ECSHA Pre Season Show Meeting
Join us Sunday, February 25 at 1 PM at Pancho Villa's Restaurant in Culpeper, VA (the one on Willis Lane) for an informative meeting discussing the upcoming ECSHA show season. This meeting is open to all members, as well as anyone interested in beginning showing with us. So if you have any friends who have expressed interest, bring them along!
We will be going over the class schedule and awards for 2018, and discussing the adjustments to the classes from 2017. We will also be sharing more details about the ECSHA's involvement in the new National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance and the upcoming 2018 National Championship Show. This will be a great opportunity for those who have any questions about the upcoming show season.
We will have show flyers, membership forms, sponsorship forms, back number reservations, and stall reservation forms available as well.
National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance Introduced
In an effort to work together with like-minded groups across the country, six partnering organizations are proud to introduce the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance (NRSHA). The alliance was developed to preserve and promote ranching traditions and heritage through competitive ranch and stock horse events, highlighting the versatility of the ranch and stock horse including its innate ability to handle livestock, on a national level
The ECSHA is proud to be a founding member of this alliance, along with American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), National Versatility Ranch Horse Association (NVRHA), Oklahoma Stock Horse Association (OkSHA), Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX), and Western States Versatility Ranch Horse Association (WSVRHA). With several regional ranch and stock horse associations in existence, the group felt a unified presence on a national level was important.
NRSHA will be a strategic marketing alliance with AQHA. That means ECSHA will turn in major awards and earnings to AQHA so that accomplishments by registered American Quarter Horses will be placed on the horse's permanent show records with AQHA.
The six associations will continue to host competitions with their own rules and divisions, and will come together for a NRSHA National Championship Show in June 2018, held in conjunction with the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show in Guthrie, Okla. Five events will be offered – ranch cutting, cow work, ranch trail, ranch reining and ranch riding. If you competed in at least one 2017 ECSHA show in the all-around or individual classes, you are QUALIFIED for the National Championship Show!
Additional information on the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance can be found at www.ranchhorse.net.
A huge thanks to all of you who have helped make this association grow!
East Coast Stock Horse Association