Judges Information

To become an NRCHA judge, an applicant must attend a judge’s seminar and pass the NRCHA Judge Test that is administered at the end of the seminar.  To keep the NRCHA judge card, a judge must attend a seminar every 3 years.  For more questions, please contact the NRCHA office at 940-488-1500.

NRCHA Judges List

Upcoming Judges Seminars

January 27-28, 2018, Redding, CA
NRCHA Judge Seminar
Gaia Hotel and Spa / 4125 Riverside Pk / Anderson CA 96007
Hotel reservations 530.365.7077 ask for “Northern CA Reined Cow Horse” for special rate
$150 to audit (includes lunch on Saturday)
$25 to audit (Youth and College students)
$175 to test (includes lunch on Saturday)
Registration Form (PDF)
Contact Angela Vogt

February 3 – 4, Regina, SK Canada
NRCHA Judge Seminar
Travelodge Hotel
4177 Albert Street South
Regina, SK S4S 3R6 Canada
To Register: Contact Barry / 306.731.8046

February 24 – 25, Calgary, AB Canada
NRCHA Judge Seminar
Acclaim Hotel / Viscount Room
123 Freeport Blvd NE
Calgary, AB T3N 0A3, Canada
$75 for the weekend / $50 per day / Plus $25 to test
Lunch is available but not provided.
To Register: Contact Shawna Husted – info@cowhorse.ca / 403.875.1369

March 10-11, 2018, Castle Rock, CO
NRCHA Judge Seminar
Douglas County Fairgrounds
Castle Rock, CO
$125 to Audit / $175 to Test
Seminar Information / Flier (PDF)
Registration Link

May 19-20, 2018, Bryan, TX
NRCHA Judge Seminar
Still Creek Equestrian Center
6055 Hearne Rd
Bryan, TX 77808
South Texas RCHA Seminar Information
$125 to Audit / Judge continuing Education includes lunch on Saturday and STRCHA membership.
$175 to Test includes lunch on Saturday and STRCHA membership.
Seminar Information / Registration Flier (PDF)
Contact Tina McCleary / southtexasrcha@gmail.com


The “View From the Judges Chair – Judging Bridle Horses on Cow Work” is now available on DVD.

Featuring NRCHA Director of Judges Bill Enk, and NRCHA Judges Committee member and former Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Todd Crawford, the DVD is a guide for judging and scoring the NRCHA’s bridle classes on cow work.

Judging Bridle Horses on Cow Work Order Form

The video may be purchased by contacting the NRCHA office at info@nrcha.com, calling 940-488-1500, or by mailing in the order form to:

1017 Hwy 377
Pilot Point, TX 76258
Phone: 940-488-1500
Fax: 940-488-1499

Cost is $30 for members, and $35 for non-members, with a $5 shipping charge