April 30th & May 2nd Shows Cancelled

The HICHA shows, scheduled for April 30th and May 2nd, have been cancelled, consistent with orders issued by Governor Ige, effective March 25th through April 30th.  Once government and health officials have a chance to reassess the health crisis, and we are able to return to normal daily activities (prior to COVID-19 breakout), the Board will determine whether the shows can be made-up or whether the HICHA will continue with a shortened schedule.


Governor Ige's mandate was issued to fight community spread of COVID-19, by staying at home or working from home, and leaving only to conduct necessary activities. Click here to read the entire press release.

The health and safety of yourselves, your 'Ohana, and your community, is critically important. There are a lot of helpful resources available online that share the signs and symptoms, as well as best practices in prevention, and caring for yourself if you are experiencing COVID-19 signs and/or symptoms.  If interested in more information visit State of Hawai'i, Department of Health, the Queen's Health Systems, or the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2019 Highlights

*2019 Club Summary: 9 shows, 2 Clinics,1 Play Day

$25,000 ++ Awarded in payouts and prizes

*3 Youth Scholarships awarded, 1 saddle donated by HICHA to Hawaii High School Rodeo 2020

Mahalo to all of our sponsors and members who are the soul of our success!!

**2019 Championship Show Results are posted**

2019 YTD Points & 2019 LTE Earnings posited in membership tab.

Congratulations to ALL!!


About Us

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. 

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Hawaii Island Cutting 

Horse Association

PO Box 1222 

Kamuela, HI 96743 

Email: hicha808@gmail.com

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