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!!!

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Northeast News & Updates

Northeast Independence Classic

When: July 3-5, 2015
Where: Eastern States Exposition Grounds, West Springfield MA
Details: Northeast Independence Classic

There will be paid warm-ups on Thursday, July 2nd from 6-8 PM and on Friday, July 3rd from 8-10 AM. $25 per time slot; contact Sheli Senecal at (413) 230-6063 or

Northeast (NRHA) Maturity ~ Saturday July 4th to be run concurrent with the Open and Non Pro divisions. Horses aged 7+; Carol Murphy Non Pro perpetual trophy; $2,000 added money.

Block party potluck ~ Saturday, July 4th to start at the beginning of the Open division. All are encourage to bring a dish. BYOB.

The following divisions will be in the running for The 2015 Northeaset 6 Shooter Series: Novice Horse Non Pro II ~ sponsored by Ray Mahue; Intermediate Non Pro ~ sponsored by C.W. Wiley; Rookie II ~ sponosred by JK Ranch Supply; Youth 13 & Under and 14-18 ~ sponsored by MDS Farm.



New for this show season...

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 classes 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.

Last Update 04/26/2015 - Copyright 2014 Northeast Reining Horse Association   
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