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2017 SHOW NEWS
WRHA has some exciting changes this year. We have added a fifth show and two new show facilities. Three shows will be held at Showtime Arena in Deerfield, WI; one show at Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI; and one show to be held at Heartland Stables in Custer, WI. Show dates are: May 27th & 28th, June 24th & 25th, July 29th & 30th, September 2nd & 3rd, and September 23rd & 24th.
TOP COW HORSE AWARD-CHANGES FOR 2017:
New for 2017: the Top Cow Horse Award will now be presented for ALL three divisions (Youth, All Age, & Amateur). Awards will be given for the Horse/Rider combo these three divisions that accumulate the most points in the following classes: boxing, cutting, herd work, working cow horse, and ranch cutting. There is no additional nomination fee in order to be eligible for this award.
SELECT DIVISION IS BACK:
We have brought back the popular "Select" division for those exhibitors 50 years of age and older. A hi point award will be given at each show for this divison, along with a year end Select division award.
MORE CLASSES OPEN TO NON-ARHA HORSES:
More Green As Grass classes have been added, along with a warm up ranch riding and open Conformation class. This brings the total to seven classes open to any and all riders and hroses. This provides a great opportunity for people to try WRHA out and see what ranch shows are all about!
REMINDER: ACCEPTABLE BREEDS FOR ARHA SHOWS:
ARHA now recognizes additional breeds for ARHA registration! All breeds must meet the minimum 13.2 hand height requirement and some breeds will require veterinarian certification. The following breed associations are accepted to permanent ARHA Certification of Eligibility: AQHA, APHA, ApHC, IBHA (Stock/Quarter type), PBHA (Stock/Quarter type), PtHA (Stock/Quarter type), ABRA (Stock/Quarter type) and NQHR (National Quarter Horse Registry).
Newly acceptable breeds are:
- POA (Pony of Americas): Must be 13.2 hands or larger by January 1st of their five (5) year old year per written verification from a licensed veterinarian. Any horse under five years will be issued temporary papers if under 13.2 hands.
- Mustangs: Must be a minimum of 13.2 hands per written verification from a licensed veterinarian. Must also provide to ARHA a copy of BLM Animal Health & Identification Record. Temporary papers will be issued until appropriate height and BLM verification records are received by ARHA. At that point a permanent Certificate of Eligibility will be issued.
- AQHA Appendix and Jockey Club Thoroughbreds