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East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic
Article & photos by LaCresha Kolba
July 15-19, 2015 brought another action packed equestrian week at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN. The East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic drew over 100 horses to the venue. Competitors vied for prize money, buckles, saddles, and points that go towards the NRCHA World Show. Participants also gained points toward the AQHA World Show. Riders came from Tennessee, Kentucky, New York, Florida, Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia.
NCRHA judges for this week were: Bobby Harrison from Mississippi and Bozo Rogers from Texas. Classes included: Open Futurity, Intermediate Futurity, Non Pro Limited Futurity, Open Derby, Open Bridle, Non Pro Two Rein, Non Pro Hackamore, Youth Bridle, 5000 Non-Pro Limited, 1000 Non-Pro Limited, Limited Open Bridle, Senior Working Cow Horse, Amateur Cow Boxing, Futurity Rein Work Pattern #3 and Stock Horse Class.
The East Coast Reined Cow Horse Association has been around for eight years. They began hosting their shows in Harriman, TN and now call Murfreesboro home. This is their fourth year at this venue and they love the staff, the arena, and the flow of going from barn to warm up to compete all under one roof.
Great prize money and awards were handed out this busy weekend. Some of the placings for the weekend were: NRCHA NOB: Open Bridle – first place – winning $360.00, Rider: Robert Chown; Horse: Wisha Pona Star; NRCHA NLOB: Unlimited Open Bridle – first place – winning $220.00, Rider: Sandra K Johnson; Horse: CGS Stars Command; NRCHA NINPB: Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle – first place – winning $200.00; Rider: Sareece B Brown; Horse: Very Smart Playmate; NRCHA NYL: Youth Limited – first place – winning - $141.00; Rider Meredith Graber; Horse: Hickory’s Chic Olena; NRCHA OF: Open Futurity – first place – winning - $840.0, Rider: Todd Crawford; Horse: Shiner Metallic Cat.
To get involved with the East Coast Reined Cow Horse Association, visit their website: http://ecrchc.com
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