Reining

Reining horses and riders complete intricate patterns using a set of barely perceptible cues. At reining competitions, horse and rider pairs are placed in classes sorted by their age, status (professional or amateur) and level of experience.  At the top level of competition, competitors complete one of 10 patterns that demonstrate the athletic abilities of the horse and the subtle communication between horse and rider. Included in the patterns are several compulsory movements: varying circles, small slow circles, flying lead changes, roll backs, spins and the crowd pleasing sliding stop.

Competitor Membership Requirements

OEF Membership Equine Canada
Sport License
Reining Canada
Membership
Passport
Equestrian Skills
Development
Bronze Bronze
Silver Silver
Gold Gold
Platinum Platinum

Competition Rules

Equine Canada Rules – Section A General Regulations (Download)
Equine Canada Rules – Section K Reining (Download)

Organizations

Canadian Reining Committee
Ontario Reining Horse Association (ORHA)