Saturday, September 18, 2010

2010 Finals Show Results

Our 2010 Finals show was held yesterday evening at the Keystone Centre in Brandon.  The show went very well!  Full results have now been posted at .

Versatility placings were as follows:

1st - Sharra Sage/Hickory Bay Tally (203.5)

1st - Katie Michie/Quix Dry Hick (217)
2nd - Alexa Kulberg/DS Tenalena (210)

Novice Horse
1st - Jesse Lussier/Tolo (218.5)
2nd - Neil McLeod/Jingle Dots (218)
3rd - Mark Michie/Foolish Risk (213.5)

Novice Rider
1st - Kayleigh Lavitch/Cruize (200.5)
2nd - Jessica Chambers/Lily (180)

Congratulations to all those who placed in the Versatility standings.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Finals Show Reminder

Reminder that our finals show starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17th at the Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba.  Please call or email Mark ASAP to enter.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Schedule Change

Please note that the previously scheduled show at Chalanchuk's has been cancelled and tentatively replaced with a practice on September 11th.  This practice will be in preparation for the finals on September 17th.

Show Results Posted - August 21, 2010

Results have been posted for the CCHA show at Thunderbird Horse Center on August 21, 2010.  See the results at:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Show Results Posted

Results have been posted for our July 31st show at Chalanchuk's and the August 7th show at Doucette's.  Results can be seen at

Monday, August 2, 2010

Show Reminder - August 7th, 2010

Well, we finally had our first show of the year at Chalanchuk's this past Saturday.  Near the end it looked like we were going to get rained out, but the rain held off and we all had a good time.  Results will be posted soon at
Our next show is scheduled for this coming Saturday (August 7th) at Doucette's, south of Austin.  This show is in conjunction with an MTPA penning, and will be held after the team penning.  Approximate start time 7:00 p.m.  This will be a 4 event show with Ranch Cutting, Reining, Working Cow Horse, and Herd Roping.
Please call (204-637-2104) or email ( me to enter by Wednesday, August 4th. 


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Show Reminder - July 31, 2010

Don't forget to enter our July 31st show (at Chalanchuk's, Nesbitt, Brandon)by Wednesday, July 28th! 
Call Mark at 204-637-2104

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Show and Practice Added to Schedule

As a result of our meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 we have added two events to our 2010 schedule:

Cow Horse Practice
Crocus Cow Horse Association is pleased to sponsor a Cow Horse Practice Session at Thunderbird Horse Center at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5th.  Cost for the evening is $20/person.  Further practices may be scheduled if enough people are interested.  Please call Mark Michie (204)637-2104 or Neil McLeod (204)728-0818 by Monday morning if you are interested in attending so that we can have enough cattle at the practice.

Cow Horse Show Added to Schedule
The first two shows on our 2010 Schedule have been cancelled due to rainy weather, so... we've added a new show to the schedule.  The next Crocus Cow Horse Association show will be at Chalanchuk Acres, Nesbitt on the afternoon of July 31st.  This will be a 4 event show including Cutting, Reining, Cowhorse, and Roping.  Please enter by Wednesday, July 28th by calling Mark Michie at 204-637-2104.

Please enter all shows by the previous Wednesday so that we can know who to call in the event of a cancellation.  Minimum of 10 competitors must be entered to hold a show!

I hope to see you out at these events.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Show Cancellation

Due to low entries and the fact that the penning needs to be started later for the ground to dry up today, the show at Chalanchuk's this evening has been cancelled.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Show - June 12, 2010

Here are the details for the Crocus Cow Horse Association show on June 12, 2010 at Eugene and Betty Chalanchuk's:

Start Time: Approximately 6:00 p.m. (after the penning)

Cost: $60 for full 3 event show to be eligible for payout on overall standings or Reining - $10, Cutting - $30, Fencework or Boxing (for eligible riders) - $20

Canteen will be available, as will a BBQ supper.

See poster for locations:

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Show Cancelled Today (May 29, 2010)

Please note that today's Cow Horse show at Doucette's is cancelled due to rain.

Next show is June 12, at Chalanchuk's, Nesbitt, MB (South of Brandon)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

First Show of 2010

The Crocus Cow Horse Association will be holding its first show of 2010 next Saturday at the Doucette Ranch.

Doucette's is located 4 1/2 miles south of the #1 on #34 and 1/4 mile east on Road 61N.

This will be a 4 event show (Reining, Cutting, Working Cowhorse, and Roping). Entry fee tentatively $80 (not finalized). Start time will be approximately 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., but will depend on the time the Team Penning ends.

