The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) has released an update to clarify the special qualifying requirements for the NRCHA World Show during the 2022 Celebration of Champions.
The special requirements, whose extension was approved by the NRCHA Board, were initially implemented last year due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions on its members.
In order to be eligible to compete in the NRCHA World Show that is scheduled for February 10-19, 2022, exhibitors must do the following:
To qualify for Open and Non Pro classes: 1) Compete at least three times in a given class in at least three NRCHA-approved shows in ANY region AND 2) Earn at least 1/2 point, OR be a Finalist at the AQHA or APHA World Shows.
To qualify for Youth classes (no change): Compete at least three times in a given class in at least three NRCHA-approved shows in ANY region, OR be a Finalist at the AQHA or APHA World Shows.
NRCHA Regional, World and National standings will be awarded the same as previous years.
Many states have loosened travel restrictions and limitations on gatherings for events, but many barriers remain, such as the closed border between the U.S. and Canada. Extending the special qualifying requirements allows for more NRCHA members to potentially compete at the 2022 event.
At the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, the NRCHA World Show features the top horses and riders from each of the association’s eight geographic regions competing for World Championship titles in fifteen exciting events.
In addition, the 2022 Celebration of Champions includes the DT Horses, Hashtags and Western Bloodstock-sponsored World’s Greatest Horseman, where one horse, one rider in one bridle compete for one very impressive title. The NRCHA Celebration of Champions also includes the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses.
For more information, visit www.NRCHA.com/celebration-on-champions/.