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.

Membership count: 61

Click here for the PDF Format of the Nov 2014 NRRHA Brief
Click here for the PDF Format of the Oct 2014 NRRHA Brief
Click here for the PDF Format of the Previous NRRHA Brief

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

NRRHA News Breif 11/7/14:

Dear NRRHA Members:

*Following is an overview of our last Board Meeting…
In attendance: Chris, Dan, Tina, Candi, Dane, Marie & Tricia
Excused: Carmen, Cyndee & Kathy
 Future of NRRHA results—
 Reviewed member responses. None were negative, all were constructive, understood and could appreciate our challenges—only one suggested we should seriously consider disbanding the club. Thank you to all who took time to give us your input! Although we are not going to be hosting shows this year, we may again, so don't give up on our club!
 NRHA approved our request to align with the NW Region with the stipulation that we stay with the NW Region even if the Regional Affiliate Finals doesn't stay in Nampa, ID.
 NRRHA has determined a (tentative) slate of shows for our members to qualify for Regional Affiliate Finals in the NW Region (Finals to be held in conjunction with the Low Roller Reining Classic in Nampa, ID in 2015, 2016, & 2017). See below for slate of shows. Dates/shows will be confirmed at the beginning of the year when our paperwork is submitted to NRHA.
 Discussed: Year End Awards—Because we will not host any shows in 2015, our YE Awards need to be amended to reflect our new schedule. Dan will look into the Bylaws to see if amendments need to be made. Also, we should consider what we would like to do for fundraising in order to continue Year End Awards.
 Reported: Affiliate Reimbursement from NRHA is at $1,750—Chris, Dane & Marie will be in Oklahoma and may be able to attend the Affiliate Summit for more reimbursable funds!! The reimbursement request will be submitted at the beginning of the year.
 Discussed: Nominations/Elections—following positions are up for election @ the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting: VP, Secretary & 3 Board Positions. We need dedicated and passionate members to come forward to help the club continue!

Please forward any correction requests via e-mail to me: so I am able to keep track of them.  I will research your request and make any necessary corrections for the final draft.

If you have any concerns as to how the points are calculated you can find that information on our website in our bylaws.  If there is any reason you would like to see the rules changed or modified, that request would need to be proposed at the Annual Membership Meeting next year.

Thank you for your participation in the NRRHA!


The NRRHA Board announces:
NRRHA 2015 NW Region qualifying slate of shows

(Tentative until approved by NRHA)
April—GWRHA's Best Little Derby in the West, Nampa, ID
June—RHANW's Ride and Slide, Moses Lake, WA
July/Aug—YRHA's Yellowstone Slide III, Wilsall, MT
August—MRHA's Big Sky Reining Classic, Kalispell, MT

Please note, there are no requirements for the amount of shows you need to participate in, the only require-ment for qualifying for the RAF is that you are within the top 10 (plus ties) of our clubs standings in your class at the end of the season. We felt that by offering this slate, it will give a broad range of shows for our Eastern WA, ID and Western MT club members to attend while supporting other clubs within our area.
We are pleased to once again be able to consider the BSRC for our slate of RAF qualifying shows!!

Reining in the 'Root' Show Results

The Year End Points Are Posted—they will again be posted for a 30 day accuracy review prior to being finalized. After the 30 days allowance the points will become final (November 29, 2014). ...- Please click here to review

Entry Level

Dear NRRHA Member,
By clicking here you will find a letter to our NRRHA membership explaining the board's recommendations for the club going forward.  We encourage a healthy debate with our membership and intend to take into consideration everyone's opinion with regards to the future of our club.  Before responding, please be aware of the challenges that the NRRHA faces and offer solutions in a constructive and respectful manner to all of the members of our club.

Thank you,
Chris Palin
2014 NRRHA President
(406) 546-7788


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

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



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 2015!


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.

Mile High Slide & Mountain Affiliate Finals
September 24-28, 2014 - National Western Event Center, Denver, CO
Judges: Spike Holmes & Flis Sassella
Show Manager: Mike Craig 719/495-3130, Cell 719/440-4201
Show Secretary & Stalls: Sandy Proctor Fax-719/647-1786, Cell-719/320-6720
Show Representative: Gabe Garrison Vendors: Gabe Garrison 303/709-7665

NRRHA 2013 Year-End Standings
Click here for results


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