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Our Mission

Cutting, a working skill in the ranch industry,  is utilizing a horse to separate a cow from a herd. Cutting may be utilized for branding, castrating or marking and shipping cattle that has been sold. The skill of cutting is hard earned over time, with practice and training for both horse and rider. Riders learn discipline, teamwork and control of both self and horse.

The Pennsylvania Cutting Horse Association (PCHA) is a non-profit association formed to promote, in all ways, the interest in cutting.


If you are not Willing to Learn
No one can help you.
If you are Determined to Learn
No one can stop you
— unknown

PCHA Officers and Board Members                          info@pchacutting.com

President Andy Sutliff                  sut459@aol.com                                  Vice President Jack Werner      jcw@dejazzd.com

Secretary Joanne Cote Thayer      joanne.thayer@gmail.com                    Treasurer Karla Maynes            karla@buckscountysaddlery.com     

Board Members:

Destini Benson      djb7706@aol.com                                           Robin McNichol       rlmcnichol@aol.com

Shelly Casciato                                                                              Karlene Minnich       karmin426@aol.com

Joe Costa                                                                                       Jon Munley               

John Costa            jccutters@aol.com                                            Bill Stein                   hws711@gmail.com

Become a Member

If you would like to partner with us, Our membership form is on the Documents menu. Please complete and return it as indicated at the bottom of the form.

                                                               Joanne Cote Thayer, 2016. Photo by D. T. Olsen, Webbed Foot Photography

                                                               Joanne Cote Thayer, 2016. Photo by D. T. Olsen, Webbed Foot Photography