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    Q. Am I eligle to compete in the Beginner Rider Class?
A.
The Beginner Rider Class was instigated by SQCHA to encourage Beginner Riders to participate in Cutting at an entry level.

A rider will be eligible for the Beginner Rider class if they:

  • Have never won a one handed cutting event
  • Could meet the criteria of a Non Pro or Amateur under NCHA guidelines
  • Have won less than $250 in earnings
  • Have not previously won an SQCHA or NCHA title of any description
  • A youth competitor that has never won an NCHA or SQCHA high point award
  • Has won less than three SQCHA Beginner classes

Once a competitor has won three beginner classes or a one handed event they are no longer able to compete as a beginner, however any points earned up to that point will go towards the SQCHA Hi Point awards.

The onus of eligibility lies with the competitor. If the SQCHA believe the rider is not eligible to show as a Beginner Rider they reserve the right to withhold prizemoney and exclude the competitor from end of year awards.

 

 
   

Q. What is a Beginner Horse?

A horse will be eligible for the Beginner Horse class if they:

  • Have never won a one handed cutting event
  • Have never finalled in an NCHA aged event
  • Have won less than $250 in earnings
  • Have not previously won an SQCHA or NCHA title of any description
  • Has won less than three SQCHA Beginner classes

Once a horse has won three beginner classes or a one handed event they are no longer able to compete as a Beginner Horse.

The onus of eligibility lies with the competitor. If the SQCHA believe the horse is not eligible to show as a Beginner Horse they reserve the right to withhold prizemoney . There is no Hi Point award for a Beginner Horse.

 

 
   

Q. What happens if I have to scratch my entry?
A. If you notify the SHOW SECRETARY 48 hours before the commencement of the show you will receive a FULL refund.

However if you scratch later than the 48 hour period you will be obligated to pay a full entry fee and no refunds will be given.

The reasons for this is that after that time all draws have been made, cattle numbers finalised and ordered and Prizemoney allocated and printed.


 
   

Q. Can I compete if I am not a member of the NCHA?
A. If you are not a paid up member of the NCHA then you can only compete in the Beginners, Snaffle Bit, Rookies and Youth as a DAY MEMBER. As a day member you are required to pay a fee of $22 per event per day..

You are also required to sign a Non Members Waiver form. It would be appreciated if you could do this before the show and hand it to the Club Secretary before you compete. To download the form click here.

 

 
   

Q. When do I have to pay my entry fees?
A. The SQCHA is an affiliate club of the NCHA and as a result we are required to follow the NCHA rules and regulations. It is clearly stated in the NCHA rule book that all entry fees are paid at the same time of entry.

No competitor will be allowed to compete at any SQCHA show if the entry fee has not been paid in full. If you pay your entry fee after the show draws have been made public you can enter as a late entry and you will be placed at the end of the first available herd and no extra cattle will be added.

 

 
    Q. What is a late entry?
A. A closing date for acceptance of nominations is always advertised in the NCHA Chatta or on this website. Any entries that come in after that advertised date is declared a late entry.

Under NCHA rules and regulations a late entry shall be placed and the end of the first available herd and no extra cattle are required to be allocated for that entry.