Youth & Scholarships


Today, we award scholarships to NRCHA youth who demonstrate performance success and engagement in reined cow horse sport in order to support their educational goals through the NRCHA Youth Scholarship and NRCHA Affiliate Youth Scholarship Program.

The NRCHA Youth Scholarship recognizes the achievements and perseverance of our competing youth by awarding scholarships to the champion and reserve champion Youth Cow Horse and Youth Boxing exhibitors annually at the Kalpowar Quarter Horses Celebration of Champions.

The NRCHA Affiliates Youth Scholarship Program was created to encourage youth participation and to reward accomplishments in the reined cow horse industry. Annually, at the conclusion of the NRCHA show year and in compliance with the Youth Scholarship Program for NRCHA Affiliates Program terms and conditions, the NRCHA Foundation will award two (2) scholarships to individuals from each National Reined Cow Horse Association Affiliate.

Affiliate Scholarship Application

In the future, our goal is to expand the scope of the scholarship program to include scholarships for NRCHA youth based on academic and personal merit in order to support and reward achievements outside of the competition arena.

Redeem Your Scholarship

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Kyle Wood Foundation

The NRCHA has teamed up with the Kyle Wood Foundation at the NRCHA Western Derby in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Kyle Wood Foundation is generously donating a $1,500 scholarship to the winner of the Youth Cow Horse and a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of the Youth Boxing. We are so grateful for their support of the reined cow horse. To learn more about the Kyle Wood Foundation or to make a donation, please visit:

Alliance Partner Scholarships

Youth Clinics

In partnership with the NRCHYA and Youth Committee, the NRCHA Foundation is proud to support free educational clinics for youth with grants supported by generous Foundation donations. Through the Youth Clinic Program, youth are given the opportunity to be exposed to and grow their love for reined cow horse sport in a fun, free and supportive environment.

Upcoming Clinics

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