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Superintendent: Arden Ward

Saturday @ 1:00 pm

The Catron County Horse Show is an Open and Catron County 4-H All Breed Horse Show (entry fee required). Riders are not required to be members of any organization to exhibit, unless entering 4-H division at which time exhibitors must be enrolled in Catron County 4-H. Horses do not need to be registered. ALL classes will be conducted and judged according to the rules printed in the 2016 AQHA Handbook (the handbook is available online at

There will be no refunds from scratches, except in the case of injury to horse and rider.

Points/Awards & Premiums

There will be Hi-Point awards in each age group in both 4-H and Open Divisions. Hi-Point awards are based on a "One Rider-One Horse" accumulation of points from both the performance and speed event classes. Those classes that combine multiple age categories (ie Reining) will not count toward All Around Points.

  • Ribbons will be awarded through 6th Place in all classes.
  • All Around winners will receive an award. In the event of a tie, the person with the higher number of 1st places, 2nd places, etc. will be awarded the prize.


Premiums will be paid to the top 50% of 4-H Youth classes only

(In the event of a tie, the judge’s decision will be the tie breaker.)

1st Place $10.00 2nd Place $9.00 3rd Place $8.00

4th Place $7.00 55th  Place $6.00 6th  Place 5.00

Entry Requirements

All entries must be made using the 2022 Catron County Horse Show Entry Forms & signed by the appropriate persons. Exhibitors under 18 years of age must have entry forms signed by a parent or guardian. Age of horse and rider are their ages as of January 1st of the current year.

Arden Ward

PO Box 755

Reserve, NM 87830


All contestants must register with the Show Secretary upon arrival to obtain show packet and any additional information.

Other Rules and Regulations

  1. Dress Code will follow AQHA Rules ( the following was taken directly out of the AQHA Handbook), any questions or exceptions will be answered or approved by the superintendent.


  • SHW320.1 In halter, speed events, team penning and other western classes, appropriate western attire is required which includes pants (slacks, trousers, jeans, etc.) long sleeves and collar (band, standup, tuxedo, etc.) western hat and cowboy boots. Special exception because of religious reasons or physical handicap must be requested by filing a written request to AQHA and obtaining written approval prior to participation. It is optional that an exhibitor may wear a hard hat with harness in all classes. The hat must be on the rider's head when the exhibitor enters the arena. Spurs and chaps are optional.
  • SHW320.5 Judges, at their discretion, may authorize adjustments to attire due to weather-related conditions.

Please contact the superintendent if there are any questions or concerns.

RELEASE: We/I have read and understand the rules and regulations associated with the Catron County Horse Show and hereby agree to abide by the rules of the Catron County Fair & Horse Show Committee and do hereby release the Catron County Fair Association and any of their representatives from all responsibility for personal injury and/or property damage in connection with the Horse Show.

Horse Show Exhibitor

Horse Show Exhibitor

Horse Show Exhibitor

Horse Show Exhibitor