At the NRCHA Derby, juicy paychecks await four and five-year-old working cow horses, many of which competed at the Snaffle Bit Futurity when they were three. Horses may be shown in either a snaffle bit or a hackamore.
Cowhorses are judged in three challenging events: herd work, rein work and cow work, with a preliminary round of competition to determine who will return for the clean-slate finals. The Derby features nine divisions to suit all levels, from million-dollar riders in the Open, entry-level competitors in the Amateur and Non-Pro Limited, and everyone in between. Another NRCHA Derby highlight is the $50,000 added Holy Cow Performance Horses Bridle Spectacular. The Derby is held in Paso Robles, a charming city on the central California coast, the heart of reined cow horse country.
Limited Age Event Added Money totaling $122,500 includes $90,000 added to the Open and $25,000 added to the Non Pro.
The CD Survivor Memorial Open Bridle Spectacular has $25,000 added money. Intermediate Open Bridle Spectacular has $5,000 added.
Horse Show Added Money totals $32,750 and includes Open and Non Pro Two Rein Spectaculars, Non Pro Bridle Spectacular, Non Pro Limited spectacular and two Youth Spectaculars.
The Austin Horse Directory does our best to keep these listings current, but weather and other unforseen events can mean that horseshows and clinics are not held as scheduled. ALWAYS call or email the event sponsor to confirm before you haul to the show!
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