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Founded in 1984 as an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association, the AzRHA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and growing the sport of reining in the state of Arizona and beyond. We adhere to the rules and regulations of the NRHA and work hard to provide a forum for exhibitors, breeders, and anyone interested in the sport of reining. We're a family-oriented club for horse lovers and competitors who are interested in sharing their love of the reining performance horse with like-minded people. We pride ourselves on providing a venue in which you can build long-lasting friendships and working relationships between you, your trainer and your fellow competitors. The competition here is very supportive and friendly with everyone from beginners to the seasoned veteran.

Our Shows

Our shows occasionally include coffee and doughnuts in the morning, youth fundraisers such as the Ride-A-Buck during the Mother's Day Slide and fun raffles at the Best Of The West.  Best Of the West  also has the 'never won a buckle' classes, one for the kids and one for adults.
We offer shows and events where competitors and their families can have fun and enjoy their time 
together in an environment that is uniquely “reining horse-oriented.” Whether you are a seasoned competitor with great aspirations, or a beginner who wants to learn to “slide and spin,” we have a host of options to meet your needs. We truly believe that our Association is the “Best in Arizona” and we look forward to welcoming new members and friends to our club. We encourage you to attend one of our shows if you want to compete, or if you simply want to learn more about this exciting sport. Our shows offer a full slate of NHRA-approved classes, great paybacks, and a friendly atmosphere... so there is something for everyone. Welcome to Arizona!

Board of Directors


Kim Muehlstaetter



Ashley Kelkenberg

Board Member

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Sarah Christen

Board Member


Ginger Schmersal

Vice President

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Linda Jacobs

Board Member

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Blair Moffet

Board Member


Jenny Ricotta


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Morgan McClure

Board Member


Mark Blake


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Bob Kail

Board Member

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