FEI Votes to Maintain Reining, Works Agreement With NRHA
Amid prior controversy over the governance of international reining events, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has signed an agreement with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) that will allow the discipline of reining to continue as an official FEI sport. The FEI and NRHA have differing rules regarding horse age, medication use, and warm-up practices.
In a landmark vote during the FEI General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Moscow, delegates voted unanimously to accept the agreement and modify the FEI statutes to reflect that agreement.
The four-page agreement states that NRHA organizers will recognize the governing authority of the FEI at events that have an international character, according to the new statutes. This is defined as events
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