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.
President - John Palleria
Vice President - Carolyn Meador
Secretary - Erin Hansen
NRCHA - Please check the 2023 NRCHA Rulebook for all new rules. The rulebook is available HERE.
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!
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.
All horses entered in Circuit-approved classes at Circuit-approved shows are automatically tracked for Circuit points. There are no Circuit membership dues!
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.
To qualify for 2023 Circuit awards, the horse must be shown in the class at a minimum of 50% of the shows that offer the class:
Futurity Minimum - 2 shows
Derby Minimum - 4 shows
Horse Shows - 6 shows
Note: the approved 2023 show list is tentative - please check back frequently for any changes in dates, location and for entry forms and contact information.
URCHA Horse Show, Derby and Futurity Salina, UT
MRCHA Futurity, Derby & 2 Horse Shows, Kalispell, MT.
Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Horse Show, Derby & Futurity; Idaho Center Horse Park, Nampa, Idaho
"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."
- John Wayne