CCHA Non Pro Champion 2016

I am very grateful to have won the CCHA Non-Pro title for 2016. It was a tight race all season between myself, Don Hudson & Scott Wardley, it came right down to the last show of the year to determine the standings, which made it so fun (and stressful). I was fortunate enough to be able to show 3 very nice horses throughout the year, Im Short And Smooth, Karats N Oaks Cat & Hoo Doo Hughes. I hauled pretty hard last year, going to shows in BC, Alberta & Saskatchewan. Being from northern Alberta & not centrally located, my closest show was Ponoka at 6 hours away, so needless to say I put on a lot of miles, but I loved it (thank goodness for energy drinks)!! I probably wouldn't have hauled for the NP if it wasn't for my boyfriend Darcy persistently encouraging me to go, always so much love & support, for that I am truly thankful! I do realize how fortunate I am to have been able to have this experience, I don't take any of it for granted. Thank you to everyone for the encouraging words & support along the way, it really meant a lot, especially to Dustin & Marla! To all the herd holders & turnback guys that helped me, your time & effort is so appreciated - thank you!!

A big thank you to Ken Zender & Zender Ford for donating the beautiful bronze that I got to receive from none other than Mr. Len Monical himself, and to Kevin Baumann & Pekisko Ranch for the buckle! Congratulations to all the other winners & good luck to everyone in 2017!

Sincerely,  Amanda Smith



35,000 Champion at Fort Worth


Sired by “Smart Mate” out of a Doc Quixote mare – 35,000 NP World Champions (also won the aggregate at the World Finals).  Linda and “Chief” were 2nd with a 219.5 in the first go, and the next day a 222 for first.

The top 15 money earners in every class qualify for the World Finals, Fort Worth, TX.  The World Champion is based on money earned during the year and money earned at the Finals, Her total earnings for the year were $16,628 ($2,632. won at the World Finals.) Linda purchased “Cetas Ahoy Mate”

six years ago when she found him on the Internet - best buy ever.

Linda is from Lloydminster, AB. and Margaret Meagher, Calgary, AB. also showed in the same class, and was 7th.

Showing in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as in the U.S. these two Albertans also won the 35,000 NP Canadian Champion (Linda) and Reserve (Margaret).

They will be receiving their buckles and Linda receiving her Championship Saddle

at the Canadian Cutting Horse Awards Banquet, February 4, 2017, Calgary, AB.

Congratulations to you both – well done.


N O T I C E:

Saddle distribution for the
CCHA Year End Awards
will be as follows for the next four years (as passed at the 2015 Director’s Meeting):

2015 15,000 NH/NP    50,000 Amateur
2016 5,000 NH/NP     35,000 NP
2017 2,000 Limit       5,000 NH
2018 15,000 NH          15,000 Amateur

Bronzes will be awarded to Open and Non-Pro Champion


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Phone:  Les Jack 306-435-7630 

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