RHSF Rookie Days presented by Classic Equine

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation offers a unique opportunity for beginning riders to receive training from local professionals, as well as compete with riders of their level in a mock competition. Participants spend the first half of the day being coached by local trainers and then compete in an all-rookie show in the afternoon. Rookie Day riders are critiqued and educated by NRHA Professionals to help improve their score in the show pen. RHSF encourages affiliates to host Rookie Days, which are presented by NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine, to help raise money for the Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund.

The Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund was established to assist NRHA members who have experienced catastrophe and demonstrate financial need.

In addition to furthering the Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund, RHSF Rookie Days also benefit the hosting affiliate. Hosting an RHSF Rookie Day helps fulfill affiliate incentive requirements, as well as provides support money from NRHA for the affiliate. Classic Equine and Montana Silversmiths offer excellent award opportunities for Rookie Days. Affiliates interested in hosting an RHSF Rookie Day can reference the Affiliate Toolbox and the NRHA Affiliate department for more information.

The costs for RHSF Rookie Days are:

Adult $200
Youth $100



2014 Rookie Days


Williamston, NC
Contact John Bates at reinerjb@embarqmail.com

April 19th West Coast Reining Horse Association
Oroville, CA
Contact Mike Silva at norcalreiner@yahoo.com

May 24th Southwest Reining Horse Association
Aubrey, TX
Contact Chris Dennis at rhsf@nrha.com

May 31st Western Slope Reining Horse Association
Grand Junction, Colo.
Contact Darlyne Woodward at skylineranch@aol.com

July 4th Swedish Reining Horse Association
Bjorkling, Sweden
Contact Hans Zai at hans@zai.se

For information on hosting a Rookie Day contact Chris Dennis at cdennis@nrha.com or 405-946-7400, ext. 125. Visit RHSF.com for other RHSF programs and information.