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  • British Reining - our history
    In August 1995 the English Reining Horse Association was founded with Bob Mayhew as Chairman, Carole Archer as Secretary, Bill Archer as Treasurer. By April 1996 membership had grown to 46 and the name had changed to British Reining Horse Association. That year was also when our affiliation was accepted by the NRHA. By 2003 membership had grown to 119 and another name change was approved, namely British Reining (BR) and we incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee. Since then we have gone from strength to strength.
  • So what is Reining?
    Reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse within the confines of a show arena.

    In National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and BR competition, contestants are required to run one of thirteen approved patterns, included in the NRHA Handbook.

    Each pattern includes small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, 360 degree spins done in place, and exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse.

    The NRHA Judging System is recognised as the leading format for judging an equine event that combines technical and stylistic elements coupled with consideration of "degree of difficulty". Many segments of the equine judging discipline have openly embraced the NRHA Judging System.
  • NRHA Promotional Video

    Here is a great video from the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) conveying the excitement of the sport and the athleticism of both horse & rider.

    Click here to read more about Reining and the core manoeuvres.
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BR at NRHA European Affiliate Champs

Great Britain had a very successful week at the NRHA European Affiliate Champs.

George Sternberg Allen tied to win the Ltd NP Affiliate Championship class with RS Barbaresco Blue with a PB score of 216. He was also 5th in the Youth 14-18 Affiliate Championship with Colonel Chic Dream with a score of 211.5

Tabitha Sternberg Allen marked 216 on Dunnit in Pale took 3rd Place on the Podium in the Int Non Pro and also placed 5th on Doctor Tinseltown.

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Doug Allen scored 218 on Spooks Gotta Lena in the Ltd Open to take Reserve Champion position
Francesca Sternberg scores 217.5 on the same horse to be Reserve Champion in the Non Pro.
The Bodiam group also placed highly in the Youth and Intermediate Open classes.
As a result of the groups success Great Britain attained 6th position overall out of the 12 Nations represented, a fantastic achievement from a small group of only 5 British Riders. Hopefully next year we can see more British Reiners represented.


Please see the information from British Equestrian Federation on the link

All horses are advised to be vaccinated and passports should accompany the horse where ever it travels. All vaccinations should be within the Veterinary Guidelines.

Initial Vaccination
1st booster within 21 – 90 days
2nd Booster within 6 months of 1st.
Annual Booster within the 365 days. FEI requires there must be a booster within 6 months prior to any event and British reining are advising the same.
If this sequence is broken at any point it will be necessary to restart the whole process.

We are requesting that all venues that hold British reining events in
spect all passports before the horse is unloaded.

The updated BR members Handbook is now availble

You can find the BR Handbook on the Forms & Downloads page or by clicking here

Where can I see reining in the UK?

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    The Oakridge Arena
    Holme Farm
    Swinderby Road
    NG23 7NZ

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    Bodiam International Arena
    Court Lodge Farm
    East Sussex
    TN32 5UJ

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    Horse Creek Farm
    Coldham Bank
    Stags Holt
    PE15 0BS

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