Emily Kent rode On The Reydio to a big win at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions. • Photo by Primo Morales

NRCHA Announces World Show Qualifying Requirements

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) will continue to use current qualifying rules for the 2022 NRCHA World Show, to be held in February 2023 at the Kalpowar Quarter Horses Celebration of Champions, due to the considerable growth seen at the last year’s event.  

During the 2022 point year, Open and Non Pro competitors will have two ways to qualify:  compete a minimum of three times in a given class at three different NRCHA-approved shows regardless of region and earn at least a half-point, or be a finalist at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA) or Stock Horse of Texas World (SHTX) shows.

Youth competitors can qualify by showing at least three times in their respective youth class or by being a finalist at the AQHA, APHA, or SHTX World Shows.

“The growth the NRCHA continues to see is remarkable,” said Anna Morrison, NRCHA executive director. “The Board wants to ensure that the opportunity to participate at the Celebration of Champions reflects that as they continue to look at qualifying guidelines for future years.”