Entry Level Reining

Reining is the fastest growing equine sport today and getting started has never been easier. Both the ORHA and the NRHA offer tiered entry level classes allowing beginner riders the opportunity to compete against others with similar skill levels, gain experience and have fun.  For all entry level class, participants are NOT required to own their own horse and the horse does not need a competition licence to compete.

Check out the New Member Orientation Package for more information on showing

Entry Level Classes

Green As Grass

Eligibility – Riders, who has never shown in any ORHA or NRHA classes (other than ORHA or NRHA Short Stirrup, NRHA Green Reiner, Green as Grass Youth or Green as Grass Non-Member), may show in this class until the end of the year in which 50 points have been accumulated. ORHA Non-Pro or  ORHA Youth membership required.

Patterns – The rider can choose to ride with one or two hands and NRHA patterns 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 or 13 are used.


Green As Grass Youth

Eligibility – Riders must be 16 or under as at January 1 the current year, who has never shown in any ORHA or NRHA classes (other than ORHA or NRHA Short Stirrup, NRHA Green Reiner, Green as Grass Youth or Green as Grass Non-Member), may show in this class until the end of the year in which 50 points have been accumulated. ORHA Youth membership required for Rider and Horse Owner.

Patterns – The rider can choose to ride with one or two hands and NRHA patterns 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 or 13 are used.


Beginner

Eligibility – Riders, who has only ever shown in ORHA classes or NRHA Green Reiner or Short Stirrup (but not shown in Advanced Beginner), may compete in this class until the end of the year in which 50 points have been accumulated in this class. ORHA Non-Pro or  ORHA Youth membership required for Rider and Horse Owner.

Patterns – The rider can choose to ride with one or two hands and NRHA patterns 1-13 are used.


Advanced Beginner

Eligibility – Riders may compete in this class indefinitely as well as in any other ORHA class or NRHA Green Reiner the same year, except the Green As Grass, Green As Grass Youth, ORHA Youth or Beginner. ORHA Non-Pro or  ORHA Youth membership required for Rider and Horse Owner.

Patterns – The rider can choose to ride with one or two hands and NRHA patterns 1-13 are used.


NRHA Green Reiner 1

Eligibility – Less than $200 lifetime NRHA earnings, less than 75 youth points (exclude SS), less than 200 Green points. NRHA Associate, Youth or Non-Pro membership required.

Patterns – Riders can choose to ride with one or two hands as well as can choose to perform simple or flying lead changes and NRHA patterns 1-13 are used.


NRHA Green Reiner 2

Eligibility – Less than $350 lifetime NRHA earnings, less than 175 youth points (exclude SS), less than 350 Green points. NRHA Associate, Youth or Non-Pro membership required.

Patterns – Riders can choose to ride with one or two hands as well as can choose to perform simple or flying lead changes and NRHA patterns 1-13 are used.

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