Ohio Reining Horse Association is celebrating our 25th
year in 2013!
CORHA was founded in 1988 for the same reason NRHA was
formed - for the love of the Reining Horse! A
group of Horsemen from the central part of Ohio wishing
to showcase the Reining Horse as a single event put
their heads together and came up with CORHA. Back
then, the only venue that was available to the Reining
enthusiast was a Quarter Horse Show where Reining was a
class among other disciplines or possibly getting the
Central Ohio Saddle Club Association to add Reining as a
class among other disciplines. When neither of
these two options worked the decision was made to form
their own Reining Horse Association.
So in 1988, five people: Bud Vaughn, Jack Hootman,
Ron Frey, and Randy & Mary Straka came together to form
Central Ohio Reining Horse Association. Thinking outside
the box, and wanting to expand the reach of the sport,
CORHA developed the Green Reiner program that is used
today at so many of the Affiliate level shows to
introduce Reining to newcomers.
From the humble beginnings of only five enthusiasts,
Central Ohio Reining Horse Association now sports over
150 members and growing! CORHA is not only active in the
show arena with 8-10 show dates per year, but also on
the International Level with hosting the FEI Young
Rider's Qualifiers and NRHA Judge's Applicant Seminars.