New York Reined
Cow Horse Association

     Hey Cow~Horse people, here we are almost at the halfway point in our show season with four shows behind us and five to go. We had a good show at Caz on Memorial Day weekend. Entries were up and there were a number of new faces.  There were exhibitors from New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Canada. The early set-up on Thursday evening made it  better for riders wanting to get in the arena on Friday to school their horses. A big thank you to Dave Brown for his help setting up panels and lending the hay feeders. As well as Mike Bednarek for lending us his round panels. Lauren and Jacob Partridge’s plan to stabilize the panels and keep the up straight worked great. A huge thanks to Lauren, Jacob, Scott and Robin Waite, and Tom Decker for staying and helping tear down Sunday. As always, Cindy in the office and Lisa running everywhere else kept the show moving smoothly all weekend.
               Our Hoss’ Ridge Show, June 11th, was small but still managed to make a little money. We had some new people trying Cow Horse for the first time, showing a still growing interest in our sport. 
               Our next show will be a two day sanctioned show on July 22nd and 23rd in Caz. We will be doing early set-up on the 20th around 6pm and would appreciate help. A few reminders: You must ride a minimum of half the shows a class is offered to qualify for year-end awards, that’s at least five shows so there is still time to get qualified. Get your stall reservations to Lisa ASAP.  At sanctioned shows the dress code applies to the warm-up pen as well as the show ring. We should all be wearing long sleeved shirts. Finally, this year we are offering a Cowboy Collection Jeff Smith saddle to the high point rider in the 1K Limitednon-pro division. This class is offered six times this year and you must ride at least three times to qualify for the saddle. There are still four shows left so there is still time to win the saddle!!!!
      I hope to see you all at our next show. As always, please contact myself or any of our board members if you have any questions.
               Sincerely your president,
                                             Joe Decker

Year-end Point standings can be found on the Events Page~Check it out!  


Cowboy Classic will offer Adult Green Walk/Trot  running concurrent with Green as Green class!   


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.

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 lisasykes@yahoo.com  Cowboy classic July 22 23.pdf .  BE PREPARED!  Cowboy Classic Entry form!  CCJuly 22 23 Entry Form doc.pdf

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

We are giving a new class order a try!   We 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.  


NYRCHA Apparel......

Let It Rain has closed their store for now.  We should be receiving our apparel soon.  We can open the store again this fall.  

Letter from the President.....

National Reined Cow Horse Association

NYRCHA is a proud affiliate of....... 

​​​​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

For More Information visit our Events Page



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