Western Australian Reining Horse Association WARHA is a new club dedicated to promoting reining in WA. The club was set up and incorporated in January 2014.

Our goal

To introduce reining to a wider audience in WA​.

Our membership year runs from January through to December.

2022 Committee

President - Gary Woolaway

Vice President - Christine Lane

Secretary - Leanne Morris

Treasurer - Lyn Compton

General Committee - Bec Lockyer, Liz Galliott, Elise Young, Amy Morris


'To rein a horse is not only to guide him, but also control his every movement. The best reined horse should be willingly guided or controlled with little or no apparent resistance and dictated to completely.'

Jim Willoughby

NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee


Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), based in Oklahoma USA, is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. It serves as the standard setting body for the sport of Reining worldwide.



In 1989 the first reining horse association, known as NRHA Australia, was established in Australia by electing the first Board in Tamworth. In the same year the first Futurity was held in Whittlesea, Victoria. Later the name was changed into Reining Australia. Reining Australia hosts many exciting Reining Events around the country and is dedicated to the promotion of the reining horse in Australia.

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