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.