NRCHA Debuts Collegiate Invitational in Fort Worth

Download entry forms for the inaugural National Reined Cow Horse Association Collegiate Invitational, slated for February 20.

From the National Reined Cow Horse Association

Gist Custom Collegiate Invitational Championship buckles will be presented to the top scorers in the non-pro, limited and novice divisions. (Credit: courtesy of NRCHA.)

The National Reined Cow Horse Association, in partnership with the North Central Texas College Stock Horse program, is proud to announce the first NRCHA Collegiate Invitational, to be held Saturday, February 20, 2016, in conjunction with the NRCHA Celebration of Champions/World's Greatest Horseman at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

This debut event is part of the NRCHA's goal of developing a full-fledged Collegiate Reined Cow Horse/Stock Horse division.

The NRCHA Collegiate Invitational will consist of three-person teams, with one rider representing each of the three Stock Horse divisions: Non Pro, Limited and Novice. Teams will be judged on ranch reining, immediately followed by cow work, which mirrors the NRCHA class format. Reining patterns will be selected from both the Stock Horse of Texas and American Stock Horse Association patterns and the cow work will be done according to those associations’ format (Non Pro: box, fence, rope or circle; Limited: box, drive, box; Novice: box with no rollback pattern).

The cost to participate, which includes stalls and booth space to display school information, is $300 per team. Awards will include Champion and Reserve Champion buckles and ribbons through 10th place in each division, plus Champion and Reserve Champion team plaques. The awards will be presented during the NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman Finals on Saturday, February 20th, which is webcast live to a huge audience across the United States and abroad.

The entry deadline is Thursday, February 4, 2016. Entries must be received in the NRCHA Office in Pilot Point, Texas.

Download the entry form. 

Please contact the NRCHA office at 940-488-1500 with any questions.