Our mission at Seth Ingram Performance Horses is to encourage and promote safe training of riders and horses for the purpose of personal fulfillment, showing, and competition. To this purpose, we adhere strictly to the National Reining Horse Association guidelines.
Reining as a Judged Event and How It Defines Our Mission
According to NRHA, reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch-type horse in the show arena. During the competition, contestants run a pre-selected, approved pattern as prescribed in the NRHA Handbook.
For example, these patterns include small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, rollbacks over the hocks, 360-degree spins done in place, and sliding stops. In fact, these patterns are considered the hallmark of a reining horse.
The leading format for judging an equine event that combines technical and stylistic elements coupled with consideration of “degree of difficulty” is the NRHA Judging System.
Competitive Levels at Every Stage of Training
We can prepare riders and horses for the multiple NRHA divisions of competition offered at approved shows. As a result, these enable competitors at all levels to participate, learn, and improve as they master the intricacies of one of the most exciting equine competition events. The NRHA levels of competition are:
- Open riders
- Rookie and entry-level riders
- Non-Pro riders
- Youth riders
- Novice horses
- Aged event (futurity, derby, and maturity) horses
- Affiliate (or local level) competitors
Promoting Reining Horses is Our Mission
We love reining and promoting the reining horse and all levels of competition in a family-friendly atmosphere. Furthermore, we recognize reining as a sport and our horses and riders as elite athletes. Therefore, as part of this mission, we celebrate and advance the finest traditions of western horsemanship.
At Seth Ingram Performance Horses, we support the NRHA purpose to:
- promote and encourage public interest in agriculture and ranching through reining horse shows and programs;
- develop standards of performance and judging of reining horses;
- encourage the development and breeding of better reining horses;
- develop a higher degree of efficiency in the occupation and career of professional reining horse trainers, owners, and breeders;
- and to disseminate information about reining horses.