New York Reined
Cow Horse Association

​​​​​​​NYRCHA 2016 in Review


NYRCHA added two new divisions in 2016~Rookie and Youth Walk-Trot Track/Box.  The Rookie division is for anyone Amateur or Pro to enter while learning the ropes of reined cow horse.  The Walk Trot division offers 14 & under tracking and boxing classes to start them early in the cow pen.  To encourage more participants in Walk/Trot the club only charges the cost of cows for the entry fee.  

New York was one of the only clubs in 2016 to add the NRCHA's new Step Up Boxing for limited riders.  Participants ride a pattern,  box and take the cow up the fence and box again.  Back in 2010, Harry Hurd added a Ranch Boxing class to our NYRCHA's show bill.  Ranch boxing is similar to the Step-Up Boxing, but you do not ride a pattern and you drive a cow from the cow head to the far end through a cone, Box it for 50 seconds and then drive it back through the cone.  Ranch Boxing, one of our most popular classes, is open to all levels of riders.  

The majority of our shows offer Club Ranch Horse Classes, trail, ranch riding, boxing, reining and even working cow horse.  Offering these classes gives riders other options besides  bridle classes.  We have an end of the year belt buckle for high point Ranch Rider (Emma Minteer was the 2016 belt buckle winner!)

Ready for the 2017 season?  Check out our show and clinic schedule.  See you in the cow pen!