About the WCRHA

The WCRHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Reining Horse. The association was formed in 1982 with the goal being to bring Reining Horse events to the West Coast. WCRHA is an affiliate of and adheres to the guidelines of the National Reining Horse Association and provides a forum for exhibitors, breeders and anyone interested in the Sport of Reining and is proud to be one of the largest NRHA Affiliate Clubs.

We are a family oriented club for horse lovers and showman who are interested in sharing their love of the Reining performance horse with like minded people. We pride ourselves on providing a venue in which you can build long lasting friendships and working relationships between you, your trainer and your fellow competitors. The competition here is very supportive and friendly with everyone from beginners to the seasoned veteran. Our shows often include sponsored BBQs or Breakfasts where competitors and their families can enjoy the environment that is uniquely “horse oriented.”

Whether you are a seasoned showman with great aspirations or a beginner who wants to learn to “ride the slide”, we are here with a host of options to meet your needs. Here at the West Coast, we truly believe that our Association is the “Best in the West” and we look forward to welcoming new members and friends to our club. We encourage you to attend one of our Affiliate shows if you want to compete or if you simply want to learn more about this exciting event. At these shows, you will find many people that are willing to help you get started, answer your questions, or offer assistance.

Most of our affiliate shows offer the following classes so there is something for everyone. Some of the classes offered at the NRHA Affiliate Shows are NOT year-end award classes for WCRHA.

The following classes are eligible for WCRHA Year-End Awards:
Open
Intermediate Open
Limited Open
Prime Time Open
Novice Horse Open Level 1
Novice Horse Open Level 2
Snaffle/Hackamore
Non Pro
Intermediate Non Pro
Limited Non Pro
Prime Time Non Pro
Masters Non Pro
Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1
Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2
Rookie Level 1
Rookie Level 2
Prime Time Rookie
Rookie Professional
Youth 13 & Under
Youth 14 – 18
Youth Rookie
Green Reiner
Green As Grass
Short Stirrup

For class descriptions, click here!

To be eligible for year end awards and to get the most out of your show experience with WCHRA, please take the time to join the West Coast Reining Horse Association. Year End Award Points don’t count until you are a member! Every member has the opportunity to participate in year-end awards based on their performance.

Points and Shows . . . How does it all work?
Click here for more details!