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Yellowstone Reining Horse Association

YRHA is dedicated to promoting the development of reining by encouraging our members to participate in shows, clinics, and other events.

We sponsor several shows during the year as well as other social occasions. Please check out our Events Calendar to learn more.

Interested in joining YRHA? Please visit our Members Page. If you would like to learn more about us, we share news and announcements on our Community Page.

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  • APHA/NRHA Alliance Benefits

    APHA/NRHA Alliance Benefits

    Added March 31, 2014

    Are you a member of YRHA and APHA?  If so, this could be an exciting year for you and your APHA registered reining horse.  YRHA is offering two classes this year, APHA Open Reining and APHA Amateur Reining.  Both classes will run concurrent with NRHA Classes at the 2014 YRHA shows (see the YRHA I entry form).  

  • Rule Change for Riding One or Two Handed in Some Classes

    Rule Change for Riding One or Two Handed in Some Classes

    Added March 20, 2014

    Did you know the rule changed with regard to riding with one hand or two in some classes?

    Our Yellowstone Reining Horse Association Rules & Regulations document was revised on February 15, 2014. Under Item #3, Year-End Awards and Show Rules, the new rule reads:

    In the following classes, the rider may show in any legal bit and may use one or two hands AND MAY SWITCH FROM ONE HAND TO TWO HANDS OR TWO HANDS TO ONE HAND: NRHA Freestyle, NRHA Youth 10 & Under Short Stirrup, NRHA Green Reiner Level 1 & 2, Two-handed Youth, Green Horse, and 3-Year Old Open & Non Pro.

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  • Jump Start the Show Season with a Clinic

    Jump Start the Show Season with a Clinic

    By Wendy Deans

    Updated January 2009

    Horsemanship is a lifelong journey evolving as the rider’s ability progresses and changes with the rider’s focus on their sport. To get the most out of true horsemanship, it should be a lifelong journey. The first thing a rider accepting this journey must do is realize that to improve and progress you have to have an open mind and be willing to learn from every horse, rider, trainer, book and video. It’s not always an easy journey. Pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone can create frustration. Having said that, it’s what I believe to be the most fun, rewarding and empowering thing a person can choose to do with their life.

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