Welcome to the Northeast Reining Horse Association

The Northeast Reining Horse Association (NERHA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1975; the NERHA is an affiliate organization of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).   Under the guidance of the NRHA, our mission is to promote and encourage development, participation and public interest in the sport of reining in the Northeast. The NERHA provides its members with the opportunity to participate, learn, exhibit, and appreciate the fasted growing, and most exciting, equine sport in the world!!

Please accept our warmest welcome to the NERHA; we look forward to meeting you!!!

Northeast News & Updates

New for this show season...

The Northeast Reining Horse Association is proud to welcome our newest sponsor, Santa Hill Ranch! Santa Hill will be sponsoring the Friday Night Shiner Futurity and the It's A Bingo Greyhound Derby at the Super Slide-In. Combined there will be 17,500 in added money this year.

We will no longer have online registrations for our shows. You MUST check-in at the show secretaries booth upon arriving at the show to complete the registration process. As a reminder, you are required to have copy's of your NRHA card, the horses coggins and ownership papers. Also, please bring a copy of the horses registration papers if applicable. As a reminder, it is your responsibility as the rider to check your class eligibility. We had several members get fined last year because they rode in classed that they were ineligible for. The NERHA does not check rider eligibility.

Anyone planning on renewing your NRHA membership at a Northeast show; NRHA is going to charge a $30 fee in addition to regular membership fees if you renew or sign up for a membership at an affiliate show. They are trying to encourage members to renew online. Renew early and save some $$! This is not a Northeast Reining Horse Association policy, this is an NRHA policy.

The Big E fairgrounds has changed their fee structure for camping on the show grounds. Starting this year the NERHA will be charging a fee to anyone "dry-camping" (i.e. you are camping but not plugged in to water or electric in one of the camping spots but are using the facilities). In addition, 50 amp sites are now available. The show programs will have the fees for each show. 30 amp sites/hook-ups have not changed.

Northeast Spring Spin

When: April 9-12, 2015
Where: Eastern States Exposition Grounds, West Springfield MA
Details: Northeast Spring Spin program

There will be paid warm-ups on Thursday, April 9th from 6-8 PM and on Friday, April 10th from 8-10 AM. $25 per time slot; contact Sheli Senecal at (413) 230-6063 or

We will be bringing back the Pro-Am at the Spring Spin. This is where a team of a professional and amateur rider complete a modified reining pattern. There will be a Non Pro level (Non Pro, Rookie and Youth) with $500 added money and there will also be a Green Reiner level with $250 added money. Thank you to MDS Farm who will be donating two Pewter's for this event!! Full details will be in the Spring Spin program.

Banquet of Champions

The annual banquet of champions will be held at the first show of the season, the Spring Spin. The banquet will be held Friday night in the Firehouse on the Big E fairgrounds. Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under. The cocktail hour will start at 6 PM with a cash bar followed by dinner and the presentation of awards. If you have a raffle prize to bring to the banquet, please contact Teri Sanborn.


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