What Does OKRHA Do?

We put on horse shows, seminars and clinics to provide our members with opportunities to compete, improve their skills, meet new people and have fun!

Each year we have a banquet and year end awards presentation and occasionally a cookout. OKRHA also has a great youth program!

OSU Professor/Veterinarian teaches youth anatomy of the horse


Lazy E Cookout


I’m Just a Beginner!

So are lots of our members! That’s why we have classes called "Green as Grass Rider" and "Rookie". Are you a horse trainer that has never shown in NRHA competitions? Give the Rookie Professional or Limited Open class a try. We are all striving to be better – at many different levels.


How Do I Start?

Contact the National Reining Horse Association at 405-946-7400 or www.NRHA.com to learn about what you need to do to compete. The NRHA’s Reining 101 Guide is a great source of information.


Myrna Watson spreading the word about OKRHA
at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds

green rider

2014 Green Rider Susan Mattox

Rules for Year End Awards and Affiliate Qualification

To qualify for OKRHA year-end awards the following is required:

  • Current Year Membership must be paid before any showing of a horse is considered qualified
  • An individual Horse with the same rider must be shown at a qualifying OKRHA show at least three times 

Affiliate Qualification:

  • The Top 10 OKRHA horse/rider team in each class (except Green) as of August 15th are eligible for the South Central Affiliate Regional Championships in August/September
  • The top 8 at the South Central Affiliate Regional Championships are invited to compete at the National level at the "NRHA futurity North American Affiliate Championships" in December during the Futurity Show.

Check the standings or ask an OKRHA Officer or Board member if you qualified!