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East Texas Stock Horse

Established 2021

Mission statement

"Inspire others to become better Horsemen and Horsewomen in a relaxed, fun environment through clinics and competitions."

 "Open to all breeds of horses & mules."

 

Ranch Show Divisions

Open  Non Pro - LTD Non Pro - JR Horse / Green Horse combined (2024) Intermediate - Novice - Novice L1

Sr Youth (14 - 18) LTD Youth / Novice Youth (8 - 18) Jr Youth (8 - 13) 

 

 Divisions Descriptions

 

​Open ​ 

Cow Horse Classes - Fence / Circle

The Open Division is open to any professional or nonprofessional member in good standing with any horse regardless of past winnings.  In addition to the normal entry fee, this division may collect and offer jackpot fees, which will be paid back to winners according to the ETXSH payout schedule. 

​Non-Pro

Fence/Circle  

 

The description of Non-Pro eligibility is as follows

​1. The rider has not received payment directly or indirectly for riding, training, assisting in training or showing astride horses

at any time during the past five years.

2. The rider has not received payment directly or indirectly for instructing another person or conducting a seminar in riding, training, driving or showing a horse any time during the past five years.

3.  The rider has not had any expenses (including lodging, transportation, mileage, etc.) paid by someone other than family members.

 

​EXCEPTIONS for 2 and 3 above:

​A Non-Pro who otherwise qualifies under these rules may conduct clinics provided the only remuneration they receive is for reasonable expenses.  If questions are raised about Non-Pro eligibility, the contestant must be able to document any remuneration.​

 

Collegiate members who are enrolled in an equine program or as part of an educational curriculum are exempt from items 2 and 3 above.

​4. Premium money won is not considered remuneration.

5.  A Non-Pro rider may show in the Open Division without losing Non-Pro eligibility as long as requirements for a Non-Pro are still met.​The Non-Pro Division is open to any nonprofessional member in good standing with any horse regardless of past winnings.  In addition to the normal entry fee, this division may collect and offer jackpot fees, which will be paid back to winners according to the ETXSH payout schedule.  

 

​​​​LIMITED NON-PRO

Box-Drive-Box-Drive

​​Exhibitors who qualify as Non-Pro riders may choose to show in this division because of class routine or other personal choices. 

Exhibitors may also show in the Open or Non-Pro divisions without losing their eligibility in the Limited Non-Pro division. 

Riders in this division will work a modified version of the working cow horse class known as Box-Drive-Box- Drive.  (See LTD Non-Pro and Junior Horse Working Cow Horse class rules for specifics on rules for this division).  In addition to the normal entry fee, this division may collect and offer jackpot fees, which will be paid back to winners according to the ETXSH payout schedule.​

 

INTERMEDIATE

Box Only ​

Exhibitors who qualify as Non-Pro riders may choose to show in this division because of class routine or other personal choices. 

Exhibitors may also show in the Open or Non-Pro divisions without losing their eligibility in the Limited Non-Pro division. 

Riders in this division will work a modified version of the working cow horse class known as a BOX ONLY class for 50 seconds.​

In addition to the normal entry fee, this division may collect and offer jackpot fees, which will be paid back to winners according to the ETXSH payout schedule

 

NOVICE / NOVICE L1

Box Only

The Novice Division is reserved for individuals with limited riding and showing experience who wish to learn more about showing in ETXSH at a beginner's pace.  New members in ETXSH do not necessarily need to ride in the Novice division.  Advanced skills may be better suited for one of the other divisions.  There will be no jackpots in this division.

​Eligibility for the Novice division is as follows:​

1. The rider must meet all Non-Pro eligibility requirements listed above.

2.  The rider has not won any champion titles or reserve champion titles at any show or cumulative year-end award in ETXSH, SHTX, ASHA, or Texas State 4-H finals;  more than 5 points in any breed association (AQHA, APHA, etc.) or $500 in a national organization (NCHA, NRCHA, NRHA, RHAA, etc.) in any western performance discipline (western pleasure, working cow horse, reining, cutting, trail, etc.)

3.  If a member loses novice eligibility through competition, he or she may finish that year as a novice rider.  Thereafter, the member is eligible only for Intermediate, Junior/Green Horse, Youth, Limited Non-Pro, Non-Pro or Open divisions.

