The new 2018 NRHA and NRCHA Guides are shipping now!
MINOR CHANGES TO NRHA Patterns in 2018
No new patterns added this year!
The NRHA YOUTH PATTERNS have been renamed – NRHA Youth Pattern 14 is now NRHA Youth Pattern A and NRHA Youth Pattern 15 is now NRHA Youth Pattern B – So now there are 13 active NRHA standard patterns (1 – 13) and two Youth Patterns (A & B).
Because of all the small changes to the descriptions over the years, to be safe you should reorder a fresh NRHA 2018 set just to keep it straight!
NO CHANGES TO NRCHA Patterns in 2018
NRHCA also changed some wording relative to the Rule 20.6 Lope in Pattern cards in 2017, but no changes in 2018. However, the front diagrams and the pattern itself remain the same. However, be sure you have an NRCHA SG set from no older than 2016 to be sure you have updated Pattern cards!
Remember that NRCHA MADE CHANGES TO PATTERNS #4, #6 AND #12 in 2014 as follows:
Pattern 4 – change 2.5 spins to 3.5 spins.
Pattern 6 – change 3.5 spins to 2.5 spins.
Pattern 12 – change 2.5 spins to 3.5 spins.
NOTE: In 2012, NRCHA compeletely CHANGED Pattern #6. It is NOT the same as AQHA Pattern 6. All previous years (2006-2011) Slidin’Guide Cards for Pattern #6 are VOID. Be sure you have a NRCHA SG set from no earlier than 2016 to be sure you have the correct Pattern cards!