The National Reined Cow Horse Association proud to announce that WestWorld of Scottsdale will host the 2021 NRCHA Derby presented by DT Horses LLC, home of NRCHA champion stallions Hickory Holly Time and Nineteen Ten. A multi-year agreement between the world-renowned equestrian facility and NRCHA makes Scottsdale, Arizona, home to the NRCHA Derby, which features 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses, beginning in June 2021 through 2023.

Published in Cowhorse
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 06:38

2020 NRCHA World Championship Qualification

After extensive research and consideration, the NRCHA Board of Directors have modified World Championship qualification requirements for the 2020 show season. The show season will end on November 15, 2020, as usual, but the "top twenty" and "in the same region" requirements have been waived for this year.

Published in Pro Rodeo Events

The National Reined Cow Horse Association has returned to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Stallion Stakes. For eight consecutive years, the elite South Point Arena and Equestrian Center has been home to the NRCHA Stakes.

The event, historically held in March, features 4-and 5-year-old horses who are sired by Subscribed Stallions. This year, the rescheduled Stakes will also feature a Pre-Futurity for 3-year-old horses. In addition to these robust limited age events, the Stakes offers a complete set of horse show classes and several three-event spectaculars. For nine days, the top horses and riders in the country will vie for $500,000 in payouts and a plethora of prizes.

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ERCHA/NRCHA Pre Futurity & Derby: Smart Play Wyatt rides Giovanni Campanaro to the Pre Futurity and Derby Open Championships; Eliane Gfeller and CR Rosie The Riveter take the Non Pro Derby title, and Alessandro Tugnoli riding Smarttarisdeal claims the Pre Futurity Non Pro Championship.

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NRCHA Eastern Derby
July 14 - 19 /// Cordova (Memphis), Tennessee

The National Reined Cow Horse Association is proud to debut its first premier event east of the Mississippi. The Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby, presented by MARS Equestrian™, has been added to the premier event schedule. For 2020, the Eastern Derby will be held at the AgriCenter International ShowPlace Arena, in Cordova, Tennessee. Added money of $64,450 will be dispersed among a Pre-Futurity, Derby, two full-slates of horse show classes and several spectaculars. A free, live webcast will be available throughout the duration of the event.

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After careful evaluation of the current situation, the ERCHA Board met and voted on the following changes made in the best interest of our members:
• The ERCHA/NRCHA FUTURITY and the ERCHA/NRCHA AUTUMN SHOW, will take place in Travagliato on September 24-27.
• The added money will remain the
$ 20.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Futurity
$ 3.300-added ERCHA/NRCHA Autumn Show
$ 1.750-added ERCHA Championship
• ERCHA/NRCHA DERBY & ERCHA/NRCHA FUTURITY FINALS will also be held for the Limited Open and Intermediate Non Pro divisions
• We are pleased to announce that the ERCHA/NRCHA Non Pro Hackamore has been added to the ERCHA Championship classes starting from the upcoming Derby.

Published in Cowhorse

A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 13, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby. Open and non pro riders took center stage at the WestWorld of Scottsdale in sunny Arizona. The top combined score rode away with the prestigious NRCHA Derby Champion title and a share of more than $330,000.

Published in Cowhorse

In compliance with all guidelines in place with government entities and to additional guidelines set by facilities where shows are held, after a period of uncertainty, the ERCHA Board is pleased to announce that competition will resume.

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2020 The Run for a Million, along with Paramount Network television series,The Last Cowboy, to take place. “Taylor (Sheridan) and I understand how important it is to get our industry kick started again. Our trainers have lost horses in training, had to lay off help, and are looking at a grim future if we do not get back to showing horses,” stated Amanda Brumley with grave concern. “My heart is breaking for these people who rely on events like this to make a living. The trickle down affect is astronomic, not just for trainers, show staff, vendors, venues, hotels, restaurants. I could go on and on. We absolutely must get back to work.” The event has also added a $100,000 Open Cow Horse Bridle Invitational presented by DT Horses which includes fifteen of the top Open Riders from the National Reined Cow Horse Association. This performance takes place Friday evening, July 31.

Published in Reining
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 07:11

NRCHA Premier Event Update and More

First and foremost, the National Reined Cow Horse Association board of directors and staff hopes everyone is safe and healthy. The current situation at the national, state and local level is changing at a rapid pace for all. Several questions have been asked regarding the association’s premier event schedule. The information listed below will help answer many of those questions. As more definite plans are finalized in the near future, the website will be updated with the newest information.

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