New York Reined
Cow Horse Association
NYRCHA 2017 in Review
NYRCHA keeps on growing as interest in the cow industry peaks. There were 6 sanctioned shows
held in 2017 all at the beautiful Cazenovia College Equestrian Center in Cazenovia, NY. Also held
were three club shows: Jack and Emma Minteer's Rose Hill Ranch, Jared and Terra Ellis' Hoss'
Ridge & Abe & Christina's beautiful Quiet Quarters. The club also hosted two clinics. Joel Cohen,
NCHA Hall of Fame Inductee, invited us to his farm in Pittsford, NY for a day of learning about
cutting (aka herd work). In September, Jay Quinlan, taught a Green Rider/Youth clinic in Campbell, NY.
Herd work classes were some of the most popular classes in 2017. The numbers increased with
more opportunities to work in a herd. Herd holding and herd holders also got more experience
in the pen. NYRCHA will be hosting another herd work clinic in 2018.
Year end awards will have a new format in 2018. Each cattle class offered will be awarded
it’s own year-end high point except for Youth Walk-Trot and Ranch Horse. For a rider
to qualify for year-end award they must ride in the class at half the shows that are offered
by NYRCHA. Points are calculated on a rider/horse combination with the exception of Open
and Green Horse. Rider may show multiple horses in any class.
Our Ranch horse classes will include Ranch Reining, Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding
Like in the bridle classes, Ranch horses must participate in half the total
number of shows to be eligible for year end awards. Ranch Horse will be
awarded as a division championship with points from all Ranch Horse classes.
Ready for the 2018 season?