We are an NCHA affiliate association that promotes the training and exhibiting of cutting horses in an educational and fun way.
2019 Cave Creek Cutting Association All Rights Reserved
SHERRI GILKERSON AND HER ENDURING LEGACY
The Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Horse Show & Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Scholarship Fund. More than just a great horse show or wonderful scholarships, there was a great spirit-led person full of life and love for her fellow man. Sherri Lea Hammond Gilkerson was born in Casper, Wyoming July 20, 1972. From an early age Sherri had an incredible love and connection for horses. Growing up in Lance Creek, Wyoming, she had local and national successes showing her horses, as well as being active in 4-H and rodeo. Sherri was Miss Rodeo 1992 for her county and 2nd runner up in Wyoming in 1993 for Miss Rodeo. Her other loves included church, family, hunting and fishing. While Sherri seemed a natural talent at all she did, she was a very hard worker. She attended Laramie County Community College, competing on the LCCC rodeo team, and graduating from the Equine Management Program. She followed her passion for horses, and head for business, into the Equine Industry, working for Dr. Joe Armstrong, Armstrong Equine Services in La Mesa, New Mexico and NMSU. She married Marc Gilkerson, her friend and partner in 1994. They then worked for Cheyenne River Quarter Horse, in Hot Springs, South Dakota and others before starting their own training facility, Sherri Gilkerson Cow Horses, in Silt, Colorado. In 2004 they moved to Cave Creek, Arizona to work alongside fellow trainers, Jim Paul Sr, Dema Paul, Jimmie Paul and TJ Good. In the years that followed she had great successes, winning many honors including the 2005 NRCHA Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Open & Limited Open Bridle on a talented horse named “Norman” (Camiseta Peppy) who was and still is owned by Linda Mars. Sherri was a rising star in the National Reined Cow Horse Association! Sherri’s life was tragically taken too soon in a horse-related accident October 30, 2006 at the tender age of 34. Her passing left a hole not only in the horse show world, but in the hearts of her family and friends. She was a woman of faith and loved by all who had the pleasure to know her. In honor of her memory among her contemporaries in Arizona and California, the AZRCHA and SCRCHA, joined with the newly established Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Scholarship Committee to establish the Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Bridle and Hackamore Spectacular, in 2007. Initially a respected and popular regional event, Sherri will now be honored at the national level with the establishment of the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Show, Sherri Gilkerson Scholarship Youth Bridle and Youth Limited, September 8-16, 2019. It is the hope of Sherri’s family and friends that her memory will live on through the enrichment of young lives through education and sport. The Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Academic Scholarships are awarded each July. This year, 2019, the scholarship committee awarded seven academic scholarships to well-deserving NRCHA students, in addition to the scholarships that will be awarded at the 2019 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity in the Youth Bridle and Youth Limited classes. Sponsored by Tres Osos Performance Horses and Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. Information regarding the scholarships is available on THE SHERRI GILKERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Facebook page. We thank you for your support and interest in the memory of a truly great horsewoman, loved by all who had the good fortune to know her. In her words, she was a wife, daughter and child of God. We invite all to share in her great passion and…. “RIDE LIKE SHERRI” Thank you for your interest THE SHERRI GILKERSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND COMMITTEE Marc Gilkerson, Linda Mars, Jack Hammond, Julie Hammond Hodge, Cynthia MacDonald Singer & Deborah Hotaling Richards
We are an NCHA affiliate association that promotes the training and exhibiting of cutting horses in an educational and fun way.
2019 Cave Creek Cutting Association All Rights Reserved
The Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Horse Show & Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Scholarship Fund. More than just a great horse show or wonderful scholarships, there was a great spirit-led person full of life and love for her fellow man. Sherri Lea Hammond Gilkerson was born in Casper, Wyoming July 20, 1972. From an early age Sherri had an incredible love and connection for horses. Growing up in Lance Creek, Wyoming, she had local and national successes showing her horses, as well as being active in 4-H and rodeo. Sherri was Miss Rodeo 1992 for her county and 2nd runner up in Wyoming in 1993 for Miss Rodeo. Her other loves included church, family, hunting and fishing. While Sherri seemed a natural talent at all she did, she was a very hard worker. She attended Laramie County Community College, competing on the LCCC rodeo team, and graduating from the Equine Management Program. She followed her passion for horses, and head for business, into the Equine Industry, working for Dr. Joe Armstrong, Armstrong Equine Services in La Mesa, New Mexico and NMSU. She married Marc Gilkerson, her friend and partner in 1994. They then worked for Cheyenne River Quarter Horse, in Hot Springs, South Dakota and others before starting their own training facility, Sherri Gilkerson Cow Horses, in Silt, Colorado. In 2004 they moved to Cave Creek, Arizona to work alongside fellow trainers, Jim Paul Sr, Dema Paul, Jimmie Paul and TJ Good. In the years that followed she had great successes, winning many honors including the 2005 NRCHA Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Open & Limited Open Bridle on a talented horse named “Norman” (Camiseta Peppy) who was and still is owned by Linda Mars. Sherri was a rising star in the National Reined Cow Horse Association! Sherri’s life was tragically taken too soon in a horse-related accident October 30, 2006 at the tender age of 34. Her passing left a hole not only in the horse show world, but in the hearts of her family and friends. She was a woman of faith and loved by all who had the pleasure to know her. In honor of her memory among her contemporaries in Arizona and California, the AZRCHA and SCRCHA, joined with the newly established Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Scholarship Committee to establish the Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Bridle and Hackamore Spectacular, in 2007. Initially a respected and popular regional event, Sherri will now be honored at the national level with the establishment of the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Show, Sherri Gilkerson Scholarship Youth Bridle and Youth Limited, September 8-16, 2019. It is the hope of Sherri’s family and friends that her memory will live on through the enrichment of young lives through education and sport. The Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Academic Scholarships are awarded each July. This year, 2019, the scholarship committee awarded seven academic scholarships to well-deserving NRCHA students, in addition to the scholarships that will be awarded at the 2019 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity in the Youth Bridle and Youth Limited classes. Sponsored by Tres Osos Performance Horses and Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. Information regarding the scholarships is available on THE SHERRI GILKERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Facebook page. We thank you for your support and interest in the memory of a truly great horsewoman, loved by all who had the good fortune to know her. In her words, she was a wife, daughter and child of God. We invite all to share in her great passion and…. “RIDE LIKE SHERRI” Thank you for your interest THE SHERRI GILKERSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND COMMITTEE Marc Gilkerson, Linda Mars, Jack Hammond, Julie Hammond Hodge, Cynthia MacDonald Singer & Deborah Hotaling Richards
SHERRI GILKERSON AND HER ENDURING LEGACY