Local reiner named reserve champion at West Coast Classic

Rolf Brem and Banana Pancakes come home with awards from Chilliwack event

Rolf Brem is pictured above executing a sliding stop on Banana Pancakes during the West Coast Classic reining competition held in Chilliwack earlier this month.

Rolf Brem is pictured above executing a sliding stop on Banana Pancakes during the West Coast Classic reining competition held in Chilliwack earlier this month.

Congratulations to Barriere residents Marina and Rolf Brem who recently participated July 15 – 17, in the ​2016 West Coast Classic reining horse competitions, held at Heritage Park in Chilliwack.

Rolf and his horse, Banana Pancakes, brought home the NRHA Non-Pro Derby LV1 and LV4 Reserve Champion award for their efforts.  While Marina, riding Bald Faced Wimp, placed in the top three in some of her division competitions.

What is Reining?

Reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse within the confines of a show arena. In National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) competition, contestants are required to run one of ten approved patterns. Each pattern includes small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, 360° degree spins done in place, and exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse.

The Western Canadian Reining Association (WCRA) is a multi faceted organization formed of members at large and affiliate chapters from Western Canada. WCRA is an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association, Reining Canada and Horse Council British Columbia. The club supports and promotes reining from the ground level up. WCRA is the voice of all reiners in the province on Horse Council BC.