Promoting reined cow horse equine sports in Northern California.

The Northern California Reined Cow Horse Association (NCRCHA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 in Red Bluff, California.

Our mission is to help promote the reined cow horse equine sport by providing members a place to show horses in herd work, reined work, fence work & boxing classes along with participating in educational seminars & riding clinics the association provides.

The NCRCHA encourages membership participation & fun. If you haven’t shown with us, check out what we have to offer in the range of classes & awards — everything from pros to beginners at an affordable price and with fun!

President's Note

Grooming: the process by which dirt and hair is transferred from your horse to you. You know it is spring with you can’t wear chap stick while grooming your equine partner. Spring is here and with it comes horse show season!

In June we are fortunate to have the extraordinary clinician Ann Dennis giving a Ranch Horse Clinic. The clinic is limited to 10 riders – so get your name in early! She will spend time on trail obstacles and things that judges are looking for in the ranch riding and the working western rail class.

At our June show we will be hosting a Ranch Horse Spectacular for each division – Open, Amateur and Youth – this is going to be a fun one! All the classes you enter count towards your point total, but you must enter one cow class. One horse, one rider. $25.00 gets you entered to win cash and a buckle. Every bit of the $25 goes into the payout for the Spectacular.

If you haven’t ever entered a cow class…. no worries! We have a ltd. boxing class for the non-pros and an open boxing class for the professional. Run your pattern and give it a go in the boxing – you have to start somewhere. We will have a CowTrac set up to practice. What a fun way to try something new!

In addition to the clinic and the spectacular we are going to offer paid warmups and flag practice on Friday. We have also reduced some of the class entry fees.

We will be offering a clinic on August 2nd with the talented Jo Anne Carollo! We are so excited to have her with us. Look for details on the clinic in the upcoming months.

We are working on a few ideas for the future. Please share your ideas with us! You can email us at – we would love to hear from you.


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