COCHA provides instructional clinics through both local and national trainers with NCHA Hall of Fame Riders to National Futurity Champions such as Phil Hanson and Lindy Birch (TX) Lloyd Cox (OK), Russ Miller (ID), Andrew Coates and Gavin Jordan (CA) and others.

2023 Clinics

Diehl Hiner
Turn back clinic
February 25, 2023
Norton’s Arena – Madras
The sign up for the clinic is included on the February 25 practice sign-up form. 

Tim Smith
Cutting Clinic for COCHA Membership
April 28-30, 2023
Norton’s Arena – Madras
Clinic starts at 8:30 each day

Hello COCHA Cutters!
We have the privilege this year of hosting one of the top riders in the country, Tim Smith. He is a 6+ million dollar NCHA Hall of Fame rider with the reputation of being the sports most successful catch rider. Tim won the Open World Finals in 2022 on Metallics MVP. He has won 5 NCHA World Titles and has been a finalist in over 100 Limited Aged Events.

This clinic will be offered to the COCHA membership before it is opened up to the public. First consideration will be given to those who qualified for year end COCHA awards in 2022 (participated in 4/7 shows). The clinic will be broken up into two parts.
The first two days will be for 12 advanced riders who have competed for current (2022) year end awards in the 15,000 Amateur, 35,000 Non-Pro, Non-Pro and Open classes. The focus of this clinic will be herd work, shaping the herd, shaping cattle, with a main focus on showmanship. We will be providing over 100 head of fresh cattle per day. It is recommended that each rider brings two horses, the second of which can be a turn back horse to herd hold, turn back, and settle the herd when not on their show horse. Riders will be involved all day. Entrants will be reviewed by the COCHA clinic committee for eligibility.

The second part of the clinic to be held on Sunday is for 15 Beginner and Intermediate one-hand/”hand down” cutters. No two-handed or ranch cutting type cutters will be admitted. The riders are encouraged to audit one or both of the previous days.
The fee for the Advanced Riders will be $1000.00 for 2 days, and for the Beginner/ Intermediate Riders $500.00. This includes light breakfast and catered lunches. Auditors will be charged $50 a day, which includes food. Stalls and cost available upon request. Deposits will be due by April 1, 2023.

The COCHA board is proud to be able to offer this great clinician and will surely be an incredible opportunity to advance both riders and horses.

-COCHA President, Dr. Marci Aplin-Scott DMD