Monday, November 28, 2011

Year End Awards

Congrats to all the winners for 2011!! In fact - congratulations to EVERYBODY and thanks to you all for helping to make this year great and our shows FUN!!

Here are the 1st and 2nd place winners:

OPEN: 1) I'll Be A Cowboy - Jim Simpson, owner and rider
2) Dualin Mate - Melissa Johnson, rider; BJ & Melissa Johnson, owners
NON PRO: 1) Cheri Raftery
2) BJ Johnson
YOUTH: 1) Stephanie Payne
2) Mickey Bagley
$10,000 NOVICE HORSE: 1) Smart Little Grinch - Jim Simpson/Vince HIlls
2) Katie Dee Boonsmal - Scott Raftery/Don Rodahl
$15,000 AMATEUR: 1) Lisa Haldane
2) Jan Currier
$3,000 NOVICE HORSE: 1) Smart Little Grinch - Jim Simpson/Vince Hills
2) ImaPepWhoRU - Phil Terrell/Phil & Karen Terrell
$2,000 LIMIT RIDER: 1) Ray McClellan
2) Stephanie Payne
$!500 NOVICE HORSE: 1) Smart Wheels - Danny Thomason owner and rider
2) none qualified
$500 RIDER: 1) Linda Searles
2) none qualified

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Oct. 29th show was great - weather, new mechanical cow and it seemed like the real cows were pretty cooperative - at least for some people! Nice day.

Don't forget to check out Suzanne Sylvester's photos from the show at Good pix!

You MUST reserve cattle by Wednesday, Nov 23 - 9:30 PM - no exceptions - for REAL this time!!!!
We will be shipping cattle in and need the lead time to get them ordered, etc. If you're late, go ahead and call in your reservation because if someone cancels, you may be able to get in the draw in their place.

See ya!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stalls and Sales Booth

Vic Collier has some stalls available for rent for SACHA shows about 9 miles from Marana Stockyards. You can reach him at
(520) 591-3880.

Lisa Haldane will be setting up an area for selling stuff at the SACHA shows. If you have art work, used tack or whatever, see Lisa at the show on Oct. 29th.

Monday, October 10, 2011

There will be a FRESH COW practice immediately after the show on OCTOBER 29. The cost will be $100. Reservations for cattle are required. Call Peggy at (520) 579-2535 or email at

Monday, October 3, 2011

Yipeeeee! It's finally cooling off and I'm crawling out of the rock I've been under all summer!!

We had a Board meeting a couple of weeks ago and have set the dates for the NCHA and other
spring shows so be sure to check out the schedule. The only big change is that the NCHA show
will be much later this year (March 31-April 1) so hopefully we'll miss the weird weather.

The club is purchasing a new electric practice flag and it will be set up at all the shows. $40 and
there will be a time limit - not sure what that will be.

It will be good to see everybody again. SOON!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hi Everybody -
Just thought I'd pass this on -
Many of us remember Fred Imus who took lessons from Scott Raftery a while back and showed a few times at Robertson's in Benson. This morning I ran across an online article that said he passed away last weekend. He was found in his trailer Saturday, August 6, no cause of death mentioned. He was certainly a colorful character and one of those people I wish I had known better and wish I had been able to catch his radio show. I copied the article about him if somebody wants it. (Couldn't figure out how to attach it to this.)
Adios, Peggy

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 2011

Whoa! It's already been a couple of months since I blogged last! Still not much going on in my world and I haven't heard any juicy stuff so have absolutely nothing to report. I manage to ride once a week and soak in the air conditioner the rest of the time. Getting bored.................but only a couple more months of this!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

May Blog

Hey! I hope everybody has cool plans for the summer. I don't. I will just stay here and melt.

The Western Nationals are going on this week and I've watched a little of it on the internet.
Looks nice and cold there. Here's to the SACHA members that went: Richard Searle, Steve
Taylor, Karen and Hank True, BJ and Melissa Johnson, Lynda Collins, Lisa Haldane, Nina Hardin,
Drew Dunham and Scott Raftery. Sorry if I missed anybody!

Keep checking in. If anything interesting happens I'll let you know!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Postcards went out for the March 26 show - coming up!

There's a great picture taken by Christine Smith at the March 5 show that should be posted
in the Photo Album soon. Thanks Christine! We should have a contest for a caption. Al Alvarez
thought it should be something like "Hey - doesnt' Alvarez look great sitting on the fence over there?"
(I already told him it sucked.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feb 16 2011

We've already had a show since our NCHA show and have two more coming up pretty quick.
The next one is March 5 - "reminder postcards" are coming out soon.
Laurie MIlls looking for a a2 horse slant trailer again. If anyone knows of one, let me know.

Monday, January 3, 2011

NCHA Show Dec 31-Jan 1

Our NCHA show was great!! After a few nervous moments wondering what the weather was going to do, we went ahead
and had a good show and the weather turned out pretty nice after all. Thank you to all who came on down and supported our efforts!
Judge Willie Richardson made it all the way down from Colorado after a lay up in Show Low and Jimmy Kemp had to
fill in for him the first day so a special THANKS to those guys. Just shows what can get done if people are willing to show up, pitch in and make it work.
There should be some pictures of Year End Award winners for 2010 posted under "Photo Album" by now and I'll be posting a list of all winners in a later blog. Congratulations!