Green Rider Program
Green Rider Level One and Level Two Program
This Series starts the 1st of July of each year and application to the program must be done on line.
The finals will be held at each Affiliate last show prior to the Australian National Reining Championship of that year.
All Competitors will start as Green Rider Level 1 and remain at that level till the end of the show year regardless of the
number of points they attain throughout the year. Whatever level a rider starts the year on 1st July (Level 1 or Level 2)
they will remain in till the end of the show year.
To be eligible for the program a competitor needs to be a Non-Pro.
Riders do not need to have a competition license or own the horse to compete in the Green Rider Program.
Once a rider is not eligible for Rookie Level 1, they are automatically ineligible for the Green Rider program as of the 1st July
How It Works
Each Affiliate will run these classes in conjunction with their Club Shows throughout the year, Green
Rider Level 1 & 2 will be run concurrently, competitors can only compete in one level.
Green Rider Level 1
Open to any rider holding valid RA Green Rider card and has less than $100 in RA lifetime earnings, all categories, to have
less than twenty five (25) lifetime Youth points and less than fifty (50) Green Rider points.
Green Rider Level 2
Open to any rider holding valid RA Green Rider card and has less than $100 in RA lifetime earnings, all categories, to
have less than twenty five (25) lifetime Youth points, 50 Green Rider points but less than hundred (100) Green points.
Green Rider Level 1 & 2 Conditions
All riders must pay the Annual fee to be in the program, unless they are RA Full Members
Entry fees are to be determined by show management
Show management cannot charge exhibitors a judge’s fee
Show management can retain any percentage of the entry fee
Must use patterns 1 – 15. However simple lead changes are allowed and the rider may use one (1) or two (2) hands
on the reins or change from one handed to two handed throughout the performance.
Any legal headgear and equipment allowed.
The Point System
Points will be awarded based on number in class up to 10 points.
10 and over in a class points - 1st 10, 2nd 9, 3rd 8, 4th 7, 5th 6, 6th 5, 7th 4, 8th 3, 9th 2, 10th 1
For classes with under 10 competitors - points will be awarded based on the number in the class e.g.
5 competitors 5,4,3,2,1,
2 competitors 2,1,
8 competitors 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
No points are awarded for 0 scores
Tied places will receive the same points equally.
Affiliate High Point Final ties will be separated by highest scoring run for that year
If both get the highest scoring run then we look at the next highest scoring run and so on.
Affiliate High Points
Each Affiliate will hold a High Point Green Rider Level 1 and 2 throughout the show year with the final held at their
last club show prior to the Australian National Reining Championships.
2. To be eligible for Green Rider High Point a competitor must be a member of that Affiliate at the time of points being counted.
3. Affiliate winners will be announced on the RA Website and will be awarded a Green Rider Jacket
4. A competitor can only be awarded a High Point Jacket at one Affiliate.
Reining Australia National Trophy Buckles
Entrants in the Green Rider program will also have the opportunity to run in their designated class at the Australian
National Reining Championships with trophy buckles to be awarded to the winners of these two classes, this will be
a clean slate final.
If a rider accumulates over 100 points during the show year they will still be eligible to compete in Green Rider level 2
at the Nationals of that year.
Whatever level a rider starts the year at 1st July (Level 1 or Level 2) they will remain in till the end of the show year and will be eligible to compete at that level at the Australian National Reining Championships.
A rider can only compete in one level.
A rider must compete at least once at their Affiliate to compete at the Australian National Reining Championships.
Thomas Arena Products (Errol & Gita Thomas) kindly sponsor the awards to each affiliate for each of their winners of Green Rider Level 1 and Level 2 and Green Rider Buckles at the Australian National Reining Championships.