Welcome to the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association

The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA), a non-profit corporation, has as its main purpose the promotion and development of the sport of horse showing, primarily in the Hunter/Jumper, Western and Reining disciplines. These objectives are accomplished by setting the standards for showing on the West Coast and approving shows that meet these criteria.

The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association office computes points in many of the divisions offered at PCHA-sanctioned shows for members and horses that are registered with the association. When show results are received by the PCHA office (within 10 days following the close of a show), point standings are updated that day, and are posted on the web site. These point standings are also published monthly (mailed to members 11 times per year) in the Pacific Coast NEWS. Every January, at the PCHA Annual Awards Banquet, some 300 Year End Championship Awards are given.

Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association promotes the interests of owners and exhibitors; cooperates with exhibitors, officials and management of competition; publicizes and advertises PCHA sanctioned shows; encourages and assists owners, exhibitors and breeders of horses to maintain, develop and improve the quality of horses of the Hunter, Jumper, Western and Reining divisions.

Founded in 1946 by a small group of horsemen for the betterment of the sport, Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association now has over 4600 members and approves about 150 shows each year.