Points, Shows and Year End Awards

WCRHA YEAR END AWARDS (last update 2016)

WCRHA awards beautiful buckles to the Champion and Reserve Champion in each class and embroidered jackets to the Top Five in each class plus other great awards through fifth place.

WCRHA year end awards are given in the following classes: Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open, Primetime Open, Rookie Professional, Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro, Primetime Non Pro, Masters Non Pro, Novice Horse Open Level 1, Novice Horse Open Level 2, Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1, Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2, Snaffle Bit/Hackamore, Rookie 1, Rookie 2, Primetime Rookie, Youth 13 & Under, Youth 14-18, Youth Rookie, Short Stirrup, Green Reiner, Green as Grass.

No year end awards are given in the following classes: Ladies & Gents, Entry Level Ride & Slide, Unrestricted Youth , Two Handed in the Bridle, NRHA Green Reiner Level 1&2, or AQHA.

To be eligible for WCRHA year end awards you must meet the following criteria:
The horse’s owners and riders must be current members in good standing of WCRHA before any year end points can be earned at any show. You must pay a nomination fee of $25 per horse to qualify for year end awards.  This fee must be paid and the nomination form filled out before any points are counted towards year end awards.  The form is available on the WCRHA website with the show entry and also in the show office.  There will be no year end points earned retroactively. The horse and rider must compete in a minimum of five (5) shows. These shows are listed on the WCRHA website.
There are two different amounts of year end points that can be earned depending upon which shows you attend.

  • A maximum of 15 points will be awarded ONLY at the five (5) WCRHA Affiliate shows and the WCRHA Year End Show. This only applies when there are 15 or more entries in a class. (example; If there are 15 entries in the class, First Place = 15 points, Second Place = 14 points, etc. If there are 25 entries in the class, First Place = 15 points, Second Place = 14 points, etc. If there are 7 entries in the class, First Place = 7 points, Second Place = 6 points, etc. No points are awarded for a 0 score)
  • A maximum of 10 points will be awarded at WCRHA/NRHA approved shows Reining by the Bay (2 slates) and Summer Rein. (example; If there are 30 entries in the class, First Place = 10 points, Second Place = 9 points etc., If there are 6 entries in the class, First Place = 6 points, Second Place = 5 points, etc. No points are awarded for a 0 score)
  • A maximum of 5 points will be awarded each day of the show at WCRHA approved shows – Spring Gold and Grand, Summer Gold and Grand and Oroville CSHA Region 2 series. This only applies if there are 5 or more entries in a class. The amount of money won each time will count towards total money won. Each individual day you show will count as a show attended for year end totals.

The WCRHA approved shows are not put on or managed by WCRHA but we give our approval to these shows to give our members more opportunities to show their horses and accumulate year end points. These shows report their results to WCRHA and your points earned there will be included in our totals for the year end points and awards.

The money earned at the shows is used to break any ties in year end points.

The WCRHA year end points are listed on the WCRHA website and are updated regularly. If you have any questions whatsoever about the points or your eligibility please call Rachel Fingerle as soon as possible.

NRHA AFFILIATE POINTS (last update 2015)

This is a general overview of the NRHA Affiliate Program. Please consult the NRHA website or REINER Magazine for the eligible classes and other specific details.

WCRHA hosts 5 Affiliate shows each year which comprise a “qualifying circuit” from which the top fifteen (15) horse and rider combinations in each class will be eligible to compete in the NRHA Northwestern Affiliate Regional Championship.

In addition, all of the NRHA Affiliate clubs from the northwestern United States are invited to send their top fifteen (15) eligible horse and rider combinations to compete in the NRHA Northwestern Affiliate Regional Championship.

The rider must be a current member in good standing of both WCRHA and NRHA to qualify for the NRHA Northwestern Affiliate Regional Championship for WCRHA. This is different than the eligibility requirements for WCRHA awards.

The points needed to qualify for the NRHA Northwestern Affiliate Regional Championship are DIFFERENT from the WCRHA year end points. If you are in the top five for WCRHA year end points it does not mean that you have qualified for the Affiliate Regional Championship.

The Affiliate points are not listed on the WCRHA website. The Affiliate points for WCRHA members are listed on the NRHA website under “Programs” and “Affiliate”. These points are calculated differently from the WCRHA year end points. These points are calculated using the total number of entries in the class and assigning points as follows; If there are 30 entries in the class, First Place = 30 points, Second Place = 29 points, etc. No points are awarded for a 0 score. The number of entries in a class determines the highest number of points that can be earned. You can only earn Affiliate points at the five (5) Affiliate shows hosted by WCRHA.

The top ten (10) horse and rider combinations plus ties in each class at the NRHA Northwestern Affiliate Regional Championship are then invited to the North American Affiliate Championship held in conjunction with the NRHA Futurity and Championship show in Oklahoma City.

For Class Descriptions click here.