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The Reining Horse Foundation recently awarded scholarships to 12 young horsewomen. • Photo by Waltenberry.

Southern Hemisphere Reiners Plan Big Event

A group of dedicated reiners are preparing for a big event Down Under.

The city of Maryborough in Queensland, Australia, is the birthplace of Mary Poppins’ author Pamella Lyndon Travers. It’s fitting that the picturesque and historical town has been chosen as the location for the 2022 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Oceania Affiliate Championships, where magical moments and memories will be plentiful. The Championships will be held Oct. 25–30.

Officials announced the Affiliate Championships for 2022 will be held with the NRHA Oceania Queensland State Championships hosted by the Calliope Sliders Reining Horse Club (CSRHC). The CSRHC was formed in 2013 by Ed Smith of Ed Smith Reining and Performance Horses. 

“We are a not-for-profit club based in Calliope Queensland, inland from Gladstone,” noted Tracee Sharp, CSRHC secretary. “We are passionate about reining and are committed to the growth of reining throughout Queensland and Australia. The Sliders are a hardworking, fun-filled, family-oriented organization. We are proud to be a part of the NRHA family and hold a seat on the Oceania Council.”

The CSRHC management committee includes President Ed Smith, Vice President Paul Sharp, Secretary Tracee Sharp and Treasurer Katrina Beale.

For more information about NRHA Oceania, follow the group on Facebook here.