Ontario Reined Cow Horse Association

It is our mission to promote the sport of Reined Cow Horse in Ontario through education, participation, and mentorship. 

We hope to see you at our annual ORCHA clinic on June 15, in Richmond!

Our first show of the year on May 26 was a great success, thanks to all the new competitors who came & tried out ORCHA for the first time.  We hope to see you all back at our next show on June 16.  Of course, spectators are always welcome.

Reminder that pre-entries are now available online for the 2019 show season, and print-able copies of the Reining and Ranch Riding Patterns can be found on the 2019 Shows Page.  Please ensure you use the 2018 earnings data to calculate your 2019 class eligibility. We are excited to offer the Ranch Riding & Boxing class again this year, as well as one NEW class on a trial basis at the May & June shows, Green-as-Grass Herdwork.  Check out the details on our 2019 Shows page.  Also, please make sure you visit our updated Sponsor page and support those companies who make our ORCHA shows possible.


2018 Year End Review

2018 was another incredible year for the Ontario Reined Cowhorse Association.  Thank you to all the exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, family and friends who help support our club.  We pride ourselves on being a grassroots, dirt, leather & sunshine kind of organization, but this year our horsemanship (and our prize table) were sure something special.

2018 Year End Champions & Reserve

Open Champion: Werner Bohner & Cassey,   Open Reserve Champion: Werner Bohner & Maggie

Non-Pro Champion: Sherry Black & Smart Dualin Dolly,   Non-Pro Reserve Champion: Werner Bohner & Maggie

Intermediate Non-Pro Champion: Steve Wilson & J.R.,   Intermediate Non-Pro Reserve Champion: Tim Banick & Imdunrufinit

Novice Horse Champion: Don Pletch & Brennas Cat,   Novice Horse Reserve Champion: Jacquie Gowing & Sickum Dog

Youth Champion: Christine Fritch & Mega Misty

Open Boxing Champion: Nelson Bilyea & Fancy That With Me,  Open Boxing Reserve Champion: Don Pletch & Brennas Cat

Limited Non- Pro Champion: Christine Fritch & Mega Misty,  Limited Non-Pro Reserve-Champion: Alyssa Gowing & Sickum Dog

Green as Grass Champion: Christine Fritch & Mega Misty,  Green as Grass Reserve-Champion: Alyssa Gowing & Sickum Dog

Ranch Riding & Boxing Champion: Michelle Campbell & Lenas Lil Star,  Ranch Riding & Boxing Reserve Champion: Christine Fritch & Mega Misty

Herdwork Champion: Nelson Bilyea & Smarty Peanut,  Herdwork Reserve Champion: Jacquie Gowing & Lil Rockin Hickory

For a full summary of the year-end standings please visit our 2018 Show Results Page & for minutes of the Annual General Meeting please see the 2018 AGM Page

Steve & JR, showing some speed down the fence!… and the result of that speed… the Champion Intermediate Non-Pro buckle.  Way to go Steve!

Perhaps my favourite pic from the show – Christine with one of her multiple year-end awards, and a rather proud coach Craig.

Prize table – wow!

Champion’s Buckles – courtesy of Molly’s Custom SilverPics courtesy of MW Photography – lots more available to purchase from all our 2018 shows and year-end awards.  Please visit: MW Photography