Virginia Reining Horse Association

 Affiliate of the NRHA

Slide with US

We host three NRHA approved shows each year!

June 1 - 3, 2018

VRHA Memorial Day Classic
Williamston, NC

July 18 - 22, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Reining Classic
& VRHA Summer Slide
Lexington, VA

The Virginia Reining Horse Association (VRHA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere.


We are very excited to announce the move of this exceptional event to the Virginia Horse Center Located in Lexington, VA! The VRHA board of directors and the show committee have spent a great deal of time working to grow the Mid Atlantic Classic! Couple that with The Virginia Horse Center revitalizing and upgrading their facility and the result is a premiere show complex that we know everyone will enjoy! So make plans to attend one of the largest horse shows on the East Coast with over $100,000 in prize money! Enjoy the beauty of Lexington and take advantage of over 14 hotels, extensive restaurant choices and a 600 acre facility right at your finger tips.


Event Info

Show & Award Rules

To be eligible for year-end awards you must show at 50% (3) of the (6) slates counting towards year end and both, rider and owner must be members. The following shows are included:

VRHA March Into Spring Show
VRHA Memorial Day Classic
VRHA Summer Slide (at MARC)

Please visit page for details, including Beginner and Green Reiner rules

Earnings and Pay-out

W-9 FORMS: IRS requires us to issue 1099-MISC forms to everybody whos earnings excede $600 per calendar year. By law this is reportable income on your personal income tax return. Please print a copy of the W-9 form and bring it with you to the show office when you sign up.

Show Results

For questions regarding Year End Standings please contact Laura Wilson

Year End Standings

INDIVIDUAL SHOW RESULTS can be found on the NRHA results page.


VRHA Member Benefits

  • Stall and RV hook-up discounts
  • Compete for weekend and year end awards
  • The opportunity to represent VRHA at the Regional
    Affiliate Championship and the National Affiliate Championship
by Feb 15th $5.00 $10.00
after Feb 15th $15.00 $20.00


PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to renew your NRHA memberships before you go to your first show of the year.  Renewals made at the show office will be charged a $30.00 rush fee by NRHA (not VRHA!).  For your convenience you can now sign up or renew your NRHA membership online

Thank You!

2018 Sponsors

McGee Farms

Santa Hill Ranch

Star H Equine Insurance

Summerwind Farm

Montana Chicanic
KP Trading      Rising Star Farm   Double Run Farm  Horseware Ireland  Shine N Spook   The Wicked Pony   Metalab   Lami-Cell


Our goal is to promote and encourage the exhibition of reining horses. We also promote youth and novice activities throughout our community and the horse industry. In order for us to add money to classes and offer great prizes we need your help.

You Can Help

We offer different levels of sponsorship to fit your budget and invite and welcome new supporters as well as the continued support of our current sponsors.

Please contact Chris Wiley 804-305-7398 or to see how we can make it right for you. No amount is too small or too large!  We appreciate all the help you can provide!

I lover VRHA BannerVRHA will put your name on a banner and hang it in the arena at our shows! All proceeds go towards the Affliliate Team.
Banner Renewals $50
New Banner $60

It’s easy, order yours today!

Contact Karin Hinzmann

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