"Reining at a grassroots level."
Our affiliates are where you will meet your reining family! You may set your sights on an Affiliate Regional Championship (ARC) title, the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) in conjunction with the NRHA Futurity, or compete only at a local level. Regardless of what goals you set, NRHA is here to help you achieve them.
NRHA has established an affiliate championship program to assist in the development of reining at the grassroots level. With the assistance of NRHA Corporate Sponsorship, the association contributes over $40,000 to participating Affiliate Championship Programs. This means you will get a chance to take home incredible prizes along with a regional championship title. Many affiliates also offer year-end awards to high money or point earning horse/rider pairs. Find the closest affiliate to you by checking out the lists of NRHA Affiliates below.
Affiliate Regional Championships/Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship
2020 ARC Champions
If you have wondered about the affiliate program, there has never been a better year to experience it! Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the impact it could have on shows this year, anyone can show at an ARC, even if you are not from that region. If you receive a score higher than a zero, you will qualify for the NAAC. We would love to see you at one of the upcoming ARCs:
- Mountain: August 19–23: Kalispell, MT
- South Central: September 3–6: Tulsa, OK
- Western Canada: September 3–6: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
- Eastern Canada: September 11–13: Waterford, Ontario, Canada
- Southwest: October 6–11: Scottsdale, AZ
- Northwest: October 3–10: Nampa, ID
- North Central: October 15–18: Lincoln, NE
- Southeast: October 29–November 1: Jacksonville, FL
- East Central: October 30–November 1: Cloverdale, IN
- Northeast: November 5-8: Logan Township, NJ
- Mexico: To Be Determined
**All show dates are tentative and subject to change.
For more information, contact Sara Honegger at shonegger@nrha
or 405.946.7400 ext. 204.
Affiliate Renewals due January 31
North American Affiliate Standings
Qualification for all 2020 Affiliate Regional Championships (ARC) has been waived, including member Designation requirements. You may also compete at more than one ARC, as long as you didn't receive a championship in the specific class on a horse that you are wanting to enter in it again.
Qualification for the NAAC is receiving a score higher than a zero at your ARC.
Regional Webinar/Conference Call Dates
At this time, all webinar/conference calls for affiliate leaders may be available upon request.
Affiliate Awards Program
NRHA and NRHA Corporate Partners have joined together in creating a program to directly benefit NRHA Affiliates worldwide.
NRHA Corporate Partners
, affiliates have the opportunity to order top-quality products at substantial discounted prices.
Contact Christa Morris-Stone to place an order at
Receive NRHA Affiliate pricing on trophy buckles, designer buckles, custom spurs and more.
Trophy buckle prices start at just $50, which includes engraving. Custom buckles can include your affiliate logo at no additional
fee! Montana Silversmiths has established itself as the silver and gold standard, crafting buckles and spurs as the Brand
of Champions. Ordering these items through NRHA and Montana Silversmiths is the only way to utilize the official NRHA Sliding
Horse and other NRHA marks.
NRHA Affiliate Awards Program Catalog
*This is a sample of available Montana Buckles. Please visit their website for the full line of stock buckles.
Receive NRHA Affiliate pricing on coolers, sheets, saddle pads, accessory bags, and much more.
As a benefit only for NRHA Affiliates, Classic Equine does not charge a set-up fee or digitizing fee for Affiliate Logos
and Embroidery! Classic Equine has always worked closely with professional men and women from all disciplines of the western
performance-horse industry to test and perfect each product they manufacture. Because the company was founded and developed
by professionals, the form and function of each product serves a specific purpose and is now the standard in equipment for
top NRHA Champions. The driving purpose of Classic Equine has always been to offer the highest-quality products available,
keeping the performance horse’s safety and well-being first.
Classic Equine Affiliate Awards
Updated May 2019
Anderson Bean Boot Company
Affiliates are able to purchase boot certificates to include with their awards! The recipient of the award can submit the certificate for a pair of beautifully designed NRHA exclusive boots in their size!
Anderson Bean Affiliate Awards
Affiliate Regional Championship Partners
NRHA Affiliate Committee
The purpose of the Affiliate Committee is to:
- Strengthen NRHA Affiliates to advance the sport of reining
- Review affiliate rules, programs and activities, including a review of affiliate region boundaries, to increase membership
and participation, as well as to simplify and streamline processes
- Review and recommend new affiliate applications and Affiliate Regional Championship host bids including enhancing host
guidelines and bidding process