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2023 Reining Australia National Show

Monday 19 June, 2023 @ 8:00 am - Saturday 24 June, 2023 @ 5:00 pm AEST

In Reining Australia competitions, reining horses are judged individually as they complete one of many specified patterns. Each pattern includes small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, 360 degree spins and the exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse. One or more judges will score each horse beginning at 70.
The scoring system then adds or subtracts from .5 to 1.5 on each maneuver. Penalties points may also be  subtracted from the score for incorrect performance.  A scribe keeps track of each judge’s maneuver scores and penalties on a score sheet. Scores are calculated and announced after each run.
The reining horse must be willingly guided. Deductions should be applied for gagging, excessive head raising,  stopping or backing sideways, refusals, anticipation, stumbling or falling and disobedience. Credit should be given for smoothness, finesse, willing attitude and accuracy. Controlled speed during the pattern raises the level of difficulty so should be rewarded with higher scores provided the maneuvers are still  performed correctly.  Reining horses may perform with individual style according to  their conformation. The sport of Reining is open to all breeds and is exciting and pleasing to watch.  Reining was a demonstration horse sport at the 2000 Olympics as an introduction to the world, showcasing the athleticism and precision of this equine discipline.


Monday 19 June, 2023 @ 8:00 am AEST
Saturday 24 June, 2023 @ 5:00 pm AEST


Reining Australia
+61 412 479 340
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Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC)
503 Goonoo Goonoo Road
Tamworth, NSW 2340 Australia
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