California’s longest running AQHA Ranch Horse Versatility event is now a Ranching Heritage Challenge and a Golden State Versatility Ranch Horse Association sanctioned event. The Central Coast Ranch Horse Classic spans two days, with all divisions in all three shows competing on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday classes are Cutting, Trail & Ranch Riding, and Sunday classes are Reining, Cow Work and Conformation. Since the three shows run concurrently, enter more than one show for a much reduced fee and earn points in multiple organizations.
Both the Versatility Ranch Horse (VRH) and Ranching Heritage Challenge (RHC) shows are for registered quarter horses only. This means that riders on AQHA registered horses can earn points in Open, Amateur, Limited Amateur, or Level 1 (Rookie), Youth, Limited Youth, or Level 1 Youth. Additionally, participants may opt to enter individual classes and can earn AQHA points for that class only. The GSVRHA show is open to any horse and sanctioned by the Western States Versatility Ranch Horse Association. So you do not need to ride a registered quarter horse to participate! This show is also open to individual class entries. The Ranching Heritage Show is open only to horses that are Ranching Heritage eligible. We hope you will enter and also bring your friends and family. We’ve a great judge, good food and a beautiful setting for these exciting events.
Prizes will be awarded to Champion, Reserve Champion and Runner Up in the Open, Amateur, Limited Amateur, Level 1 (Rookie) and Youth divisions. Additionally, there will be First Place awards for class winners in the VRH and RHC shows. Divisional winners in the GSVRHA show will also receive a prize. Finally, awards will be offered for the high point junior horse (3-5 years old), select rider (60 years and older), and Limited Open rider. These subdivisions must be entered and indicated on the entry blank for a nominal fee.
- 2020 Judge: Karen Arlin of Farmington, CA
- ALL ENTRIES must be made online. Use the ‘Enter Online’ button above.
- Entries received after Saturday, May 8 will incur a $50 late fee (or $10 per individual class)
- NOTE that general entries will close Monday before the show weekend at 5 pm. Individual classes that do not require cattle (Trail, Ranch Riding, Ranch Reining) will close Wednesday before the show weekend at 5pm.
- ALSO NOTE that although you may pay by either credit card or check, checks will not be accepted after the cutoff for late entries, Saturday May 8.
- No scratch/drop fee if Tuesday before the show weekend or earlier; $85 if Wednesday before the show weekend or later (for these classes only: Cutting, Working Ranch Horse)
DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during any show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information, contact Show Secretary Cori Stevenson: