Nrthern Rockies Reining Horse Association

Northern Rockies Reining Horse Association, is a NRHA Affiliate located in the beautiful Northern Rockies, catering to reiners of Montana, Idaho, Washington & Canada by Promoting Reining at the Grassroots Level

The Northern Rockies Reining Horse Association (NRRHA) is proud to have hosted the first ever National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) approved reining competition in the Bitterroot Valley in 2007. The event was held at the Sapphire event center in Corvallis, Montana.

NRRHA will be offering an 2013 NRHA Affiliate Circuit & Year-end awards in conjunction with MRHA. These Reining Horse shows will be held in Western Montana. 

As an NRHA affiliate, the NRRHA is part of the NRHA Mountain Region. Individuals who qualify by winning points at designated shows throughout the year are then eligible to represent NRRHA at the NRHA Mountain Region Affiliate Championship Finals in Denver, CO.. Click here learn more about the NRHA Affiliate Program.

1st place Rider: Dane Goeden, Horse: Texas Traveler, Owner: John Laprade
Dane Goeden (NRRHA Director) riding Texas
Traveler owned by John Laprade.
2011 NRRHA YE Novice Horse Champions


NRRHA News Breif 1/29/16

Click here for the PDF Format of the Jan 2016 NRRHA Brief

The 2015 season has wrapped up with many successes for the Northern Rockies RHA. The board would like to thank our members for supporting the NRRHA in our effort to keep the club alive! Following are some of the successes we had in 2015:
 Bronze level Affiliate – earning $1,500 NRHA support for our club
 Several members qualified (top 15) for the NW Region Affiliate Region Championships:
o Ltd. Open: Tricia Purcell, Dane Goeden & Patti Cusker
o Rookie Pro: Patti Cusker & Dane Goeden
o Nov. Horse Open L1: Dane Goeden, Tricia Purcell & Patti Cusker
o Nov. Horse Open L2: Kathy Smith & Dane Goeden
o Non Pro: Quinn & Christy Sutherland
o Int. Non Pro: Quinn & Christy Sutherland, Christina Borlie, Darra Norgaard, Loraine Robinette, Kylie Robinson, Kathy Smith & Annie Rajotte
o Ltd Non Pro: Kathy Smith, Christy Sutherland, Darra Norgaard, Annie Rajotte, Loraine Robinette, Tina Cladouhos, Christina Borlie & Dawn Blair
o NHNP L1: Darra Norgaard, Christy Sutherland, Dawn Blair, Annie Rajotte, Christina Borlie, Kylie Robinson & Quinn Sutherland
o NHNP L2: Christy Sutherland, Christina Borlie, Quinn Sutherland, Loraine Robinette, Kathy Smith & Annie Rajotte
o PT NP: Loraine Robinett & Kathy Smith
o Youth 13&under: Kylie Robinson
o Youth 14-18: Quinn Sutherland
o Rookie L1: Christina Borlie, Chris Palin, Kylie Robinson, Tina Cladouhos, Dawn Blair & Kylie Robinson
o Rookie L2: Christina Borlie, Tina Cladouhos & Loraine Robinett
 6 of those Members represented the NRRHA in the 2015 NW Region ARC in Nampa, ID
o Tricia Purcell, Annie Rajotte, Kylie Robinson, Chris Palin, Christy & Quinn Sutherland
Thank you for representing our association and CONGRATULATIONS to all of our "fierce" competitors! It was a great show season, and we were glad to finish on a high note (closer to home!).
With our club's goal to be a "paper club in order to allow competitors from our area to compete in the NW Region", we more than met our goal… this is the most representation our club has EVER had at a regional show!!
With that said, it would be nice if the NRRHA were able to continue to provide this service to our members – and we have a GREAT group of reiners in our membership! But, in order for that to remain and option, we need your help, volunteerism, and support of our association.
Our elections are upon us and we have several positions to fill:
President – term is up
Treasurer – term is up
Secretary – resigning
Board positions – 3 up for election
If you would like to become involved in this club and don't mind doing a bit of paperwork, please nominate yourself for a position on the board. Many of the positions that are vacating have been held for multiple terms and these folks are simply worn out! We have requested new people each year, to little success… Please, consider fulfilling a term on the board of the NRRHA.
We will accept nominations for these positions until our Annual Meeting which is scheduled for February 29, 2016. However, ballots will go out on February 15, 2016, so, please nominate soon in order for the names to be on the ballots.

Thank you!
Chris Palin, NRRHA President 2015

Contact Chris Palin, NRRHA President for details; 

The NRRHA Board announces:
NRRHA 2015 NorthWest Region
qualifying slate of shows

2015 NRRHA Affliate Circuit: NRRHA qualifying shows for the NW Affiliate Regional Championships (ARC)

Show #1 April 22-26, 2015 ~ Nampa, ID GWRHA's The Best Little Derby in the West

Show #2 June 19-21, 2015 ~ Livingston, MT MRHA's Slide into Summer

Show #3 July 30-August 1, 2015 ~ Wilsall, MT YRHA's Yellowstone Slide III

Show #4 August 26-30, 2015 ~ Kalispell, MT MRHA's Big Sky Reining Classic

October 14-18, 2015 ~ Nampa, ID Northwest Regional Affiliate Championships

Please note, there are no requirements for the amount of shows you need to participate in, the only require-ment for qualifying for the RAF is that you are within the top 15 (plus ties) of our clubs standings in your class at the end of the season. We felt that by offering this slate, it will give a broad range of shows for our Eastern WA, ID and Western MT club members to attend while supporting other clubs within our area.
We are pleased to once again be able to consider the BSRC for our slate of RAF qualifying shows!!


Dear NRRHA Member,
By clicking here you will find a letter to our NRRHA membership explaining the board's recommendations for the club going forward.  We encourage a healthy debate with our membership and intend to take into consideration everyone's opinion with regards to the future of our club.  Before responding, please be aware of the challenges that the NRRHA faces and offer solutions in a constructive and respectful manner to all of the members of our club.

Thank you,
Chris Palin
2014 NRRHA President
(406) 546-7788

Proofs from the Reining Shows can be viewed and ordered online.

Click Here to Take a look Thanks for doing our shows Caleb!


THANK YOU! To the YRHA & MRHA for supporting NRRHA by including our events in your Wrangler updates—we appreciate you and look forward to a great show season in 2015!

Membership count: 61

Click here for the PDF Format of the Nov 2014 NRRHA Brief
Click here for the PDF Format of the Oct 2014 NRRHA Brief
Click here for the PDF Format of the Previous NRRHA Brief


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