The National Reining Horse Youth Association offers a number of programs designed to showcase its most valuable asset - young riders. Many of today's top young trainers and top non-pros have participated in this program and cite it as a major influence in their development as riders.

Varsity Reining Program

NRHA is very proud of its Team Tournament Program that offers over $25,200 in scholarship funds and other prizes. The Team Tournament is now held in conjunction with the six regional Affiliate Championship shows.

A pewter trophy is presented to all youth competitors who accumulate fifty points in approved NRHA youth classes and will be awarded at the NRHA Awards Banquet. Each base is added at 200, 400, 600, and 800 points. A buckle is also awarded at 800 points. Awards are also presented at the 1,000 and 1,500 point levels.

NRHA honors World Champions each year in the 13 & Under and 14-18 youth divisions. Each World Champion receives the NRHA Mehl Lawson bronze trophy and Reserve World Champions receive the NRHA C. R. Morrison bronze trophy. Champion and Reserve winners are also awarded beautiful custom belt buckles. Top ten places 3 thru 10 receive NRHA pewter trophies.
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3000 NW 10th St Oklahoma City, OK 73107-5302 405.946.7400
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