- All riders in any ECSHA class must have current ECSHA membership. Three shows required for year end awards.
- All AQHA and VRH classes require copies of your current AQHA membership and AQHA registration papers.
- No smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed on property. Lunch concessions available from Taste of Hope.
- No cross entering Amateur Cow Work and Amateur Limited Cow Work in VRH or ECSHA classes.
- To be eligible for ECSHA Howard & Howard Enterprises Amateur Versatility Horse of the Year SADDLE, one rider/horse may enter any or all of the 7 ECSHA Amateur ranch horse classes. Declaration of Intent form must be on file for points to accumulate.
- To be eligible for ECSHA Lucky B Trailers Open Versatility Horse of the Year SADDLE, horse may be entered in any or all of the 7 ECSHA Open ranch horse classes. Declaration of Intent form must be filled out for points to accumulate.
- BUCKLES awarded to each ECSHA Versatility class year end Champion! (*minimum point requirement must be met)
The Annual Ranch Hand award is voted on by ECSHA members and given to a member who has displayed integrity and sportsmanship throughout the season. Nominations are to be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) by October 1. Voting will be October 5-10. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2018 Awards Banquet.
Ranch Hand of the Year Award Winners
2015 - Conner Puryear
2016 - Christy Kovner
2017 - Ellen Miles
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.
Take a look at the NRSHA promo video.
A huge thanks to all of you who have helped make this association grow!
East Coast Stock Horse Association