- All riders in any ECSHA class must have current ECSHA membership. Three shows required for year end awards.
- All AQHA and VRH classes require copies of your current AQHA membership and AQHA registration papers.
- No smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed on property. Lunch concessions available.
- No cross entering Amateur Cow Work and Amateur Limited Cow Work or Youth Cow Work and Youth Limited Cow Work in VRH or ECSHA classes at the same show.
- To be eligible for ECSHA Amateur Versatility Horse of the Year SADDLE, one rider/horse may enter any or all of the 7 ECSHA Amateur ranch horse classes. Declaration of Intent form must be on file for points to accumulate.
- To be eligible for ECSHA Open Versatility Horse of the Year SADDLE, horse may be entered in any or all of the 7 ECSHA Open ranch horse classes. Declaration of Intent form must be filled out for points to accumulate.
- BUCKLES awarded to each ECSHA Versatility class year end Champion! (*minimum point requirement must be met)
The East Coast Stock Horse Association (ECSHA) is proud to launch its eighth consecutive season with $15,000 in added prize money in the open division, bringing the total season cash and prize awards to more than $35,000 for open and amateur participants competing in ECSHA shows! Also new this year is a standalone Limited Amateur Division in our AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse (VRH) and ECSHA classes all eligible for national AQHA point tallies.
NATIONAL RANCH AND STOCK HORSE ALLIANCE WAIVES QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW.
Due to a limited number of shows in some areas of the country in 2020, the National Ranch and Stock Alliance has waived qualifying requirements for the upcoming National Championship show scheduled for June 2021. This decision was made after careful consideration of alliance partners from various geographical areas.
"Although some of our alliance partners were able to host multiple shows during the qualifying period, many were not," said NRSHA President Charles Pellham. "We did not want to handicap riders in certain parts of the country where qualifying shows were limited."
Typically, a rider must show in at least three competitions hosted by an alliance partner between March 1 and February 28.
"We are all hopeful that shows throughout the United States will return to a more normal schedule throughout 2021 and qualifying for the 2022 National Championship," Pellham said. Riders should plan on attending at least three alliance partner shows during 2021 to qualify for 2022.
The decision to waive qualification for the 2021 show was made in conjunction with AQHA's decision to waive qualifying for 2021 Versatility Ranch Horse World Show and Ranching Heritage Finals.
More information about NRSHA can be found at www.ranchhorse.net.
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Now accepting nominations for the Annual Ranch Hand award!
The intent of the Ranch Hand of the Year award is to recognize an individual that has made a significant contribution to the Association during the year. The individual would be someone that has been an ambassador for the Association, being supportive and displaying integrity and sportsmanship.
The Ranch Hand of the Year nominations are put before the ECSHA members who vote to select the awardee.
Nominations are to be submitted in writing (email is acceptable, or hand Michele something at the show September 18/19) by October 1. Voting will be October 1-31. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2021 Awards Banquet December 5th.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
5229 Homestead Trail, Reva, VA 22735
Previous Ranch Hand of the Year Award Winners
2015 - Conner Puryear
2016 - Christy Kovner
2017 - Ellen Miles
2018 - John Grano
2019 - Dave Howard
2020 - Dana Golladay
National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance Introduced
In an effort to work together with like-minded groups across the country, six partnering organizations are make up the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance (NRSHA). The alliance was developed to preserve and promote ranching traditions and heritage through competitive ranch and stock horse events, highlighting the versatility of the ranch and stock horse including its innate ability to handle livestock, on a national level
The ECSHA is one of the founding member assocations of this alliance, along with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), National Versatility Ranch Horse Association (NVRHA), Oklahoma Stock Horse Association (OkSHA), Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX), and Western States Versatility Ranch Horse Association (WSVRHA). With several regional ranch and stock horse associations in existence, the group felt a unified presence on a national level was important.
NRSHA has a strategic marketing alliance with AQHA. That means ECSHA will turn in major awards and earnings to AQHA so that accomplishments by registered American Quarter Horses will be placed on the horse's permanent show records with AQHA.
The six associations will continue to host competitions with their own rules and divisions, and will come together for the NRSHA National Championship Show in June 2019, held in conjunction with the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show in Guthrie, Okla. Five events will be offered – ranch cutting, cow work, ranch trail, ranch reining and ranch riding. If you competed in three or more 2018 ECSHA or other NRSHA partner assocation shows in the all-around or individual classes, you are QUALIFIED for the National Championship Show!
Additional information on the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance can be found at www.ranchhorse.net.
Take a look at the NRSHA promo video.
A huge thanks to all of you who have helped make this association grow!
East Coast Stock Horse Association