Youth Scholarship

Gem State offers an annual $500-$1000 scholarship to our Youth. You don’t have to show, but you do have to be involved by volunteering at our shows. We haven’t had a qualified Youth in the last two years! Let’s change it this year!

Did you know we have hats now?

You need one. Multiple designs, colors, and styles available.

Become A Sponsor!

Support Gem State and advertise your business by sponsoring us! Several levels of sponsorship are available and we’re always open to creative suggestions on how we can best serve you.

Schedule of Events

REINING

  • GSSHA Futurity (Open, Limited Open, Non Pro, Non Pro Boxing)
  • GSSHA Derby (Open, Limited Open, Non Pro, Non Pro Boxing)
HERD

  • GSSHA Futurity (Open, Limited Open, Non Pro, Non Pro Boxing)
  • GSSHA Derby (Open, Limited Open, Non Pro, Non Pro Boxing)
  • GSSHA Bridle Spectacular/Bridle Super Spectacular/Non Pro Bridle Spectacular/ Non Pro Boxing Spectacular
REIN

  • Lil Buckaroo

REIN+BOX

  • NRCHA/GSSHA Box Drive
  • NRCHA/GSSHA Non Pro Boxing Spectacular/Non Pro Boxing
  • Greener Than Grass
  • NRCHA/GSSHA Youth Boxing

FENCE

  • GSSHA Derby (Open, Limited Open, Non Pro, Non Pro Boxing)

 REIN+FENCE

  • NRCHA/GSSHA Open 2 Rein
  • NRCHA/GSSHA NP 2 Rein
REIN+FENCE

  • NRCHA/GSSHA Open Bridle/ Limited Bridle/ Bridle Spectacular/Bridle Super Spectacular
  • NRCHA/GSSHA Non Pro Bridle/Non Pro Bridle Spectacular

REIN+BOX

  • NRCHA/GSSHA Limited Non Pro Boxing/Intermediate Non Pro Boxing

STEER STOPPING

  • GSSHA Bridle Super Spectacular Steer Stopping

REIN+FENCE

  • NRCHA/GSSHA Open Hackamore
  • NRCHA/GSSHA Non Pro Hackamore

Class List & Explanations

Limited Aged Events

These classes are Gem State only for May.
OFFICE – $45
CATTLE – $190
ENTRY – $35
JACKPOT – $15

TOTAL – $285

Open to any rider with any amount of earnings. Open to 3 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit. Includes herd work & rein work only in May and June, includes herd work, rein work & fence work in July
Open to any rider who has won less than $15,000 in cowhorse earnings. Open to 3 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit. Includes herd work & rein work only in May and June, includes herd work, rein work & fence work in July.

2022 Change: previously, this class was limited to riders who have won less than $1500. It is upped to $15,000 this year to stay closer to the NRCHA eligibility rules.
Open to any rider with any amount of earnings. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore. Includes herd work, rein work, and fence work.
Open to any rider who has won less than $15,000 in cowhorse earnings. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore. Includes herd work, rein work, and fence work.

2022 Change: previously, this class was limited to riders who have won less than $1500. It is upped to $15,000 this year to stay closer to the NRCHA eligibility rules.
Open to any Non Pro eligible rider with any amount of earnings. Open to 3 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit. Includes herd work & rein work only in May and June, includes herd work, rein work & fence work in July
Open to any Non Pro eligible rider with any amount of earnings. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore. Includes herd work, rein work, and fence work.
Open to any Non Pro and Boxing eligible rider with any amount of earnings. Open to 3 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit. Includes herd work & rein work only in May and June, includes herd work, rein work & fence work in July.

2022 Change: previously, this class was called the Non Pro Limited Futurity. This change reflects the new NRCHA class names.
Open to any Non Pro and Boxing eligible rider with any amount of earnings. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses only. Horses must be shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore. Includes herd work, rein work, and fence work.

2022 Change: previously, this class was called the Non Pro Limited Derby. This change reflects the new NRCHA class names.

