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Dear RMRHA Members,

The number of difficult decisions that have had to be made in the first half of 2020 has been surprising to say the least and now it appears that COVID-19 may not be our only unusual concern when it comes to finally going to a horse show! Nonetheless, here we are. I hope everyone is doing as well as they can be in these challenging times. In an effort to effectively communicate, we wanted to provide some updates on the current status of RMRHA and the 2020 happenings.

Recognizing that the number of shows for 2020 has been significantly reduced, the RMRHA Board has made the decision to forgo year-end awards for 2020, as they would likely be based on one or two shows. We made this difficult decision with the best interest of the organization in mind considering the uncertainty of the remaining show season. We felt it was the most responsible decision to position the club to maintain a fiscally sound position in the unfortunate event that we do not have a favorable second half of the year. This decision was not made lightly and we have every intention of returning to fantastic year-end awards in 2021!

We also have decided that any membership purchased in 2020 will also be good for 2021. Your Board appreciates your support as members and believes this is only fair and reasonable with the limited show season this year. We are continuing to plan for a banquet to wrap up 2020. We will be working to finalize the arrangements for another fun-filled casino night with laughs, enjoyment, and socializing (as appropriate of course) for all!

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we all navigate this wild year. We look forward to safely returning to this sport we all love!

Travis Chapman
RMRHA President


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!


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RMRHA Year End
NRHA Affiliate
April 30 - May 3CANCELED WSRHA Western Slope Spring Spectacular
Slate 1 Classes count as Affiliate Qualifier and RMRHA Year-End Awards
Grand Junction, COShow Information
May 20 - 24CANCELED The Columbine ClassicPueblo, COShow Information
June 24 - 28CANCELED East Slope Slide
Slate 1 Classes count as Affiliate Qualifier and RMRHA Year-End Awards
Castle Rock, COShow Information
July 11 - 12CANCELED WSRHA Columbine Ford Summer ClassicRifle, COShow Information
July 18 - 26RMRHA Summer SlideDenver, COShow Information
TBACANCELED Colorado State FairPueblo, COShow Information
August 19-23Mountain Region Affiliate FinalsKapispell, Montana
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