Membership
Victorian Reining Horse Association (VRHA) members are the heart of our club, the foundation of our existance and the future of the club. 
OBJECTS OF THE VRHA
  • Apart from overseeing the overall interests of its members the objects are to
  • Promote interest in Reining
  • Promote good fellowship
  • Educate, Train, Coach and encourage members of the Association
GOVERNANCE
The VRHA  is run by members for members. Overseen by an Executive Committee, it is an uncomplicated management system. Each Adult Member is entitled to one vote at VRHA AGM and/or special general meetings
VRHA INSURANCE SCHEME
The VRHA Insurance coverage provides public liability insurance for the club and members. The policy is tailored to address particular needs of  our association and its members. An annual fee is levied to cover the cost of the insurance. The insurance summary is linked below providing the details of the scope and level of cover.
While VRHA Insurance contains a certain level of cover , individuals should consider their own personal needs and seek advice for their own personal accident cover. Roderick Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd has been a trusted insurer in the Equine industry  for many years and understand the needs of our club and its members. They are happy to assist if any personal cover is being considered. 
VRHA Insurance Broker
Roderick Insurance Brokers 
Enquiries: Karli Roderick - Senior Broking Executive, Werribee
Phone: (03) 9974 9000
WHY JOIN VRHA 
  • To meet riders with similar interests
  •  To enjoy the support of fellow club members
  • To be part of a club which caters for less experience in Reining
  • To be part of an Association which embraces all breeds and types of horses
  • Access to a competition system which ensures you will rider against others of similar levels of ability for both horse and rider
  • Affordable club membership and competition costs
  • Access to coaching at club events and clinics
  • Year End Awards
Becoming a member of VRHA is easy, click on the 2020 Membership Application link below
Please volunteer some time to your club, support from the membership makes a difference. By selecting a Helpers Membership VRHA have the opportunity to contact when help or resources are required. Every little bit of help counts, What we need help with:
  • From setting up to pack up
  • Office support, entering show scores
  • Gate Marshall
  • Scribe
  • Presentations
  • Arena  Preparations, drags during the show, drag both arenas end of show 
  • PA announcing 
The club also requires pre and post show admin support, points tallying, website updates, facebook updates, sponsorship, sourcing out prizes and awards
if you are happy to take on a small task outside of the events we would love to hear from you! Thanks for your support ! 
 

VRHA 2020 Membership Fees

1st January - 31st December

 

2020 VRHA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION  

 

$50.00 VRHA Levy - Adult $15,00 Insurance $65.00
$15.00 VRHA Levy - Youth up to 18 yrs $15.00 Insurance  $30.00
$15.00 VRHA Levy - Non Rider $15.00 Insurance $30.00
$10.00 

VRHA Levy - Per Event

(Training Day/ Clinic)

$15.00 Insurance  $25.00
       

 

VRHA is proud to partner with MW Ranch for all VRHA Club Merchandise. For orders & prices go to 

 

https://www.mwranch.com.au/vrha

 

 

 


 

 


STEPPIN ON SPARKS

Are you looking for breeding options this year? At the 2019 VRHA State Championship Show we auctioned A stallion service to Steppin On Sparks with great success, congratulations to the winning bidder Jenny Zylstra. If you are still undecided about who to breed your mare to, why not consider Steppin On Sparks for the coming season? 

 

 

For breeding enquiries: Hubert Heule - Heule Reining Horses

 


 

2019 VRHA HI POINT STANDINGS

 

OPEN

 

DOMAIN & Co NON PRO

 

BARASTOC ROOKIE LEVEL 1

 

BARASTOC ROOKIE LEVEL 2

 

ROOKIE PROFESSIONAL

 

YOUTH 14 - 18 YEARS

 

ALL OVER GLOW BEAUTY & HAIR YOUTH 13 YEARS & UNDER

 

JUST WESTERN PRIME TIME NON PRO

 

DOMAIN & Co LIMITED OPEN

 

CINCHES DOWN UNDER LIMITED NON PRO

 

INTERMEDIATE OPEN

 

COUCH CARTAGE INTERMEDIATE NON PRO

 

VRHA NOVICE HORSE NON PRO LEVEL 1

 

VRHA NOVICE HORSE NON PRO LEVEL 2

 

GUNNAMATTA TRAIL RIDES NOVICE HORSE OPEN LEVEL 1

 

NOVICE HORSE OPEN LEVEL 2


 

2019 VRHA HI POINT WINNERS

 

