SDRCHA is a 501(c)7 nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of South Dakota. Our mission is to promote interest in and improve the quality of the reined cow horse. We organize and conduct shows, clinics, futurities and competitions.
What is a Reined Cow Horse Event? The Aged derby requires horses to do three events; Herd work, reined work and fence work. Herd work is cutting a cow out of a a herd. In the event of reining, the horse and rider complete a number of different maneuvers from spins to sliding stops. Fence work is classified as the ability to box a cow, go down a fence and circle the cow. These events require horsemanship from the rider and an athletic horse.