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The Cactus Reining Classic is governed under the rules of the National Reining Horse Association, (NRHA) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Please see the NRHA and AQHA Handbooks for a complete list of rules and regulations.

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 The Cactus Reining Classic includes two Desert Reining Horse Association NRHA Southwest Affiliate qualifing shows and two National Arabian Reining Horse Association World Championships Qualifiers. You must designate with NRHA which Affiliate organization you are riding under to qualify prior to their deadline for your points to count! Exhibitors must be members of the Desert Reining Horse Association and/or National Arabian Reining Horse Association PROIR to competing at the Cactus Reining Classic for points to count toward NRHA/DRHA Affiliate/World Championships status and the DRHA year-end awards program.

 

To find out how to join the Desert Reining Horse Association and/or the National Arabian Reining Horse Association click these links:  

 

JOIN DRHA HERE

JOIN NARHA HERE

 
 

Class Eligibility


The Cactus Reining Classic is governed under the rules of the National Reining Horse Association, (NRHA). Please check the current NRHA handbook for all updated NRHA division eligibility and regulations. www.NRHA.com

PRIME TIME DIVISION
For Non Pro competitors who are 50 years of age or older as of January 1st of the calendar year.


MASTERS DIVISION
For Non Pro competitors who are 60 years of age or older as of January 1st of the calendar year.

 

MATURITY DIVISIONS
Competitor horses must be 7 Years of Age as of the start of the calendar year. Arabian and Half Arabian horses must be 6 Years of Age as of the start of the calendar year.

 

 

 DRHA GRASS ROOTS DIVISION QUALIFICATIONS

 

DRHA ROOKIE ELIGIBILITY is an entry Level III division.
For Non Pro, Youth, and Amateur riders with less than $300 lifetime reining or reined cow horse earnings (from any and all shows, NOT limited to NRHA earnings). Class will be Jackpotted and prize money will be paid out. DRHA Rookie points will count toward the DRHA Year End Awards Program. An eligible DRHA Rookie can compete in the division for the entire calendar year even if their earnings exceed the limit during the year.

DRHA GREEN AS GRASS ELIGIBILITY is an entry Level II division.
For Non Pro, Youth, and Amateur riders with less than $200 lifetime reining or reined cow horse earnings (from any and all shows, NOT limited to NRHA earnings) who have earned less than 50 NRHA Youth points, and/or less than 20 AQHA or ANY Breed or Club Associated reining or reined cow horse points at the beginning of current show year. Class will not be Jackpotted and no prize money will be paid out. Green As Grass points will count toward the DRHA Year End Awards Program. An eligible Green As Grass rider can compete in the division for the entire calendar year even if their earnings exceed the limit during the year.

DRHA GREEN REINER ELIGIBILITY is an entry Level I division.
For Non Pro, Youth, and Novice Amateur riders with less than $100 lifetime reining or reined cow horse earnings (from any and all shows, NOT limited to NRHA earnings) who have earned less than 20 NRHA Youth points, and/or less than 10 AQHA or ANY Breed or Club Associated reining or reined cow horse points at the beginning of current show year. In addition, rider cannot have won ANY Year-End Reining or Reined Cow Horse Award. Class will not be Jackpotted and no prize money will be paid out. This is an award division only. Green Reiner points will count toward the DRHA Year End Awards Program. An eligible Green Reiner rider can compete in the division for the entire calendar year even if their earnings exceed the limit during the year.

DRHA Rookie, Green As Grass and Green Reiner exhibitors may ride a horse owned by someone else, and not limited to a family member. However, to be eligible to ride in NRHA approved divisions, the exhibitor MUST own the horse or have a lease on file with NRHA, as stated in the NRHA handbook. NRHA Competition Licenses for horses entered are not required for DRHA Rookie, Green As Grass or Green Reiner divisions. DRHA Rookie, Green As Grass and Green Reiner are not NRHA approved divisions, but will be judged based on NRHA rules. Green As Grass and Green Reiners may show one or two handed in any legal bridle. DRHA Rookie riders must show one handed in any legal bridle.