MAHALO TO OUR MEMBERS AND SPONSORS !
Original pencil drawing by Gina Ha’o.
History of the Club
The Hawai’i Island Cutting Horse Association was founded in 1999 by Buck Schipa, with support from Dutch Schuman, Duke Kapuniai, and Alex Penovaroff, to offer regular cutting, cow horse and reining events for individuals of all ages. The show year culminates with Annual Big Island Cow Horse Championship Show.
HICHA’s Annual Big Island Cow Horse Championship Show is hosted in November for all members on the Big Island. This show brings together horses and riders from all over the state to compete in the snaffle bit futurity, working cow horse, reining ,and cutting events as well as other equine events whenever possible.
In May of 2016, HICHA became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, enabling donors to support HICHA through charitable donations - receiving a taxable deduction for their donation against their income. Our amazing sponsors continue to help HICHA further its mission, and provide over $15,000 in prizes and awards, clinics, and youth scholarships.
Get HICHA Cutting Updates
The HICHA Cutting Organization will notify you of Shows, Events and Promotions.
We are gearing up for the 2021 season!
First event of the year will be a Play Day
Check-in @9:30am and be ready to play by 10am.
$100 for two herd work runs (3 minutes each)
$25 per boxing run
*you must be a current member to play
To sign up please email
Mahalo to our 2020 Sponsors
Waimea Feed Supply for cow horse class prizes
Duke Kapuniai Ranch & Waimea Hill Country & Tack Inc. for youth class prizes
Pamela Heitz for youth entries
Tia Gaurani for fence work entries
Liz Armenta for Spectacular Awards
Sheila Heads Hawaiian Transport
Turning Point Ranch
Mark & Melissa Lytle
SmartSonofaGun & Hamona Dowell
Black Rock Cattle Company
Kona Castle Ranch
SC Ranch Company Inc.
Our success was because of you and we appreciate it so very much!