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2018 Events and entry forms

Membership renewal due 1st September, 2017/18 form online

National Show Results

Stallions at stud

NZRHA Bank Account details - if you want to pay your membership or anything online

"To rein a horse is not only to guide him, but to control his every movement..."

Reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse in the confines of a show arena. Horses run a preset pattern including circles of varied sizes and at varied speeds, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, 360 degree spins performed in place and exciting sliding stops.

A good reining horse is spectacular to watch and exhilarating to ride.

The only western event to be approved by the FEI, reining classes can be seen at the World Equestrian Games, & are set to become part of the Olympics at some point - it's a sport you will be seeing much more of.

The NZ Reining Horse Association is dedicated to the promotion of this spectacular sport and is here to help, encourage and educate you and your horse.

2017 NZRHA Futurity Champion - GB Bound To Step & Grant Whitaker

2017 NRHA Futurity Champion
- Face The Attitude & Craig Schmersal

See the NRHA Derby runs here
See the NRHA Futurity runs here

Inside Reining - TV Show dedicated to Reining available for viewing online

Reining Australia
2017 Futurity Champion -
Gunner Reload & Rodney Peachy

Our Reining events this season are sponsored by:


Georges Michel Wine Estate


Equine Royale

Clareville Saddlery


GB Stud - Doug & Anne Thode

Rae Moot

Cloverbrook Performance Horses

Feed Direct - Kumeu

JLT Bloodstock

Richmond Saddlery

Dust A Lone Ranch - Ingrid Ormandy

JR Saddlery

NSW Reining Horse Association

Victoria Reining Horse Association

Equine Films

Cooley Family

W & K McNamara

Brownhill Quarter Horses

Holder Family

AWOL Photography - Angela Lainchbury

Seahorse Seafreight

Fiber Fresh Feeds

Impression Real Estate

Western Affair Ltd - Angela & Shane Downs

Flax Cottage - Niki Perrett

JH Farrier Services - James Hazeldine

High Avalanche Stud - Karen Weibel

Argent Farms QH Stud - Adrienne & Robert Hodgson


Equine Fencing Solutions

Jill Russell

Lin Bar Quarter Horses - Barry & Linley Ladd

LJ Hooker Morrinsville - Dave Young

Mars NZ Ltd


Agritech Products

Quality Presentations

Saddlery Warehouse

Taranaki Veterinary Service

The Wooden Rainbow



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