The Central Kentucky Reining Horse Association (CKRHA), an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), was founded by a group of reining enthusiasts located in the Lexington, Kentucky, area. CKRHA has grown over the years from a handful of reining competitors who recognized the need and interested in reining competitions in the Bluegrass Region, close to 100 members. CKRHA host several NRHA sanctioned competitions each year in Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky, as well as clinics, and schooling shows.
The members of CKRHA come from all walks of life and CKRHA welcomes all levels of competitors. CKRHA has structured their class list and show schedules to accommodate all riders, from those green reiners who are just learning about the sport, to national competitors who consistently rank in the NRHA Top Ten. CKRHA boasts some of the nation’s most competitive non-pros, youth, and open riders in their membership roster as well as a large pool of green reiners, rookie riders, and youth, which make up the back bone of the club. The club works hard to provide an event everyone can get involved in.
The club strives to host professional, well organized and successful added money shows each year - adding a derby in 2005 and hosting the USEF Reining Championship in 2006. Most importantly, the club wants to keep it fun. CKRHA often hosts great competitor parties at their shows and gives great awards! CKRHA firmly believes that the club membership is and should always be the number one priority for the club and keeping the competition fun should be the goal.