gold rush classic
The Largest Regional Peruvian Horse Show in North America
Held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the South Point Equestrian Center
at the South Point Hotel & Casino
Rio Grande Peruvian Horse Show
The Rio Grande Peruvian Horse Show is one of the participating shows of the Gold Rush Classic, since 2001.
SCPPHC Spring Classic Show
The SCPPHC Spring Classic Show was started in 1998, and has been a part of the Gold Rush Classic since 2016.
show approval & points
The 2021 Gold Rush Peruvian Horse Classic is conducted under the rules of the North American Peruvian Horse Association (NAPHA) as an APP (All Peruvian Paso) Championship Show. The show is drug free with testing. Only horses with registration certificates issued by NAPHA, PPHRNA, AAOBPPH, or the PHAC may participate.
The 2021 Gold Rush Classic is approved by the North American Peruvian Horse Association (NAPHA). This show will earn a minimum of double points for NAPHA Awards if the recorded owner(s) of the horse is/are a current NAPHA member at the time of the show—Year end Awards—Medallon de Plata, High Point Performance Horse/Gelding, Zone 2 and Lifetime Awards—Medallon de Oro, Medallon de Bronze and the new NAPHA Lifetime Award –Medallon de Diamante.
The 2021 Gold Rush Peruvian Horse Classic is approved by the Peruvian Horse Association of Canada; qualified entries will receive annual and lifetime PHAC points.
The Exhibitors’ Appreciation Dinner & Annual Awards Will Be Held at Next Year’s Gold Rush Classic You Are Invited – Thursday Night at the Cinch Saloon! Join us on Thursday
Due to the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 Virus (Coronavirus), the Board of the SCPPHC has made the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s 20th Anniversary Gold Rush Peruvian
Barbara Windom legacy sponsors
At the 2017 Gold Rush Classic show a group of Gold Rush Classic exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers came together to work on a plan to generate a consistent sponsorship fund for this show. The goal became to create a sponsorship level and commitment of at least ten sponsors who would commit to $2500.00 annually for a minimum of three years, or a lump sum of $7500.00. From this idea the “Barbara Windom Legacy Sponsorship” was born. They had a goal of gathering ten sponsors within a month or so after the show.
Saturday morning conversations were started and the first few “Legacy Sponsors” came forward. By that evening’s celebration, which was held in Barbara’s honor, the ten sponsors had stepped forward and signed up for this sponsorship of Barbara’s favorite show. When the announcement was made during the toast to her during the celebration, six more sponsors expressed their commitment. This brought the first years total to sixteen Legacy sponsors, representing $120,000.00 of sponsorship monies dedicated to the Gold Rush Classic in honor of Barbara Windom over the next three years.
We hope these Legacy sponsorships will continue on for many years to help support the Gold Rush Classic and highlighting the Peruvian horse in this great promotional venue at the South Point Arena & Event Center in Las Vegas, where breeders and owners are able to come together to compete from across North America. A big thank you is due to Ben Sawatsky for spearheading this effort to honor Barbara’s legacy and her commitment to the Gold Rush show.
2021 Show Information
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|Show Class #||Official NAPHA class name||qualifies for class #||Show Award|
|Friday 8:30 am|
|1||Luxury Geldings 4+ in bit – Stakes|
|2||Mares 4+ – Zootecnico|
|3||Stallions 4+ – Zootecnico|
|4||Geldings 3-4 in Bozal||57||Breeder|
|5||Novice Equitation 18+||Novice|
|6||Amateur Performance 4+ Stakes|
|7||Fillies 3-4 in Bozal||57||Breeder|
|8||AOTR – Performance 4-6||56||Horse – Breeder|
|9||Junior Performance – 6 to 12||Junior 6-12|
|10||Junior Performance – 13 to 18||Junior 13-18|
|12||Colts 3-4 in Bozal||57||Breeder|
|13||AOTR – Performance 7+||56||Breeder|
|14||Mares 4-6 in Bit||67||Horse – Breeder|
|15||Ladies & Gentlemen to Ride -Performance 4+||58,60,62||Horse – Breeder|
|16||Luxury Geldings 4-6 in Bit||63||Horse – Breeder|
|LUNCH||~One hour for lunch from end of class 16~|
|17||Stallions 4-6 in Bit||65||Horse – Breeder|
|18||Junior Showmanship in Bit – 6 to 12||Junior 6-12|
