• Secrets of Judging

    NRHA Secrets of Judging Seminar
    NEW DATE Saturday, June 6

    New Location: Warren Performance Horses, 10254 S State Highway 83 Franktown
    Please bring your own chair, clipboard and/or notebook
    Secrets of Judging is still on as scheduled on June 6. At this time we believe we can hold this event and honor the social distancing guidelines as recommended. Should this change you will be notified!
    Registration is now OPEN
    Click here to register
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    Renew your RMRHA Membership Online


  • Year End Standings

    Final Year End Standings are posted. Congratulations to all RMRHA members on your achievements and 2019 successes.
    Click here for final 2019 standings.
  • Rookie Roundup

    RMRHA Rookie Roundup
    Saturday, May 9
    South Colorado

    Rookie Roundup is FULL. Thank You for your overwhelming response in supporting this event.
    If you are attending the South location, we ask that you bring your own lunch and eat at your trailer, honor social distancing guidelines at all times and wear a mask when not horseback. Contact us with any questions in regards to this. Thank you for understanding!


Dear RMRHA Supporters,

It is with disappointment, concern, and disbelief that I am writing this email to all of you. So far 2020 has presented countless things that I never thought I would see in my lifetime starting with the cancellation of the NBA and then March Madness; earlier this week, it was the Calgary Stampede. The Corona Virus Pandemic has no doubt impacted every one of us in one way or another. Now I must tell you all that State Fair Park in Pueblo has been closed until at least June 1 and as a result, The Columbine Classic has been cancelled.

We have been watching this situation closely and I have been in contact with show organizers and county health departments trying to anticipate what was going to happen and evaluating the possibility of having the show while keeping everyone in attendance safe. We had ideas about what social distancing at a horse show might look like and what it would be like to show to a judge and scribe who were wearing masks sitting next to each other. I was planning to warn everyone to practice that when we announced that the show was going to happen so that the first time your horse saw a masked man on the rail wasn’t in the center of the pen! But it wasn’t meant to be. We have quickly explored alternatives from Lincoln to Grand Junction and there simply are no options that are reasonable.

We have made the decision to move the Columbine Derby to Summer Slide. We are planning to have the show bill for Summer Slide out soon but we are most likely adding one day to the front of the show to account for the addition of the Derby. Tentative dates are now July 18-26 instead of July 19-26. Watch for the show bill for the final schedule. Additionally, in appreciation of your membership, the Board is providing a $50 discount on one stall at Summer Slide 2020 for each member purchasing a stall.

I hope you are all doing as well as can be expected during this challenging time. I know for some of you, a horse show might be the least of your concerns right now; and for many it’s very much at the front of your mind as this is your livelihood. Believe me, I understand, and this decision was difficult. I sincerely hope everyone is healthy and is able to stay that way. Please stay tuned for additional information and we will be in touch as soon as we have additional information.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times. I will leave this message with a bit of humor I saw on Facebook, “Well 2020, perhaps we should have lunged you first!”

Travis Chapman


Thank you for stopping by the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association web site. RMRHA is a thriving NRHA affiliate based in Colorado, with members throughout the Mountain States region.

Our primary mission is to promote the breeding, training and exhibition of the reining horse. In accomplishing this we have established the RMRHA Stallion Stakes program, and we produce the annual RMRHA Summer Slide and Columbine Classic. We invite your participation in one of our successful horse shows and stallion incentive program. The Summer Slide has historically been one of the top reining shows held in the U.S. and offers the Stallion Stakes Futurity, a 7-up class and full slate of ancillary classes. The Columbine Classic features a derby, the Stallion Stakes Derby and a full slate of ancillary classes.

You’re invited to join us as an exhibitor, sponsor, or reining horse fan! For more information, please visit Membership, Sponsorship, or simply contact an Officer/Board Member or Committee Chairperson.


Whether you are new to the sport of reining or a seasoned competitor, you will find the RMRHA there supporting you. Come on out and rein with us –
We’ve got what you’re looking for!


RENEW Today!



RMRHA Year End
NRHA Affiliate
April 30 - May 3CANCELLED WSRHA Western Slope Spring Spectacular
Slate 1 Classes count as Affiliate Qualifier and RMRHA Year-End Awards
Grand Junction, COShow Information
May 20 - 24CANCELLED The Columbine ClassicPueblo, COShow Information
June 24 - 28CANCELLED
East Slope Slide
Slate 1 Classes count as Affiliate Qualifier and RMRHA Year-End Awards
Castle Rock, COShow Information
July 11 - 12WSRHA Columbine Ford Summer ClassicRifle, COShow Information
July 18 - 26RMRHA Summer SlideDenver, COShow Information
TBAColorado State FairPueblo, COShow Information
September TBAMountain Region Affiliate FinalsMontana
Nov 26 - Dec 5NRHA Futurity and North American Affiliate ChampionshipsOklahoma City, OKShow Information
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Steve Schwartzenberger with RMRHA President Travis Chapman
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Steve Schwartzenberger with RMRHA President Travis Chapman

It has been an honor to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the RMRHA. Promoting and expanding the sport of Reining has been my passion. The RMRHA is one of the largest and most influential affiliates in the NRHA. It has been my privilege to serve the membership and have the opportunity to make a living doing what I so dearly love. Also, I’d like to thank Dori for allowing me to follow my passion. Thank You to all of you for enabling me to do this profession.

Steve Schwartzenberger

Volunteer of the Year

Janice Symchych

Youth Volunteer of the Year

Jessica Chapman

CONGRATULATIONS 2019 Year End Awards and Achievements