News & Events

IRHA Member Improvement Incentive

posted May 2, 2019, 7:17 AM by IRHA PEI   [ updated May 2, 2019, 7:17 AM ]

IRHA is offering a member improvement incentive for 2019. Any IRHA member that participates in a learning and/or educational event that promotes skill development and/or enhancing training techniques applicable to successfully furthering abilities and knowledge as a Reiner has the opportunity to apply for up to $50 in subsidization towards their participation fee for the event. 
Applicants must pay for the event in full and attend the event before the application can be submitted. Applications should be submitted within 30 days of the event. Proof of attendance may be requested. Each application will go before the IRHA executive to determine eligibility. The decision of the IRHA executive is final. A member is only eligible to receive the subsidy once. 
Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2019. IRHA will review applications on a first come first serve bases. Funds will be distributed until the 2019 budget allocation has been depleted, at which point no new applicants will be accepted. 
For additional information or to submit your form: pei.reining@gmail.com

2019 Events Schedule

posted Mar 1, 2019, 5:32 AM by IRHA PEI   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 3:48 AM ]

IRHA 2019 Event Dates:
April 27: Reining Information Session and Goal Clinic - 40 Enman Crst - 2:00-4:00pm
May 25 - Annual Fun Show in Aid of the IWK (PPH Farms)
June 22/23 - IRHA/WHA Show (Crapaud)
July 6 - Rein & Play Day - Schooling show (Strathgartney)
August 17 - Rein & Play Day - Schooling show (Strathgartney)
September 7/8 - IRHA/WHA Show (Crapaud)

2018 Events and Forms

posted Apr 30, 2018, 4:10 PM by IRHA PEI   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 3:27 PM ]

April 28 -  Reining Information Session and Goal Clinic - 40 Enman Crst - 2:30-4:30pm
June 23 & 24 -- IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex 
July 21 & 22 -- IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
September 8 & 9 -- IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
Date TBA -- Fun Show in support of IWK - Location: PPH Farm

IRHA to Host 2018 Atlantic Canada Equestrian Championships - Reining - Canceled

posted Apr 10, 2018, 4:25 PM by IRHA PEI   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 4:19 PM ]

Update

Unfortunately the 2018 ACE Reining Championships that were to be held September 8/9 have been canceled.

While this is disappointing for those that planned to attend, we do hope that this time can be used to plan for a bigger, better 2019 ACE Reining event.
The IRHA(WHA) show that is scheduled to run that weekend (September 8/9) will go ahead as planned - just without the ACE-designated classes. Everyone is welcome.

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The Island Reining Horse Association (IRHA) is pleased to be hosting this year's Atlantic Canadian Equestrian (ACE) Reining Championships on September 8th & 9th at the Crapaud Agriplex, Crapaud PEI. The Atlantic Canadian Equestrian Championships are comprised of four disciplines each hosting their own event; dressage, horse trials, jumper and reining. Events are held each year during the late summer/early fall and welcome team and individual competitors from each Atlantic province.

This event is pivotal in the development of our next generation of equestrian athletes at the national and international levels. This event affords an opportunity for athletes in the "Train the Competitor" stage of development to test their skills with their competitive peers from the Atlantic region, while at the same time providing an avenue for talent identification. Horse and rider teams will participate in qualifiers throughout the spring and summer for a place on their provincial teams. The championships bring provincial teams together to test their skills against fellow Atlantic competitors.   

Each province can submit up to two teams (a one handed team and a two handed team) to the ACE Reining Championships or send individuals. Teams consist of 4 horse/rider pairs, with a minimum of 3. Each competitor will compete in their designated two classes - one Saturday and one Sunday. Placings are given for each class, and overall team and individual awards are presented on Sunday. A celebration will be held Saturday night.

It will be a busy weekend for western equestrian competitors as the ACE Reining Championships are taking place during what is also the third and final show in a series of open western shows put on by the IRHA and the PEI Western Horse Association (WHA). Outside of their required ACE reining classes ACE competitors will have a number of IRHA reining classes to choose from. The option to cross enter into further western performance classes with the WHA will also be available. The IRHA show is an open show and anyone wishing to compete may do so. 

This is a fabulous opportunity for Atlantic riders.  We encourage those interested in participating in the ACE Championships to get in touch with their respective provincial organizations. 

Prince Edward Island reiners wishing to apply for the PEI ACE Reining Team must submit a declaration form and fee before their first qualifying show. Qualifying shows include the June (23/24) and July (21/22) IRHA shows, as well as any off-Island National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) shows. PEI qualifying criteria and declaration forms will be found on the Island Horse Council website in the coming weeks.

