For many years, the Americana has been one of the most important shows for European reiners. In 1988, the Americana offered its first Bronze Trophy, and since then, the purse has helped decide the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) World Championship.
In 2015, the Americana will make another huge impact on the NRHA title with a $55,000-added purse in the NRHA World Reining Cup Open and $15,000-added in the Non-Pro.
The Americana also offers several other reining classes like the Americana Futurity and Maturity. This is estimated to be the biggest purse at a Bronze Trophy event in Europe in 2015 – a great attraction for international stars, especially considering that the Americana draws more than 4,500 visitors.
“Reining has always been one of Americana’s major highlights,” said show manager Sandra Quade. “In fact, Americana is Europe’s oldest NRHA approved show. Many famous trainers, including those from the U.S.A., rode their horses to Championship honors here. And for some of Europe’s leading trainers, the Americana was the first big milestone in their career. With a purse of $55,000-added in the Open, we do not only expect Europe’s top riders, but also hope for the American reiners. We want to offer the perfect platform for showing aged horses.”
The 2015 Americana is scheduled for Sept. 2-6, 2015 at the Augsburg fairground in Germany. The event welcomes a variety of Western disciplines offering championships in the World Open Trail, Western Pleasure and the newly added $5,000 Ranch Pleasure Cup. For cutting and reined cow horse riders, the Americana is the traditional highlight of the season with the European Cutting Horse Association (ECHA) European Cutting Championship and the European Reined Cow Horse Association (ERCHA) Futurity.
All tickets, including tickets for daily admission, can be acquired online at www.americana.de.