Official Classes

 

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Note: Classes are listed with minimum number of go rounds, with a suggested maximum of 3 go rounds, with or without working finals as determined by the show manager/producer.

Open Class

  • Open to any level horse or rider
  • Limited to 3 horses per rider
  • May enter the same horse up to 4 times
    (Example: The same rider may enter the same horse 4 times with 4 different partners or the horse may be entered by 3 different riders as long as the horse has not been entered more than 4 times in this class)
  • Rider cannot exceed more than 6 entries per class
  • Minimum of 1 go round, with 50% or maximum of 10 teams to the finals
  • Must sort or trash in each go round

*starting in 2012: two partners may enter the OPEN CLASS ONLY up to 3 times together as long as both partners change horses for each entry (standard NSCHA rules still apply that no horse may enter a class more than 4 times and no rider may enter a class more than 6 times)


 

7 Class

  • Riders combined rating cannot exceed 7
  • Limited to 3 horses per rider
  • May enter the same horse up to 4 times
  • Rider cannot exceed more than 6 entries per class
  • Minimum of 1 go round, with 50% or maximum of 10 teams to the finals
  • Must sort or trash in each go round

5 Class

  • Non pro and amateur class (no trainers)
  • Riders combined rating cannot exceed 5
  • Limited to 3 horses per rider
  • May enter the same horse up to 4 times
  • Rider cannot exceed more than 6 entries per class
  • Minimum or 1 go round, with 50% or maximum of 10 teams to the finals
  • Must sort or trash in each go round

Pro-Am

  • Any professional or non pro can show/partner with any 1 or 2 amateur
  • No pro or non pro may enter with any other pro or non pro
  • Any 1 or 2 amateur may enter with any other 1 or 2 amateur
  • Limited to 3 horses per rider
  • May enter the same horse up to 4 times
  • Rider cannot exceed more than 6 entries per class
  • Minimum of 1 go round, with 50% or maximum of 10 teams to the finals
  • Must sort of trash in each go round


3 & Youth Class Combined (Class within a Class)

  • Amateur class only (no trainers or non pros)
  • Riders combined rating cannot exceed 3
  • Limited to 3 horses per rider
  • May enter the same horse up to 4 times
  • Rider cannot exceed more than 6 entries per class
  • Minimum 1 go round, with 50% or maximum of 10 teams to the finals
  • Must sort or trash in each go round
  • Highest advancing youth in the 3 class will be the youth winner. Points to be awarded as follows:
    • The number of points to be awarded will be determined by the number of youth entries in the class.
    • Each youth entry is equal to one point. Each competing youth will receive 1 point for entering. The remainder of the youth points will be distributed on a money payout scale, 60/40 to the highest 2 advancing, 50/30/20 to the highest 3 advancing etc.
    • Points will be rounded up or down. No decimals will be recorded.

 


 

Junior Horse Class

  • Producer option 1: Gate horse may be any age or any level, but may not make any offensive move toward the cattle or team will be disqualified
  • Producer option 2: Any three or four year old may rotate with another three or four year old *** this option is no longer available, option was voted down in 2011     
  • 3 & 4 year olds
  • Gate horse may be any age or any level, gate horse may not make any offensive move toward a cow
  • Snaffle bits only (no tie downs or training devices)
  • Limited to 3 horses per rider
  • Rider may enter same horse twice with a different partner, with the same partner if both riders change horses or horse may be entered with 2 different riders
  • Rider cannot exceed more than 6 entries per class
  • Minimum of 2 full go rounds
  • Must sort or trash in each go round

 

Effective June 1st 2013

Every NSCHA Class will include a Mandatory Draw.  Riders entering any class will place at least one entry into the draw, but are able to enter the draw up to the class ride limit.

 

Official classes are property of the NSCHA and may not be copied without permission. Copyright 2011, National Sorting Cow Horse Association.

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