Dave Vietor was the chairman of the Montana Reined Cowhorse Futurity held in Deer Lodge, MT in the 1990s and later in Kalispell through 2014. He was a trainer, mentor, coach, judge, and fierce fence competitor. He passed away in 2012. The Memorial Trophy, begun in 2013, is a fitting remembrance. Each year at the MRCHF show, the Fence Challenge is one run down the fence, with non-pro and open winners’ names inscribed on the perpetual bronze trophy and custom spurs given to the victors. The 2020 Montana Reined Cowhorse Futurity is at the Heart K Arena, Livingston, MT, on September 24, 25, 26,and 27. The Fence Challenge is featured Saturday evening, Sept. 26, and will showcase the best hands and toughest fence horses in the Northwest. The futurity for three-year-old cowhorses tests them in three events in three days: herd work (cutting), reined work, and fence work with a single cow down the fence. Derby horses are four and five years old, and also compete in all three phases. Two complete horse shows feature youth, non pro, and open classes for bridle and hackamore horses. The Montana show is the state’s premier event for cowhorses and cowhorse fans.