Ranch Horse Spectacular Clinic Days - June 24-25th! Learn from the best! Mix & match sessions. Open riding also available in main arena and on trail course!
Laurel Walker Denton clinics now two days! Thursday June 24th & Friday June 25th!
Beginner Ranch Riding & Ranch Rail Clinic (8:30-11:30a): Laurel Walker Denton will cover pattern placement and will work on your specific problem areas. She will help you to ride your pattern effectively and best show your horse at the same time.
Ranch Trail Clinic (12-2p): Laurel Walker Denton will walk you through what judges are looking for in the ranch trail, help you with your problem areas and work on aspects of the Ranch Horse Spectacular trail course.
Advanced Ranch Riding & Rail Clinic (2:30-5:30p): Laurel Walker Denton will cover what judges are looking for in the two classes. She will also help you to extend your stride and take your pattern to the next level.
Mini Clinics - Friday June 25th
Transitions Mini Clinic (7:45-9a): Kelly Miller will focus on upward and downward transitions to help you maximize your scores! All levels of riders welcome!
Lead Changes Mini Clinic (9:15-10:30a): Kelly Miller will help you to perfect your lead changes and learn what credit earning changes should look like. Simple and flying changes welcome!
Pattern Placement Mini Clinic (10:45-12p): Kelly Miller will help you to visualize and execute proper pattern placement focusing on accuracy and how to best showcase your horse's strengths.
Update: All Laurel Walker Denton clinics are sold out as of 5/19/2021 for all clinics on Friday June 25th. Due to high demand we have added additional clinics on Thursday June 24th. Spots are still available for Thursday with Laurel and Friday with Kelly Miller! Register now!
Location: Green Acres Ranch, 35750 De Portola, Temecula, CA 92592
Saturday Classes: Ranch Riding (AQHA/WCRH), Ranch Rail (WCRH) and Ranch Trail (AQHA/WCRH). Saturday is an AQHA Special Event!)
Sunday Classes: (WCRH classes) Ranch Riding, Ranch Rail, Ranch Trail & Ranch Conformation
Divisions: Open, Amateur, Amateur Select, Green Horse (WTL). Green Horse (W/T), Green Rider (W/T), Youth (18 & under, AQHA 14-18), Short Stirrup (13&under)
Ranch Rail Stakes Classes (50% payback and awards through 5th place, neck sashes to champions & res. champions)
- Open Ranch Rail Stakes (Champion receives romel reins & neck sash)
- Amateur Ranch Rail Stakes - Open to all non-professional competitors (Champion receives saddle blanket from Cuttin Up Saddle Blankets & neck sash)
- 'Never Won a Buckle' Ranch Rail Stakes - Only Open to those who have not ever won a buckle in any equestrian or rodeo discipline. (Champion receives silver Bob Berg buckle & neck sash!)
BBQ Dinner Saturday night on the grass with cowboy music from Eric Gorsuch! Dry camping and stalls available! 6:30p - 8:30p. Dinner/music $20/plate. Tickets required. $25 at entrance.
Saturday - Main Arena AQHA/WCRH Classes: Laurel Walker Denton, WCRH Trail: Margaret Rich
Sunday - WCRH Classes: Main Arena - Jim McCarty, Trail - Cathy Hanson
Be sure to sign the liability waiver electronically when you receive the email, otherwise you will have to sign a hardcopy upon check-in.
Thank you to our sponsors Creekside Veterinary Service, Cuttin' Up Saddle Blankets, Dr Show SoCal, High Rank Apparel, Rusty Brown Jewelry, and Ranch Horse Supply!
Please note, practice on the AQHA ranch trail patterns will not be allowed. The pole fee paid by each trail exhibitor covers practice on the obstacles for the WCRH patterns. AQHA and WCRH Ranch Riding on Saturday will run concurrently (example classes 1 and 1A, 2 and 2A, and so on) and therefore will be the same pattern. WCRH trail will be work at will from 10a - 2pm both days in the "cutting pen". AQHA trail Saturday will follow the conclusion of the last class in the main arena. AQHA Ranch Trail patterns for Saturday will be available Wednesday prior to the show.
WCRH Class Awards:
AQHA Class Awards:
Ties for class awards will be broken by score by a predetermined tie breaker, then second tie breaker and so on. If there is still a tie, a coin flip will occur.
Top Hand Award (Daily Awards) sponsored by Cuttin Up Saddle Blankets!: The Daily Top Hand awards will be awarded to the riders with the most cumulative points each day. Riders may ride multiple horses and in multiple divisions. Winners will be presented with a beautiful Cuttin Up Saddle Blanket! Daily trophies have been added for the Top Hand showing in Green Rider, Youth 18&U and/or Short Stirrup 12 & U divisions. Ties for high point will be broken by number of first place placings, then second, then third, then fourth. If there is still a tie, it will be broken by a coin toss.
