Welcome to British Reining

British Reining - our history

In August 1995 the English Reining Horse Association was founded with Bob Mayhew as Chairman, Carole Archer as Secretary, Bill Archer as Treasurer. By April 1996 membership had grown to 46 and the name had changed to British Reining Horse Association. That year was also when our affiliation was accepted by the NRHA. By 2003 membership had grown to 119 and another name change was approved, namely British Reining (BR) and we incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee. Since then we have gone from strength to strength.
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So what is Reining?

Reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse within the confines of a show arena.

In National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and BR competition, contestants are required to run one of thirteen approved patterns, included in the NRHA Handbook.

Each pattern includes small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, 360 degree spins done in place, and exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse.

The NRHA Judging System is recognised as the leading format for judging an equine event that combines technical and stylistic elements coupled with consideration of "degree of difficulty". Many segments of the equine judging discipline have openly embraced the NRHA Judging System.
Here is a great video from the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) conveying the excitement of the sport and the athleticism of both horse & rider.
Click here to read more about Reining and the core manoeuvres.

Come to our Championship Show 3rd - 4th October

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Our GBR Team competeing at Aachen

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    Shane Borland (GBR) & Shiners Lena Oak - FEI European Championships 2015 - Reining Team Final
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    Francesca Sternberg (GBR) & Ten Reasons - FEI European Championships 2015
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    Massive congratulations to Francesca Sternberg who finishes 9th & Doug Allen who takes 15th!

BR members competing in Paris

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Where can I see reining in the UK?

Just click on the logos to link to the venue websites
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    The Oakridge Arena
    Holme Farm
    Swinderby Road
    NG23 7NZ

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    Bodiam International Arena
    Court Lodge Farm
    East Sussex
    TN32 5UJ

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    Horse Creek Farm
    Coldham Bank
    Stags Holt
    PE15 0BS

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BR Facebook Page

NRHA Facebook Page

Pattern book

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It’s just a click away
British Reining
Home Farm,
Sheep Street,
Leighton Bromswold,
PE28 5AY
07711 414185
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