Reining Australia promotes a series of national championship shows each year to recognise the best reining horses and riders in the country.
Collectively the Gold Buckle Futurity, Australian Reining Breeders’ Cup and Equitana provide a series of aged and open events over a horse’s show career offering prize money specifically intended to incentivise owners to professionally campaign the best bred reining horses in order to grow the Australian reining horse industry.
The Australan Reining Futurity & Continental Championshps encompasses a full reining program which encorporates the Gold Buckle Futurity. This show displays the best horse and rider combinations in the country.
Australian Open Reining Championships - Proudly sponsored by EQUITANA Australia - www.equitana.com.au
With an event prize pool of $40,000 the Australian Open Reining Championships attracts the best horse and rider combinations to Equitana in November each year.
World Equestrian Games
The FEI World Equestrian Games Reining competition is a CRI 5* event. Five resident and three overseas riders met the qualification standard set by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) for the Reining competition at WEG 2014. The 2014 Australian team was Shaun Saunders, John Wicks, Martin Larcombe, Shauna Larcombe and Bill Norwood.
Modelled on the highly successful National Reining Breeders Classic in the USA, the ARBC is both an event and industry breeding incentive programme with an underlying mission to promote the breeding of reining horses in Australia through the provision of a lucrative and prestigious event specifically designed for the derby year progeny of the best Australian and international reining stallions.