Spectaculars

These classes are Gem State only for May.
Super Spectacular:

OFFICE – $45
CATTLE – $210
ENTRY – $35
JACKPOT – $15

TOTAL – $305

Bridle Spectacular:

OFFICE – $45
CATTLE – $190
ENTRY – $35
JACKPOT – $15

TOTAL – $285

Open to any rider. Open to horses of any age, but they must be ridden in an NRCHA legal bridle and romals. Includes herd work, rein work, fence work, and steer stopping.

2022 Change: This class was previous called the Open All Around. Participants that show at all three shows are eligible to win the year-end saddle made by The Saddle House.
Open to any Non Pro eligible rider. Open to horses of any age, but they must be shown in an NRCHA legal bridle and romals. Includes herd work, rein work, and fence work.

2022 Change: the winner of the year-end series will receive a custom Doug Koontz Saddle!
Open to any Non Pro Boxing eligible rider. Open to horses of any age, but they must be shown in an NRCHA legal bridle and romals. Includes herd work, rein work, and boxing. The winner of the year-end series will receive a saddle made by The Saddle House.

2022 Change: this class was previously called the Non Pro Limited Spectacular. There was also some confusion last year about the bit rules, as the NRCHA Boxing Spectaculars are not bridle-only. Gem State’s Non Pro Boxing Bridle Spectacular is for horses in the bridle only.

Horse Show & Youth Classes

These classes are NRCHA and Gem State for May.
Gem State REIN + FENCE:

OFFICE – $45
CATTLE – $100
ENTRY – $25
JACKPOT – $15
TOTAL – $185

Gem State REIN + BOXING:

OFFICE – $45
CATTLE – $100
ENTRY – $20
JACKPOT – $15
TOTAL – $180

Gem State YOUTH:

OFFICE – $50
CATTLE – $100
ENTRY – $20
JACKPOT – $0
TOTAL – $175

July NRCHA/ImRCHA Horse Show Fees

Add BackOffice Fee Judge FeeCattle FeeNRCHA FeeVideo FeeTotal EntryAdded Money
Open Bridle$150.00$100.00$50$85$8.00$15$433$950
Int. Open Bridle$75.00$50.00$0.00$8.00$133$135
Ltd. Open Bridle$120$75.00$50$85$8.00$15$353$400
Non Pro Bridle$150$100$50$85$8.00$15$408$550
Int. NP Bridle$115$75$40$85$8.00$15$338$270
Level 1 NP Bridle$115$75$40$85$8.00$15$338$270
Select NP Bridle$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$8.00$0.00$8.00$0.00
Open Hackamore$175$100$50$85$8.00$15$433$950
Int. Open Hackamore$75$50$8.00$133$135
Ltd. Open Hackamore$115$75$50$85$8.00$15$348$400
NP Hackamore$115$75$50$85$8.00$15$348$400
Open Two Rein$150$100$50$85$8.00$15$408$800
NP Two Rein$115$75$50$85$8.00$15$348$400
Youth Cow Horse$60.00$40.00$15.00$100.00$8.00$0.00$223.00$125.00
Youth Cow Horse 13 & U$0.00$0.00$0.00$8.00$8.00$0.00
Box Drive$90.00$60.00$25.00$100.00$8.00$0.00$283.00$200.00
NP Boxing$90.00$60.00$25.00$100.00$8.00$0.00$283.00$200.00
Int. NP Boxing$90.00$60.00$25.00$100.00$8.00$0.00$283.00$200.00
Ltd. NP Boxing$90.00$60.00$25.00$100.00$8.00$0.00$283.00$200.00
Select NP Boxing$0.00$0.00$8.00$8.00
Youth Boxing$60.00$40.00$15.00$100.00$8.00$0.00$223.00$100.00
Youth Boxing 13 & U$0.00$0.00$0.00$8.00$8.00$0.00
Gem State
NRCHA – $500 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to any rider. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses. Horses must be shown in a hackamore. Includes a rein work and a fence work.