Entries should be phoned or emailed to Mark Michie: 204-637-2104 or on Tuesday, May 25. Entry fee will be finalized at that time.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Clinic Was Great!

We had a great clinic this past weekend with Lance Johnston of Lindsay, California.  Lance is a very good clinician, with some good pointers for everyone.  The majority of our time was spent on cattle work, which was what we were all there for!

If you were at the clinic and have any comments, please share your comments with us.

Don't forget that our first show of the season is coming up soon on May 29th!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Clinic Schedule

We will be starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. The Green Horse group will go first. This schedule is not written in stone, but I expect that the Beginner group will start at 1:00 p.m., and the Advanced group will start at 6:00 p.m.
Times for Sunday may be slightly different than Saturday.

If you have paid for two nights (Friday and Saturday) of stall fees you may arrive with your horse any time Friday evening.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Clinic Entry Deadline Extended!

Hi Folks!  The entry deadline for our clinic has come and gone, BUT we still have some room in the clinic.  If you are interested in the clinic.  Please call Mark for more information at (204)637-2104 or have a look at the information and entry form by clicking this link.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Minutes Posted

Minutes of our March 18th, 2010 meeting have been posted at

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cowhorse Clinic with Lance Johnston - May 1-2, 2010

Crocus Cowhorse Association is pleased to announce a Cowhorse Clinic with
Lance Johnston of Lindsay, California. 
Lance Johnston and SHES FUL OF DIAMONDS
2007 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champion

This clinic, sponsored by NAERIC will be held May 1-2, 2010 at the Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba.  Click here for further details and registration form.

Lance Johnston has provided us with the following bio:

I grew up in Central California on my family’s cattle ranch. Starting my first colt for the ranch at 12 and began training outside horses at age 13, I worked on my family’s cattle ranch through high school training and shoeing horses for the ranch and public. After graduating from High School I was able to pay my way through Cal Poly State University by continuing to train and shoe. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree.

I showed my first Reined Cow Horse in 1995. Since then I have built, own and operate a successful training operation along with my wife Tammy and my 10 year old son Trystin in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. I have been a multiple Finalist at all NRCHA major events, including World’s Greatest Horseman, NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, Stakes, Hackamore Classic, and Derby. 

My accomplishments include:

Lifetime Earnings of $600,000+
2009 National Stock Horse Classic, Open Derby Reserve Champion, also placing 3rd and 4th.
2009 NRCHA Derby Open top 5
2009 National Stock Horse Futurity Open top 5
2009 Idaho Futurity Reserve Open Champion and Novice Horse Champion

2008 Worlds Greatest Horseman top 5
2008 NRCHA Stakes Open Finalist
2008 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open top 5
2008 National Stock Horse Assoc . Open Futurity Res. Champion
2008 Idaho Reined Cow Horse Futurity Open Res. Champion

2007 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Res. Champion
2007 NRCHA Derby Open Finalist
2007 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Hackamore Champion
2007 Nation Stock Horse Futurity top 5
2007 Idaho Reined Cow Horse Open Futurity 3rd
2007 Sheri Gilkerson Open Bridle Champion

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Meeting Tonight!

Reminder:  Crocus Cowhorse Meeeting Tonight - 7:00 p.m. Thunderbird Horse Center, Brandon

Agenda includes:
- clinic planning
- show schedule
- herd roping rules
- boxing class
- Manitoba Horse Council membership

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tentative Clinic and Show Schedule - 2010

Tentative Clinic and Show Schedule for 2010

Starting times will be added when dates are firm.

May 1-2 - CCHA Cowhorse Clinic with Lance Johnston of Lindsay, California - Brandon, MB Two full days of Cowhorse Clinic with separate groups for Advanced Riders, Novice Riders, and Green Horses.  Further details will be posted soon.
May 29 - Jerry and Donna Doucette's - Austin, MB
June 12 - Eugene and Betty Chalanchuk's - Nesbitt, MB
August 7 - Virden Rodeo Grounds with National Highschool Rodeo Finals - Virden, MB
August 21 - Thunderbird Horse Center - Brandon, MB
September 4 - Eugene and Betty Chalanchuk's - Nesbitt, MB

Sponsorship Letter

A sponsorship letter has been posted and is available HERE.

All CCHA members are asked to use this letter and sponsorship package to help obtain sponsorship for the 2010 CCHA show season.  Please download and print it for distribution to potential sponsors.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Minutes of AGM have been posted.

The minutes of our AGM on January 21, 2010 have been posted at