The affiliate championship program was created by the NRHA to promote and develop reining at the grassroots level. Many of the ORHA shows are affiliate qualifiers shows (see the ORHA Calendar of Events to determine which ones), at which members earn affiliate points. After the last affiliate qualifiers show, the top 10 horse and rider combinations, plus ties, from each affiliate class qualify to compete in the Eastern Canada – Regional Affiliate Finals (RAF).  The top 10 of each RAF class are eligible for the North American Affiliate Finals (NAAF) in OKC.

Affiliate classes

  • Open
  • Intermediate Open
  • Limited Open
  • Rookie Pro
  • Novice Horse Open 1 & 2
  • Youth 13 & Under
  • Youth 14-16
  • Short Stirrup
  • Non Pro
  • Intermediate Non Pro
  • Limited Non Pro
  • Prime Time Non Pro
  • Novice Horse Non Pro 1 & 2
  • Rookie 1 & 2

What do I need to represent the ORHA at the RAF?

  • Be a current ORHA member in good standing.
  • Must be a current NRHA member in good standing.
  • Complete Affiliate Designation Form designated to the ORHA and submit it to the NRHA prior to August 1, 2014. (Designations roll over from year to year, unless changed by the member
  • Compete in an NRHA affiliate class.


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, develop reining 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.


The ORHA Futurity program was created to promote the breeding, training and showing of reining horses. Developing reining as a sport is a large part of the ORHA’s missions. 

Nominated foals are eligible to compete in a 2 year old prospect class, a 3 year old Futurity class and 4-5-6 year old Derby class. Nomination starts in your horses’ weanling year and continues to be available all throughout their derby years, We recommend enrolling your foals early as the price increases each year.