There Is Still Time to Qualify for the 2018 US Equestrian Youth Reining National Championships!

By US Equestrian Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. – The 2018 US Equestrian (USEF) Youth Reining National Championships are set to take place during the Tulsa Reining Classic on Friday, August 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla. The qualifying period ends August 1 so there is still time for youth competitors to take advantage of the upcoming qualifying events for a chance to compete for the title.

The remaining 2018 qualifying competitions are as follows:

National Reining Breeders Classic, April 15-22, in Katy, Texas
Lazy E Arena Red Dirt Reining, May 3-6, in Guthrie, Okla.
Carolina Classic, May 11-13, in Tryon, N.C.
Central New York Reining Horse Association Ride and Slide, June 8-10, in Syracuse, N.Y.
National Reining Horse Association Derby, June 23-July 1, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Eastern Pennsylvania Reining Horse Association Fire Cracker Classic, July 12-15, in Logan Township, N.J.
Mid-Atlantic Reining Horse Classic 1 and 2, July 18-22, in Lexington, Va.
Southeastern Reining Horse Association Main Event, July 28-29, in Williamston, N.C.

Visit and for up to date competition schedules.

To be eligible to compete in the 2018 USEF Youth Reining National Championships, competitors must have competed in a USA Reining or USEF reining class during the qualification period (January 1 – August 1) and obtained a score higher than zero. Riders, horses, and owners must be active members of USEF and USA Reining.

US Equestrian is also pleased to share that this year’s national championships will award an additional $15,000 in prize money for the youth divisions. $7,500 has been added to the 19-21-year-old division, $5,000 has been added to the 14-18-year-old division, and $2,500 has been added to the 13-year-old and under division. All competitors placing in the top-10 will receive a ribbon. The champions will receive a championship cooler and a custom trophy belt buckle. The reserve champion in each age group will be given a championship monogrammed cooler.

For more information, please contact USEF Director of Reining, Bryn Wells, at or (859) 225-6948.

US Equestrian National Youth Reining Programs

Spanning from January 1 – August 1, 2018, the US Equestrian Youth Championships Qualification period has begun. Interested youth must earn a score above 0 in a USA/USEF Reining class during this qualification period to be eligible to compete at the 2018 US Equestrian Youth Championships held at the Tulsa Reining Classic on Friday, August 31 at 5:30p.m in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The rider, horse, and horse’s owner must have current USEF and USA Reining memberships in order to qualify. The 2018 Qualifying Competitions are as follows:

  • Winter Slide (Jan 30-Feb 4) – Ardmore, OK (USA Reining, USEF, FEI)
  • Cactus Reining Classic (March 21-25) – Scottsdale, AZ (USA Reining, USEF, FEI)
  • NRBC (April 12-23) – Katy, TX (USA Reining, USEF, FEI)
  • NRHA Derby (June 24-July 1) – Oklahoma City, OK (USA Reining, USEF, FEI)
  • Tulsa Reining Classic (Aug 27-Sept 2) – Tulsa, OK (USA Reining, USEF) USEF Championships

If the title isn’t enough, the prizes are. All competitors placing 1-10 at the USE Youth Championships will receive a ribbon. The reserve champion in each age group will be given a monogrammed cooler for their horse. The champions will receive a monogrammed cooler and a custom trophy belt buckle. Each class also features added money: the 19-21 class has $7,500 added, ages 14-18 has $5,000 added, and the 13 & Under class features $2,500 added.

For more program information, visit or contact Bryn Wells at

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