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Northeast Horse Show Information

NRHA Payments at a NERHA Show

Payments for competition licenses (new or transfers), and NRHA memberships (new or renewals) done at a Northeast Reining Horse Show will require separate payment to the NRHA. This can be done with a check made payable to "NRHA" or you may use the credit card option at the bottom of the NRHA Membership form.

Note: If you do either of these transactions at our show, NRHA is going to charge a rush fee of $30 for 3 day return or $50 for same day return. This is NRHA policy.

NERHA Cancellation Policy

The NERHA has implemented a Cancellation Policy.  Any stall reserved for a show may be cancelled without charge 48 hours prior to the start of that show.  No shows or those that cancel within the 48 hours will be charged the FULL price of the stall.

NERHA Show Guidelines

At all shows, the first class of the day will close the night before by 6 PM or sooner if the show schedule dictates, and will be posted as soon as possible after the class is drawn that evening. 

Late entries (after the class is posted) for ancillary classes will be added as the last entry and will pay an additional $20 late fee. Derby, Futurity and Maturity late entries will be added as the first entry and will pay an additional $20 late fee.

NERHA Non-Approved Class Eligibility

    • To qualify for year-end awards, the rider must be a NERHA member.

    • All NRHA approved classes are eligible for NERHA year-end awards.

    • There will be no year-end award buckles for Ladies & Gents, Green Horse I & II, and Prime-Time Green Reiner II.

    • There will be no plaques awarded for the NERHA non-approved classes of Green Horse or Ladies & Gents, Green Horse I & II, and Prime-Time Green Reiner II.

    • Ribbons will only be awarded in NRHA Green Reiner I and II, Youth, Short Stirrup, and Ranch Horse Pleasure (1-10th). 

    • All riders showing shall be current members in good standing to be eligible for year-end awards. If membership dues are paid after January 1, the membership commences when received by the NERHA and is not retroactive.

Green Horse I & II

Riders need not own the horses they show or be NRHA or NERHA members. Horses do not need NRHA competition licenses. Riders may show up to three horses per class and horses may be shown once per class.

  • Green Horse I, the horse may have earned up to $500 in NRHA and/or NERHA monies.

  • Green Horse II, the horse may have earned between $500 and $2,500 in NRHA and/or NERHA monies.

  • The rider may ride one or two-handed, in any legal bridle.

  • NRHA legal equipment rules apply.

Ladies & Gentlemen

Riders need not own the horses they show or be NRHA or NERHA members. Horses do not need NRHA competition licenses. Riders may show up to three horses per class and horses may be shown once per class

  • Riders must ride one-handed, in any legal bridle.

  • NRHA legal equipment rules apply.

Warm-Up Pen Etiquette

The following rules are to be used when schooling in the show pen – people not following these rules will be removed from the warm-up session and may risk forfeiture of entry in the horse show. There have been a number of instances where riders and horses have been exposed to danger and risk of injury due to careless or unsafe actions in the warm up arena. Be sure to always ride in a safe and courteous manner while sharing the warm up arena with other competitors.

  1. Riders should circle in the same direction at each end of the pen. (Follow the circles as laid out in all NRHA patterns, except pattern 3) Top ½ of the pen, circle to the right. Bottom ½ of the pen, circle to the left.

  2. DO NOT stop in the center, especially if other riders are circling behind you.

  3. Riders warming up by walking or trotting should stay to the rail.

  4. When spinning, go to the center of one of the circles; do not spin in the middle.

  5. When fencing your horse, remember riders loping circles have the right of way.

  6. When riders are fencing, courtesy dictates that riders loping circles maintain their speed and patterns, as the riders fencing will be timing their fencing in tune with your circles.

  7. If two riders are circling and approach each other from the opposite directions, STOP and go the same way as outlined above, to avoid accidents.

     


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