4.  Riders in this division will work a modified version of working cow horse as a boxing-only class.  Boxing a cow on one end of the arena for 50 seconds.​

 

NOVICE LEVEL 1

Box Only

  We have taken everyones scores from the previous shows.  If your average score was 65.1 and above you will continue to show as a Novice.  If you have an average score of 65 or below you will be classified to show as a Novice 1 Rider.​1st time showing with ETXSH then we will have you show in the Novice and look at your average at the end of the show and place you in either the Novice or Novice L1.  2nd show if your average is the same division you will remian there for the remainder of the year.  If by chance you are higher or lower we will look at the third show and decide which level you are for the remainder of the show year. 

 

JUNIOR/GREEN HORSES 

Box-Drive-Box-Drive
​Horses in this division will show in the same patterns as the Open and Non-Pro with the exception of the working cow horse class which uses the Modified Working Cow Horse pattern of Box-Drive-Box-Drive. 

In addition to the normal entry fee, this division may collect and offer jackpot fees, which will be paid back to winners according to the ETXSH payout schedule.​

A horse is eligible to be shown in this division if the following criteria are met:

1. The horse is five years of age or younger as of January 1st of the current year.

2. A junior horse may be shown by a rider from any division

3. A junior horse must have registration papers or a signed age verification form from a licensed veterinarian on file with ETXSH​

Please fill out the Equine Registration Form and submit all paperwork.

 

GREEN Horses (2024) will be combined for this year

Green horse 1st Year Showing is any age

Show management reserves the right to disqualify a Green Horse and move them to a different division should they do not meet the Green Horse Standards.​

 

Youth​

Exhibitors in the youth division must be 8 through 18 as of January 1st of the current year.  

 JR Youth (8 to 13 Yrs) - Box Only

Novice Youth (8-18) - Box Only

Ltd Youth (8- 18 yrs) - Box/Drive/Box/Drive

SR Youth (14 to 18) THSRA - Fence/Circle​  

Classes

 1.  Ranch Riding - Pattern

2.  Ranch Reining - Pattern

3.  Ranch Trail

4.  Ranch Pleasure - Signs

5. Ranch Rail Classes added 2024 (Open/Amateur/Youth)

 

  NEW Class added 2024 - Ranch Rail

 

The working western rail class measures the ability of the horse to be a pleasure to ride and should reflect the versatility, attitude, and movement of a working horse. The horse should be well-broke, relaxed, quiet, soft and cadenced at all gaits. The movement of the working western rail horse should simulate a horse needing to cover long distances, softly and quietly. The overall manners and responsiveness of the horse and the horse’s quality of movement are the primary considerations. Maximum credit should be given to the horse that has a natural flowing stride and consistent, ground covering gaits. Transitions should be performed when requested, with smoothness and responsiveness. The ideal working western rail horse should have a natural head carriage at each gait. The horse should be ridden on a relatively loose rein with light contact and without requiring undue restraint while being responsive to the rider and making timely transitions in a smooth and correct manner. The horse should be soft in the bridle, yield to contact and shall not be shown on a full drape of rein. Riders are encouraged to use adequate space given the extension of gaits required. This class should show the horse’s ability to work at a forward, working pace while under control by the rider. The horse shall be balanced and appear willing and a pleasure to ride in a group situation.

6. Working Cowhorse

Open/Non-Pro/ Sr Youth - Turn on fence/circle 

Ltd Non-Pro/Green Horse/Junior Horse/LTD Youth- Box-Drive-Box-Drive

Intermediate/Novice/Novice L1/ Novice Youth /JR Youth - Box Only

7.  Ranch Cutting - AQHA VRH Ranch Cutting Rules

2 Cows and 2 minutes

To be eligible for All-Around Awards at the show

 Show in a Minimum of 4 classes

one class must be a cow class

YEAR END & SHOW

ALL AROUND

We will count all points earned in all 7 Seven classes throughout the year to determine the

Year End & Show

All Around placings in each Division

Year End Awards

You must show in a minimum of FOUR SHOWS in 2024 out of FIVE scheduled ETXSH Shows 

to qualify for any Year End awards

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