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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Dear Friends,
Considering the worldwide health crisis and the national suspension of all sports activities, in order to protect and facilitate all our members on both national and international levels, we took the decision to move the 2020 ERCHA/NRCHA Derby and ERCHA/NRCHA Futurity to the Salone Del Cavallo Americano which was postponed and will be held on September 8-12 in Cremona, Italy. The format of both the Derby and Futurity will be class in class for the qualifiers and finals.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2020 15:42

NRCHA On The Go & In The Know

Read more about NRCHA-approved shows with at least $15,000 in added money; NRCHA Judging Seminars; reined cow horse clinics; and other special activities to inspire, motivate, educate, or otherwise delight reined cow horse enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels!

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The latest stallion to enter the elite ranks of National Reined Cow Horse Association million-dollar sire is Bet Hesa Cat. The 2006 red roan stallion has sired NRCHA earners of $1,155,263.14—and counting—to rank 19th overall on the NRCHA top sires list.

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As action unfolded on Friday at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions as six NRCHA World Champions were crowned in John Justin Arena at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Through the course of the 10-day Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, a total of 15 World and National Championships have been determined.

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