Competitors choose a division and select classes that they would like to participate in. IRHA's Online International Ranch Horse program frequently offers Open, Amateur, Amateur Select (50 & over), Collegiate, Green Horse, Green Rider (Walk Trot), Youth (18& Under), Short Stirrup (12& Under, Walk Trot) and Leadline (8& Under & EWD) divisions. Occasionally in-hand trail and/or ranch riding is offered. Classes offered include ranch riding, ranch rail, ranch trail and ranch conformation.
Competitors enter on the show's webpage before the entry deadline.
Competitors film their videos and submit via the show's webpage submission link before the submission deadline.
Videos are routed for judging. Qualified judges view videos individually and submit scores/comments on electronic scorecard.
Competitors wait for judging which typically takes 2-5 weeks depending on number of entries and judge availability.
Competitors can view their PDF scoresheets with comments from judges, as applicable.
High point and division awards are announced.
Awards are sent out via mail at the end of each series or World show.
What are the benefit of online showing?
Online showing is a great way to "get your feet wet" to see if you enjoy Ranch Horse classes as well as a way for seasoned competitors to get feedback for improvement.
Beginners enjoy competing against other newbies while experienced ranch horse competitors can go up against top competitors from around the world!
Online showing is often less expensive than a "live" show, allowing a cost effective way to experience the excitement of showing from your "backyard". There are no grounds fees, stall fees, trailering costs, etc. Just show from home or your boarding stable!
Competitors that live in remote areas, do not have trailers or a means to get to a live show, enjoy online showing.
iRanch Horse shows offer great prizes such as buckles, ribbons, neck sashes, trophies, wild rags and more!
Those with busy schedules, weekend jobs and those unable to devote entire days to showing, enjoy the flexibility of deadlines that allow filming of classes to be done over the course of weeks rather than days.
iRanch Horse judges are highly experienced and can offer a level of expertise not often found at smaller local shows.