News from the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Welcome to the NRCHYA Newsletter!

Welcome to the first edition of the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association Newsletter! 

The 2015 NRCHYA Officers have set several goals for this year, one of which is to open up the lines of communication between the National Officers and their fellow Youth members. Your National Officers have been hard at work creating new ways to grow the sport of Reined Cow Horse. The NRCHYA has several events being planned for this summer including regional clinics, fund raisers, and attending the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 

The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association organized a successful youth clinic at Carol Rose Quarter Horses in 2014. 
NRCHYA Clinic Sponsorship Program

One of the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association's goals is to promote interest and attract new young riders to the sport. The NRCHYA is supporting this effort at the Regional and Affiliate level through the new National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association Clinic Sponsorship Program. 

Youth clinics must be able to meet and provide proof of the following requirements to be eligible to receive up to $500 in financial assistance:


1. A fund raiser must be held during the clinic

2. The clinic must receive some form of donation, such as cattle, facility or clinicians' fee

3. The clinic must be at least one full day

4. Advertising to non-NRCHA groups, such as 4-H and High School Rodeo, is required

5. Multiple forms of promotion are required, such as social media, flyers, and web site

6. The clinic must be free or low-cost for youth participants.

Financial aid will be provided on a reimbursement basis. The reimbursement application must be submitted to NRCHYA within 30 days after the clinic. The Youth Committee will review the applicants on a case-by-case basis to determine the amount of financial assistance. To download a Youth Clinic Sponsorship application, visit

Many other resources are available for NRCHA affiliates or other youth-related groups and individuals who want to organize a cow horse clinic for young riders. Please contact the NRCHA office for more information

The NRCHYA wishes to thank everyone who has supported the youth cow horse clinic program by donating their time, facilities, cattle, expertise, and more! All of this effort is greatly appreciated as an investment in the next generation of reined cow horse champions.

National High School Rodeo Finals

The National High School Rodeo Finals is right around the corner! The Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs, Wyoming, will host more than 1,500 contestants from 41 U.S. states and five provinces in Canada and Australia, July 12 - 18, 2015. For the first time, Reined Cow Horse will be included in the event lineup! The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) added the Reined Cow Horse event last year, and has been working in partnership with the NRCHA to implement the event at the regional and the national level.

The National High School Rodeo Finals Reined Cow Horse could potentially be the largest Youth Reined Cow Horse class in the sport's history, with 100 - 120 contestants expected to run for the National Championship.

Many of the National Officers will be participating and attending the National High School Rodeo Finals. The NRCHYA will also have a booth at the National Finals. Be sure to stop by and visit with your National Officers. Of course the fun doesn't stop here. Saturday, July 11, NRCHA is putting on a FREE Reined Cow Horse Clinic for all NHSRA Reined Cow Horse Contestants! Five minute cow work sessions will be available between 8am-11am or 2pm-5pm with Top NRCHA Professionals such as, NRCHA Million Dollar Rider and Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Zane Davis, NRCHA Stakes and NRCHA Derby Champion Chris Dawson, NRCHA Premier Event Champion and World's Greatest Horseman Finalist Matt Koch and many more! 

If you or someone you know have not signed up yet, be sure to turn in your reservations to the NRCHA Office by July 1st. You find a clinic reservation at The National Officers will like to say good luck to anyone competing the summer! And don't forget if your close by us, stop by and say hello, we would love to visit with you and answer your questions!


A webcast of the National High School Rodeo Finals can be found at For information, support and resource materials to assist in implementing the NHSR reined cow horse event, visit

Carol Rose and Shining Spark

Youth Appreciation

The NRCHYA Officers would like to thank the legendary performance horse breeder, Carol Rose, for her support of the National High School Rodeo Association/NRCHA Alliance. 

Rose, whose Gainesville, Texas, breeding operation is the home of champion Quarter Horses including NRCHA $3.7 Million Sire Shining Spark (Genuine Doc x Diamonds Sparkle x Mr Diamond Dude), recently announced a five-year commitment to fund the implementation of NHSRA Cow Horse.

Rose's late mother, Elizabeth McCabe, was deeply committed to youth horsemanship, and co-founded the 4-H horse program in the early 1950s. Rose shares her mother's passion, and the NRCHA Youth program has been a priority throughout her long history with the association. 

Thank you, Ms. Carol Rose, for your sponsorship and support of youth reined cow horse, both in the NRCHA and the NHSRA!

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