Building relationships and connections by showcasing the supreme working equine athlete while maintaining the culture and history of the sport.

Founded May 30, 1996, the Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association paved a path for horsemen alike to showcase the talent and diversity of the ever-growing sport of working cowhorse. We are proud to offer futurities, derbies, horse show classes, and spectaculars through the open, non pro,  and youth classes. Through the years the CRCA has been voted affiliate and reserve affiliate of the year by our parent association NRCHA. We as an association are led by a board of 12 members elected by the general membership each year. The board of directors try and improve each and every show to make it a competitive, fun and rewarding experience. We pride ourselves in the camaraderie, leadership, and friendships you witness at all of our shows. With shows in different parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska not only do we get to see beautiful landscapes but we are also afforded the best facilities in the area. We invite you to come join us!


Rules and Bylaws

With the best interest of horse and rider we follow all NRHCA rules. For more information on the NRCHA Rules please click the button below to be directed to the NRHCA Rule Book. CRCA Rules and Guidelines can also be found below with important information regarding shows, entering, scratches, and fees.  as well as the CRCA Rules and Guidelines 

CRCA Youth

We love our CRCA Youth members. Every year we give away a scholarship to a lucky youth member. The link to the scholarship application can be found below! 

2024 Schedule of Events

World Show Warm Up – January 26-28 | Castle Rock, CO

Drought Buster – May 16-19 | McCook, NE

Firecracker – June 25-30 | Douglas, WY

Trainers Clinic – July 13, 2024 | More Info Soon!

West Slope Pre-Futurity – August 15-18 | Montrose, CO

Mid America – September 18-22 | Douglas, WY