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Forms and Rules
English Western Forms for Members
There are several steps necessary to enroll in the English Western program. We have provided you with a convenient check list that explains the necessary forms.
CSHA membership is required to participate in the English Western program. If you are not a current member of CSHA, download the State Membership Application form and remit the proper fees to CSHA.
The English Western program rules require that in order to compete in an amateur adult division, all competitors 18 years and older must provide proof of their amateur status. Competitors must posses either a CSHA amateur card or an amateur card issued by a nationally recognized equestrian organization or breed association. If you do not posses a current amateur card, download the State Amateur Card Application and remit $20 to CSHA.
The English Western High Point Programs are administered by the Regions. Contact your Region English Western program chair to obtain your English Western enrollment forms and for instructions on registration. The listing for the Regions can be found at the link below.
If the Region where you live does not have a English Western High Point program, you may sign up in the closest Region with a high point program or you can sign up directly in the State English Western Program.
Registration in the State EW program will only allow you to compete to qualify for the State Championship Show. All that is required is to fill out the State English Western Registration form and remit $25 to the CSHA EW Program.
State English Western Program Rules
The State English Western Program rules provides the minimum standards by which all members participating in the program must adhere to. The State EW Program rules also provides the rules which governs the State Championship Show.
Changes to the State rules can only occur by resolution approved by the Council of Members at the annual CSHA Convention in November. You should review these rules annually for any changes made.
Each Region will establish their own rules governing their high point programs. You should refer to the Region EW Chair for more information.
West Coast Horse Show Rule Book
Horse shows sanctioned by CSHA are governed by the West Coast Horse Show Rule Book. The rule book is published by CSHA and is available for use by any organization or horse show holding CSHA approved shows.
It is the responsibility of the exhibitors, judges and show management to know and understand all rules contained in the rule book.
The WCHS Rule Book is now available online or a hard copy can be purchased from CSHA.
Ranch Horse Category Rules
The West Coast Horse Show Rule Book is being updated to include the Ranch Horse category rules. The final draft rules have been correctly formatted, eliminating duplications and ensuring that the rules are consistent with the West Coast Horse Show Rule Book. There have been corrections to the initial draft rules and are highlighted yellow and in italics.
English Western Internal Program Forms
For Use by Region English Western Chairs Only
A $25 State English Western registration fee is collected from each rider/handler participation in the Region EW program. Region Chairs must submit the State EW fees collected to the State Office in the following format using the CSHA Deposit Form provided or a similar form.
In most cases, the Region is collecting the fee but submitting a single check written by the Region for the total fees collected. The collection of fees will be documented on the CSHA Deposit Form by listing the individual names of the rider/handler. Indicate the individual fee amount for each rider/handler (which will be $25).
It is not necessary to submit program registration forms for the rider/handler with the CSHA Deposit Form, as long as their names are listed on the deposit form.
Region Chairs must submit an intent fee of $25 per category to allow their riders/handlers to compete at the State Championship Show. The intent fees and SCS Intent to Participate form must be submitted to the State EW Chair postmarked no later than August 1st.
Penalties will apply if the intent fees and SCS Intent to Participate form is postmarked after August 1st. Regions will not be allowed to compete at the State Championship Show if the intent fees and SCS Intent to Participate form is received postmarked after September 1st.
Region Chairs must submit a Year End Results form for each Region division to the State English Western Chair postmarked or hand-delivered no later than September 15th.
The form is available as a Microsoft Word Document and submission can be made by email as an attachment. If you do not have a word processing program, you may download it as a pdf form to hand fill out and return hand-delivered or by mail.
Region Year End Results Form (Microsoft Word Document)
Region Year End Results Form (PDF Version)