NERCHA ONLINE SHOWDOWN
The Northeastern Reined Cow Horse Alliance has decided to put on an Online show! The show consists of ranch riding classes and boxing classes. The classes are not sanctioned and will not contribute to year end awards. Riders do not need to own the horses they are showing. The show is open to all breeds. There are different levels offered for each class to accommodate all riders.
We are fortunate to have Tyler Albrecht of Trochu, Alberta, volunteering his time to judge this show! The show will run from May 15 to June 1st, 2020.
There is a lot of information so please read it all the way through!
Here are the classes available:
-First Timer Ranch Riding
-First Timer Boxing
-Beginner Ranch Riding
-Non-Pro Ranch Riding
-Open Ranch Riding
See below for all of the information that you need (class definitions, posting info, payment info, etc.)
-Ranch Riding Classes: AQHA Ranch Riding Pattern 10
-Boxing Classes: Boxing a flag or person for 30 seconds
For ranch riding classes, record your pattern from beginning to end. For the cattle working classes. record boxing a flag or person for 30 seconds. Record your run from beginning to end. The videos must be one continuous shot and may not be edited in any way. The same video must not be submitted to cross entered classes. Different class, different video.
1. “First Timers” -Open to anyone who has never competed in any ranch riding or cattle class (including sorting, cutting, cow horse etc.) of any kind before.
2. Beginner – Riders must be Non-Pro riders as per the NERCHA rule book and cannot have earned more than $100.00 or 2.0 points in any sanctioned organization’s cow class or ranch riding (or combination of classes) as of January 1st of this year.
3. Non-Pro – Follows NRCHA Non-Pro definition & rules stating, “A Non-Pro is anyone who has not won more than $100,000 in Open competition, in any event that pertains to reined cow horse.” (2.1.1) and “A Non-Pro shall also be defined as any person, regardless of age, who is not currently receiving remuneration (payment) directly or indirectly for showing, training, giving lessons, clinics, or assisting in the training of a horse for remuneration.” (2.1.2)
4. Open – Open to all levels of riders regardless of status.
The Online Showdown will follow AQHA rules regarding bits and equipment (one handed for curb bits and two handed for a snaffle bit and hackamore, following age of horse rules) as well as show attire. Hat/helmet is mandatory & all riders under 18 must wear a helmet. Proper show attire is also mandatory. For example, boot cut jeans, button down shirt, belt, hat/helmet. Chinks or chaps are not required. Vests are allowed.
Payments and videos must be sent in by 11:59PM on June 1st. The entry fees are $10.00/class. E-transfers will be the only accepted form of payment. All payments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and make the password “nercha” (all in lower case).
When sending payments, please include the name of the rider, horse(s), and class(es) entered in the messages section.
To submit your video, post it to the discussion area of the “Online Showdown” event on the Northeastern Reined Cow Horse Alliance Facebook page with the name of the horse, name of rider, and class you are entering. Please post the videos separately for each class if entering multiple classes
Note: the videos may take some time to upload. Be sure to double check your videos fully upload before exiting the page.
The winners of each class will receive a $10.00 gift certificate donated by Greg Crispin Performance Horses. Winners will be announced by June 20th and gift certificates will be mailed out following the 20th.
If there are any questions or trouble uploading your runs, please e-mail Kassidy Holloway at email@example.com
Good luck to all competitors!