are busy getting ready and will be bringing in additional sand to make sure the footing in the arenas stays good. Be sure to see our web page for the 2016 Show Schedule and mark the shows on your calendar.

Your Board of Directors continues to strive to put on the best cuttings possible with the idea that your show experience at a GCCHA Show should match or succeed any other cutting. If you have any ideas for how we can do a better job, or you would like to help out the Association feel free to contact any of the Board Members or me. See you at the first show.


Jim Tilton, President

  • Click here for info on our GCCHA Spring Spectacular in March!
  • Tentative Club Show Schedule for 2016 is now posted. See schedule
  • There have been some changes to the classes this year. We’ve upped the Open fee in order to provide 3 fresh cattle, and changed the 15K to 25K and the 15NNP to 25NNP in order to align with the NCHA. See changes here.
  • GCCHA will once again be awarding Jeff Smith’s saddles at the end of the year, as well as prizes to all class winners at each club show!
  • Become a 2016 Show Sponsor. Details.
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