US Equestrian National and International 21 and Under Youth Reining Programs

A Chance to Compete for Larger Purses in 2018!


Spanning from January 1 – August 1, 2018, the US Equestrian Youth Championships Qualification period has begun.  Interested youth must earn a score above a zero 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.

US Equestrian Director of Reining Programs Bryn Wells stated, “The US Equestrian Reining programs are working hard in 2018 to support the 21 and under group of reiners as they are our future. We’re working to grow these national programs and introduce young reiners to the international opportunities available through US Equestrian while supporting their training and competing along the way.”

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 and increased prize money 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

USA Reining
Cheryl Cody
(580) 759-2400

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