President’s Message- January 2012
Happy New Year!
I would like to introduce myself—I am Ray Goffin and I am the new President of the Idaho Cutting Horse Association for 2012 & 2013. I am originally from Utah; but moved to southern Idaho thirty years ago. I have been a general contractor for thirty years. I have been on the board of directors for many civic organizations through the years and was just recently the president of the Grass Root Cutters. I look forward to working with the ICHA. I have enjoyed working with horses for many years, including several years of 4-H with my daughters. Cutting has been something that both of my daughters and I have enjoyed doing together. My other hobbies include tournament bass fishing and upland bird hunting. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of the members of the ICHA better.
During ICHA’s September show, I spent quite a bit of time talking with our visitors, including Phil Rapp, Austin Shepard, Gary Gonsalves and others who were participating in the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting circuit. Of all of the shows that these great riders participated in, they remarked about the excellence of the cattle, the show production and the friendliness of our people. The job that Preston, Darcy, Sue and the entire ICHA board has done to move Idaho into the forefront of the cutting horse industry has been amazing. The Idaho trainers and riders are respected throughout the entire industry.
I hope to see many of you at our Annual ICHA General Membership Meeting & ICHA Year-End Awards Party, will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 in beautiful Ketchum, Idaho at Jim & Sandy Figge’s Party Barn. A big THANK YOU to Jim & Sandy Figge for their gracious hospitality of once again hosting this event for the ICHA members!
*All ICHA members (12 years and older) are invited to attend*
5:30pm General Membership Meeting
6pm Hosted Beer/Wine Social, followed by Dinner at 6:30pm
* Awards will be presented at 7:30pm *
Live DJ & Dancing until Midnight
There will be DOOR PRIZES (including an entry to Western Nationals!) given away throughout the evening. Please plan to come and join us as we kick off the 2012 year!
Please mark your calendars for the first ICHA-approved show of the 2012 season, which will be held by Las Vegas Cutting Horse Association at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 16-19, 2012. This show is also approved by NCHA, AZCHA, PCCHA & UCHA.
Looking forward to a great year,