Entry forms as well as links to qualifying information will be available on the IRHA website in the weeks to come. 

If you have questions or would like more information please email pei.reining@gmail.com

ACE Championships 2017

posted Jun 15, 2017, 1:01 PM by IRHA PEI   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 1:01 PM ]

Atlantic Canada’s Equestrian Sport Organizations are pleased to announce the first Atlantic Canadian Equestrian (ACE) Championships.  Four disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Jumper and Reining are included in these Championships being held in late summer and early fall of 2017. The Championships will bring each provincial team together to  test their skills against fellow Atlantic competitors and hope to not only win a medal but also be identified for future performance pathway initiatives. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to be presented to the top three teams. Individual awards will also be presented.

The Reining component of the 2017 ACE Championships will be held during the Sumac Slide Show, September 22 & 23, 2017 @ Sumac Farm (7480 Pictou Landing Road, Trenton, NS)

Want to be a part of Team PEI? Declare for the 2017 ACE Championships! Riders must submit Athlete Declarations prior to your first qualifying competition. Qualifying shows include the upcoming IRHA June Show (June 24/25) and general or NRHA certified classes at NRHA judged shows (including off island shows). A minimum of 2 qualifying scores must be submitted 30 days before the ACE Championships. 

For more information on qualifying criteria, or to find declaration forms go to: https://www.islandhorsecouncil.ca/atlantic-championships/

Travis Smith Clinic

posted Apr 11, 2017, 8:17 AM by IRHA PEI   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 8:18 AM ]

IRHA is hosting a Travis Smith Clinic May 6th & 7th @ PPH Farms, Mt Herbert. All levels welcome! This is a great learning opportunity for you and your horse - whether you are new to reining, or want to improve your existing skills. 
Fee: $150 for two semi private lessons (one/day). $75 non-refundable deposit required to hold your place. Stall included.

To book your clinic space email maria.maund@gmail.com. 
Deposit for the clinic to be sent to Dominica by email transfer (domijess@hotmail.com) or mail: 15 Richard Douglas Drive, Mermaid, PE, C1B 3E2 (cheques payable to IRHA)


Mona Lewis Clinic

posted Apr 12, 2016, 1:17 PM by IRHA PEI

IRHA is hosting a Mona Lewis Clinic May 14th & 15th @ Horseshoe Shoals Stables, Malpeque. This is a great chance to have some fun and brush up on your skills. All skill-sets welcome!

Fee: $160 for semi-private or $110 for group of three (groups must be organized ahead of time and brought to organizers attention).* $80 non-refundable deposit required to hold your place. 
Prices include stall and two 1.5 hour lessons.

To book your clinic space email maria.maund@gmail.com. 
Deposit for the clinic to be sent to Dominica by email transfer (domijess@hotmail.com) or mail: 15 Richard Douglas Drive, Mermaid, PE, C1B 3E2 (cheques payable to IRHA)

2016 Show Information

posted Jan 6, 2016, 9:09 AM by IRHA PEI   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 8:22 AM ]

Dates for our 2016 Show Series are as follows:
June 25th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
June 26th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
July 23rd - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
July 24th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
Sept 17th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
Sept 18th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex

See below for the 2016 IRHA Show Book - Includes entry forms and rule book.

2015 Show Information

posted Apr 24, 2015, 4:00 PM by IRHA PEI

Dates for our 2015 Show Series are as follows:
June 27th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
June 28th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
Sept 19th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex
Sept 20th - IRHA/WHA Show - Location: Crapaud Agriplex

See below for 2015 Show Book and Entries for all shows:

Travis Smith Clinic June 6/7th 2015

posted Apr 24, 2015, 3:58 PM by IRHA PEI

IRHA is hosting a Travis Smith Clinic June 6th & 7th.
Location: Horseshoe Shoals Stables, Malpeque
Fee: $150 for the weekend; this includes stall fee and two semi-private lessons. $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold your place. Spaces are filling fast!

To book your clinic space email maria.maund@gmail.com. 
Deposit for the clinic to be sent to Dominica by email transfer (domijess@hotmail.com) or mail: 15 Richard Douglas Drive, Mermaid, PE, C1B 3E2 (cheques payable to IRHA)

BONUS: Join us on Saturday evening (June 6th) @ 6:30pm for an informal Q/A session with Travis on Reining Points and Penalties. Feel free to bring some munchies. This will be a great opportunity have some fun and brush up on your skills! Please RSVP to pei.reining@gmail.com as space is limited.

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