NRHA Elections

NRHA members have the opportunity to nominate members to represent their interests and to help guide the future of reining. Read the following overview for more information on how you can get involved in the process.


Vice President on the Executive Committee (One seat): Term begins January 1, 2019. Two years as vice president followed by two years as president.

Director-at-Large on the Executive Committee (One seat): Two-year term begins January 1, 2019.

Worldwide NRHA Members are given the opportunity to nominate and vote for members to serve on the NRHA Executive Committee. Write-in candidates can be submitted by the August 5 deadline.

Director for North American regions (One per region): Members from the following regions are also given the opportunity to nominate and vote for members to represent them on a regional level as an NRHA Director. Elections will rotate to the other regions next year to continue with the alternating schedule.
  • Mountain – Idaho*, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado
  • Southeast – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia
  • Southwest – Arizona, California*, Nevada* and New Mexico
    • *If a member lives in this state and designates an affiliate for Affiliate Regional Championships qualifying in that region, the member will be given voting privileges for that region. If the member lives in this state and does not designate an affiliate, voting privileges will be given as follows: California - Northwest region, Idaho - Northwest region and Nevada - Southwest region.
NRHA Affiliates can nominate members to represent them as an NRHA Director. The deadline for Affiliate nominations is July 5. If a member wishes to be a write-in candidate, he/she may do so by the August 5 deadline.

NRHA Election Procedures
NRHA Bylaws
Candidate Biography Template
Candidate Write-In Form

Open: October 5 at noon CDT
End: November 5 at noon CDT

Liz Kelsey (Currently out of the office)
In the interim, please contact Christa Morris-Stone:, (405) 946-7400, ext. 105
3012 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Voters must be at least 19 years of age by January 1, 2018 and a member in good-standing to participate in this election. Members whose memberships are maintained or recorded as joint, corporate, syndicate, associate, alliance, affiliate, or other type or category are not considered to be individual Members, and they are not eligible to vote.