Nrthern Rockies Reining Horse Association

Northern Rockies Reining Horse Association, is a NRHA Affiliate located in the beautiful Northern Rockies, catering to reiners of Montana, Idaho, Washington & Canada by Promoting Reining at the Grassroots Level

The Northern Rockies Reining Horse Association (NRRHA) is proud to have hosted the first ever National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) approved reining competition in the Bitterroot Valley in 2007. The event was held at the Sapphire event center in Corvallis, Montana.

NRRHA will be offering an 2013 NRHA Affiliate Circuit & Year-end awards in conjunction with MRHA. These Reining Horse shows will be held in Western Montana. 

As an NRHA affiliate, the NRRHA is part of the NRHA Mountain Region. Individuals who qualify by winning points at designated shows throughout the year are then eligible to represent NRRHA at the NRHA Mountain Region Affiliate Championship Finals in Denver, CO.. Click here learn more about the NRHA Affiliate Program.

Proofs from the Reining Shows can be viewed and ordered online.

Click Here to Take a look Thanks for doing our shows Caleb!


1st place Rider: Dane Goeden, Horse: Texas Traveler, Owner: John Laprade
Dane Goeden (NRRHA Director) riding Texas
Traveler owned by John Laprade.
2011 NRRHA YE Novice Horse Champions

3/14/14 NRRHA Brief
Membership count: 26

Click here for the PDF Format of the NRRHA Brief

Reining in the 'Root' Show Results
Entry Level

NRHA Affiliate Incentive Program!

On 3/11/2014 Kathy Patenaude, Marie Goeden & Chris Palin participated in a NRHA Affiliate Webinar to learn more about the resources and programs available to our club through NRHA. We are glad to report that it looks like we will be able to accomplish our goal of receiving a NRHA monetary award of at least $2,000.00 for our club this year (2014). As of now, we have $750.00 earned and will add $500.00 to that after our two Reining in the 'Root shows are complete because we are offering the Green Reiner I & II classes in our show schedule!

In addition, Kathy, Marie & Chris will be completing the Affiliate Toolbox Test for another $250.00 each—in all totaling $2,000.00 bonus dollars through NRHA that will be awarded early next year!!

If you are interested in volunteering to participate in the webinar next year—or other activities that are included in the awards program, please let us know so we can get you registered and involved in this great club!

A reminder that Reining in the Root shows are fast approaching. The events will be heldin Corvallis, Montana.

Townhouse Inn at 406-363-6600 2014 NRRHA Host Hotel~ Townhouse Inns, Hamilton, MT

$69.99 event rate per night


A block of rooms are available until April 11th, 2014at this price, so make your reservation soon!! Townhouse Inn at 406-363-6600 will be the host hotel. See you at the show! Click here to Reserve Your Room



Reining in the 'Root show series

RIR I—April 25-27, 2014 @ Sapphire Event Center, Corvallis
Judge: M. Christina (Tina) Kuenzel, Cave Creek, AZ
RIR II—June 13-15, 2014 @ Sapphire Event Center, Corvallis
Judge: Darren Stancik, Monroe, WA

Watch for show forms to be updated on our website soon!

In addition to the two RIR shows, we are utilizing YRHA's Yellowstone Slide III for our Affiliate Qualifying series and MRHA's Big Sky Reining Classic for our Year End Points Qualifying show.



THANK YOU! To the YRHA & MRHA for supporting NRRHA by including our events in your Wrangler updates—we appreciate you and look forward to a great show season in 2014!

**Sponsorship Opportunities**

NRRHA can not be an effective NRHA Affiliate for our members without the support of sponsors that are gracious enough to donate to our club. If you or someone you know would like to sponsor our events, please contact Carmen McFerrin @

NRRHA 2013 Year-End Standings
Click here for results


Proofs from the Reining Shows can be viewed and ordered online.

Click Here to Take a look Thanks for doing our shows Caleb!





2014 Show Volunteer Request

In order to produce the best possible show for the NRRHA, we are going to need volunteer help. Please see listing below and email Chris at if you are interested in helping us at our events.

  • Set up / Tear Down (man-power!)
  • Scribe (sit with the judge during class(es) and complete scoring sheets—can not be a scribe if you are showing—sorry!!)
  • Gate (manage gate area, make sure contestants are ready, post unofficial scores on whiteboard, coordinate arena drags)
  • Runner (take documents to/from secretary to appropriate party)
  • Awards (track and deliver awards to class winners)
  • Paid Warm-ups (schedule & run paid warm-ups for show)



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