Top Hand Award (Circuit Awards): The Top Hand award will be awarded to the Open and Amateur riders with the most cumulative points for both days. Riders may ride multiple horses and in multiple divisions. The Open Top Hand will be presented with romel reins and a champion rosette, the Amateur Top Hand winner will win a buckle and a champion rosette! Ties for high point will be broken by number of first place placings, then second, then third, then fourth. If there is still a tie, it will be broken by a coin toss.
PLEASE NOTE: NO DAY HIGH POINT AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN ON THE DAY OF A SHOW. PLEASE ALLOW OFFICE STAFF NECESSARY TIME TO TABULATE POINTS AND PACK UP THE SHOW.
Each division entry includes the corresponding Ranch Rail, Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail class. Divisions for this show include:
Division Circuit Champion Award: Silver belt buckles will be awarded to the horse/rider combination with the highest point total in each WCRH division for the series. No placings/scores will be dropped. In order to be eligible to win a division buckle, you must enter all WCRH classes in that division Saturday and Sunday. Buckles will be mailed to winners or can be picked up locally. Ties for high point will be broken by the number of first place placings, then second, then third, then fourth. If there is still a tie, it will be broken by a coin toss.
* WCRH reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value.
** This show is not connected with any other WCRH event or online show. The Top Hand award and High Points for this show will be calculated only off of points in this show to the rules listed on this page.
COVID Countermeasures will be in place.
Late entries submitted June 21st or later will incur a $30 late fee/horse & rider combination.
Pre-entry strongly encouraged so we can plan for the show. Electronic entry via link below is strongly preferred. Contact us at 951-595-7536 to discuss other payment options.
Show will be rescheduled in the event of rain.
Laurel will be a clinician on Friday and our AQHA/WCRH judge on Saturday.
Laurel Walker Denton, raised on the Bar U Bar Ranch in Skull Valley, Arizona, grew up riding horses and working cattle. Laurel has spent her entire life in the show ring, earning points in fourteen different events. Today her focus is on training Ranch Riding and Ra
Laurel will be a clinician on Friday and our AQHA/WCRH judge on Saturday.
Laurel Walker Denton, raised on the Bar U Bar Ranch in Skull Valley, Arizona, grew up riding horses and working cattle. Laurel has spent her entire life in the show ring, earning points in fourteen different events. Today her focus is on training Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail horses. Laurel been at the top of the AQHA World show in Ranch Riding since its beginning, winning a World Championship and Third place in 2017, Reserve World Champion and Third in 2019, as well as numerous Top Five, Top Ten and Finalist awards. Making it back in the finals in every class at the 2019 World Show, including three in the Sr Ranch Riding, was an amazing accomplishment. An AzQHA Past President, Laurel is also currently editor in chief of The Arizona Quarter Horse magazine, which she volunteers her time to the Arizona Quarter Horse Association. She served as an AQHA Director for 17 years, is currently a Director At Large and a member of the AQHA Show Committee. An AQHA judge since 1996, Laurel has judged the all of the AQHA World Shows, Open, Amateur, Select and Youth. She is also an NRCHA judge. Laurel and her husband Barry are proud to own and operate the Bar U Bar Ranch, which has been in the family since 1945.
Jim will be our Sunday WCRH show judge in the main arena.
Jim has been a professional trainer for 50+ years as well as a rider and coach of world class reining horses and non-pro competitors. He has previously judged all major west coast shows and fairs for American Horse Show Association. He is presently an NRCHA, NRHA and AQHA specialized judge.
Cathy will be our Sunday WCRH show judge in the trail arena. Bio coming soon!
Kelly will be our Mini Clinic clinician on Friday.
Kelly Miller is a lifelong horsewoman with winnings in both reining and ranch riding. She operates Gold Creek Quarter Horses. She raises, sells and trains western performance Quarter Horses.
Margaret will be our WCRH trail judge on Saturday. Bio coming soon!
*** We are closely monitoring the COVID situation. If we are instructed to reschedule or feel it is unsafe to proceed, we will do so for the safety of all involved. All exhibitors will be able to either roll their fees over to the new date or receive a refund.***
1. AQHA rules apply in all AQHA classes. AQHA rules apply in all WCRH classes except where WCRH rules supercede. In order to show AQHA/WCRH concurrently, you must comply with all AQHA rules.
2. You may ride a horse that you do not own in WCRH classes, please refer to AQHA rulebook for AQHA rules.
3. Entries close 11:59p PST Sunday, June 20th. Late entries (submitted June 21st or later) will incur a $30.00 late fee/horse & rider combination. Pre-entries are strongly encouraged!
4. There will be no concurrent classes.
5. WCRH membership is required to enter.
6. Youth is open to riders 18 & under as of January 1st, 2021. Short stirrup is open to riders 13 & under as of January 1st, 2021. Amateur Select is open to riders 50 & over as of January 1st, 2021.
