The *NEW* 2020 NRHA & NRCHA Pattern Pocket Reference Cards are shipping now!
CHANGES TO NRHA Patterns in 2020
Three (3) NEW NRHA patterns have been added this year for 2020!
NRHA Pattern 14, NRHA Pattern 15 and NRHA Pattern 16.
To increase the number of NRHA patterns giving shows more options especially at major aged events, the NRHA added the inverse of reining patterns 6, 8 and 12 – which became new reining patterns 14, 15 and 16.
Youth NRHA Reining Pattern B – Judging Maneuver 8 combined into Maneuver 7.
The intent of this rule change is to make Pattern B inline with other NRHA patterns, because every other NRHA reining pattern combines the stop and back into one maneuver. Judging maneuver 8 has been combined with Maneuver 7 for Pattern B in 2020 and going forward.
YOUTH Pattern B BEFORE (2019): Maneuver 7 Begin large fast circle to left at the top of the circle, run down the center of arena past center marker, stop. Maneuver 8. Back up at least 10 feet, hesitate.
YOUTH Pattern B AFTER in 2020: Maneuver 7 Begin large fast circle to left at the top of the circle, run down the center of arena past center marker, stop. Back up at least 10 feet, hesitate.
Because of all the small changes to the descriptions over the years, to be safe you should reorder a fresh NRHA 2020 set just to keep it straight!
The Official NRHA Pattern book is here.
NO CHANGES TO NRCHA Patterns in 2020
NRHCA made no changes to the NRCHA Reined Work Patterns, However, be sure you have an NRCHA Reining Patterns Card set from no older than 2019 to be sure you have updated Pattern cards!
The Official NRHCA Rule Book with patterns is here.
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 2017 to be sure you have the correct Pattern cards!