WELCOME TO THE APPALOOSA REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION
The Appaloosa Reining Horse Association (ApRHA) is dedicated to the promotion of the Appaloosa reining horse, its breeders, owners, and riders. Through our association, we offer incentives to encourage the growth and popularity of Appaloosa Reining in open and breed competitions.
The Appaloosa horse has been long known for its versatility, stamina, endurance, and gentle disposition. But its most notable characteristics is its colorful coat patterns and unique heritage in world history. These are the horses of Genghis Kahn that conquered one-third of the earth. They are descendants of Nez Perce stock that escaped cavalry roundups and bounty hunters. Today, they are one of the most popular horses for many disciplines – including Reining.
Reining is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports today and is the ONLY western discipline recognized by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), with events at the PanAm Games and the World Equestrian Games. With the addition of the Appaloosa to this fast-growing discipline – Championship Reining knows no color boundaries!
The ApRHA is an affiliate of the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), which hosts many wonderful shows throughout the year and we do strongly recommend that you look into their membership opportunities.
Join us as we grow with added classes, added money, more prizes, more sponsors and more riders to each event. Be a part of our future growth today and come “Slide with Color”.