This page was last updated: December 1, 2018
Established in 1954, by Eva & Everett Thornburgh and a few of their friends, Marion Smith and Nina & Wade West, it's principal purpose then and still, being to provide members an opportunity to enjoy the sport of cutting and to gain experience in an environment which promotes competition and learning with an emphasis on affordability, maximum participation and fun. In the course of my delightful conversation with Eva Thornburgh the subject of the difficulty of getting cattle "nowadays" came up. Eva said "Oh my, if you think it's tough to get cattle now, you should have been around back then!" So it seems the more things change, the more they stay the same!
COCHA members enjoy family style ranch cuttings, complete with BBQ's and potlucks and fresh cattle at various ranches scattered throughout the scenic high desert. We are proud that some of the finest cutters in the Northwest started right here at COCHA. In addition to our fall/winter practices and Summer Series Shows we produce the NWCHA spring show and also several OCHA national approved shows.