SHOW RULES 2019
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TSCC Show Rules 2019
TSCC Show Rules 2019
Classes offered for year-end awards:
Open: Any rider may show any horse regardless of ownership. Professional trainers may ride client horses in this class.
Non-Pro: This class is open to individuals who hold an NCHA Amateur and/or Non-Pro card. If the TSCC member does not belong to the NCHA and therefore does not hold an Amateur and/or Non-Pro card, they may show in this class as long as they meet the NCHA Non-Pro criteria. Generally, the criteria are that the rider has never professionally trained or professionally assisted in a horse operation for pay. The rider owns the horse being shown.
$5000 Novice Horse Open: Horse has earned less than $5000 in cutting competition. Any rider may enter and the rider does not have to own the horse. NCHA rules apply in that money won in Limited Age Events does not count in horse earnings.
$5000 Novice Horse Non-Pro: Horse has less than $5000 in earnings, rider owns the horse and does not train professionally. NCHA rules apply in that money won in Limited Age Events does not count in horse earnings.
Cowhorse Bridle Open and Non-Pro: One-handed in closed rein and Romel, shown straight-up in Cowhorse-legal equipment. Horses 6 years & up. Non-pro competitors own their horse, Open riders may show any horse.
Cowhorse Hackamore/Snaffle Open: Horses 5 years and under, shown two-handed in Cowhorse-legal equipment. Non-pro competitors own their horse, Open riders may show any horse. Cowhorse classes may use the same herd but classes will be drawn separately and show separately (referring to the Bridle and Hackamore/Snaffle classes). If the total number of Bridle and Hackamore/Snaffle entries becomes too large for one herd, two herds may be provided at the show management’s discretion. Bridle and Hackamore/Snaffle classes will alternate at the shows being the first class in the herd if one herd is used.
Cowhorse Hackamore/Snaffle Non-Pro: New class for 2019. Non-Pro’s may show their horses in the same herd as the Open riders but they are a separate class. If the total number of Hackamore/Snaffle Open and Non-pro entries becomes too large for one herd, the classes may be run in separate herds at the show management’s discretion. Horses 5 years and under, riders can rein without any penalty and should be given credit for loose reins. Minimum of four entries to run this class. Rule amended June 2019 by the Board. Non-pros can show horses older than 5 years old for one year only if they have never been shown before and have no NCHA earnings.
Youth: Anyone 18 years and younger qualifies to show in the Youth Class. It is judged like a regular cutting class. Youth do not have to own the horse they show. This class will be the first re-run cattle class of the Show. If the Producer donates fresh cattle and they are available the class may have fresh cattle. The entry fee of $30 stays the same.
$2000 Limit Rider: Rider has won less than $2000 in cutting competitions. Either Open or Non-Pro’s may enter as long as their earnings qualify. Rider earnings must be under $2000 as of January 1 of the show year to qualify. Any horse may be ridden regardless of ownership.
$500 Limit Rider: Rider has won less than $500 in cutting competitions. A rider does not have to own the horse they show. Year-end winner graduates from the class. The class will be judged using all the guidelines for judging an NCHA class EXCEPT reining will be excluded from penalty points. There will be no penalties for reining whatsoever. The rider may use two hands or one hand and can change throughout the class and rein as often as needed. All other items on the judge’s card will be considered in judging.
$10,000 Amateur: This class is open to qualified holders of an NCHA Amateur Card with earnings as of Jan. 1 of the show year of less than $10,000. If the TSCC member does not belong to the NCHA and therefore does not hold an Amateur Card they may show in this class as long as they meet the NCHA Amateur criteria. Riders must own the horse that they show. This class will use fresh cattle if fresh cattle are available. If enough fresh cattle are not available to make up the herd, then the herd may be combined fresh and re-run cattle, or strictly re-run cattle. Entry fees will be adjusted accordingly. If the class is fresh cattle, it will be run before the Youth Class. If re-run cattle make up the herd, it will be run after the Youth Class.
Never Won a Buckle: For the 2019 show season there will be limited NWAB classes, and the Board decided to offer this class at the 2-day shows and participants must compete both days in order to be eligible for the buckle (entry fee will be $130 at 2-day shows). Combined scores from both days will determine the winner. If requiring participation both days of a 2-day show does not produce enough participants to run the class (3 or more entries are needed), the Board may offer this class at a one day show. The rider cannot have won a buckle in a cutting or cow horse competition. Riders do not have to own the horse they show. The class will be judged as a cutting class. The buckle will not be awarded unless there is a score of 61 or better. The judge will be instructed to break ties if possible. If there is a tie of the two best scores of 61 or better, a “ride off” will be conducted at the end of the class in the same herd. If the buckle is not awarded then it will carry forward to the next show.
The Treasure State Cutting Club works on the honor system. We will not be checking rider or horse earnings so it is expected that TSCC Members will enter classes that both horse and rider are qualified to enter based on the criteria outlined above. Riders will be expected to give the horse’s registered name when they enter a show.
If a member enters a class or practice and then is a “no show” that member will be responsible for paying any cattle charges incurred by TSCC. The member must pay those charges before being allowed to show again.
If a member enters a class after the entry deadline, but before the draw, a $10 late fee will be charged. There must be enough cattle available in order for the person to be in the draw. If there are not enough cattle, the member can still show but will be the last person in the class in the herd furnished for the members that entered before the deadline. If a member makes an entry change after the cattle are ordered but before the draw and those changes do not affect the number of fresh cattle ordered and paid for, there is no charge to the member. Late entries in re-run cattle classes do not incur a late charge but must be made before the draw.
If a Non-Pro elect to show 2 horses in one class at the same show then the points will be kept on each horse/rider combination from that point on. If an amateur/ non-pro shows two different horses in the same class, but on different days those points will be cumulative points. This allows a rider to buy a new horse mid-season, change horses if one gets injured, etc. Allowing a Non-Pro to show two horses in the same class on the same day gives them an opportunity to get more experience, but the points on horse/rider combination will be kept separately for the show season.