Yearly WRHA Show May 31-June 2 in Monroe, WA
WRHA kicked off the show season with a huge Spring Fling and Derby the weekend of April 12 – 14 at Appleatchee Riding Club in Wenatchee, sponsored by Woodley Ranch. 53 paid warm-ups in a half day, and 510 entries with 393 runs over the course of 2 ½ days of showing. Winning the feature classes were Kari Klingenberg on Riverama QT Star for owner Gloria Grove in the NRHA Open Derby, and winning the NRHA Non Pro Derby was Shinettestidalwave, owned and shown by Hope Miller.
The next show for WRHA will be The Classic at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe May 31 – June 2nd, sponsored by Sultan-based Sky River Equestrian Center. Owned by WRHA President Kevin Montgomery and his wife Wendy, Sky River Equestrian center is the home of Stancik Quarter Horses and Stancik Non Pros, another WRHA sponsor. The featured classes at The Classic will be NRHA Open and Non Pro Maturities, open to horses ages 7 and up. Both are $1,000 added money classes, with trophy buckles also awarded to the winners of each NRHA Maturity class. A full slate of NRHA classes will also be offered, along with club classes that do not require an NRHA membership or competition license. There is no charge to attend the show as a spectator. Paid warm-ups start Friday morning May 31st, with the first class of the competition beginning at 12:30pm that afternoon. The show continues all day Saturday and Sunday. Details on The Classic can be found on WRHA’s website at www.wrha.net, as well as on Facebook.
Published June 2013 Issue
Washington Reining Horse Association’s objective is to promote and encourage the showing of reining horses; and to develop and dissemble informational material deemed desirable to provide contestants and spectators a better understanding of a proper performance of the reining horse in the show arena. Our club has members from under ten years of age to over seventy years old and classes are offered from beginner riders to national level open riders. Learn more at www.wrha.net