Welcome to British Reining

Joining British Reining

By becoming a member of British Reining you will be joining the National Affiliate of reining - the NRHA in the USA, and also the Member Body of BEF in the UK.

Reining is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the UK, and you will find British Reining members to be highly supportive and friendly, although competition is high in the arena.
You can join us either on-line from the link below or via post by downloading, completing and sending in our membership form, or you can take your completed form to one of our shows and join there
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Memberhip levels

There are different classes / levels of membership which allow members to compete in classes with members of similar reining experience.

Ownership: The owner of any horse which competes in British Reining classes must be a member of British Reining
  • Green as Grass (GAG) Level 1
    Level 1 is to encourage more new riders into the sport of reining.
    • Any NRHA pattern can be used in this class, but simple lead changes are permitted.
    • The class may be ridden one or two handed, but as in green as Grass Level 2, you may not change once you have started showing in a class.
    • This class does not qualify for an end of year buckle as it has been introduced for riders to gain experience and confidence to enable them to compete in high divisions.
    • Any points in Green as Grass Level 1 do not carry forward to higher divisions and in the two British Reining shows they will not be double pointed.

    Eligibility for this class is as follows:
    1. Points are set at a lifetime 20 points in any British Reining class and no NRHA earnings for the rider.
    2. No AQHA points in amateur or open classes
    3. When the rider exceeds any of the above criteria he or she is out of this division.
    4. The rider can ride any horse.
  • Green as Grass Level 2
    Eligibility for this class is as follows:
    1. A maximum of 50 lifetime points in any division or class in GAG 2 and above.
    2. The rider may stay in GAG 1 for the year if they exceed 50 points during that year.
    3. Grandfather Clause can be used at the discretion of the British Reining council.
  • Rookie
    Eligibility for this class is as follows:
    1. A maximum of 100 lifetime points , these to have been earned in rookie classes.
    2. Any rider with more that 50 British Reining points and/or $50 NRHA earnings in a higher division, will not be eligible for rookie.
  • Non-Pro
    Eligibility for this class is as follows:
    1. Overall the rule of thumb is that Non Pros cannot train, or maintain through riding, other peoples horses. They cannot receive any remuneration in any form, either direct or indirect. See here for some scenarios which may mean you become ineligible for Non-Pro status.  They are not written in stone either-way, and if there is any doubt always check with the NRHA first. It is very easy to loose your Non Pro status but very hard to get it re-instated!
    Classes available :–
    1. Limited Non-Pro – 500 points and below
    2. Intermediate – 1,000 points and below
    3. Full Non-Pro – Over 1,000 points
  • Open
    Eligibility for this class is for Professional riders only
    1. Limited open – 550 points and below
    2. Intermediate open – 1,000 points and below
    3. Open – Over 1,000 points
  • Youth
    Eligibility for this class is as follows:
    • Under 16 (on 1st January of the competing year)
    • 16 – 21 (on 1st January of the competing year)
  • Supporter
    Supporter: This is open to anyone who wishes to support British Reining
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Rule applicable to all divisions/classes
If a rider is not eligible for an NRHA division then he or she is not eligible for the same division in British Reining classes.
For example - If the rider has exceeded the earnings and is out of NRHA Ltd Non-Pro or Limited Open, then they cannot compete in British Reining Ltd Non-Pro or British Reining Ltd Open.
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