NRCHA only – $50 Added

Open to any rider not on the NRCHA Top 30 list. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses. Horses must be shown in a hackamore. Includes a rein work and a fence work.

2022 Changes: As per new NRCHA rules, all riders that are not on the Top 30 Open Rider list are eligible to show in this class.
Gem State
NRCHA – $150 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to any rider who has won less than $15,000. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses. Horses must be shown in a hackamore. Includes a rein work and a fence work.

2022 Changes: Gem State previously limited this class to riders who had won less than $1500. It is now open to riders who have won less than $15,000.
Gem State
NRCHA – $150 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to any Non Pro eligible rider. Open to 4 and 5 year old horses. Horses must be shown in a hackamore. Includes a rein work and a fence work.

Gem State
NRCHA – $300 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to any rider. Open to horses of any age, as long as they have not been shown down the fence in a bridle until the current show year. Horses must be shown in a two rein. Includes a rein work and a fence work.

Gem State
NRCHA – $150 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to any Non Pro eligible rider. Open to horses of any age, as long as they have not been shown down the fence in a bridle until the current show year. Horses must be shown in a two rein. Includes a rein work and a fence work.

Gem State
NRCHA – $150 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to Non Pro Boxing eligible riders with any amount of earnings. Open to horses of all ages. Horses must be ridden in NRCHA legal age-appropriate gear. Includes rein work and boxing.

2022 Changes: This class was formerly called the Non Pro Limited.
Gem State
NRCHA – $150 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to Non Pro Boxing eligible riders with earnings less than $5000. Open to horses of all ages. Horses must be ridden in NRCHA legal age-appropriate gear. Includes rein work and boxing.

2022 Changes: This class was formerly called the $5K Non Pro Limited.
Gem State
NRCHA – $100 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

Open to Non Pro Boxing eligible riders with earnings less than $1000. Open to horses of all ages. Horses must be ridden in NRCHA legal age-appropriate gear. Includes rein work and boxing.

2022 Changes: This class was formerly called the $1K Non Pro Limited.
Gem State

Open to Non Pro Boxing eligible riders with earnings less than $250. Open to horses of all ages. Horses must be ridden in NRCHA legal age-appropriate gear. Includes rein work and boxing.

Gem State
NRCHA – $150 Added

NRCHA & GSSHA class runs concurrent, pay only 1 cattle fee. GSSHA classes compete for jackpot and points towards year-end awards. NRCHA classes compete for added money.

pen to any Boxing and Non Pro eligible rider. Open to horses of any age. Horses can be shown in any NRCHA-legal, age-appropriate head gear. Includes a rein work and a box-drive. Learn more >>

2022 Changes: This class was formerly called Advanced Boxing or Step Up Boxing. It also now is a standalone class with its own rein work–you do not have to enter any other classes along with the Box Drive.
Gem State
NRCHA – $75 Added

Open to anyone under 18. Open to horses of any age in NRCHA-legal, age-appropriate headgear. Includes rein work and fence work

2022 Changes: This class was formerly called Youth Fence.
Gem State
NRCHA – $50 Added

Open to anyone under 18. Open to horses of any age in NRCHA-legal, age-appropriate headgear. Includes a rein work and boxing.

2022 Changes: This class was formerly called Youth Limited.
Gem State

Open to anyone under 13. Open to horses of any age in NRCHA-legal, age-appropriate headgear. Includes a rein work and boxing. You must enter the Youth Boxing to enter this class–they run at the same time.

2022 Changes: This class was formerly called 13 & Under Youth Limited.
Gem State

Open to anyone under 8. Open to horses of any age in NRCHA-legal, age-appropriate headgear. Includes a simplified rein work and no cow.

How do I know what I'm eligible for?

If you’re new and aren’t sure if you qualify for the Non Pro or Boxing classes, try the handy Class Finder quiz built by our sponsor, StreamlineEquine!