The 2017 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion was John Swales of Millarville, Alberta, Canada. Swales rode the 2005 stallion Heza Diamond Spark (Diamond J Star x Sheza Shinette x Shining Spark) to the title for owners Jesse and Elyse Thomson of 7 P Ranch, High River, Alberta. Primo Morales photo.
NRCHA World Championship Show
World’s Greatest Horseman
Cow Horse Classic Derby
At the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, the NRCHA World Championship Show features the top horses and riders from each of the NRCHA’s eight geographic regions competing for World Championship titles in fourteen exciting events. In the World’s Greatest Horseman, it is all about one horse, one rider and one very impressive title. In one bit, horses compete in four contests: herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work. The NRCHA Celebration of Champions also includes the Cow Horse Classic Derby for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses.
2019 Dates: TBD