Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanks to all SACHA members for a great 2012 Cutting Season.  We had an enthusiastic annual members meeting at our 11/24/12 cutting (Thanks to those who participated) We announced the new year's elected officers and awarded the 2012 EOY awards when the classes concluded!  I will have the "official" notice for all the 2012 winners on the Web site soon. 

Have a wonderful Holiday season and we'll see you at the first 2013 Cutting on 12/29/12!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Successful SACHA Cutting at the Santa Cruz County Fair!!

To all of the cutters who came to Sonoita yesterday to support SACHA at the Santa Cruz County Fair....a huge Thanks from the SACHA Board of Directors.  We had a great show, fabulous help from the Fair personel, awesome support from the local businesses and, of course, fantastic cutting!!!!!  

We will resume our regular shows at Marana with our October show on 10/27/12! 

Thanks again for everyone's help.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Information on SCC Fairgrounds for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012:

  • Fairground is located in Sonoita, AZ.  On Hwy 83, just south of the intersection of Hwy 82 & Hwy 83.
  • You can enter at the gate signed "Contestants Only", just south of the main Fairground entrance
  • After you enter, follow the dirt road around the barn area (on your right) --> then proceed across the racetrack to the main arena.
  • Parking for horse trailers is on the north side of the main arena.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Update on the upcoming Cutting in Sonoita  (9/16)

  • We will be starting just a little later than originally planned.  Cattle for the Open will be settled at 9:30 am

       Note:  The Walker Ranch B&B is a fabulous place
                and Sonoita are is beautiful this time of year....
                come early and enjoy the weekend. 
                The B&B has 4 rooms left and is "horse friendly".

  • Don't forget to reserve your cattle before 9:00pm on Wednesday 9/12 using
(email or call (520)  398-9033.
See you all next Sunday (9/16)!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Lodging information from the Sonoita, AZ area!  There is not much available in the area, so if you are interested in coming to Sonoita the night before our Sunday 9/16 cutting, please don't wait to give these folks a call.

  • The Walker Ranch - There are still 3 rooms available at a nice B&B north of Sonoita. They have some stalls available also. The phone number is (520) 455-4631 and the web site is . It is owned by Ted and Jody Walker and comes highly recommended.

  •  Stage Stop Inn, Patagonia ( about 12 miles from Sonoita) Phone number (520) 394-2211.

There are several other facilities in the area, but these are the two that have been recommended. Also, there are RV hook-ups at the Fairgrounds. They should be reserved by calling (520) 398-9033 or email at

Don't forget, there is $200 Added Money at this show for the first 6 classes and points will count towards SACHA 2012 Year-end Awards!!!!

Come join the fun!
See you there!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Join us at the Santa Cruz County Fair in Sonoita

Fellow Cutters...we are excited to offer an "extra" Cutting for the 2012 season at the Santa Cruz County Fair!  The cutting will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 starting at 9:00am.  We will be using our usual class schedule (see our Class List page) and this show will count towards our Year-end awards!   Stalls and shavings will be available at the County Fairgrounds and we will be releasing & posting current information on available motels as soon as we can.

Monday, April 23, 2012

OK, So we didn't quite "beat the heat" for our last spring cutting!  As all of you who came on Saturday know, it was blazing hot!!  We had a great cutting anyway and got it all done as early as possible.  Thanks to all of you who came out to cut and also those who helped us clean up the site before our summer break.

Thanks to all of you, SACHA had a great spring for 2012 and a fabulous NCHA show on 3/31 & 4/1!  Our last two cuttings for the 2012 season will probably be the last Saturday in October & the last Saturday in November, 2012.  As soon as those dates are confirmed, they will be posted in our Upcoming Shows page.

Have a great summer everyone and we'll see you in October!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

WOW!!!  Look what happens when you "order" good weather!

Last weekend's NCHA cutting was a record setting Cutting for our Southern AZ group!  We also had a 97 works, one-day record on Sunday!  Thanks to EVERYONE who helped with the show and, of course, to all the Cutters who came to cut!   A special thanks to Terrye Kemp, our show secretary, for another great show.   We love ya, Terrye!

We had a great time and hope you all did as well.

Remember our last cutting before the summer heat is in three weeks....on April 21st.  This is a regular jackpot cutting, so you must reserve your cattle by Wednesday evening April 18th. (9:00pm) in order to be a part of the draw.  Reserve your cattle by calling (520) 398-9033 or emailing to

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Southern AZ Cutting NCHA show is coming up on Saturday March 31st & Sunday April 1!  We will be using the same format again this year, a one day show - spread over two days.

Please check the Chatter or our Upcoming Show page for links to the proposed class schedule.  We are planning Derby Open and Non-pro for the first two classes on Sunday morning, April 1 for anyone that is interested.

Also, we will be using our electric flag for anyone wanting to practice during either day of the show.

We are "planning" better weather this year, so everyone should be able to come and enjoy the facilities.  There are a limited  number of stalls available at the Marana stockyards, so please send me an email ( or call (520) 398-9033 to reserve stalls for the show.

Hope to see you all on the 31st!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thanks folks, for another great jackpot cutting yesterday!  We had fantastic weather and it was a great day all around.  (any day of Cutting is a great day, right?)

The photos from the 2011 Year-End Awards are all posted...check it out!  The results for yesterday's show (1/28) will be up next week as well as the 2012 standings.

Don't forget our next show is in 3 weeks...February 18th and you must reserve cattle by 9:00pm Wednesday February 15!   We have to place the cattle order early Thursday morning, so please help us get an accurate number by Wednesday evening!

Thanks again,