2022 Shows

Dates, Judges & Reining Patterns

Please pre-enter online at least one week prior to each show.  You will then get an invoice for show fees so that you can pay via etransfer to info@orcha.ca.  If the online registration is still a bit too techy for you please give Jen a call at (519) 580-9125 to do entries over the phone.

All shows start at 10am.  Reining runs first, followed by Ranch Riding dry work.  Class order & patterns for each show are listed in the chart below.  After lunch is the Cow Work for all classes.  Herd work classes are at the end of the day.

New for 2022:

  1. Box and Drive Class – a great step-up class to get boxing riders ready to go down the fence.  Will go right before Ranch Riding.
  2. Fall-back rule added – at the request of our members we now allow riders who have previously gone down the fence to resume showing in the Ltd. Non Pro after a 2 year period has elapsed where that exhibitor has not shown down the fence in any judged event.
Class & Added Money May 29 June 26 July 24 August 21 Sept 11
Judge Doug Mileham Judge Jamie Simpson Judge Todd Bailey Judge Scott Carmichael Judge Joe Carter
1. Ltd Non Pro $50 4 3 2 1 12
2. Non Pro $200 4 3 2 1 12
3. Open Boxing $100 4 3 2 1 12
4. Youth 4 3 2 1 12
5. Green as Grass $50 4 3 2 1 12
6. Open $200 4 3 2 1 12
7. Int. Non Pro $100 4 3 2 1 12
8.Novice Horse $100 4 3 2 1 12
9. Box & Drive 4 3 2 1 12
10.Ranch Riding & Boxing 9 8 7 6 5
11. Open Herd Work $100 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
12.Green as Grass Herd Work $50 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Box & Drive Class for 2022 – This class was a success at our first 2 shows, it will continue for the full 2022 season.

The goal of this class is to introduce the rider to the “fence work” phase of the cow work.  The class will run similar to other ORCHA classes, with the rider completing a reining pattern in the morning, and the cow work portion in the afternoon.  The horse will be scored using the Box Drive scoring guidelines of NRCHA.  This class will be open to any ORCHA member (open or non-pro) who has not gone down the fence more than 3 times in any sanctioned competition.  Earnings in this class will count towards eligibility of horse and rider for class entries in the following year.  The required pattern for the cow work is: box, drive, box, drive, in that order.

Part One – Box: At the start of the work, each contestant, upon receiving a cow in the arena, shall hold that cow on the prescribed end of the arena for a sufficient time to demonstrate the ability of the horse to contain the cow at that end. If the cow does not immediately challenge the horse, the rider shall aggressively move in on the cow to demonstrate his horse’s ability to drive and block the cow on the entry fence.

Part Two – Drive: After a reasonable amount of time, the contestant shall set up and drive/rate the cow down the fence, opposite fence of the judges, to the opposite end of the arena. When coming out of corner, the horse shall be close enough to cow to demonstrate control with cow against the fence. This distance and control should be maintained for approximately ½ to ¾ the length of arena. Upon reaching the opposite end of the arena, the rider will then stop the horse square or parallel to the fence, without making a fence turn, and release the cow.

Part Three – Box: Move horse toward center of arena to set the cow up for boxing. Again, box the cow for a sufficient time to demonstrate the ability of the horse to contain the cow at that end. If the cow does not immediately challenge the horse, the rider shall aggressively move in on the cow to demonstrate his horse’s ability to drive and block the cow on the entry fence.

Part Four – Drive: After a reasonable amount of time, the contestant shall set up and drive/rate the cow down the fence, opposite fence of the judges, to the opposite end of the arena. When coming out of corner, the horse shall be close enough to cow to demonstrate control with cow against the fence. This distance and control should be maintained past the center marker and continue until the judge signifies the competition of the run or time expires. The rider will then stop the horse square or parallel to the fence, without making a fence turn, and release the cow.

Each contestant is allotted one minute and forty five seconds to complete the four part cow work pattern. If at any time a judge feels that the contestant is out of control endangering themselves and/or their horse, the judge may terminate the work, and a score of zero will be given. Exhibitors are not required to use all the allotted time to complete the pattern. Time shall begin when the gate closes behind the cow after being let into the arena. When there are 30 seconds left, the announcer will announce, 30 seconds remaining and at one minute and forty five seconds, time will be called. Judging ends when exhibitor drives the cow past the middle marker the second time, judge ends the run with a whistle/ horn or the allotted time ends, whichever occurs first.  There shall be no schooling between entering the arena and the completion of the cow work, or between cows if a new cow is awarded.  Horses 5 years of age and under as of January 1st may be shown in either a snaffle bit or hackamore. Horses 6 years and older shall be shown in a bridle.

All of our shows take place at the Walker Farm in Richmond.  Please see the “Location” page on our website for the complete farm address and map.