Australian Reining Breeders Classic

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

Our 2019 Show will be held in Dalby Queensland Wednesday 24th April through until Saturday 27th April.  We look forward to welcoming you along to our 5th 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 the OPEN DERBY & STOCKMANS CHALLENGE will pay back to the 2019 ARBC Nominated Stallion Owner
  • $1,000 bonus to the highest placed progeny of a 2019 ARBC Nominated Stallion owner in both the ARBC Open Derby or Stockmans Challenge Classic Event

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

To participate stallion owners pay an annual $550 enrolment for their stud’s 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.

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 & Campdraft

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+ Garland
  • Open Challenge – $5,000 + added, Championship Buckle+ Garland
  • Rookie Challenge – Championship Buckle + jackpot prize money+ Garland

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 Australian Stockmans Challenge Rules

Open Campdraft – $1,000 + added, Championship Buckle

Novice Campdraft – Jackpot prize money + Championship Buckle

ARBC Reining

The ARBC Reining Show comprises a full programme of NRHA sanctioned events.

The premier ARBC Derby event for 4, 5 & 6 year old horses boasts over $20,000 + 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.

Open Derby Champion – Dan Kingsley handcrafted Reining Saddle, Rick Meredith Trophy Bridle & Championship Buckle+ Garland

Non Pro Derby Champion – Rick Meredith Trophy Bridle & Championship Buckle+ Garland

All Open and NP division receive Championship Buckle & Prizes+ Garland

Open  Maturity – $2,500 + half added + Championship Buckle + Garland

Non Pro Maturity – $1,000 + half added + Championship Buckle+ Garland

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.

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