Interested in holding a Local Ranch Horse Show?

Download the guide to running Local Shows to see if it fits with your goals – click on image for a copy

There are many people that are interested in showing their horses from diverse backgrounds all heading to the ranch events. From pattern classes through to cattle events and roping. We have people interested from cutting, reining, campdraft, breed shows, horsemanship, roping to name a few. Our shows have a broad attendance and numbers can quickly reach 50-80 entries.

We understand there are motivated individuals who would like to organise a local show in their area. Approved Show status is available for individuals and groups to organise and conduct a local Ranch Horse Show under Australian Ranch Horse (ARH) rules.

Insurance is provided through Australian Ranch Horse so you do not have to hold your own current insurance. We do not have an affiliate program, only local shows. We also provide you with show software access to assist in managing memberships & eligibility, entries, draws and results.

To conduct a ranch horse show you are required to:

  • Have a minimum 25 horses competing at the event
  • Follow our marketing strategy to attract a broad group of people that all have a passion for ranch and different standards of riding
  • Have six event categories on the program including one cattle event
  • Hold classes for open, amateur owner, youth, novice amateur and freshman competitors
  • Us an approved judge – we assist you in selecting judges
  • Show Organisers, Exhibitors and Owners must be members of ARH
  • Meet the requirements as set out in the Approved Show Application Form.
  • The shows cannot be operated in conjunction with any other show approval and must comply with the ARH rule book.

Download the Guide and then if interested, please contact us to discuss running a ranch horse show in your area.

Exhibitors at Local Shows will be eligible to participate in:

Titles & Awards

Australian Ranch Horse offers competitors the opportunity to participate in Titles and Awards. Participation requires horses to be licenced, and is optional for all members. Full details are in the rule book.

  • Register of Merit (Rom)
  • Ranch Horse Champion
  • Superior Event Horse
  • Super Ranch Horse
  • Performance Versatility Award
  • Certificate of Superior Ability
  • Gold Medallion Award
  • Ranch Horse of The Year (Honour Roll)
  • Year End High Point Award



Australian Ranch Horse is not connected with the AQHA or any other breed association. We welcome all breeds and unregistered horses.