CLASS WINNER BUCKLE SPONSOR
Rookie Level 1 Alison Conolon & Whizzel With Me Barastoc
Runner up Judy Pepperell & Sunshine Lil Calboy  
Rookie Level 2 Vicki Foot & Avenlee Cool Me Cool Barastoc
Runner up Amanda Parnell & Wimpys Whizzngem  
Youth 13 Years & Under  Sierra Dempster & Rusty All Over Glow
Runner up Holly thurgood & CL Spinning Up Dust  
Limited Non Pro Amanda Parnell & Wimpys Whizzngem Cinches Down Under
Runner up Rita Mezo & Lil Gold Digger  
Limited Open OP A Smart Little Whizzel/ Two Views Equine Domain and Co
Intermediate Non Pro Amanda Parnell & Wimpys Whizzngem Couch Cartage
Non Pro Amanda Parnell & Wimpys Whizzngem Domain and Co.
Prime Time Non Pro Rita Mezo & Lil Gold Digger Just Western
Novice Horse Open L1 Pekarra High Noon / R & A Conolon Gunnamatta Trail Rides
Novice Horse Non Pro L1 Avenlee Cool Me Cool / Vicki Foot VRHA
Runner up Valentina Whiz / Terry Loughnan  
Novice Horse Non Pro L2 Avenlee Cool Me Cool / Vicki Foot VRHA
 

 

 VRHA Honorary Life Member

 

GARY BROWNE MEMBERSHIP #1

Worthy Recepient

 

Saturday 26th November, 2011

 

 

VRHA President Peter Tjepkema presented Gary Browne with an Honarary VRHA Life Membership in recognition for all of his hard work, dedication, time and generous contributions he has given to the Victorian Reining Horse Association over the years. Gary  is a founding member of the VRHA and has held membership #1 for almost 23 years. His input has helped the association to build and grow. On behalf of all VRHA members and fellow reiners we thank him.

Gary succesfully continues to train Reining Horses and competes Futurity and Open Level horses at VRHA shows.  Gary was pipped at the post after a run off at the 2014 Derby & State Championship Show riding Peter & Glenda Tjepkema's Mare 'A Hollywood Rose' to take home the title of Open Derby Reserve Champion. 

 

 

VRHA Honorary Life Member

 

DAVID NORBURY MEMBERSHIP #10

Worthy Recepient

 

Saturday 30th January 2016

 

 

VRHA President Wendy O'Sullivan presented David Norbury with an Honorary Life Membership in recogntion 

for all of his hard work, dedication, time and generous contributions he has given to the Victorian Reining Horse Association over the many years of the VRHA. David is a founding member of the VRHA and has held membership #10 for more than 22 years. His input has helped the association to build and grow. On behalf of all VRHA members and fellow reiners we thank him. 

David successfully continues to train Reining Horses from his facility, David Norbury Training Stables and competes Futurity, Derby and Open Level horses at VRHA shows at Affiliate, State and National level.

 

 

VALE 
PETER TJEPKEMA-  PAST VRHA PRESIDENT
Sadly missed    Quietly Remembered   1946 - 2019

 


 

 

VRHA Michelle Halliwell 'Rein In Pink' Memorial 
 
~ Champions ~ 
YEAR RIDER  HORSE BUCKLE SPONSOR RUG SPONSOR
2010 Sonya Taylor CL Pretty Vegas Tatura Pine Shavings Sandy Dods
2011 Bethany Barratt Toccoa Something Lethal Tatura Pine Shavings Sandy Dods
2012 Donna Sadler Low N Lethal Tatura Pine Shavings Sandy Dods
2013 Donna Sadler Low N Lethal Tatura Pine Shavings Sandy Dods
2014 Shelley Peters Tell Me A Story Tatura Pine Shavings Sandy Dods
2015 Shelley Peters Tell Me A Story Tatura Pine Shavings Pam Spokes
2016 Hannah Lloyd Whizzel Me Lucky Tatura Pine Shavings Pam Spokes
2017 Mackinley Glover Leos Little Beaver Tatura Pine Shavings Pam Spokes

2018

Equal

Sarah Rawson-Harris

Rita Mezo

Missisippis Destiny

Lil Gold Digger

Tatura Pine Shavings Pam Spokes

2019

Lisa Lawson

Revolution Reddy

Tatura Pine Shavings Pam Spokes

2020

Kasey Bogie

Starbar Tassas Oakie

Tatura Pine Shavings Pam Spokes
 
--ooOOoo--
 
Michelle Halliwell & OP Finally Dunit 
Photo by Dave Christensen 2009