In 2020, with so many National Reined Cow Horse Association members impacted by the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Board of Directors allowed for special qualifying requirements for competitors at the 2021 Celebration of Champions World Show. During their March 2021 meeting, the Board voted to extend those special requirements through the 2021 year for the 2022 Celebration of Champions.
In order to be eligible to compete in the NRCHA World Show that is scheduled for February 10-19, 2022, exhibitors must do the following:
To qualify for Open and Non Pro classes: 1) Compete at least three times in a given class in at least three NRCHA-approved shows in ANY region AND 2) Earn at least 1/2 point, OR be a Finalist at the AQHA or APHA World Shows.
To qualify for Youth classes (no change): Compete at least three times in a given class in at least three NRCHA-approved shows in ANY region, OR be a Finalist at the AQHA or APHA World Shows.
NRCHA Regional, World and National standings will be awarded the same as previous years.
Many states have loosened travel restrictions and limitations on gatherings for events, but many barriers remain, such as the closed border between the U.S. and Canada. Extending the special qualifying requirements allows for more NRCHA members to potentially compete at the 2022 event.
At the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, the NRCHA World Championship Show features the top horses and riders from each of the association’s eight geographic regions competing for World Championship titles in fifteen exciting events. In addition, the event includes the DT Horses, Hashtags and Western Bloodstock sponsored World’s Greatest Horseman, where one horse, one rider in one bridle compete for one very impressive title. The NRCHA Celebration of Champions also includes the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses.
For more information, visit www.NRCHA.com/celebration-on-champions/.