The West Coast Ranch Horse "Best in the West" Awards program is designed to allow competitors to submit points in four different divisions from ANY ranch horse show held within the West Coast region to compete for recognition and prizes . The West Coast region is defined as California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Utah. The program year runs from February 1st to October 31st, with points updated on an ongoing basis.
Classes that may be submitted for WCRH awards program points include:
The "Best in the West" Ranch Horse Standings page displays the point totals for each division by nominated horse and rider combination.
Nominated horse and rider combination with the most cumulative points across the four WCRH recognized classes in each division is awarded a custom WCRH belt buckle, certificate and prize pack.
The nominated rider with the most points, regardless of horse, will be awarded a custom jacket. *Must nominate for each horse/rider combination and each division.
The nominated horse, regardless of rider, with the most points will be awarded a custom WCRH halter and neck rosette. *Must nominate for each horse/rider combination and each division.
The nominated horse/rider combination with the most points in each class in each division will be awarded a champion ribbon, certificate and WCRH prize pack. Class champions will have the option to purchase a buckle.
For each month of the program, the standings are tabulated by the 10th of the subsequent month. The horse/rider combination with the most points in each division will be recognized. Prizes will vary from month to month (examples include travel mugs, hats, garment bags, etc).
Top 5 medals, certificates and WCRH prize packs are given for 2nd through 5th place for highest overall cumulative scores in each division. Reserve Champions (second overall cumulative high score in each division) have the option to purchase a buckle.
The WCRH Awards Program point schedule is designed to allow competitors showing at large and small shows alike to be competitive in the program.