6.2g The show committee shall determine eligibility and all decisions of the committee are final.
A horse and/or rider may be disqualified at any point in the contest if it is determined that they do not meet the eligibility requirements.
All monies and prizes accumulated to that point would be forfeited. 6.2h Contestants are reminded that cross-entering into any class with fence work will be counted as a completion of fence work for their eligibility, even if the contestant does not complete the fence work portion.
Cross entries shall be consistent with NRCHA rules. 7.
Working Rules 7.1 Ties: Ties in individual classes will be broken by using the high scoring fence work.
Classes without fence work will use high scoring cow work.
Ties in accumulated points for year-end awards are addressed in rule 5.1. 7.2 Appointments and Equipment 7.2a The snaffle bit, hackamore, or bridle may be inspected at the discretion of the judge or show officials anytime throughout the contest.
Any bit or hackamore found to be in violation of NRCHA rules of the current year will result in a disqualification of the entry.
An entry must be shown in the same discipline throughout any one contest (Example: a legal snaffle bit must be used in all events in any particular contest) 7.2b In the Buckaroo Class, all horses will be shown in the same saddle, bridle, and bit throughout the contest.
Each contestant must wear chaps or chinks when competing. The only changes allowed will be saddle blankets and leg protections. 7.2c In the Buckaroo Class, a usable rope will be carried throughout all four events.
Each contestant must wear chaps or chinks when competing.
Contestants must have a slick horn, no rubber is allowed on the horn. 7.2d Contestants that wish to use the same score for multiple entries may ONLY do so if those entries are drawn together. (example: Open snaffle bit and 1500 pro-am snaffle bit) AND have declared their intent to do so to the show secretary PRIOR to their FIRST ride.
Contestants competing in classes without same equipment or working requirements will NOT be able to use one score for both classes. 7.3 Broken Equipment 7.3a Refer to NRCHA Rules. 7.4 Rider’s Attire: 7.4a Riders must wear a western hat, long-sleeved shirt, and riding boots.
The wearing of chaps or chinks is optional, in Greener than Grass, Youth 9-11, Jr.
Youth 12-15 and Little Buckaroo.
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