CSSHA Summer Series Club Classes

CSSHA Club Class Descriptions and rules

Open Bridle/Two Rein

Bridle- open to horses of any age, to be ridden in an approved bit. Reins with romal required. Only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed. Two Rein- open to horses of any age that have not shown in the bridle down the fence in any judged classes or events with the exception of horse sales (honor system in force). A horse may be shown in the two rein equipment for one year only regardless of the class it is shown in. The rider must use an approved bit with an approved bosal underneath the bridle. Only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed. This class is open to any rider. 

Non Pro Bridle/Two Rein

Bridle- open to horses of any age, Reins with romal required. Only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed to be ridden in an approved bit. Two Rein- open to horses of any age that have not shown in the bridle down the fence in any judged classes or events with the exception of horse sales. A horse may be shown in the two rein equipment for one year only regardless of the class it is shown in. The rider must use an approved bit with an approved bosal underneath the bridle. Only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed. This class is open to non pro riders. 

ONCE A HORSE HAS BEEN SHOWN IN A BRIDLE CLASS , IT IS NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BE SHOWN IN A JUNIOR HORSE CLASS. 

Open Junior Horse- open to horses 3-5 years old. Must be shown in a hackamore or snaffle bit (0-ring, egg-butt, or D-ring, No shank bits). Must be ridden with two hands on the reins. Open to any rider.

Non Pro Junior Horse- open to horses 3-5 years old. Must be shown in a hackamore or snaffle bit (0- ring, egg-butt, or D-ring,No shank bits). Must be ridden with two hands on the reins. This class is open to non pro riders. 

Wyoming (Novice) Rider for any rider who has not won more than $3,000 LTE in any One association such as CSSHA, NRCHA, NRHA, NCHA, AQHA, ect.(as measured at the beginning of the Summer Series Show year) and has non pro status. Horses of any age may be shown in any approved bit or hackamore. When showing in a bridle, approved bit and romels required, only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed.  Only when a snaffle bit or hackmore is used can a rider use two hands. This class is intended to be used as an introduction to competing in a “full run”. Individuals are encouraged to move up to another class as experience is gained. However, there is no restriction as to how many times an individual can enter. 

Grass (Exhibition) Horse open to any horse with limited show experience. In other words, this is a schooling class for the horse. Horses of any age may be shown in any approved bit or hackamore. When showing in a bridle, approved bit and romels required, only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed.  Only when a snaffle bit or hackmore is used can a rider use two hands.  No added money or end of year prizes will be awarded in the Grass class. 

Open Boxing(Box Only) open to all riders. Horses through the age of 5 may be shown in a snaffle or hackamore. All horses six years of age and up must be shown in the bridle or two rein. Two Rein- open to horses of any age that have not shown in the bridle down the fence in any judged classes or events with the exception of horse sales A horse may be shown in the two rein equipment for one year only regardless of the class it is shown in. The rider must use an approved bit with an approved bosal underneath the bridle. Only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed. When showing in a bridle, approved bit and romels required, only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed.  Only when a snaffle bit or hackmore is used can a rider use two hands. No fence run, boxing only! Judge will blow whistle at 50 seconds to signal end of cow work. Subject to re-run cattle. 

2000 Limited Step up boxing

   Open to any Non Pro rider who has not won more than $2000 dollars in any One association such as CSSHA, NRCHA, NRHA, NCHA or AQHA.

Horses through the age of 5 may be shown in a snaffle or hackamore. All horses six years of age and up must be shown in the bridle or two rein. Two Rein- open to horses of any age that have not shown in the bridle down the fence in any judged classes or events with the exception of horse sales A horse may be shown in the two rein equipment for one year only regardless of the class it is shown in. The rider must use an approved bit with an approved bosal underneath the bridle. Only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed. Romal reins are required with an approved  bridle bit, only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed. Only when a snaffle bit or hackamore is used can a rider use two hands. Rider will box the cow at the end of the arena, once you have demonstrated control over the cow, the rider will rate the cow down the fence to opposite end of arena, and continue to box it on this end of arena. Judge will blow whistle at 1 min 45 seconds to signal end of cow work.  

Novice Boxing(Box Only)- Open to non-pro riders who have not won more than 1000 in any One association such as CSSHA, NRCHA, NRHA, NCHA, and AQHA.  

Horse of any age may be shown in any approved bit or hackamore. When showing in a bridle, approved bit and romels required, only one hand may be used on the reins and hands must not be changed.  Only when a snaffle bit or hackmore is used can a rider use two hands. No fence run, boxing only! Judge will blow whistle at 50 seconds to signal end of cow work. Subject to re-run cattle. 

Senior Youth Fence- Any non-pro rider 14 to 18 years of age and under as of Novemer 16 of the current year who meets non-pro status. Youth are not allowed to show stallions in youth class. Horses of any age may be shown in any approved bit or hackamore. Romal reins required when showing with a bridle bit.  At the rider’s option, the rider may ride with two hands. Rider must declare this when entering the arena and remain as their choice throughout the reining pattern. Rider may used two hands while boxing. Senior Youth riders will follow the same designated pattern as all other non-youth classes. This class will go down the fence. Subject to re-run cattle. 

Senior Youth are eligible to enter non-youth classes in addition to the Senior Youth Class. 

Senior Youth Limited

Any non-pro rider 14 to 18 years of age and under as of Novemer 16 of the current year who meets non-pro status. Youth are not allowed to show stallions in youth class. Horses of any age may be shown in any approved bit or hackamore. Romal reins required when showing with a bridle bit.  At the rider’s option, the rider may ride with two hands. Rider must declare this when entering the arena and remain as their choice throughout the reining pattern. Rider may used two hands while boxing. No fence run, boxing only! Judge will blow whistle at 50 seconds to signal end of cow work. Senior Youth riders will follow the same designated pattern as all other non-youth classes. Subject to re-run cattle. 

Senior Youth are eligible to enter non-youth classes in addition to the Senior Youth Class

Junior Youth Limited- Any non-pro rider 13 years of age and under as of November 16 of the current year who meets non-pro status. Youth are not allowed to show stallions in youth class. Horses of any age may be shown in any approved bit or hackamore. Romal reins are required when showing with a bridle bit.  At the rider’s option, the rider may ride with two hands. Rider must declare this when entering the arena and remain with their choice throughout the reining pattern. Rider may use two hands when boxing. No fence run, boxing only! Judge will blow whistle at 50 seconds to signal end of cow work. Junior Youth riders will follow the Youth Pattern. Subject to re-run cattle. 

 NRCHA Show Will follow NRCHA Classes and Rules

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New Class For 2018

 Step Up Boxing Class!

 The Step Up Boxing Class offers competitors an opportunity to develop their skills in preparation for the fence work, without the ultimate challenge of turning a cow on the fencerun or circling a cow. The class is geared toward providing a safe, fun environment for boxing riders to learn how to control a cow down the fence in a competitive, yet low-key, situation.

 Entries will have one minute and 45 seconds (1:45) working time. We will follow the NRCHA rules, as outlined in the NRCHA 2016 Rule Book.

 Riders will box the cow, run and rate it down the long side of the arena, then set up and box it again on the opposite end. 

 Video:  https://vimeo.com/158218312

Step Up Boxing: How is it judged?

Each entry will be judged on boxing, run and rate, position and control, degree

of difficulty, eye appeal and courage/working time. The judging standards are 

consistent with existing NRCHA cow work guidelines. 

See the judge's card below for more details about credit, penalties and scoring:

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