|19||Junior Showmanship in Bit – 13 to 18||Junior 13-18|
|20||Mares 7+ in Bit||67||Horse – Breeder|
|21||Amateur Performance 4+ – Open Tack/Attire||64,66,68||Breeder|
|22||Luxury Geldings 7+ in Bit||63||Horse – Breeder|
|23||Novice Performance 18+||Novice|
|24||AOTR – Gait 4+||59||Breeder|
|25||Junior Equitation 6-12||Junior 6-12|
|26||Junior Equitation 13-18||Junior 13-18|
|27||NQ – (Performance 4+ Non Trad Tack/Attire)||Versatility|
|28||Stallions 7+ in Bit||65||Horse – Breeder|
|Saturday 8:30 am|
|29||Junior Performance Pattern – 6 to 12||Junior 6-12|
|30||Junior Performance Pattern – 13 to 18||Junior 13-18|
|31||Novice Breeding 18+||Novice|
|32||Reining Class 4+ (Performance Pattern)||Versatility|
|34||Amateur Performance Geldings 4+||66||Breeder|
|35||Mares Gait 4+||59||Horse – Breeder|
|36||Amateur Performance Stallions 4+||68||Breeder|
|37||Geldings Gait 4+||59||Horse – Breeder|
|38||Amateur Performance Mares 4+||64||Breeder|
|39||Stallions Gait 4+||59||Horse – Breeder|
|40||AOTR – Performance 4+ – Open Tack & Attire||56||Breeder|
|Lunch||~One hour from end of class 40~|
|41||Junior Lead Line 6 yrs & Under|
|43||Peruvian Attire 4+||63, 65, 67||Horse – Breeder|
|44||Bozal 3-4 – Gait||57||Breeder|
|45||Performance Geldings 4+||58||Horse – Breeder|
|46||AOTR – Luxury Geldings 4+||61||Breeder|
|47||Performance Mares 4+||60||Horse – Breeder|
|48||Junior Gait – 6 to 12||Junior 6-12|
|49||Junior Gait – 13 to 18||Junior 13-18|
|50||Ranch or Breeder’s Conjunto – Bit/Bozal|
|51||Performance Stallions 4+||62||Horse – Breeder|
|52||AOTR – Breeding Mares 4+||61||Breeder|
|54||Novice Gait 18+||Novice|
|55||AOTR – Breeding Stallions 4+||61||Breeder|
|Sunday 8:30 am|
|56||Ch & Res AOTR Performance Horse||8, 13, 40|
|57||Champion & Reserve Bozal Horse||4, 7, 12, 33, 44|
|58||Ch & Res Performance Gelding||15, 45|
|59||Champion & Reserve Best Gaited Horse||24, 35, 37, 39|
|60||Ch & Res Performance Mare||15, 47|
|61||Ch & Res AOTR Breeding/Luxury Horse||46, 52, 55|
|62||Ch & Res Performance Stallion||15, 51|
|63||Champion & Reserve Luxury Gelding||16, 22, 43|
|64||Ch & Res Amateur Performance Mare||21, 38|
|65||Champion & Reserve Breeding Stallion||17, 28, 43|
|66||Ch & Res Amateur Performance Gelding||21, 34|
|67||Champion & Reserve Breeding Mare||14, 20, 43|
|68||Ch & Res Amateur Performance Stallion||21, 36|
|LUNCH||~45 minutes for lunch from end of class 68~|
|High Point Presentations: Juniors 6-12, Juniors 13-18, Novice, Horse, Breeder & Versatility|
|69||Ch of Ch Performance Mare||60|
|70||Ch of Ch AOTR Breeding/Luxury Horse||61|
|71||Ch of Ch Performance Stallion||62|
|72||Ch of Ch Amateur Performance Horse||64, 66, 68|
|73||Champion of Champions Luxury Gelding||63|
|74||Ch of Ch AOTR Performance Horse||56|
|75||Champion of Champions Breeding Mare||67|
|76||Ch of Ch Performance Gelding||58|
|77||Champion of Champions Breeding Stallion||65|
Group has special rates of $60 midweek and $105 Friday & Saturday nights plus tax and discounted resort fee of $14 per day (details below). We require the first night’s room and tax to be paid at the time the reservation is made.
Group Name: Gold Rush Peruvian Horse Classic
Dates: June 25-27, 2021
Group Code: GOL0616 (first three are letters, last four are numbers)
Cut-off Date: 05/26/2021
Direct Web Link:
- Complimentary in-room WiFi/Internet
- Complimentary Fitness Center access
- Complimentary Airport Shuttle
- In-room coffee maker
- 24 hour business center computer access
- Complimentary printing of Boarding Passes
- Local/toll free in-room phone calls
It is understood all requests for rooms will be made on an individual basis. Guests may do so by calling our Reservations Department directly 866-791-7626 (toll free). In order to obtain your special group rate, the guests need to identify themselves as being with Gold Rush Peruvian Horse Classic.
INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION POLICY
Individual cancellations inside 72 hours of arrival shall forfeit any room deposit (if applicable) or be billed for one night’s room and tax. In addition, one night’s room and tax will be billed for any guest who fails to check-in on the scheduled arrival date. Any remaining nights of a “no-show” reservation will be canceled, and all deposits forfeited.
Toll free number for reservations is: 866.791.7626 – be sure to say you are with the Gold Rush Classic!
