RMRHA is pleased to offer its members several opportunities for year-end recognition;
RMRHA Year-End Awards Program
The NRHA Affiliate Program
Recognizing the Top 3 riders in each division
Intermediate Non Pro
Limited Non Pro
Prime Time Non Pro
Rookie Level 2
Rookie Level 1
Green Reiner Level 2
Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2
Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1
Youth 13 & Under
Youth 14 – 18
Novice Horse Open Level 2
Novice Horse Open Level 1
The Affiliate Shows Chairperson is responsible for tracking points earned for year-end award winners. Any questions relating to these qualification procedures should be addressed to the Affiliate Shows Chairperson for RMRHA. Please refer to the Committee page for this information.
NRHA North American Affiliate Championship Program provides opportunities at many levels
At the December 2021 NRHA Board of Directors meeting, the Board announced the qualification criteria for the 2022 NAAC and Affiliate Regional Championships will be identical to 2021.
The first step to earning a spot in Oklahoma City is to compete at one of the 10 ARCs held across North America in late fall. To do so, a rider must be an NRHA member and a member of an NRHA affiliate. “There is no need to designate an affiliate, and riders can show at any ARC,” explained Sara Honegger, Manager of Youth, Professional, and Affiliate Programs. “We are so encouraged by the number of riders who came to Oklahoma City and the increased enthusiasm for the affiliates, ARCs and NAAC. The members of the Affiliate Committee are passionate about continuing to grow these programs and look forward to what 2022 will bring. For more on the NRHA Affiliate Program, please visit www.NRHA.com.
Any exhibitor who receives a score higher than a zero at an ARC will be able to enter that class, on that specific horse, at the NAAC in Oklahoma City. There are no requirements to compete at an ARC other than the rider must be a member of an NRHA affiliate. Riders are encouraged to join beforehand but can also join at the ARC if they need assistance with that process, or they can always call the NRHA office to have guidance as well.
As in 2021, riders will be allowed to participate in multiple ARCs with one exception; if they win a class, they cannot compete on the same horse in the same class at another ARC.