Entry Level Program

Classic Equine Green Reiner Classes

What Is a Classic Equine Green Reiner Class?

  • Recognizes achievement levels of Classic Equine Green Reiner through the Classic Equine Green Reiner Rewards Program. The program awards Montana Silversmiths trophy buckles at one achievement level.
  • Family oriented, fun, and educational for all ages of riders
  • Exhibitors can gain more knowledge by being given the opportunity to talk to judges at the conclusion of the class

What I Need To Show?

  • Associate NRHA Membership required (Only $40)

What Is NOT Required To Show?

  • Non Pro Declarations NOT required with Associate memberships (General members DO have to complete a Declaration)
  • Competition licenses are not required
  • Ownership requirements do not apply since records are not kept on horses shown in these classes

How Does The Class Work?

  • Use NRHA Patterns 1-13
  • The rider can choose to ride with one or two hands
  • The rider can choose to perform either simple or flying lead changes
  • Standard NRHA Rules for legal bits and attire (long sleeve shirt, hat/helmet, boots, western saddle and western bridle)
  • Green Level I - Open to riders who have less than $200 in NRHA earnings, have less than 75 NRHA Youth points and less than 200 Classic Equine Green Reiner points
  • Green Level II - Open to riders who have less than $350 in NRHA earnings, have less than 175 NRHA Youth points and less than 350 Classic Equine Green Reiner points
  • NRHA records are kept on riders who show in these classes in Category 10. Results do not count toward NRHA Top Ten or NRHA Year End awards.
  • These classes must be held with standard NRHA shows

Green Reiner Points Will Be Awarded According to the NRHA Green Point Scale:

  • (a) Number of horses to be used for computation shall be those horses actually competing; excluding the number of horses entered but scratched from competition. There shall not be a cap placed on the number of points able to be earned in any one class.
  • (b) Neither a no score nor a 0 are eligible to receive points in a Green Reiner class; however, this does not alter the scale of points for placing.
  • (c) For example: If 20 horses compete in Green Reiner 1, 1st will receive 20 points, 2nd will receive 19 points, 3rd will receive 18 points, etc.

Classic Equine Green Reiner Awards Program Rewards Point Structure

  • 200 points in Classic Equine Green Reiner classes -
  • 350 points in Classic Equine Green Reiner classes - Montana Silversmiths trophy buckle
If you have previously earned these prizes at different point levels, congratulations on your achievement!

Ride & Slide Shows

What Is a Ride & Slide Show?

  • Often provides a less expensive place to play as entry fees should be less than a typical show
  • Family oriented, fun, and educational for all ages of riders
  • Exhibitors can gain more knowledge by being given the opportunity to talk to judges to talk to at the conclusion of the class

What Do I Need To Show?

  • Associate NRHA Membership required (Only $40)

What Is NOT Required To Show?

  • Competition licenses are not required
  • Ownership requirements do not apply since records are not kept on horses shown in these classes

How Does The Show Work?

  • Standard NRHA Rules for legal bits and attire apply (long sleeve shirt, hat/helmet, boots, western saddle and western bridle)
  • Only offers Open, Non Pro and Youth classes
  • NRHA records are kept on riders who show in these classes in Category 10. Results do not count toward NRHA Top Ten or NRHA Year End awards.
  • These shows may be held with standard NRHA shows

What Is The Difference Between Ride & Slide Level 1 & Level 2?

  • Ride & Slide Level 1 allows reduced patterns, whereas in Level 2 standard NRHA Patterns and Rules apply
  • The rider can choose to ride with one or two hands, but must not switch from one to two hands or switch hands in Ride & Slide Level 1
  • In Ride & Slide Level 1 any bridle is permitted
  • Ride & Slide Level 1 is open to riders who have $0 in NRHA earnings and 0 Youth Points
  • Ride & Slide Level 2 is open to riders with $500 or less in NRHA earnings and less than 50 NRHA Youth points
  • In Ride & Slide Level 1 it is pure jackpot format - No added money offered which should make entry fees lower than most current shows
  • Ride & Slide Level 2 offers less than $500 total added money or can be jackpot only format

What Else Do I Need To Know?

What are Associate Member benefits?

People wishing to compete in Green or Ride & Slide classes or shows can join NRHA and participate with an Associate membership. Associate memberships are a great way to get a taste of what NRHA has to offer at a lower cost. Associate memberships are only $40 per year, while standard NRHA memberships are $115. Associate members receive a sampling of NRHA member benefits including a free electronic subscription to the NRHA Reiner, the NRHA newsletter and access to the "Members Only" section (including $10 worth of records look ups each month), plus access to entry level opportunities like the Green Rewards Program. Associate members cannot vote in NRHA elections and cannot own horses shown in standard NRHA competition.

Can I upgrade from an Associate membership to a standard NRHA membership?

Yes. If you have a current Associate membership, you can pay the $75 difference to become a standard NRHA member. A standard NRHA membership is necessary if you wish to show in standard NRHA classes or wish for a horse you own to be shown in standard NRHA classes.

Can standard NRHA members show in Green, Ride and Slide competitions?

Yes. Standard NRHA members can show in entry level classes as long as they meet the eligibility requirements for the class.

Who will I be competing against?

You will compete against other riders who have the same or close to the same experience as you. Green and Ride & Slide shows have eligibility requirements. In a sense, this "caps" the class at a level of competitiveness based on either NRHA earning or points.

Who offers these shows and classes?

Ride & Slide shows can be hosted by anyone who is interested. Green shows must be held in conjunction with an ancillary show. NRHA Jackpot Affiliate Level shows only can be held by an official NRHA Affiliate. NRHA Affiliates are listed at nrha.com.

Is there a similar standard of judging used at these shows?

NRHA Judges are used at all of these shows. They all have gone through the same training and testing to be accredited as an NRHA Judge. Rules for judging can be found in the official NRHA Handbook.

Do I have to use a certain type of saddle or chaps?

No. The only requirement is that riders wear a long sleeve shirt, hat (or helmet), boots; and use a western saddle and bridle.

How do I find shows in my area?

All NRHA approved shows are listed at nrha.com and in the back of the NRHA Reiner . NRHA Affiliates also are a great contact for you to find Reining opportunities like shows, clinics, awards programs and more. You can find a list of NRHA Affiliates at nrha.com or by calling 405-946-7400.
Want to find a Classic Equine Green Reiner show in your area? Visit the Affiliate page!



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