The 2023 Gem State Stock Horse season kicked off on May 18th.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first show of 2023! Results are below, and we’ll have July details out as soon as possible!

New stuff:

  • We have two shows this year, both at the Idaho Horse Park
  • Both our shows will have NRCHA and Intermountain Reined Cowhorse Association approved Horse Show Classes! The July show will also include an NRCHA/ImRCHA Derby and a NRCHA Bridle Spectaculars/Super Spectacular.
  • We’ve updated a few class names and eligibility requirements to stay consistent with the new NRCHA rules. See the class list for explanations, names, and earnings caps.

How do I get a year-end award?

  • You have to show at BOTH of our shows (May 19-21 and July 6-9).
  • You have to enter the same Gem State class at both.
  • Your placing will be determined by the number of horses you beat at each show.
  • You must receive a score greater than 0 in 66% of your runs.
  • ALL ties will be broken by the highest cumulative cow score.

Saddles

We’re trying something a little different this year. The winners of EVERY class will be placed in a hat at the banquet. We’ll draw one lucky champion, who will receive the saddle.

There’s a few rules:

  • You must be present at the banquet to win the saddle.
  • If you’ve won a Gem State saddle for the same class in a previous year, you won’t be eligible.
  • The saddle will be provided by donations from our generous sponsors and the hard work of our board. If you don’t like the saddle, or don’t think it’s something you’ll use or cherish, consider requesting to pull your name from the draw. You’ll still have your buckle and your championship, and someone else might get the chance at something they’ll truly treasure!

Checks

All checks from earnings must be cashed within 90 days or they will be voided and will not be reissued.

What's with the multiple associations and all these acronyms I keep seeing?!

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.

Show Info

Judge

David Avery
Amarillo, TX

More Info

For general inquiries, call Callee Miller at (541) 519- 4748

The show secretary is Nikki Francis – (208) 539-5410

Photo, Video, and Live Scoring

As usual, we will not have an official show photographer or a videographer at our May show.

We’re looking for a Live Scoring sponsor in order to provide this popular service! We’d love to continue offering Live Scoring, but we need your help. Please see our Sponsorship page for details on how your business can support Live Scoring and Gem State Stock Horse.

Did you know we have hats now?

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

Schedule of Events

Updated 5/10 with arena and move-in schedule
8 AM – Move In Starts

8 AM – Arena open to futurity and derby horses only.

REINING

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

After rein work – arena closed for herd work setup

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

After Conclusion of Herd Work – breakdown of cutting pen, then open arena for all horses until 7 AM Saturday.

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
  • NRCHA/GSSHA Youth Cowhorse

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

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!