Class List

OPEN HORSE
Open to any horse regardless of breed or ownership; however, owners and riders must be members in good standing of the ICHA. More than one horse may be ridden.


NON PROFESSIONAL
This class is open to non professional riders*.  Riders can ride 2 horses, as long as both horses are owned/leased by the non pro rider. See definition of non professional rider below.

**A Non-Pro in this association is any person who has not shown, trained or assisted in training a cutting horse or cutting horse riders for remuneration, directly or indirectly, or has not been paid to work in any manner in the above named activities on the premises of a cutting horse training operation.


$10000 HORSE OPEN
Open to any horse whose lifetime earnings in all cutting horse associations does not exceed $10000.


$750 PROGRESSIVE HORSE
Open to any horse whose lifetime earnings do not exceed $750 in any cutting horse associations. This is a one handed class where there is no penalty for stopping your horse one handed when the cow stops. You cannot rein your horse to rate a cow and all other judging rules apply.


YOUTH RIDER
Points belong to the rider. Limited to age 18 years or younger on January 1st of year. This is a two handed class, one hand is optional, additional credit will not be awarded. May ride any horse. Earnings do not count toward lifetime earnings. (Youth must wear a helmet at all times when mounted.)


GREEN HORSE OPEN
Curb, snaffle bit or hackamore, one or two hands. No training devices or gimmicks allowed. There is a $200 limit on earnings (including futurities, derbies, etc.) for horses competing in the class. It is permissible to ride one handed, but additional credit will not be awarded.


$10000 NOVICE HORSE NON PRO
Open to any horse whose lifetime earnings in all cutting horse associations does not exceed $10000. This class is open to non professional riders only.


$2500 LIMIT RIDER
Open to any non professional rider whose lifetime earnings in all cutting horse associations does not exceed $2500. This is a one handed class.


$750 PROGESSIVE RIDER
Non professional rider. $750 limit on earnings on rider competing in this class. This is a one handed class where there will be no penalty for stopping your horse one handed, when the cow stops. You cannot rein your horse to rate a cow and all other judging rules apply.


$350 NOVICE RIDER
Green rider, any horse. Open to any rider whose lifetime earnings in all cutting horse associations do not exceed $350. Two handed class, one hand is optional.


NERVOUS NOVICE RIDER
This is to be a beginners class, open to the novice rider whose lifetime earnings in all associations do not exceed $200 on any horse whose lifetime earnings in all cutting horse associations do not exceed $200. Horse cannot have been shown in any futurities. Two handed class, one hand is optional.


RANCH HORSE
No tack restrictions. There is a $200 limit on earnings (including futurities, derbies, etc.) for horses competing in the class. It is permissible to ride one handed, but additional credit will not be awarded. This class is open to non professional riders only.

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All earnings do count towards lifetime earnings of the horse.


Rules subject to change without prior notice.

Please see rule book for all official rules. Reminder that it is the responsibility of the owner and/or rider to be aware of the earnings of the horse and/or rider.