Scholarships

Over $40,000 Youth Scholarships Awarded Annually

We're proud to award our top NRHyA Reiners each year with college scholarships to help with their future careers and competitions.

2020 RHF Application

The Reining Horse Foundation

RHF, a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to caring for the reining community and honoring the sport's legacy. One of its core programs is scholarships. NRHyA members are encouraged to apply for seven, annual scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement and reining involvement. Three $2,000, two $1,500 and two $750 scholarships are awarded.

Youth Team Tournament

At each Affiliate Regional Championship youth contestants can receive an application and turn it in within seven days to be eligible to receive a $1,000 or $800 scholarship. The application asks for their contributions to NRHA and their passion for the industry and does not require a letter of recommendation or transcript/report card.

John McQuay Memorial Scholarship

The NRHyA awards a $250 John McQuay Memorial Scholarship to the highest scoring youth in combined Youth 13 & Under and Youth 14-18 classes at the NRHA Derby. This scholarship is awarded in memory of John McQuay the father of NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Tim McQuay.

NRHYA Speaking Contest

NRHyA members can participate in the NRHyA Speaking Contest at the NRHA Derby. Contestants are broken into 2 age divisions and can compete in Prepared Public Speaking, Community Service Presentation and Delivering A: General. 2020 NRHyA Speaking Contest Entry Form (LINK)

Varsity Reining Club

VRC allows members to earn points for activities they are already doing! Activities like earning good grades, photography, writing and helping at a horse show may lead to a sweatshirt, belt buckle, or even a free stall at the 2020 NRHA Futurity! At the end of the year, point totals are calculated for both age divisions and scholarships are awarded based on point earnings. The top point earner in the 13 & Under category can earn $500 and the top earner in the 14-18 division can earn $1,000. We award through 5th place in the Jr. Varsity division and 8th place in Sr. Varsity.

All Content National Reining Horse Youth Association
3021 West Reno Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73107 405.946.7400
For more information on the NRHyA, email youth@nrha.com