South Point Hotel & Casino
South Point Hotel and Casino opened in December 2005; it is located south of the famed Las Vegas Strip at Las Vegas Blvd. and Silverado Ranch Blvd.
The world class Equestrian Center, which opened in February of 2006, is complete with a 4,400 seat arena, 1200 stalls, a full service bar, which includes tables on three levels for easy viewing of the arena, a veterinary clinic, a farrier center and a feed store. The entire complex is climate controlled, including the barns, the warm up arena, the show arena, and the walkways connecting them. The ventilation throughout is excellent. The Facility also has an array of gaming and entertainment amenities, including ten restaurants, a 16 screen movie theater complex, an 80,000 square foot casino, and a 64 lane bowling center. The food is delicious in all the restaurants, and Michael’s Gourmet Room is one of the top three restaurants in Las Vegas!. Upon entering the South Coast Hotel and Casino, you will never have to leave, as everything needed is there, just a short walk away from your horse!
Spacious rooms, flat panel televisions, high speed internet, luxuriously comfortable beds and even a television channel dedicated to the equestrian arena’s activities. Enjoy the closed circuit broadcast of the Gold Rush Classic in your own room!
!! Win your hotel stay Wednesday through Monday by competing for the
2021 GRC Versatility Award !!
The 2021 GRC is offering 5 fun performance classes this year toward the Versatility Award. All 5 classes are non-qualifying, so any horse 4+ in bit is able to compete. Friday classes include Bareback Equitation and a Non-Traditional Tack and Attire (Anything but Peruvian – tack and attire must match). Saturday classes include Reining Performance Pattern – provided in premium, Musical Exercise (1 minute and 45 seconds-music must be supplied by Thursday, June 18th) and a Champagne class where the top three entries win additional cash!!
Competition for the Versatility Award/Hotel Room is a flat entry fee of $245 -a $45 savings in entry fees and the possibility to win your entire hotel stay plus cash prizes for places 1-3 in Champagne!
Declaration to compete for High Point Awards: Must be designated on entry form before the start of the show to have points counted (not applicable to Juniors or Breeder);
Back again for 2021, High Point Juniors*, Novice and Horse of Show will receive a South Point Gift Card at end of show day on Saturday as well as a trophy during high point presentations on Sunday after lunch.
Gold Rush Classic High Point Breeder:
– Points will be counted from the horse or horses BRED by that person or their ranch. Competition for this award is limited to the exhibitors who have entered horses in the show. ()
Gold Rush Classic High Point Novice Rider 18 & Over: ($100)
– Novice rider is defined in the Premium Book and NAPHA rule book. Novices must sign entry form certifying they are a Novice for the 2020 show season. There will be four novice classes to ride in (). High Point winner will be calculated from the top 3 classes entered.
High Point Horse of Show ($150)
– Points will be calculated from from the following classes ()
RGPHC High Point Junior and Reserve 12 & Under and High Point Junior and Reserve 13 – 18 ($25-High Point only)
– Juniors 6-12 (9, 17, 27, 44, 53)
– Juniors 13-18 (10, 18, 28, 45, 54)
SCPPHC High Point Junior and Reserve 12 & Under and High Point and Reserve Junior 13 – 18 ($25-High Point only)
High Point Ties: Any high point ties for any high point award, including juniors, shall be broken by the number of 1st, 2nds, etc. won. Any ties past placings are determined by judges.
High Point Trophies will be presented Sunday morning following Lunch. All High Point winners will be notified on Saturday evening and given their gift card. High point standings will be posted on show office door the end of show day Friday and during lunch on Saturday so you may follow along.
Class Fees for Double Show
|Regular Class||$ 60.00|
|Junior Class||!!!FREE for 2021!!!|
|Lead Line||Always FREE|
|Champagne Cash Class||$ 50.00||Entry fees go to purse|
|Gelding Stakes||$100.00||Entry fees go to purse|
|Amateur Performance Stakes ($1000 guaranteed purse)||$100.00||Entry fees go to purse|
|En Conjunto – 3 Horse entry||$75.00|
|Champion and Reserve Classes||$ 75.00|
|Ch of Champions Classes||$ 75.00|
|Ch of Champions-if only class entered||$105.00|
|Horse OR Tack – Wed-Mon am||$185.00||Includes 4 bags shavings|
|After 6/6/2021||$205.00||Includes 4 bags shavings|
|Rubber Mats – optional||$ 50.00||2 Per stall, additional|
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|Entry Fee, per horse||$35.00||Includes Office fee $10, Drug testing fee $10, Security Fee $15|
|Entry Fee, per horse after 6/6/2019||$55.00||Includes Late Office Fee of $20|
|Shavings – per bag||$11.00|
or Market Price
|Must purchase from South Point!|
|Hay||Market price||A selection of types of excellent hay is available for purchase at South Point|
2020 Show Staff, Officials and Volunteers
Click to Download the 2019 Vendor Application