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The Western Canadian Reining Horse Association (WCRA), a nonprofit organization, is an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)



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Western Canadian Reining Association (WCRA)

The Western Canadian Reining Association (WCRA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging the showing of reining horses in British Columbia. Each year the WCRA sanctions multiple reining shows including NRHA-sanctioned events. At the end of each year qualifying members will be awarded for there performances!

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Western Canadian Reining Association is the fastest growing reining club in British Columbia

Our membership is growing year after year with local National Reining Horse Association Trainers across British Columbia, we can help you find your perfect horse.

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What is the World of Reining?

Aside from being one big family that spans across different continents! Reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch-type horse within the confines of a show arena. In NRHA competition, contestants are required to run one of ten approved patterns.

Each pattern includes small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, rollbacks over the hocks, 360 degree spins done in place, and exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse.

The NRHA Judging system is recognized as the leading format for judging an equine event that combines technical and stylistic elements coupled with consideration of "degree of difficulty".

WCRA us an affiliate member of the NRHA. As such, WCRA uses the rules and guidelines of NRHA for its shows, with the exception of the modified patterns. The modified patterns are used for novice horse/rider in circumstances where the horse/rider is new to reining and is not accustomed to all of the traditional moves. (i.e. rollbacks and /or lead changes).

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