Australian Reining Breeders Classic

The Australian Reining Breeders Classic (ARBC) is an industry show and breeding incentive programme.

Our 2018 Show will be held in Dalby Queensland Wednesday 28th March through until Saturday 31st March.  We look forward to welcoming you along to our 4th Annual event.

The ARBC’s underlying mission is to promote the breeding of reining horses in Australia through the provision of a lucrative and prestigious event specifically designed for the derby year progeny of the best Australian and international reining stallions.

The ARBC comprises two interdependent industry components.

  • a breeding incentive programme, and
  • an annual reining and challenge show

Stallion Breeding Incentive Programme

Stallions enrolled in the ARBC programme receive.

  • Extensive stud promotion throughout the whole year via both the ARBC and Reining Australia marketing programmes
  • 5% of stallion’s progeny winnings for that year
  • $1,000 bonus to the owner of the stallion whose progeny wins the ARBC

Only enrolled stallions and their progeny are eligible for the full benefits; financial and marketing of the ARBC programme.

To participate stallion owners pay an annual $500 enrolment for their stud’s 4-6 year old progeny to be eligible for that year’s ARBC event with corresponding advertising and promotions.

This annual enrolment increases by CPI each year provided the stallion remains enrolled.

Please note that if a stallion leaves the programme and then wants to re-enter a year or so later there will be an extra 50% re-entry fee. This is designed to encourage stud owners not to pick and choose which years they are in the programme.

Owners of nominated ARBC stallions are not required to be members of Reining Australia (RA) or the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).

Reining & Challenge Show


ARBC Challenge

The Classic Challenge comprises both cattle and dry work and is open to 4, 5 & 6 year old horses . Their are additional classes for Open horses and Rookie riders.

  • Classic Challenge – $10,000 + added, championship buckle & trophy bridle
  • Open Challenge – $5,000 + added, championship buckle & trophy bridle
  • Rookie Challenge – Championship saddle & buckle + jackpot prize money

Open and Classic 1st go round payout: 1st – $1,000; 2nd – $500; 3rd – $250.

Incentive bonus for 4 year old horses progressing through to the Classic final: 1st – $1,000; 2nd – $500; 3rd – $250.

Eligibility for the Rookie class is based on the rider, not the horse being shown.

ARBC Reining

The ARBC Reining Show comprises a full programme of NRHA sanctioned events. Non-sanctioned reining classes are also available Challenge competitors and those new to Reining.

The premier ARBC Derby event for 4, 5 & 6 year old horses boasts over $28,000 + ½ added prize money with a full compliment of limited and intermediate classes in both the Open and Non Pro divisions as well as Maturity class for 4 year old horses.

At the time of nomination all ARBC reining competitors must have current RA & NRHA memberships and competition horses must be licensed with NRHA.


Contact ARBC Event Organisers for more information.