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Intermountain Circuit Annual Meeting News

Thanks to all the riders and owners who attended the 2014 Annual meeting and provided useful ideas!

Your 2014 Intermountain Circuit president is Jay Meyers. John Palleria remains as vice president. Pam Smith is the new Circuit secretary!

The Circuit has eliminated the $1500 Pro/AM Bridle class but added the Intermediate Non Pro Bridle.

NRCHA - Its' a great time for newcomers to join the NRCHA - they are offering a one year free membership to those joining for the first time. Also check out the NRCHA website for details on the exciting new "Run to Reno" format for non pros and boxing entries. This is a fun progressive format based on cow work by which the top group qualifying at major events become eligible fora high dollar finals at Reno. The NRCHA has made several changes to the Rulebook. These include new NP eligibility rules. There is a big change to the NP Ltd class. Rather than a 3X fence rule there is now a $750 LTE down the fence limit. There are also big changes to the Open level earnings limits for LAE:

  • Level 1 Ltd - now $1250 LTE
  • >Ltd Open - now $35000 LTE
  • Int Open - outside of the Top 20 riders

Please check the 2014 NRCHA Rulebook for all new rules.Eight shows have been approved for the 2014 Circuit with a new ORCHA show in June. Check the calendar page and watch for an update on the schedule.

SPECIAL THANKS to all the committees, volunteers, sponsors and others who make it possible to offer the best series of cow horse shows in the country!

Your 2014 IMCircuit Officers:

President - Jay Meyers
Vice President - John Palleria
Secretary - Pam Smith

2013 Special Awards

2013 Trainer of the Year - Dan Roeser
2013 Non Pro of the Year - Diane Edwards
2013 Leading Owner - Greg Bieker

SHOW MINIMUMS - To qualify for 2014 Circuit awards, the horse must be shown in the class at a minimum of 50% of the shows that offer the class:

  • Futurity Minimum - 3 shows
  • Derby Minimum - 4 shows
  • Horse Shows - 4 shows

Circuit Information

The Intermountain Reined Cow Horse Circuit was established in the early 1990’s in the Intermountain area of the Northwest. It is a unique and very successful alliance of reined cow horse associations - all NRCHA affiliates.

The vision of the Circuit's founders continues today: to promote awareness and involvement in breeding, training and showing reined cow horses; to provide an area-wide recognition and awards program; and to support regional cow horse shows.

These goals continue to form the framework for the Intermountain Circuit.

Responsive to area needs, based on input from show reps, riders and trainers, the Circuit Class List features NRCHA classes, plus a few additions. A commitment to added money by each approved event has also made the Circuit a very lucrative series for owners and riders.

Responsive to area needs, based on input from show reps, riders and trainers, the Circuit Class List features NRCHA classes, plus a few additions. A commitment to added money by each approved event has also made the Circuit a very lucrative series for owners and riders.

The Annual Meeting of the Intermountain Circuit is held in January or February of each year, prior to the Awards Banquet. Representatives from approved shows, and interested riders, owners and trainers are welcome to attend to discuss classes, show approvals, dates, clinics, awards, regional and national news, conduct elections, and carry out other business. All horsemen are welcome and encouraged to attend.

All horses entered in Circuit-approved classes at Circuit-approved shows are automatically tracked for Circuit points. There are no Circuit membership dues!

Shows interested in Circuit approval should review the material here, and call with any additional questions.

Approved events are horse shows, which may also offer derbies and/or futurities. Please see the Show Approvals section for guidelines on classes, added money and Circuit fees.

To be eligible for Circuit awards the horse must be shown in the class a minimum number of times, with points counting from all approved shows.

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2013 Circuit Champions

Open Snaffle Bit
SCR Soft N Smooth
Owned by Jeff Haskell
Shown by Kirk Robertson


Open Derby
Will B Gun Smart
Owned by John Laprade
Shown by Jake Telford


Intermediate Open Derby
Cuttin Like My Dad
Owned & Shown by Wade Reaney


Non Pro Derby
Sanjo Seniorita
Owned & Shown by Diane Edwards


Open Two Rein
Roosters Miss Fritz
Owned by JC Paint Ranch
Shown by Dan Roeser


Non Pro Two Rein
Nic A Roan
Owned & Shown by Greg Bieker


Open Bridle
Roosters Rozalena
Owned by Rush Creek Ranch
Shown by Dan Roeser


Non Pro Bridle
Mr Lena CD
Owned & Shown by Jay Meyers

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