Show #1 - May 20-22

Our first show of the year is coming up! We’re excited to announce that all of our shows for 2022 will have NRCHA and ImRCHA approved horse show classes along with our normal range of Gem State Club classes.
NRCHA: National Reined Cowhorse Association. The national governing body of the sport of Reined Cowhorse.

Entering an NRCHA class means that you’ll be working towards qualifying for the NRCHA World Show in your class, adding to you and your horse’s official NRCHA Lifetime Earnings, and competing for extra added money.

ImRCHA: Intermountain Reined Cowhorse Association. A regional alliance of Reined Cowhorse shows in the Northwest. Intermountain classes are an add-on to NRCHA classes, meaning you won’t make a separate run to compete in them and you can’t enter them without also entering the NRCHA class. You’ll be competing for year-end points in the circuit! Circuit winners get great prizes at the year-end banquet.

GSSHA: That’s us! You’ll see our club referred to as Gem State Stock Horse Association, GSSHA, or simply Gem State. We’re a grassroots club that offers a welcoming, friendly place to show for brand new members and Million Dollar Riders alike.

Our club show classes do not have added money, but you may win a small check from our $15/entry jackpot. You’ll also compete for points for our highly acclaimed year-end awards.

What do I enter? It’s totally up to you. Gem State and NRCHA classes run concurrent, which means that you’ll make just one run even if you enter both associations. You can also enter NRCHA without entering Gem State, or you can enter Gem State without entering NRCHA.

If want to show in the Futurity, Derby, or Bridle Spectacular classes, the choice is easy. We only offer Gem State options for those classes.

Support Gem State & Get New Clothes

Shop our apparel store to show your support of our club! Featuring clothes for men, women, and kids with designs from our past 6 years of year-end jackets, plus a few bonus designs. NEW FOR 2022: HATS!

Helpful Articles

If you’re already thinking about making 2022 your most successful show season yet, check out these resources!

Start here if you're brand new!

Our popular Primer For the New and Nervous is the perfect place to start.

Box Drive

Did you know Step Up Boxing is now called Box Drive? Find rules and definitions for this popular new class!

Schooling Your Horse

This is a great time of year to work out some of the issues that may have come up during the show season. Learn about schooling your horse!

Learn about eligibility!

If you’re confused about whether you qualify as a Non Pro, new to cowhorse and not sure what you can show in, or overwhelmed by the 2022 class name changes, this resource is a great place to start. It’s meant for NRCHA classes, but we use the same rules for determining eligibility.
Gem State Stockhorse Association is an NRCHA affiliate that provides cowhorse shows and clinics in Western Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada.

Gem State is dedicated to the promotion, development, and demonstration of the traditional reined cow horse.

We have a show or clinic monthly from February through August!

Gem State Stockhorse Association is an NRCHA affiliate that provides cowhorse shows and clinics in Western Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada.

We are dedicated to the promotion, development, and demonstration of the traditional reined cow horse.

Gem State Shows are fun, accessible, and affordable.

Something for everyone: youth and entry-level classes, like Step Up Boxing and Buckaroo classes.

Lots of added money for our Derby in July, as well as excellent schooling opportunities for young horses.

Year-end awards include great prizes and awards for the top five competitors in each qualifying class.

Thanks to Rockin' Horse Photography!

Kyra and Brad Germann, owners of Rockin’ Horse Photography provided all the pictures for the website*.

Make sure to check out her shots of our events and buy the highlights of your run!

*Psst: saving photos off this site for your Facebook or personal use is stealing…support our awesome photographer and buy your pictures!

Thanks to Rockin' Horse Photography!

Kyra Germann, owner of Rockin’ Horse Photography provided all the pictures for the website*.

Make sure to check out her shots of our events and buy the highlights of your run!

*Psst: saving photos off this site for your Facebook or personal use is stealing…support our awesome photographer and buy your pictures!