New York Reined
Cow Horse Association

Cowboy Classic will offer Adult Green Walk/Trot  It will run concurrent with Green as Green   

Green Adult Walk Trot Boxing:  
    •    Qualifications: The rider must meet all NYRCHA Non-Pro declaration requirements.  This is an entry level class designed for riders that do not have any cow horse or reining experience.  Cow horse experience is considered to be any participation in a competition, show or event evolving a horse and cattle such as but not limited to roping, team penning, cutting, ranch sorting, steer stopping.  Reining experience is considered to be any participation in NRHA events, ranch horse reining events or AQHA reining horse events.  
    •    Equipment:Rider may use two hands or one. Rider who chooses to ride one-handed may go to two hands, however, the rider must return to one hand after the correction is made. Snaffle bit may be used regardless of horse’s age.
    •    Reined work:  Same as NRCHA classes with the following exceptions:  Rider will trot instead of canter.  Slow trot in place of the small slow circles and an extended trot in place of the large fast circles. .  The run downs will be done at a extended trot.  Rider performs one or one and a half spins instead of number specified in the posted pattern.
    •    Cow work:  Same as NRCHA limited classes with the following exception: If the horse and rider loses the cow more than two times the three-point penalty will continue to apply instead of the contestant receiving a no score.

​​​​2017 Clinic and Show Dates

​July 22-23: Cowboy Classic ~NRCHA Sanctioned~
Cazenovia College Equestrian Center, Woodfield Rd. Cazenovia, NY

​Aug. 12-13: Cowgirl Classic~NRCHA Sanctioned~  
Cazenovia College Equestrian Center, Woodfield Rd. Cazenovia, NY

✬​September 9: Ranch & Rein Clinic

                          w/ Corey Rogers

Quiet Quarters Ranch, 8848 Curtis Hollow Rd. Campbell, NY

September 10:  Ranch & Rein Club Show

Quiet Quarters Ranch, 8848 Curtis Hollow Rd. Campbell, NY

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Ride the Ultimate Event in the Western Discipline and Experience the

 .......Rush that is Reined Cow Horse                     

     2017 is off and running! April 29th and 30th marked the official start of our NYRCHA show season. The 29th was a herd work clinic with Joel Cohen, owner of Silver Creek Stables in Pittsford, NY. Joel, a NCHA Non-pro Hall of Fame Inductee, shared his decades of knowledge with both a morning and afternoon group participants. The clinic was full, with a mix of familiar faces and some new ones. I think everyone had an enjoyable day and were able to take something away to help them in the upcoming show season. I want to extend an HUGE thank you to Joel and his wife Judy for hosting this clinic at their facility, it was a pleasure to meet them and their family. 
     The 30th was our first show held at Rose Hill Ranch in Naples, NY, owned by Jack and Emma Minteer. The Minteer's graciously allowed us to use their facility when we unexpectedly had to change venues. We had a great turn out for our first show of the season. The herd work classes were a hit and our walk trot was one of our largest classes of the day. It was great to see so many youths taking an interest in reined cowhorse. I want to give a BIG thank you to everyone who helped make this first show a success and to the members who stayed and helped tear down afterwards. I also want to thank our board who all worked very hard to make sure we all have somewhere to show our cowhorses. 
      We have an exciting and busy season ahead of us with 2 more clinics and 8 more shows planned. We are always in need of volunteers for set up and running the shows. If you think you could help at any of our shows please contact one of us on the board. 
      To qualify for a year end award, you must show at least half of the shows(5). Last year we gave out 8 High Point Champion buckles. This year, there will be more opportunities with our Green Rider division expanded to have each Green Rider class  qualifying for their own buckle. So get your horses tuned up and head for our next show. Check our web site and FaceBook for current updates and show schedule. I hope to see you all at our Caze show May 27th & 28th!

     Sincerely Your President,
                                         Joe Decker

1K Champion wins a Jeff Smith Saddle!

There is a Jeff Smith Saddle for the high point NRCHA 1K rider from our Cazenovia Sanctioned Shows.  Four Classes left!   You can still win!  You must ride in half the classes to qualify.  Good Luck!  It's a beauty!

The Cowboy Classic is up next......
Our 3rd sanctioned show of the year, July 22 & 23 will again be held at Cazenovia College Equestrian Center, Cazenovia, NY.   We have added a bunch of Ranch Horse Classes.  Reserve your stalls now with  Cowboy Classic July 22 23.pdf​​

Attention Green Horses, Green Riders & Rookie riders!  Woohoo!  

To make things fair to our membership we have basically reversed our classes on Sunday at the Cowboy Classic in July!   1st up Green Rider then Green Horse and then Rookie.  ​Get home for Dinner

The Cowgirl Classic in August.......

Before the College kids come back to Cazenovia College we are holding our last sanctioned shows of 2017.  Look for more information on the Cowgirl Classic at the beginning of July.  


​​New York Reined Cow Horse Association is working with "Let it Rain Apparel"  to provide our members with the opportunity to purchase NYRCHA logo apparel.  The Store is open now and will close June 28, 2017. The shipping is only $2.  Love on logo to go directly to the store. 

Letter from the President.....

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