7. NOTE RULE CHANGE: Amateurs are non-professional competitors and must not have engaged in training horses that do not belong to them, judging horseshows, or training other riders in the last 5 years. Training other riders includes consistently coaching other riders, instructing in clinics and/or giving lessons, regardless of remuneration. The only exception to this rule is a nonprofessional competitor assisting their own children/dependents 18 years of age or younger or their parents. WCRH does not have the resources to track and police which riders receive remuneration or to carry out related investigations. WCRH reserves the right to classify riders as management deems fair and appropriate.
8. Scratches will receive a 50% refund after pre-entries close. You may scratch or replace the rider or horse for your entry by submitting the change to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 951-595-7536. Please include rider name, horse name, class number and name and WCRH member number. Please understand that we book venues, hire judges and order prizes/awards based on participation. If everyone were be allowed to scratch at the last moment, we would no longer be able to offer these shows. In the case of rescheduling due to rain, registered competitors will have the choice to roll over the the rain date or receive a full refund. In the case of show cancellation, competitors will receive a full refund.
9. This is a WCRH sanctioned event. Points will be automatically transferred to the "Best in the West" year end awards program.
10. Any working western saddle in serviceable condition will work for ranch horse classes.
11. Dress for ranch horse classes is ranch attire meaning a long sleeve western shirt, belt, jeans, cowboy boots and cowboy hat or helmet. Wild rag, vest and/or chinks or chaps are optional. Jackets and vests are allowed as necessary for comfort.
12. In all ranch horse classes, fake tails and hoof black are not permitted. You will be disqualified if it is discovered Trimming ears and muzzle is discouraged. Clipping bridle path is allowed.
13. Western pleasure style silver and "bling" are discouraged.
14. The overall cadence and performance of gaits should have an emphasis on forward, free-flowing, and ground-covering movement. Transitions should be smooth and responsive.
15. A rider may ride two handed only with a bosal or ring snaffle.
16. The decisions of each judge is final.
17. All breeds of horses, mules, donkeys and ponies may compete.
18. All riders under 18 are encouraged to wear a helmet for their safety.
19. In leadline classes, the horse must wear a bridle. The halter must be over the bridle for safety.
20. Riders and horses may cross enter into any division for which they qualify.
21. Horses may be ridden by multiple riders. Please keep the welfare of the horse in mind. Excessive participation of a horse will be flagged and the horse will not be able to continue participation in the show.
22. Green rider is open to riders in their first or second year of showing in ranch horse classes and is a walk trot class. You may be disqualified from the show if you enter green rider classes and you have more than 2 years’ experience showing in ranch classes.
23. Green horse is open to horses in their first or second year of showing in ranch horse classes and includes all gaits. Trainers may show in this class. Riders and horses may cross enter between walk trot and walk trot lope Green Horse classes.
26. In order to qualify for a division award, you must show in all of the classes in that division . Division awards are based on point total.
27. The Top Hand award is awarded to the rider with the most cumulative points according to the live show point schedule. (Please see award descriptions above for addition details on the Top Hand awards).
28. Saturday trail classes will be judged by the main arena judge (as there are no conformation classes). Trail classes (and possibly conformation) may be work at will and have a separate judge on Sunday.
29. Warm up will be available for 30 minutes in the main arena and during breaks prior to the show each day and periodically throughout the day as time allows. Please plan accordingly. The track is available all day long for warm up. The trail arena is available for warm up until trail classes begin.
30. Park your truck/trailer where directed. Do not park cars in trailer parking area. You may not clean your trailer out in the parking area or you will be subject to a $50 fee.
31. Stallions are shown at your own risk and may be shown only by riders 18 years of age and older.
32. If you bring a horse on the grounds, even if you do not show it, you must see the office staff first to pay a grounds fee and sign a waiver. If you do not do this, you will be asked to leave the premises. You may pre-pay and sign a waiver in advance by contacting WCRH staff via phone or email.
33. Alcohol is prohibited on the grounds during the clinic and show.
34. WCRH reserves the right to add additional buckles and/or prizes.
35. If you bring a horse on the grounds that is not showing, you must pay a grounds fee and sign the waiver prior to unloading the horse. You will be issued a different color number so that we can keep track of who has checked in with the office.
36. Slide stop rundowns and roping are prohibited in the warm up areas as neither of these activities are included in our ranch horse shows and can be distracting/dangerous to other competitors.
37. Any errors in scoresheet calculations or point tabulations will be dealt with on a case by case basis by show management with careful consideration given to time of discovery and precedent. Calculation errors discovered more than 5 days after the end of a show for classes for which placings have already been announced cannot be corrected. Competitors Show results on judge's cards are final. It is the policy of WCRH to not "take back" points and awards already given out, but to come to an outcome that is most fair for all involved.